Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Trump's Threat- Responded


0_0 said...

Pelosi should quote the New Yorker:
“But this is the very point of a sanctuary city! Immigrants, regardless of status, are safe in them. Bring them here! They are welcome.”

dinthebeast said...

Like I already said, we'll take our share.
What I want to know, though, is if that were to happen, and they ended up being just regular contributing members of our community like the ones we already have, how would the media report it?
Because the answer to that question is the reason he gets away with demonizing them in the first place: the media wouldn't find anything to report, just like they don't now.
They only report when somebody gets killed or something, because people just living their lives isn't news.

-Doug in Oakland

CenterPuke88 said...

Wondering if the Government moving the individuals in this manner would require the assignment of their case to an immigration court in the same region? Given the results at the El Paso Immigration Court, this would be a huge win for most asylum seekers, and the same generally applies across the border states.

For even more fun, court attendance rates for asylum seekers is over 98-99% (varies slightly by court) for those with representation, even with our current dysfunctional system, and over 99% for mothers with children. The 38% without access to legal representation still reported at an over 89.6% rate in 2018, and used to respond at an over 96% rate between 2013 and 2017. Note these “failures” to appear are for a single hearing, so likely over represent the actual numbers because of multiple hearings for each individual.

To place that in perspective, out of 10,000 asylum seekers, we would normally expect, at most, 1% of 6.200 (62) plus 10.4% of the remaining 3,800 (395) to miss court dates for a total of 457, or about 4.6%. If we simply resumed “catch and release” with immigrant families, assigned court date locations based upon reason, and allowed counsel, while detaining the more unlikely to appear individuals (unaccompanied adults) and prioritizing their hearings, we could reduce that number to about 50 (0.5%), which is a reduction of almost 90% from the current pretty outstanding numbers.

Why do I suggest those numbers are great, because with average legal court dates, between 20 and 40% of people miss a date. Additionally, visa overstays, the most common “improper crossing” offense, are currently at 5.8% (600,000 overstays versus 10,380,000 non-immigrant visas issued). Once again, we see that Donnie is focused on the wrong answer to the wrong problem, not an uncommon issue throughout his career.

dinthebeast said...

So, after I went all over the place saying that we'll take our share, it was nice to see mayor Schaaf saying "all are welcome" in response to Fergus insinuating that she didn't actually want any asylum seekers coming to Oakland.

-Doug in Oakland

BadTux said...

I endorse this fully. We need more immigrants. They're better Americans than most Americans nowadays -- hard working, family oriented, church going, polite, and law-abiding. At least that's my experience living in immigrant neighborhoods.