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Anonymous WH Officials Claim Border Crossings Down

From an unquestioning Reuters:

Obama to meet Central America leaders, migrant numbers fall: officials

By Jeff Mason | July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss cooperation on the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States, the White House said on Friday.

They already seem to be cooperating with the Democrats’ get out the vote drive as much as humanly possible.

The meeting comes as the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has begun to drop off, senior administration officials said, seeking a victory in a crisis that has consumed significant attention from the White House and the Obama administration in recent weeks.

Why aren’t we told the name of these "senior administration officials"? And why should we believe any numbers from this White House? We already know that they will lie about anything and everything. Especially if it is a way to declare a ‘victory.’ Besides, even if this is true, and it probably isn’t, what the hell kind of ‘victory’ is this for the administration?

In June roughly 2,000 children were crossing the border on a weekly basis, one official told reporters on a conference call. By the second week in July those numbers had dropped below 1,000 and were continuing in that direction, he said. "We think that this is an important trend," the official said.

The officials tied the drop to a number of factors, including U.S. information campaigns about the dangers of the journey for the children and clear policy statements that coming to the United States would not give the migrants a pathway to citizenship.

We thought it took at least 45 days to get here. The US has not been doing any campaigns about the dangers of trying to come to the US for 45 days. They just started them a week ago, at the earliest.

The officials said weather-related declines were also a factor. Traditionally fewer border crossings occur in the hotter summer months…

If there is any truth to this ‘decline’ this is probably why. But if there is such a decline, then we guess Obama won’t be needing his $4 billion dollars.

The president’s meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren on July 25 would take place at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden, who has met with the leaders during a trip to Central America last month, would host them for lunch.

"The four leaders and Vice President Biden will discuss how to reinforce our ongoing collaboration to stem the flow of undocumented migrants from Central America to Mexico and the United States," the White House said in a statement.

"The leaders will also discuss how we can work together with other members of the international community to foster development, economic growth, and security in the region and address the factors that are causing Central American citizens to undertake the dangerous journey to the United States." …

In other words, they want more money from the US taxpayer. Feeding, housing, educating and medically treating half of the populations isn’t enough for them.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, July 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Anonymous WH Officials Claim Border Crossings Down”

  1. So this is the “unexpected” and seasonally adjusted invasion data. Great. Thanks.


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