New York City is not handling the influx of illegal immigrants well — and it’s American children who are paying for it.
When the children of NYC went back to school, 21,000 of them were turned away due to the arrival of migrant children.
At a high school in Long Island City, a line to enter stretched around the block.
“But don’t worry, a 15-year-old illegal immigrant from Venezuela said he’s excited for his first day of high school,” Sara Gonzales comments.
“Not so great, though, if you’re a child, an American child, in New York City being displaced by illegals,” she adds.
Eric July notes that most people who believe immigration won’t affect the country don’t realize that yes, America does have a finite amount of space.
“Folks act like this isn’t even a thing, right?” July says. "It's just, ‘It’s okay, America’s big, has all this land, just bring each and every individual over here. These folks are seeking better lives and that’s it.’”
“But they don’t ever look at the short-term and especially the long-term issues, even cultural issues, cultural conflict, that can and has stemmed from this,” he adds.
John Doyle agrees.
“We don’t need this many people,” Doyle says. “They’re clogging up the housing markets, the highway system.”
“That’s not why we built this country. We didn’t build it for Venezuelans, we built it for Americans. I’m sorry, but like, that just happens to be the case,” he adds.
Gonzales notes that while those who disagree might believe it’s not a compassionate way to look at the situation, they are overlooking those who actually need that compassion who were born and raised in America.
“We’ve got all of these homeless people who are being displaced again in New York City,” she says.
“We’re choosing as a nation to not be compassionate to our own in exchange for being compassionate for citizens of other countries.”
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