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HOW NO BORDER WALL CAUSED A HOMELESS CRISIS 2,500 MILES AWAY IN MAINE
FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/10/2019 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 01/12/2019 9:43:17 AM PST by Rusty0604

2,500 miles away, Portland, Maine is experiencing a crisis that redefines the nature of the problem and whom it impacts. Illegal border invaders aren’t just from this continent. Anyone who can fly into South America and make their way up to Mexico has a shot at crossing the border and invading America.

Portland shelters, 2,500 miles away, are overloaded by illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who crossed the border and then kept right on going to one of the coldest, but most profitable parts of the country. Portland, like many areas in Maine, attracted migrants because of the generous social safety net that had been set up to help the local population deal with turbulent economic times.

In early December alone, 199 foreigners wanted to get into the shelter system in Portland. 126 of them had come through the southern border, either by illegally invading it or by falsely claiming to be “refugees”.

In 2018, 86% of the people in the shelter system were immigrants. By the end of the year, the number had climbed to a horrifying 90% with Maine families almost crowded out entirely.

Maine’s 16.5% increase and Portland’s staggering 70% rise in homelessness defies the overall economic recovery....

The social services sector employs a growing number of migrants who get profitable government jobs caring for migrants. And there’s every possible incentive for them to continue increasing their numbers.

Even if it means that native Mainers are left out in the cold. Sometimes literally.

(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; illegalimmigration; immigration; maine
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1 posted on 01/12/2019 9:43:17 AM PST by Rusty0604
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2 posted on 01/12/2019 9:48:26 AM PST by 4Liberty ("The Democrats are the Party of Crime." - Donald J. Trump)
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3 posted on 01/12/2019 9:53:53 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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4 posted on 01/12/2019 9:54:31 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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We don’t often go into downtown Portland but we did a couple of months ago and it definitely wasn’t the Portland of my youth.


5 posted on 01/12/2019 9:54:53 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Rusty0604

“Anyone who can fly into South America and make their way up to Mexico has a shot at crossing the border and invading America.”

Has a shot?
In my younger hold muh beer moments, I have literally crossed the border illegally twice. Once I walked right through a hole in the fence in Tijuana. The other time I drove across in Arizona, drove to puerto penasco, turned around the next day and drove back into america. A few years after 9/11, mind you. A 3 year old can cross our undefended border, and anybody in mexico that desires to cross into the USA will be nearly unimpeded. This is not an indictment on the border patrol or ICE, just simple mathematics.


6 posted on 01/12/2019 9:55:51 AM PST by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: Rusty0604

My brother was sent their by the state of FL because he was a bum they wanted to get rid of.


7 posted on 01/12/2019 9:59:10 AM PST by onedoug
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There is also a visa overstay problem.

Requiring a return bond on each visa for a low income country visitor might help.


8 posted on 01/12/2019 10:00:13 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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.....disgusting....


9 posted on 01/12/2019 10:02:20 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To Portland, Maine? Can a State just deport bums to another State?


10 posted on 01/12/2019 10:02:53 AM PST by Rusty0604
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Then there's the extra costs involved with expanding the school system, adding teachers who can teach 'English as a second language'... dealing with overcrowded ER rooms - - with attendant Hospitals going bankrupt...

The solution is to replace furloughed government workers with illegals SO DEMOCRATS CAN EXPERIENCE FIRST HAND WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO CITIZENS IN FLYOVER.

11 posted on 01/12/2019 10:03:09 AM PST by GOPJ (Replace furloughed government workers with illegals for ten bucks an hour. Show dems how it feels.)
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“Here’s your bus ticket. If I see you again...”


12 posted on 01/12/2019 10:06:05 AM PST by EEGator
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It’s amazing they know where to head to get the most generous benefits.


13 posted on 01/12/2019 10:06:52 AM PST by Guardian Sebastian (God Bless President Trump and Keep Him Safe)
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“The social services sector employs a growing number of migrants who get profitable government jobs”

There it is for all to see. We are paying illegals to come here and get government jobs. The government is the enemy. Burn it all to the ground.


14 posted on 01/12/2019 10:08:22 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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He never would have gone there himself. Yes, they did.


15 posted on 01/12/2019 10:08:35 AM PST by onedoug
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To: dsrtsage

There’s a lot of places you can cross over easily, with no checkpoint for up to 100 miles inland.


16 posted on 01/12/2019 10:09:48 AM PST by Rusty0604
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This is happening all across America, not just Portland.


17 posted on 01/12/2019 10:14:52 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

And their job is to hand out taxpayer money to the invaders, and hire more of them to do the same job. Amazing economics.


18 posted on 01/12/2019 10:15:12 AM PST by Rusty0604
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Tampa and st. Petersburg send their bums to Lakeland Florida. They give him a bus ticket and send them off.
Lakeland has complained about it for years


19 posted on 01/12/2019 10:21:38 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60's....You weren't really there)
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By the end of the year, the number had climbed to a horrifying 90% with Maine families almost crowded out entirely.

they got the government they voted for...

in a sane society it would be Americans first and if anything is left over it goes to next in line

20 posted on 01/12/2019 10:22:36 AM PST by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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