Out of Africa. The people smugglers, constantly revising their business model, must be thinking hard about bringing Africans to North America.
As I pointed out five years ago, the U.S.A. has already received its first African boat people. That was four years previously, in 2007, when a boat full of Senegalese were rescued 900 miles east of Cape Cod. I haven’t heard of any others since; but with GPS and modern electronics, the Atlantic isn’t that formidable a barrier. If I were in the people-smuggling business, I’d be thinking hard about this.
And if boat people are not much in evidence yet, plane people are showing up. Most just fly into the States and overstay their visas, of course. One more reason to cheer Donald Trump’s speech, with its call for a visa tracking system. But what if you can’t get a U.S. visa?
Well, you can get a visa for Brazil or Ecuador. Breitbart News, August 31st, headline: Mexico Gives Hundreds of African Asylum Seekers Visas to Reach U.S. Border. Story, quote:Mexican immigration authorities say 424 migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas over two days last week.End quote. Native population of Africa: 1.1 billion, and growing fast. Native population of Europe: half a billion, and declining. Native population of the U.S.A.: three hundred million, and static.
The National Immigration Institute said Tuesday that it has issued them 20-day transit visas that will allow the migrants to reach the U.S.-Mexico border, where they plan to request asylum.
Officials … say most of the migrants first went to Brazil or Ecuador to start their journey through Latin America …
Immigration support staff in Tijuana has been aiding migrants from the Congo, Somalia and Ghana to arrive at the U.S. port of entry at San Isidro.
The politicians flap their arms and squeal; the humanitarians rush forward with food parcels and medicines; the immigration romantics smile and coo; the Cultural Marxist nation-wreckers chuckle and gloat; and the frog slowly boils.