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AP Admits That Most Illegal ‘Children’ Will Stay In US

From a cheering Associated Press:

Few immediate consequences for child immigrants

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | June 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of immigrant children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America to cross alone into the United States can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work here for years without consequences.

Which, of course, makes the AP giddy with joy.

The chief reasons are an overburdened, deeply flawed system of immigration courts and a 2002 law intended to protect children’s welfare, an Associated Press investigation finds.

Even though the AP is glad about all of this, they still are blaming Bush.

Driving the dramatic increases in these immigrants is the recognition throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that children who make the dangerous trip can effectively remain in the U.S. for years before facing even a moderate risk of deportation.

Funny, that’s not what Obama has said. Obama has said they won’t be allowed to stay. And when has he ever lied to us before?

The Obama administration estimates it will catch 90,000 children trying to illegally cross the Mexican border without their parents by the end of the current budget year in September. Last year, the government returned fewer than 2,000 children to their native countries.

‘The government’ being the Obama administration. And we doubt they even returned 2,000. But exactly what is stopping them from being returned to their countries? Or at the very least, being dropped back across the border?

We are always told deportation is impossible, because we could never round up all of the illegal aliens who are here. Well, these illegal aliens are already rounded up. And it is a lot easier and cheaper to fly them back to Guatemala than it is to fly them to Boston. Even if their only cost were the airfare. (Which is just the beginning, really.) 

The administration has asked Congress for $2 billion to spend on the issue.

Mind you, this money won’t be used to stop the invasion. Or to send the invaders home. It will be used to make their experience as pleasant as possible. It will be used to get the illegal children re-united with their relatives who are already living in the US illegally.

U.S. officials, including the Homeland Security secretary, the White House domestic policy council director and the Customs and Border Protection commissioner have described immigrant families’ concerns about education, jobs and personal safety as driving the rise in border crossings.

Only recently have officials acknowledged that perceptions that these children may be allowed to stay or that Congress soon may relax U.S. immigration laws — which is highly unlikely — may also be responsible.

The AP’s investigation, based on interviews, court records and federal data, found that such perceptions are understandable because of America’s broken system…

In other words, we’re supposed to believe that this is an argument for amnesty. When, in reality, it is an argument for actually enforcing the laws we have on the books.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “AP Admits That Most Illegal ‘Children’ Will Stay In US”

  1. mr_bill

    “America’s broken [immigration] system…” Every single time the statists want to ruin something, they declare it “broken” and in need of “reform.” When they want to raise taxes, they claim the tax system is “broken” and they advocate “reform.” What we get is more of the same tax system and higher taxes. When they wanted to control everybody’s lives, they declared the health care system “broken” and set about “reform.” Now it costs more, provides less care, and none of the “chronically uninsured” are any better off.

    The interesting thing is that with the “immigration reform” advocates, I have yet to get one to specify a single “reform.” If you ask them if they want secure borders, they typically give a generic non-answer and complain about the “rights” of those who have no right to be here. They claim they aren’t advocating amnesty, but none can name a single, specific policy or law that is “broken” and what specific way they want to “fix” it. They’re pushing amnesty and hiding behind vague language because they know the overwhelming majority of Americans don’t want this.


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