a reply to: imsoconfused
They can't. You can't leave America that easily and stay away from it. At least it is not a very easy thing to do. Your statement that it is shows a
very high level of ignorance of international travel.
Money is one of the biggest problems. Telling people that they are using that as a "crybaby excuse" does not change the fact that it is a real
Let's look at the physical ways there are to leave:
Air travel. Ship travel. Land Vehicle (cars, trucks, etc). Walking.
Every single one of those modes of travel will cost you money.
Plane travel is extremely expensive. So is traveling on a ship, unless you stowaway and then you're going to have much bigger issues if you get caught
while on the ship. Vehicles require money to own, first to buy one if you don't have it, and money to keep it fueled.
Walking. Yes....that's going to cost you money. Unless you live literally within a days walk of any US border, even if you sleep outdoors, abandoned
houses, etc, etc, you are still going to need to eat and drink. Water sources can be found, but not all of them are safe to drink. Food? You'll have
to know how to hunt and scrounge for food....and then there might be an issue of poaching...or stealing. So you're still going to need funds to keep
Have you tried to leave the US without a proper passport? And by the way: passports cost money.
Let's say you somehow make it to another country. If you did so without a passport, you are now in violation of their laws and are in their country
illegally.. When you get caught (and you will be caught because other countries take their immigration laws more seriously that the US does), you'll
be deported right back here to the US.
Refugee status? Yah....tell them that when you get caught.......that will certainly make the officials laugh and laugh. An American is a
Asylum. That's your only hope. And it's something that is certainly not granted by other countries easily.
Actual legal immigration to another country: that cost money to do. It certainly does. And the process for it in other countries can be very
restrictive compared to here in the US.
I know you've pointed to the Syrian refugees as proof against this. But guess what? As an America....you're not a Syrian Refugee. Duh.
So yes....money IS a big factor in trying to leave the US.
Claiming that it isn't is just a very ignorant thing to think.