It was a fairly obnoxious piece at Under the Dome announcing an action taken by Carrboro's Board of Aldermen. They passed a resolution welcoming immigrant children to Carrboro.
The resolution says that Carrboro “supports municipal and county efforts to welcome and provide services to minors seeking refuge from violence in their home countries and encourages continuing collaboration among governmental entities to support and protect these minors.”
State taxpayers will likely have to support educating these children in the public schools. In addition, if these children qualify for any of the numerous welfare programs geared toward the needs of children, taxpayers will also be liable.
The Carrboro aldermen make it a point to demonstrate publicly how magnanimous they are. But if, in fact, their spirits are so generous, they themselves ought to pay all of the costs of providing for these kids. They ought to make sure that the state's taxpayers are not liable for the costs. Because if the taxpayers are left holding the bag, it makes the aldermen's appearance of magnanimity seem almost self-serving.
After all, isn't that basically how progressivism works?
The whole thing is a farce. It is our friends in the media/left complex who whine the most about income inequality. It is fairly clear that unrestrained immigration holds down the wages of lesser skilled workers in the United States during an era when jobs have not been plentiful. When lefties like those on Carrboro's Board of Aldermen grease the skids for more immigration, they contribute to income inequality by hurting the earnings prospects of working class Americans.
But they can certainly comfort themselves that the real agenda will be fulfilled-- the importation of future Democratic voters who will ultimately be more dependent on the state than native citizens.