Ex-Bush official: Honduran Refugee Plan a Prelude to Open Borders

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 07:56 PM

By Sean Piccoli

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A proposal to admit young Hondurans to the United States as refugees fleeing violence at home is the next step toward the Obama administration's ultimate goal of opening America's borders, former U.S. homeland security undersecretary Michael Brown told Newsmax TV on Friday.

Denver radio personality Brown told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner that President Barack Obama is floating the plan, and framing it in humanitarian language, as "a political ploy" to push amnesty for illegal immigrants — starting with tens of thousands of Central American children flowing into the United States through Mexico.

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"The whole idea that these kids need refugee status really belies the facts on the ground," said Brown, who served as undersecretary of emergency preparedness and response under President George W. Bush.

Brown challenged the narrative that violence fueled by drug gangs in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador is driving a border crisis that has overwhelmed U.S. immigration, customs and border enforcement.

He said several American cities have higher murder rates than any of those three countries.

"The argument that there’s more violence is a political ploy," Brown said. "This is all about an administration that believes in no border or open borders."

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