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Seize Ivy League Dorms and Give Them to Immigrant Families
The Stream ^ | June 19, 2018 | John Zmirak

Posted on 06/20/2018 2:55:46 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

Branford College residence, Yale University

Earlier this week, I addressed the national hissy fit over separating children from adults who claim to be their parents at U.S. borders. I noted what happened before the U.S. started doing that. Under Obama, we unwittingly handed thousands of children to slave labor operators or sex traffickers. Because they claimed to be their parents. Even Obama felt constrained to stop doing that. He put in place the policy which Trump is now enforcing.

Bush-era laws and crackpot court decisions won’t let the government hold children with their parents while we evaluate their asylum claims. That leaves the Trump administration two ugly choices:

Enforce the current policy, and temporarily separate children in safe facilities, apart from adults who claim them. (Both parents and human traffickers.) Keep the kids safe till the parents’ mostly groundless asylum applications can be processed. Then everyone goes home, together. Give everyone who shows up at the border a live-in-America-free card. Turn them all lose, lest Laura Bush, Catholic bishops, and Planned Parenthood throw another public tantrum about how the U.S. is Nazi Germany or something.

Ted Cruz has offered a sensible legislative solution. It defuses the manufactured “crisis” without erasing U.S. borders. Count on Democrats to try to kill it. Since they’re a little too old for Planned Parenthood to dismember and sell in Styrofoam coolers, those little brown kids serve as ideal human shields for open borders policies.

So let me offer another idea. I’m not sure of the legal or legislative steps it would require. I leave that to the policy wonks. But I think my proposal, while modest, would offer more long-term solutions than anything else on offer. Therefore I’ll lay it out here, in broad but descriptive strokes.

Since the law won’t let us hold children more than 10 days, and the squealing elites won’t let us separate them from the adults who claim to be their parents, we need a sane compromise. One that:

Respects our national sovereignty and the rule of law. Keeps families together. Lets our bishops go back to attending George Soros’ conferences. And Most important of all, heals Laura Bush’s broken heart. Hasn’t that woman suffered enough?

My plan shifts the cost of this complex policy where it really belongs. It offers the people who clamor the loudest for illegal immigration (and profit from it more than most) the chance to also absorb its costs. In the words of Nicholas Nassim Taleb, we offer them the privilege of having some “skin in the game.” Employ Eminent Domain to Seize the Dormitories of America’s Elite Colleges to House Immigrant Families

Yes, Harvard and Yale of course. In fact, all the Ivies. (Yes, Cornell counts.) Also Brandeis, Stanford, Duke and even those state universities that flirt with “elite” status, such as UNC and UVA. Out of respect for Catholic bishops’ firm stance on these issues, major Catholic schools should also take part, such as Georgetown and DePaul University.

At each of these schools the comfortable, often lavish dormitories currently inhabited by students should be filled with migrant families. Students, for their part, will reside in tent cities constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

What’s the point of this plan? It’s simple. We can’t hold the immigrants against their will and together with children at the same time. So we’ll have to pick places where they will want to stay. Where they are likely to want to stick around for the weeks or months it takes for us to hear their asylum claims. What better lure to stay than the exquisite living conditions I once enjoyed? (See main photo.)


Fill the Lavish Dorms with Migrant Families, and House Students in Tent Cities

I think I know these immigrants will feel upon arrival. I grew up in a roach-infested tenement, without air conditioning, elevators, or reliable heat and hot water. Five of us crammed in to a two-bedroom apartment. (In other words, our conditions were worse than migrant families face in temporary detention.)

As the students sweat, then freeze, in the Army tents, they will learn some valuable lessons. Toughness, for one, akin to that once shown by the past generations of students whose names are carved on the walls, since they died in our nations’ wars.

When I showed up at Yale’s Branford College, to see the oak-paneled rooms with stained glass windows and functional fireplaces, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Or at least married into some royal family. You couldn’t have chased me out of there with a pack of wild dogs. Migrant families should occupy these lavish, historic lodgings, and eat in the glorious Gothic dining hall, with sixty-foot carved ceilings and iron candelabras. Their meals can be served, of course, by students.

As the students sweat, then freeze, in the Army tents, they will learn some valuable lessons. Toughness, for one, akin to that once shown by the past generations of students whose names are carved on the walls, since they died in our nations’ wars. (Few Ivy students will make that mistake ever again.)

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More importantly, they can share the pain that illegal immigration inflicts on the rest of the country. Up till now, poor things, the only impact they saw was the presence of low-cost nannies, exotic food trucks, and healthy quarterly earnings in Daddy’s investment portfolio. Now they’ll gain a full-spectrum, close-up view of what the rest of America deals with.

I’m hopeful that the Trump administration can resolve all asylum claims before the students have total breakdowns, and attack the immigrants with croquet mallets and badminton rackets.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; dorms; education; harvard; illegals; yale
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1 posted on 06/20/2018 2:55:47 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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2 posted on 06/20/2018 2:59:58 PM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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Heh, I like this idea.

Maybe we could expand it to news rooms , entertainer’s mansions and Congressional offices.

3 posted on 06/20/2018 3:02:32 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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What should President Trump do about illegal alien children?

Release them

Enforce the law

I’m not sure

5 posted on 06/20/2018 3:02:42 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Make ‘em live their own dreams.

How evil is that?


6 posted on 06/20/2018 3:09:40 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

GREAT IDEA. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

7 posted on 06/20/2018 3:09:57 PM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I think you’d be surprised by how little some of these so called parents care about their so called children.DNA testing must be done or we will just be escalating the sex trafficking daughter teaches at a title 1 school. Many parents don’t care about education it is just babysitting while they get a break.

8 posted on 06/20/2018 3:14:43 PM PDT by cnsmom
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Bring them to Beverly hills, Martha’s vineyard and the Hamptons.

9 posted on 06/20/2018 3:15:39 PM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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No, actually, the despicable left itself ---- its Gen Z, anyway --- is centered in the Ivy League dorms.

Wonder what what they'd do if their own Youth Wing got de-housed.

10 posted on 06/20/2018 3:17:38 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Generation Zzzzzz)
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I support this idea 100%

11 posted on 06/20/2018 3:19:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: LegendHasIt

There are thousands of Manhattan apartments that serve as fourth or fifth residents for the international super-rich.

Seize them and declare them illegal alien housing—maybe you will get lucky and some media mogul will have to eat their words!

12 posted on 06/20/2018 3:22:18 PM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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Why Marthas’s Vineyard and The Hamptons?

The wealthy are there for only 2/3 months and the working stiffs are there all year.

Send them to the wealthy suburbs where the rich have their primary residences-—like Chappaqua and Weston,MA.



13 posted on 06/20/2018 3:27:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I like it.

14 posted on 06/20/2018 3:38:11 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: BBell

why stop at ‘ivy league’ ??

Every leftist university in the country should clear out of their ‘over-privileged’ and be uses to pack in all the illegal immigrants.

I’m sure all the leftist professors will GLADLY take a 2/3rds pay cut to help fund the maintenance of these unfortunate people.

If you want to hear a leftist squeal, make THEM pay for the ideas they advocate for all the rest of us.

15 posted on 06/20/2018 3:41:57 PM PDT by elbook
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To: BBell

Now that is thinking out of the box!!

16 posted on 06/20/2018 3:42:32 PM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I propose dining accommodation at some of Hahvahd's fine eating clubs, at which the tragic situation is now discussed.

Yale has just built a few more colleges in order to squeeze an extra buck into their multi-billion dollar endowments... How about a little help, Yale?

Or - will nobody want to live in Morse or Stiles?

And can anyone keep these new Americans from offing themselves at Cornell?

We need to throw money at this problem.

Leftists and Statists know they are the elite.

It will always be the problem of the working-class, gun-toting, Bible-loving losers, like us, to live with the policies they espouse from On High.
17 posted on 06/20/2018 4:00:23 PM PDT by golux
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18 posted on 06/20/2018 4:07:15 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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Excellent idea! Tonight, Fox News showed the Cadillac child care being provided by U.S. tax peons in the newly minted Illegal Alien Child Centers. I wish my grandchildren could have had all the entertainment, medical services, athletic equipment, etc. that our uninvited “guests” from Central America are enjoying. Unfortunately, their American mom and dad couldn’t afford that luxurious care because they were working to pay their local, state, and federal taxes and put food on the table.

We’ll never get rid of those kids….like the DACA leaches who stay in their free tax-payer-funded colleges for years and never graduate.

19 posted on 06/20/2018 4:19:16 PM PDT by txrefugee
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That would be perfect.

Make the self-righteous leftists live up to their standard.

20 posted on 06/20/2018 4:27:49 PM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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