Faced with 60,000 unaccompanied children trying to cross the border illegally this year, President Obama on Monday declared it an “urgent humanitarian situation” and named a federal coordinator to make sure the children are cared for — but offered no new ideas for how to keep them from trying to enter.
These “unaccompanied alien children” are the latest hiccup for an administration that has asserted the border is secure, even as it struggles to balance enforcement with humanitarian concerns.
The White House signaled that, at least for now, it sees the flow of children — which it predicts will more than double in 2015 — as an issue to be managed rather than a problem to be fought.
“We are only talking about protecting these kids,” White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz told reporters who asked whether there were any bigger plans in the works to try to stem the flow. “These are children, and in many cases they are young children. They have just traveled from Central America to the U.S. alone.”
The children are among the toughest cases in the immigration debate.
And ignore the law in this case because it suits THE AGENDA!
Then shipping them to Arizona, just to rub our noses in it.
After all, if you object: You’re a heartless, family destroying, soul sucking, evil RACIST! 🙂
“Word has gotten out around the world about President Obama’s lax immigration enforcement policies, and it has encouraged more individuals to come to the United States illegally, many of whom are children from Central America,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a statement.
The number of apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley has shot up in recent years, with south Texas now the main gateway for illegal immigration along the southwest border with Mexico.
Could that be because of all the Racists! in Arizona who don’t make them feel welcomed?? 🙂
Administration officials stress that the children are put in deportation proceedings and said there’s never any guarantee they can stay in the U.S. The officials also said the children won’t be eligible for either the immigration bill that passed the Senate last year or Mr. Obama’s nondeportation policy for children, both of which had cutoff dates for eligibility.
But the children can lodge claims of asylum, and some can also file for a special juvenile visa, which is available to children who cannot be reunited with parents in the U.S.
Yeah, like a liberal like him would ship children back. He’d ship parents back and keep the children just so he can bitchy about that and call everyone a RACIST.
The Houston Chronicle reported this weekend that the flow has so overwhelmed border officials in Texas that they are shipping “busloads” of immigrants to Arizona, giving them a notice to appear for eventual deportation hearings.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer sent a letter to Mr. Obama on Monday demanding to know who devised the policy, which she called “dangerous and unconscionable.” She said Homeland Security officials never gave state officials a heads-up.
“This is one of the classic trademarks of the Obama administration: they’re doing something, then people find out on their own and then they’re trying to say they do’t really owe anybody any conversation about the practice of what they’re doing,” Gosar said. “This is disturbing. We need to have some understanding about who’s authorization this … where the policy came from and the inhumane application.”
But he’s President Fiat! He can do anything he wants, when he wants, because he wants! 🙂
“This unwarranted operation is another disturbing example of a deliberate failure to enforce border security policies and repair a broken immigration system,” she wrote.
“I remind you that the daytime temperatures in Arizona during this time of year are regularly more than 100 degrees.
110 for the last 2 days, to be precise.
Consequently, this federal operation seems to place expediency over basic humanitarian concerns,” she wrote. “The federal government should not shirk its lawful responsibility to care for and properly process these individuals.”