That summarizes the situation on America’s southern frontier, as does President Obama’s liberation of almost 104,000 illegal-alien criminals last year. He clearly doesn’t give a damn about shielding Americans from the public-health and public-safety dangers posed by those who breach the border, including deadly convicts now walking U.S. streets.
Waves of unaccompanied children are washing over the border with growing intensity. And many bear microbes.
Illegals are heading into the general population, even after testing positive for tuberculosis. “The feds are putting them on public transportation to God knows where,” a law-enforcement official recently told columnist Michelle Malkin.
“We are starting to see chicken pox, MRSA staph infections; we are starting to see different viruses,” Texas-based Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera explained to ABC’s KNXV-TV in Phoenix.“There’s been an outbreak of scabies.”
That is a contagious, intensely itchy skin infection caused by microscopic, burrowing, egg-laying mites. Border Patrol officers have contracted it while handling today’s flood of illegal-alien children.
In the McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol facility, sick and healthy illegals are separated by a strip of yellow tape that reads: “Police line. Do not cross.”
In May 2013, an illegal, age 28, was diagnosed with rabies while detained in southern Texas. “He was in his cell, and his throat hurt so bad, he was spitting on the floor,” Ryan Wallace of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. After the Guatemalan died, doctors had to evaluate 742 individuals who had contact with him.
This crisis is expanding.
Some 6,775 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) crossed the U.S./Mexican border in 2011, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement reports. ORR expects 60,000 UACs this year. They could reach 130,000 in 2015. Detaining them for $252 each, per day, should cost taxpayers $453.6 million per month this year and $982.3 million monthly in 2015.
Americans are chewing the moldy fruit of Obama’s dictatorial rule by decree. After Congress failed to adopt the DREAM Act — designed to give de facto amnesty to illegal minors of unlawful-immigrant parents — Obama imposed it anyway, via executive order. In June 2012, also without statutory authority, Obama launched the (just unilaterally renewed) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It offered to legalize illegals reared in America as children.
These amnesty measures made news in Mexico and beyond.
Nora Griselda Bercian Diaz broke into Texas with her daughter, age 6. Before surrendering to Border Patrol agents, the Guatemalan mother told KRGV-TV that the perception back home is: “Go to America with your child. You won’t be turned away.”
Honduras’ La Prensa told its readers what happens after kids clear the border and enter U.S. custody: “During their stay, in addition to accommodations and food, children receive English classes, play sports, and participate in targeted programs while immigration authorities contact their families.”
So, the message in Mexico and Central America is: Come and get it! Thus, parents already here illegally now invite their alien children.
Homeland Security officials “actually assisted the criminal [child-trafficking] conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals,” U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen ruled in a case last December. “DHS completed the criminal conspiracy . . . by delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States.”
Beyond pathogens, Americans also should beware of potential violence, thanks to the 36,007 illegal-alien convicts whom Obama released last year before their final deportations. Responsible for an aggregate 87,818 convictions, these hoods are guilty of:
- 193 homicides
- 303 kidnappings
- 426 sexual assaults
- 1,075 aggravated assaults
- 15,635 drunk-driving incidents
These drunk drivers, rapists, and killers are atop the 67,879 criminals whom Obama separately unleashed in 2013, before their deportation proceedings had begun. All told, Obama has sprung 103,886 illegal-alien criminals. They are enjoying America, neither incarcerated nor ejected from this country.
Trans-border tuberculosis? Freed murderers? Whatever.
A president’s primary responsibility is to defend Americans from foreign dangers. Alas, as regards this duty, Obama couldn’t care less.
Deroy Murdock is a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Read more reports from Deroy Murdock — Click Here Now.
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