October 17, 2019
Well, at least we’re no longer talking about the 11 million hoax.
But just so you understand, both Yale and MIT gave this 22 million number – conveniently double the previously cited number – in a study done over a year ago.
It is also a fake number.
President Trump’s top immigration spokesman on Wednesday said that there are potentially 22 million illegal immigrants inside the United States, nearly twice the estimate regularly cited.
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles the legal immigration process, said the number comes from a study done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That study put the number at 22.1 million.
The number typically cited is 11 million to 13 million illegal immigrants in the country. The latest estimate, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is 14 million. An accurate count is difficult to calculate.
But Cuccinelli, who is on the shortlist to lead the Department of Homeland Security, said that for policy purposes it is better to work around the larger potential number than be blind to how big the crisis could actually be.
He raised the 22 million number while discussing the potential fate of some 800,000 student-age illegal immigrants Democrats in Congress want to grant amnesty to. They are referred to as DACA, for the Obama-era program and put off deportation under “deferred action for childhood arrivals.”
Should Congress and the White House fail to cut a deal on them, Cuccinelli said that they would join the pool of illegal immigrants in the country that could be deported.
“They are here illegally,” he said.
He said a deal could be made to let some or all stay, but if not, “They are in the same pool, if MIT is correct, with the 22 million people who are here illegally.”
The actual number is much, much more than 22 million.
It is a minimum of 30 million and as many as 50 million.
We don’t know.
The fact that they were still using the 11 million number just shows what a hoax our society is. And the fact that they would replace that fake number with a larger but still obviously fake number speaks even further to what a complete hoax this society is.
Let us never forget that Donald Trump ran on sending all of them back to their country.
The fact that he didn’t do that notwithstanding, the people did vote for that.
If democracy actually meant “the will of the masses,” however many tens of millions of them there are would all be rounded up and sent home.
And of course, I’ll be happy to see the language of anti-Mexicanism ratcheting up in the lead up to the 2020 election, even whilst I know Trump will not actually get much done.