As America is about to enter a third year of unbridled illegal immigration, there are a few solutions that are mentioned time again. The Democrats are all for mass amnesty for millions of people. In contrast, Republicans would like to see the border wall completed, among just a few of the common remedies bandied about for the problem. But something may be happening that is of our own doing that may just send those who have come here illegally back to their places of origin, and ironically, it is something they share with many legal Americans: being fed up with the federal government.
Fed-up illegal immigrants who trekked thousands of miles to US already heading home: ‘American Dream doesn’t exist’. https://t.co/8Hit3Chqj7
— Albertteac (@Albertteac) November 13, 2023
Some Venezuelan immigrants who have made the extremely dangerous trip to the United States and have managed to get to Chicago are now having second thoughts about their months-long journey, and have had enough of the “American Dream” in Joe Biden’s America. In Chicago, roughly 40 Venezuelans have decided that socialism in their homeland beats the Biden administration’s idea of “compassion” for illegal immigrants. Michael Castejon’s story illustrates the disillusion that many immigrants are feeling. He brought his wife and daughter to the U.S. in June and Castejon stated that “Chicago wasn’t what they expected.” Since then, the family’s situation has gone from sleeping on the floor of a police precinct to various shelters set up for immigrants. Castejon has been unable to enroll his daughter in school, one of the main reasons for their arrival in the U.S., and he has been unable to secure steady employment.
With the help of Catholic Charities, the family has obtained plane tickets to get as far as Texas, and from there, they say they will find some way to make the rest of the trip back to Venezuela. Castejon said,
The American Dream doesn’t exist anymore. If we’re going to be sleeping in the streets here, we’d rather be sleeping in the streets over there. How many more months of living in the streets will it take? No, no more. It’s better that I leave. We didn’t know things would be this hard. I thought the process was faster.
In September the Biden administration granted Venezuelans already living in the U.S. temporary protected status, which would allow them to work legally. The Department of Homeland Security said that the reason for the expansion of protected status specifically for Venezuelans was due to the “increased instability and lack of safety” in their homeland, something Castejon and his family say is better to deal with than American governmental dysfunction.
Things are so bad in Chicago even the the illegal immigrants are going home! pic.twitter.com/eXL0ZT2paF
— Gaby Lulu- 🌻 (@GabyLouSunshine) November 12, 2023
Castejon and his family are not alone. Sam Schultz is one of a handful of volunteers who hands out water and provides two meals a day to immigrants near San Diego. He echoes what Michael Castejon says in Chicago, that immigrants don’t realize the disaster that is the U.S. immigration system, they are walking into. He related a story that perfectly illustrates that saying,
”I had this Chinese guy come up to me and he’s been there for two nights at one of these camps… and he says, ‘Look, who’s in charge?’ Like… ‘I gotta talk to the manager, this is just unacceptable.'”
Americans would certainly like to talk to “who’s in charge” too. In fiscal year 2023, which ended on September 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered approximately 2 million illegal immigrants, with no sense of urgency to curb the flow by Joe Biden and his administration. Congress has taken steps to hold administration officials accountable, with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) recently filing articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. But while an impeachment may get through the House, it may have little chance of getting past the Democrat-controlled Senate to remove Mayorkas from office.
Has the Biden administration inadvertently stumbled upon the one thing that may keep illegal immigrants in their home countries? Immigrants hearing stories of adequate food, shelter, benefits, and being able to work without a permit are quickly learning those stories are false, and instead, in places like Chicago, as winter weather sets in, they’re finding wet mattresses on floors, smelly tents, and cold food. But a better question might be, why would those who are “seeking asylum” be ready to go back to their potentially dangerous home countries? Are they not finding the handouts the Biden administration promised?
Brayon Lozano heads up a volunteer group at Chicago’s First District Police Station. He said bluntly, “The word of the situation in Chicago is beginning to spread.”
Record Illegal Immigration Proves We Have No Idea Who is Coming Into our Country
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 13, 2023