Police and emergency responders surrounded JetBlue Flight 1623 at JFK International Airport on Tuesday evening.
Anita: Yes, its sad for the family with the daughter affected by the Zika virus. But why is it the American tax-payer's responsibility to pay for her heath care? These people have never paid a penny into our system, yet they feel entitled to overwhelm our border authorities and our immigration courts, be released into our communities because we cannot, by law, detain them for more than a few days, and qualify for free health care for the entire family - plus a slew of other services and benefits. How many lawful, tax-paying residents of the US qualify for free health care? Or free legal aid? These people are gaming our weak immigration laws and overwhelming border facilities, immigration courts, schools and hospitals. Once they heard the magic words 'asylum' and 'credible fear;, the flood gates opened and thousands of poorly educated, low-skilled Central Americans jumped on the bandwagon. Their lives are hard, but this has never been a legitimate reason for asylum and this situation is out of control and unsustainable.