ILLEGAL MIGRANT? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT – This sort of thing gets my blood boiling:
An open borders group that has benefitted from U.S. taxpayer dollars and is funded by leftwing billionaire George Soros launched a smartphone application to help illegal immigrants avoid federal authorities. The app, Notifica (Notify), is described in a Laredo, Texas news article as a tool to protect immigrants living in the U.S. illegally by utilizing high tech and online social communications. With the click of a button, illegal aliens can alert family, friends and attorneys of encounters with federal authorities. “Immigration agents knocking at the door?” the news story asks. “Now, there’s an app for that, too.”
The group behind the app is called United We Dream, which describes itself as the country’s largest immigrant youth-led community. The nonprofit has more than 400,000 members nationwide and claims to “embrace the common struggle of all people of color and stand up against racism, colonialism, colorism, and xenophobia.” Among its key projects is winning protections and rights for illegal immigrants, defending against deportation, obtaining education for illegal immigrants and acquiring “justice and liberation” for undocumented LGBT “immigrants and allies.” Illegal aliens encounter lots of discrimination, which creates a lot of fear, according to United We Dream. “We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people,” United We Dream states on its website, adding that this is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
I find it exceedingly difficult to understand the frame of mind, which holds that everyone in the world has a right to turn up anywhere else in the world and not only be allowed to live there but enjoy all the same rights as the locals (by “anywhere in the world” I mean chiefly the United States and the rest of the developed world; no one is producing apps for illegal migrants in Honduras or Ghana). It’s the equivalent of breaking into someone’s house and then demanding they make you breakfast – while aided and abetted by one of your neighbours.
But clearly everything is possible in a leftist universe where the West in the source of all evil and owes the rest of the world for the past and present sins. Or just for being successful, which in a zero-sum world of Marxism means it’s an ill-gotten product of exploitation and theft.