President Barack Obama defines the wave of foreign children crashing the Mexican-U.S. border in Texas as an “urgent humanitarian crisis.”
The number of children and young mothers being united with undocumented families since April 2014 varies between 52,000 and 290,000. Obama is asking Congress to allocate $2 billion to throw at the problem, a problem of his own making.
On July 9-10, Obama will attend three major fundraisers in Austin, Texas, where attendees may pay $32,400 per person. During his Texas visit, the president has announced no plans to visit the Rio Grande Valley, where an “urgent humanitarian crisis” worsens.
Actions taken by Obama and the Democrats are to blame for the crisis.
Prosecutorial Discretion, 2011. President Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would promulgate “Prosecutorial Discretion” in decreasing deportations of undocumented aliens. Starting in April, Border Patrol agents hear the illegal alien children say, “Amnistia” — Amnesty.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), 2012. From the White House Rose Garden, the president announced a new DHS policy of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” The DHS began issuing DACA memos granting undocumented youths “stay-in-country-free” cards.
U.S. Senate Immigration Bill, 2013. The deeply flawed immigration bill passed by the Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate on January 27, 2013, was entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.”
Obama Press Conference, January 29, 2013. President Obama expounded a globalist
position on immigration far left of the comparatively moderate Senate immigration reform bill.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives and their constituents found the Senate bill flawed, especially the promise of strict border security. Senate and House Republicans do not trust Obama to enforce a strict immigration law, nor do U.S. citizens.
Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are benefiting from reduced education and welfare costs to maintain the migrating children and mothers. Mexican Drug Cartels (MDCs) benefit by smuggling the migrants through Mexico to the U.S. border; and Mexican officials benefit from the “morbita” (“bite” or “bribe”) paid by smugglers. Currently the U.S. Border Patrol is preoccupied with caring for these undocumented children leaving much of the border unguarded.
Obama and the Democrats expect to gain public sympathy for these children —sympathy that they hope will aid in passage of the flawed Senate immigration bill. The ongoing deluge of border-crossers disputes the Obama contention that the U.S.-Mexican border is secure. Border security is a myth.
On Capitol Hill, congressional Democrats seek to have these children declared “refugees,” even though they do not meet requirements of Section 101 (a) (42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The first INA requirement is that the refugee applicant be located outside the United States, obviously the children don’t meet this requirement.
On July 2, U.S. Congressman Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., a former Navy pilot serving on the House Armed Forces Committee, was refused entry to the Health and Human Services (HHS) facility at Fort Sill, Okla., by HHS “rent-a-cops.” The congressman wanted to see how the 1,200 undocumented children housed in his congressional district were being treated (The Oklahoman.com 7/2/14).
In San Antonio, Texas, at Lackland Air Force Base, a contract HHS security force threatened to arrest any medical staffer making statements about the treatment of undocumented children at the facility. Lackland is just one of four military bases warehousing these children. Apparently, the Obama administration does not want U.S. citizens to know the number of children arriving each day and the extent of communicable diseases among them.
Lackland medical staff labeled one such enforcement group as “Brown Shirts.” They assist administration personnel in requiring strict silence by medical staff under orders not to talk about what is happening at HHS facilities or face punishment. An HHS contractor, attempting to downplay “Brown Shirt” threats, said they were members of the “Incident Management Team” and added that their shirts were tan, not brown!
HHS is attempting to downplay undocumented, unvaccinated migrant children, especially those with medical and mental ailments. (military.com.; FoxNews.com).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refuses comment on problems that may arise from disbursing thousands of children with medical and mental problems into U.S. communities. CDC knows that contagious diseases have been reported among these children. On July 1, of the several hundred children shipped by air to San Diego for processing, 40 were quarantined for medical reasons.
The Obama strategy apparently is to keep the U.S. public uninformed regarding the number of undocumented children with health problems and the news media oblige. Is Obamacare a draw for these children? The poor health of the children indicates it is a draw. The taxpayer cost for each child starts at $252 per day as of May 2014. (Reuters.com) Costs by September will triple as the deluge continues.
Several Tex-Mex ranchers noted, “Look out America — you have a surprise coming.”
James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.
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