No amnesty; deport now

From last October to mid-June, 52,000 unaccompanied illegal-alien children arrived on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to the Obama administration.


Most were said to be fleeing gang and drug violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. These illegals are putting a huge strain on our Border Patrol.

According to union president Brandon Judd, who represents 16,500 Border Patrol agents, “Forty percent of our agents have been pulled from the field to babysit, clean cells, change diapers. We’re actually making burritos.”

We need our Border Patrol on the border, and not babysitting illegals. The expense of housing illegal children is unreal, with each child costing $252 a day to house. Just when you think it can’t get any crazier, House Democrats introduced a bill that would give every illegal alien child a lawyer paid for by taxpayers’ money. America is $17 trillion in debt. We don’t need to spend money on illegals.

In addition to our debt crisis, we have an unemployment crisis. A new record 92 million Americans are out of the work force. It doesn’t make sense to bring in all these people when you have Americans who can’t find jobs.

I hold the Obama administration personally responsible for this disaster on our Mexican border. Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are promoting policies by the Obama administration that defer deportation of minors brought to the United States as children by their parents – known as “Dreamers” – and those who are housing illegal children at military bases in the South and West.

Additionally, news in Mexico and other nations in Central America is that President Obama is planning to give illegals amnesty. They are dying to get over the border so they can get amnesty.

What Obama is doing on the border is treason. America immediately should deport all illegal children to their countries of origin. After deporting the children, go after all the other illegals who are illegally occupying America. Not only do we need to deport all illegals, we also need to secure our southern border with armed troops, tanks and Apache helicopters. This is an invasion, and it must be halted.



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