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To the editor:
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made some excellent points about the migrant crisis. One is that President Joe Biden will have serious problems getting reelected unless he takes decisive action to show he understands the problem for New York and other cities caused by allowing thousands of migrants to cross our border with no rational strategy to help them survive and adjust.
Bloomberg says we have a system that allows an unlimited number of people to cross our borders, forbids them from working, offers them free housing, and allows them seven years of residency before ruling whether they can remain in the country. This is irrational, and Biden had better recognize it and offer an attempt at a solution.
The migrant crisis is teaching us (if we are willing to learn) that there are limits to compassionate relief for those who are desperately trying to escape poverty, criminal gangs and a future of fear and uncertainty. We simply cannot allow unlimited numbers of people to cross our border and remain here for years, without employment, before finding out if they can stay here legally. Joe Biden had better attempt to take decisive action on this crisis or he and the Democrats will risk defeat in 2024.
Michael J. Gorman
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