Opinion: Immigration and roosting chickens

Immigrants aboard the Governor head out of Vineyard Haven, Mass., for Woods Hole, Mass., Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. They were being transported on the Yankee Bus. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took the playbook of a fellow Republican, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to a new level by catching officials flat-footed in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., with two planeloads of Venezuelan migrants. On Friday, the migrants were being moved voluntarily to a military base on nearby Cape Cod, Mass. (Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times via AP)


The saying "the chickens have come home to roost" seems to apply to the immigration policies of the Biden administration, sanctuary cities and states.

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, and Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., have been sending hundreds of people who have illegally crossed the border into their states to Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., sent 50 migrants to the uber-liberal town of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., promptly ordered the National Guard to send them to Joint Base Cape Cod. That should preserve property values in a town where wealthy residents, including former President Barack Obama, own homes.

The saying about roosting chickens refers to the unpleasant effects of actions someone has taken. Having declared their cities and states safe havens for migrants, Democratic mayors and governors are now loudly complaining they don't have the room or resources to care for them.