Criteria for being allowed into the U.S. are secret

Transparency?

On the campaign trail candidate Joe Biden promised to create a “fair and humane” immigration system. Instead, the Biden administration has created a system in which the criteria for being allowed into this country at the Southern border a deep, dark secret. Would-be immigrants show up at the border with no idea whether they will be allowed in or sent back to Mexico, nor why.

Is it humane for families to trek for months across dangerous, cartel-controlled expanses with no rationale expectation of being admitted?

According to an Associated Press account today, the Biden administration releases most children traveling alone to relatives in this country and gives them notices to appear in immigration court. “Nearly 9,500 such children arrived in February, up 60 percent from a month earlier,” the story relates.

But six out of 10 families picked up by the Border Patrol in February were sent back across the border. The number of family arrivals in February topped 19,200, more than double the previous month.

The anecdotal lede on the AP story recounts how one family from Honduras with children ages 3 and 5 were given bus tickets to Oklahoma to join an in-law, while a mother from El Salvador and her 8-year-old daughter was “being banished to a violent Mexican border city with no food or money and sleeping on the concrete of a plaza.”

What is our immigration law? Who knows? It is a secret.

Customs and border officers deport immigrants from Hidalgo, Texas. (AP pix)

31 comments on “Criteria for being allowed into the U.S. are secret

  1. Mistrbill says:

    It appears to me that anyone that can say “Biden ask me to come” get in!

  2. Bill says:

    So much for this “open and transparent” Biden Administration. Glad you asked the question but don’t think the rest of the media will ask.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Transparency is for losers.
    -republicans for Trump

  4. Athos says:

    Who do you think is really running the show?

    Don’t make me laugh by saying “Joe Biden”.

    What possible upside do these fools think will come by letting in all these people?

  5. More Democratic voters, perhaps?

  6. Bill says:

    Evidently the newest ploy in the Biden Administration’s bag of tricks is a news blackout on the border facilities by denying media access to alleged “inhumane” facilities. Meantime, the complacent and complicit media is not making much of a fuss about it other than “urging” Biden.to allow more access. Imagine for a minute if this were a Trump decision instead of a Biden decision.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa

    “Imagine for a minute this were a Trump decision?”

    You mean, that Trump would have acted to deny the press access to…something?

    Geez man, in case you missed the last 4 years, you didn’t have to imagine that because that was all there was to the Trump administration; the absolute denial of the right of Americans to see what there government was doing because Trump said the press was their enemy.

    And strangely enough, all there was around here from Bill and Ted was…silence.

    Nice to see they weren’t just dead only waiting for a democrat to do something they could complain about.

  8. NYPete says:

    This newfound concern for the immigrants fleeing hellish conditions is touching.

  9. Athos says:

    When do we get to have an intelligent discussion about masks? How can we get the latest NIH publication to our clueless gov (I’d call him Governor Lepetomane but Mel Gibson was funny)

    Science? paging Science? Anyone for science? Here it is:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/

  10. Athos says:

    You know it’s late when I confuse Brooks with Gibson. Of course, they both look alike, don’t they?

  11. NYPete says:

    In a funny sort of way it is kind of comforting that, after waking up after four years, I can still find Athos spreading misinformation. The article he cites, authored by an “exercise physiologist,” is not a study by the National Institute of Health, and comes from a non-peer reviewed fringe journal. The claim that wearing a facemask causes hypoxemia will come as news to the doctors and nurses who have worn masks inside of hospitals for decades and decades.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/04/24/fact-check-study-falsely-claiming-masks-harmful-isnt-stanfords/7353629002/

    https://www.factcheck.org/2021/04/scicheck-stories-falsely-cite-stanford-study-to-misinform-on-face-masks/

  12. Athos says:

    Say hey, petey! Glad I could provide some comfort! Stanford Med DID come out on April 21, (about 16 hours before I posted the link) and did not refute the substance of the study, only it’s claims as a “Stanford study”. And you should ask your doctor and nurse friends that work in and around the hospital (for decades and decades) about the effects of hypoxemia and hypercapnia (not to mention the shortness of breath and those awful headaches!) because my cardiologist told me about those effects! They may just enlighten you (if they’re not afraid of being sent to the “woke” woodshed, like Stanford Med!!)

    But in order for you to understand this, you’d need to actually HAVE A JOB requiring labor in an industry that (in this state thanks to that evil creature Sislack) requires face diaper theater! And it breaks my heart to see a young person walking down the street with no one within 50 feet, wearing a mask! Kids don’t get or spread this Kung Flu, petey. and the children suffer far more for wearing a mask than us adults do.

    But I guess it’s SO much easier to let the tech giants expunge any meaningful dialogue on this subject, since it doesn’t fit the Biden/Harris Lie (narrative). Tell me petey, how’s DeSantis doing down in sunny FLA, anyhow?

    And if you’re not too far on the dark side, p, you know mask wearing has nothing to do with preventing this infection. All our leaders (including President Venal House Plant and Saint Fauci) have been busted not wearing their mask when they think the camera’s are off! The truth is it SUCKS to wear a mask and the detriments far outweigh the benefits. (Cause for some STRANGE reason, we like to breathe! Hello, George Floyd;)
    And even little children know this. But then, our leaders would have to admit they’ve been lying to us all this time, wouldn’t they?

  13. Athos says:

    Ah, petey! Your “fact checker” org is sponsored by a Bill Ayers run foundation? I wonder which way THAT org leans!??!

    Thank you for the laugh, old friend!

  14. NYPete says:

    Athos: “Kids don’t get or spread this [Covid-19]”
    American Academy of Pediatrics: “As of April 22, over 3.71 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.” 297 children have died.
    Center for Disease Control: ” Similar to adults with SARS-CoV-2 infections, children can spread SARS-CoV-2 to others when they don’t have symptoms or have mild, non-specific symptoms and thus might not know that they are infected and infectious.”

    Before you – or anyone else [ responds, please read this:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/interactive/2021/covid-children-deaths/

    By the way, from what source did you come up with the insane idea that factcheck,org is “sponsored by a Bill Ayers run foundation.”?

  15. Athos says:

    “FactCheck.org – A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center” google it with Bill Ayers and you’ll have your answer, petey.

    Out of roughly 74 million children under the age of 18, 297 have died of Kung Flu. I think that would qualify as “infinitesimal”, don’t you? Compare that figure to automobile deaths for the same age group. Using your logic (which is lying out your a$$) we should ban all childhood car travel, yes? It would save 10 times the lives of these children.

    petey, do you live in NY? Cause as bad as our governor is, he’s Flo Nightengale compared to Cuomo, Our deaths in southern Nevada for anyone under the age of 24 is eleven (11) (according to the SNHD covid dashboard) You read that right, petey-boy, the number is 11 (with only 4 coming from the under 17 category). So you need to peddle your fear porn elsewhere.

    Which is why it is so hard to deal with today’s society. We are living in a Democrat/ Elitist communication network cabal that promotes lies every moment of every day. And when caught in their lies (Jesse Smollet immediately comes to mind or “Trump is a Russian agent” or the planet is going to burn up in 12 years) there is no admission, no apology, no price to pay (at least not visible, yet!)

    And anyone that points this out is accused of being crazy. Welcome to the Matrix!

  16. Bill says:

    Good response.

    I have not been keeping up with the posts as I was temporarily flattened by the Chinese Corona Virus.

    Why does the the Woke Left, The Science absolutists, many Democrat office holders, most of the media and too many of our Educators, give me pause and cause me to revisit my history about 1930s Germany. and some other nations as well..

  17. NYPete says:

    1. You expressly stated that children don’t get or spread Covid-19.. Those are your exact words. Millions of children — in America alone — have gotten Covid-19. Many have been seriously ill, some have died, an unknown number have long-term effects. They spread Covid to their parents, grandparents and teachers. Your statement is 100% wrong. An honorable person would admit error. But not you. It is ironic that you complain that from people you disagree with there is “no admission, no apology.
    2. Your suggestion that factcheck.org’s research is somehow is controlled by former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers is completely demented. About a quarter century ago Ayers, who spent most of his career working on education issues, led a major school reform project that was funded by the Walter Annenberg Foundation. (Walter Annenberg was a longtime supporter of Republican causes and a close associate of Richard Nixon.) Many years later the Foundation — which gives money to all kinds of projects — helped establish factcheck.org. From that you deduce that articles which show that fringe posts by uncredentialled crackpots do not count as scientific studies, somehow reflect the fiendish plans of Bill Ayers to harm America’s children by having them wear facemasks during a deadly pandemic.
    Yes, crazy.

  18. Anonymous says:

    The right wing is truly bat shit crazy.

  19. Athos says:

    Sorry, petey. I refuse to live in your Empire of Lies. Any reasonable human being would look at the damage Kung Flu has caused our country, who specifically it has targeted, and understand the confinement of children borders on child abuse. Do you deny this? Can you give me evidence that children are the super spreaders of this disease? That we’ve had 4 to 5 times more child suicides that child covid deaths?

    Of course not. Because the overwhelming deaths have come from the elderly and those with co-morbidities. It’s not by accident President Venal House Plant walks alone outside to give the news of relaxing his outdoor mask mandate. It’s fear porn, and lies meant to unhinge sane people. It’s also tyrannical. Perhaps that’s the fundamental change of America his ilk desires.

    I pray it isn’t yours. America in chains (please sir, may I board the airplane now? are my papers in order?) will not be Utopia.

    on a lighter note – here’s a funny from Argus Hamilton:

    “Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver to protest Georgia’s new voting law. It prevents ballot-stuffing vote fraud using unverifiable mail-in ballots. Now that MLB supports cheating in elections, can we let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame and forgive the Astros?”

  20. NYPete says:

    You expressly stated that children can’t get or spread Covid-19. Do you still believe that?

  21. Athos says:

    petey, don’t you get it? I’m not playing your game of “Living in the Empire of Lies”. The criminality of what our society has done, and is currently doing to our children is obvious for all to see, that don’t have some ulterior motive! The government policies are causing irreparable harm to our youth and no one is standing up to them, in my state (Nevada).

    The money being made by sacrificing our children is evil. And there is a segment of our society that is profiting from this pandemic. And wants to CONTINUE to profit from this pandemic, as long as they can. Our liberties, our freedoms, are all taking a back seat to a virus that kills 1% of those that catch it (under 70 years of age). How is this possible?

    That is the real question, petey. It’s not left vs right, or black vs white, it’s truth vs con! Where will you be? Playing your gotcha right vs left games, or standing up for Freedom?

  22. Bill says:

    Don’t suppose that very many of the Left are concerned with the fact hat The city of San Francisco reported more drug overdose deaths than COVID-19 casualties in 2020, according to The New York Times (NYT). 713 San Franciscans died of drug overdoses, compared to 257 San Franciscans who died of the coronavirus,. The Left doesn’t like to talk about this any more than they wish to talk about Black on Black homicide in major cities like Chicago. .

  23. Anonymous says:

    Well that speech was incredible. I hope the right appreciates what Joe tried to do although I’m not holding my breathe that the party of January 6, 2021 is going to try and move away from trying to rid this country of democracy and toward the original intention of the founders.

    It was apparent though that the president sincerely wants to try and bring the country together even though I think its a waste of time.

    After tonight though, the right is going to have an even tougher time convincing ordinary Americans that they’re in the “right” about much.

  24. Athos says:

    “Well that speech was incredible.” Chutzpah to the extreme IS incredible!

    “Choosing hope over fear. Truth over lies. Light over darkness.” And yet he is doing the EXACT OPPOSITE. Fear porn (keep wearing that mask, Joe!) Lies over truth (how about an accurate comparison of all the BLM and Antifa riots last summer and fall with what happened 1/6/21? How many Capital police were killed in that “insurrection”?)

    I also agree that the President wants to bring the country together. The same way Lenin brought Russia together. Or in the immortal words of President Pinocchio ” Shut up John, Our side won”

    To quote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “Men Have Forgotten God”

  25. NYPete says:

    Athos: you expressly stated that children can’t get or spread Covid-19. Do you still believe that?

  26. Anonymous says:

    The results are not surprising but the vast majority of the country approves of what President Biden said yesterday.

  27. Athos says:

    petey, I have told you that I won’t participate in your Empire of Lies gotcha game. Did you not get that?

  28. Athos says:

    anny-mous, the vast majority of strippers love it when you “make it rain” with greenbacks!

  29. NYPete says:

    What Athos means is that when he writes something that is outrageously untrue, such as that “children can’t get or spread Covid-19,” he will refuse to own up to his error.
    That’s the kind of guy he is.

  30. Athos says:

    petey, you’re such a tool. I stand bye my statement. Statistically speaking, children don’t die from covid 19. We’re talking about 3 children out of 1 million have died from covid. If you have some other numbers, I’m all ears!

    I know it’s hard for you to comprehend these big numbers, petey, but try to keep up (or at least keep your ignorance to yourself. It’s embarrassing!)

    Or does being a “woke” leftist mean you never have to be sorry?

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