New York City is struggling to manage the influx of illegal immigrants, and this has had a significant impact on American children.
When school resumed in NYC, 21,000 students were unable to attend due to the arrival of migrant children. In Long Island City, there was an extremely long line of people attempting to gain entrance into the high school.
“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 observes that many individuals who espouse the view that immigration has no bearing on the nation are unaware of the fact that America does have a limited capacity.
“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 acknowledges that some may not view this as an empathetic approach, yet they fail to recognize the plight of individuals who have been born and raised in America and are in need of compassion.
“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.”