Sunday, April 14, 2019

Donald Trump wants to send oodles of immigrants to sanctuary cities. Thanks to municipal rights of eminent domain, here are a few places where we can house them.

New York City has been welcoming immigrants since a local band of Indians sold some immigrating Dutchmen Manhattan Island, reputedly for twenty-four bucks worth of items like mirrors and axes. 

A sudden influx of immigrants is nothing new to us. You can quibble with the figures I suppose, but for openers, this from Google is an eye opener: 
"It is estimated that as many as 4.5 million Irish arrived in America between 1820 and 1930. Between 1820 and  1860, the Irish constituted over one third of all immigrants to the United States. In the 1840s, they comprised nearly half of all immigrants to this nation."
As for Mr. Trump's own ethnic group (on his father's side) there are nearly 50 million German-American descendants of immigrants, and most of them originally landed in New York. We're accustomed here to taking in immigrants in large numbers, even if some of them are disreputable, women-trafficking brothel keepers, like Trump's grandfather. (Just sayin'.)

 If the Trumpster sends a huge crowd of immigrants here, I would suggest that our mayor declare a state of emergency. (I hear you've heard of those, Mr. Trump.) 

Then, citing the emergency created byTrump, our mayor could exercise the city's right of eminent domain to take over the several Trump hotels and the Trump Tower, evict the present occupants, subdivide the vast interior spaces into small but livable apartments, and welcome the immigrants in.

I imagine there might be some back-and-forth in the courts over compensation. Fortunately, it has been alleged that that Mr. Trump has valued his properties in more than one way — a high valuation when he's talking about how rich he is, or when he's borrowing money using the buildings as collateral, but a low valuation when he's getting taxed on his properties.

The city (and other cities with Trump properties) could cite Trump's own low valuations in paying compensation.

Year later, when the immigration crisis is solved, the city could sell the buildings for a higher price than it paid, since the buildings will be much improved by getting Trump and his people out of there. This is a phenomenon not overlooked by New Yorkers who lived in a couple of buildings with Trump's name on it and improved their property by taking Trump's name off.

Just sayin'.


Comrade Misfit said...

Take the Trump golf courses and build housing.

Victor said...

NY Crankster,


And tRUMP has several golf courses in the Tri-State area, so they can all get vastly underpaid jobs - off the books on the courses, of course!!!