Manmade disaster

Illegal immigrants become human pawns in political chess game

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It’s a “humanitarian crisis,” all right.

That’s what President Obama has called the recent wave of illegal Central American immigrant children spilling across Mexico’s border into the United States.

What the president hasn’t disclosed is how it’s a crisis almost entirely of his own making.

Poverty and violence are the administration’s official explanations of the surge in migration.

Moreover, this new round of illegal immigrants appears emboldened – and confused – by Obama’s 2012 initiative called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It allows certain illegal immigrants who came to America as minors to defer deportation for two years.

Recently the administration unveiled guidelines for how these immigrants could defer deportation for two more years.

Never mind that the only immigrants eligible under DACA are ones who were brought to the United States as minors before June 15, 2007. Now there’s a misconception among these immigrants that they simply won’t be turned away. As one Guatemalan detainee told The Christian Science Monitor: “They’re saying that women and children are allowed to stay.”

The Obama administration certainly isn’t doing anything to dispel that notion.

It set up housing for detainees at a San Antonio Air Force base and a Ventura, Calif., Navy base. They can’t handle the sheer numbers, so a processing center has been set up in Nogales, Ariz., which also can’t handle the sheer numbers. The center already is running out of supplies. Another planeload of about 130 illegals was dumped in El Paso, Texas, for processing and care. Fort Sill, Okla., is being prepared for still more illegals.

And President Obama is asking Congress for $1.4 billion of your money to pay for all of that.

Even more outrageous: The administration said Friday
that it was starting a program
issuing $2 million in grants to fund about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children facing deportation.

The White House not only is refusing to turn these kids away, it’s fighting like mad to keep them here.

“Word has gotten out around the world about President Obama’s lax immigration enforcement policies and it has encouraged more individuals to come to the United States illegally,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a recent statement.

The dangers of this are obvious. These unaccompanied kids are traversing open country that’s populated with drug traffickers and, worse, human traffickers. America is wrongly encouraging some of the most vulnerable in Central America to run toward this country’s open arms across some of the world’s most dangerous terrain.

What’s also obvious is the political motivation behind this. If you wanted to flood red Southwestern states with potential blue-state voters, what’s a more powerful way to do it than to throw open the gates to illegal immigrants?

That’s beyond coincidence when you consider that Democrats face the very real possibility of the Senate returning to Republican hands in this election cycle.

And where are the U.S. Border Patrol agents, who are supposed to be – well, patrolling our borders? U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas estimates that 40 percent of the agency’s members aren’t even at the border – “they’re actually filling out paperwork, transporting, feeding, moving these folks around.”

And at this rate, it won’t get better.

“The government expects more than 90,000 of the children to be apprehended on the U.S. side of the border this year and more than 140,000 to be caught next year,” The Washington Times reported. “That doesn’t include the tens of thousands more who avoid capture.”

This is chaos. It’s insanity.

“This is a crisis of the federal government’s creation, and the fact that the border remains unsecure – now apparently intentionally – while this operation continues full-steam-ahead is deplorable,” a fuming Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said.

There’s a legal term called “creating an attractive nuisance.” If you, say, put a jungle gym in your front yard and a neighborhood kid comes along, plays on it, falls and gets injured, you can be sued.

Obama’s southern-border welcome mat is an attractive nuisance on a catastrophic scale.

Our government should reunite these misguided kids with their families, and send them home. Ignoring the rule of law is not the answer.

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carcraft
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carcraft 06/11/14 - 06:00 am
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Obama is the absolute worse

Obama is the absolute worse piece of garbage president in history!

carcraft
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carcraft 06/11/14 - 06:03 am
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Ongoing with children we are

Ongoing with children we are getting criminal elements from South America . This is worse than Carter's Cuban boat lift when Castro dumped the crazes, criminals and criminally insane into America!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/11/14 - 06:05 am
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Que the sycophantic defenders
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Que the sycophantic defenders of Obama, regardless of what he does.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/11/14 - 06:17 am
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This is insane

And President Obama is asking Congress for $1.4 billion of your money to pay for all of that.

Even more outrageous: The administration said Friday
that it was starting a program
issuing $2 million in grants to fund about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children facing deportation.
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Please write your congressman & senator---we can't keep this up!
Billions more & it will continue. Does anyone PAY YOUR LEGAL BILLS???
WRITE_CALL_WRITE_CALL THEM.

deestafford
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deestafford 06/11/14 - 06:25 am
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This is not a "manmade disaster". It's an "Obama Made Disaster"

This is not a "manmade disaster". It' an "Obama Made Disaster".

This is not unexpected by Obama. Recall the Cloward-Pevin Strategy which says the thing to do is to overload the support system of the US until it collapses and then people will riot in the streets. Then the left can take over and "control" the situation.

This is an orchestrated attempt by Obama and his administration to further his open borders philosophy. Notice you have not heard a word from him on strengthening the border to stop any of this. All we have heard is protecting the rights of the flood of immigrants.

I wish the governors would bring out their national guard and put them on the border. Then if the Obama administration or the Supreme Court said anything tell them, "Try and stop me."

Something has to be done because nobody, not even this group of children who somehow have been able to come all the way through Mexico's tight southern border protection, have any God-given right to come to the US. Don't let compassion destroy our country!

myfather15
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myfather15 06/11/14 - 06:30 am
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MF=Very confused!!

I thought America was this racist, bigoted, sexist Country that hates the poor and panders to the elite rich?? If what Bod, fedex, GAD, and the other lefties say, is true; why do we still have all these people literally DYING, trying to get into this Country?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/11/14 - 07:46 am
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Obama does not care about the 100's of children

They are just a Political Media Prop to allow him to justify
using The Executive Pen.

All of which just happened to be perfectly time for the NOV 2014
Elections.

Obama created the Problem,

It has be documented his political minions helped get the kids to the border,

These kids even had HELP crossing the border,

Ask yourself how does 8 year old just happen to trek 100- 1200 miles without help?

How did so many kids all of a sudden just Happens to meet up with 100's of other that happened to trek 100 - 1200 of miles WITHOUT any Adults.

IN SHORT
Obama created and assisted in the emergency.

He is playing political games with the lives of kids to get what he wants.

NOW THAT IS WHAT A SOCIALIST DOES TO GET THEIR WAY.

For a Socialist it is about achieving AGENDA's goal,
NOT the problems it causes the people.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/11/14 - 07:44 am
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So the President is fighting

So the President is fighting the govt and hiring lawyers for illegals. I thought he was the govt why is he supporting fighting the laws of the land. Boy this sure is discriminatory-how about the poor boat people from Haiti-they are deported if they even make it to the mainland. Obama is obviously a racist. hee,hee. I do have a serious question-is there any law that Obama support unequivocally? I mean he just signed the 30 day notice law and is already ignoring that one. I don't remember him signing a "Signing Statement" objecting to the law's constitutionality. I don't we've ever had such a rogue president before-I'm pretty sure no other figure in US history can come close.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/11/14 - 07:47 am
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On March 9, 2009, President

On March 9, 2009, President Barack Obama ordered his executive officials to consult Attorney General Eric Holder before relying on one of George W. Bush's signing statements to bypass a statute.[18] He stated that he only plans to use signing statements when given legislation by Congress which contain unconstitutional provisions. In a memo to the heads of each department in the Executive Branch, Obama wrote:[19]

"In exercising my responsibility to determine whether a provision of an enrolled bill is unconstitutional, I will act with caution and restraint, based only on interpretations of the Constitution that are well-founded."

During his presidential campaign, Obama rejected the use of signing statements. He was asked at one rally: "when congress offers you a bill, do you promise not to use presidential signing statements to get your way?" Obama gave a one-word reply: "Yes."[20] He added that "we aren't going to use signing statements as a way to do an end run around Congress." On March 11, 2009, President Obama issued his first signing statement, attached to the omnibus spending bill for the second half of FY2009.

[21]

"Numerous provisions of the legislation purport to condition the authority of officers to spend or reallocate funds on the approval of congressional committees. These are impermissible forms of legislative aggrandizement in the execution of the laws other than by enactment of statutes. Therefore, although my Administration will notify the relevant committees before taking the specified actions, and will accord the recommendations of such committees all appropriate and serious consideration, spending decisions shall not be treated as dependent on the approval of congressional committees. Likewise, one other provision gives congressional committees the power to establish guidelines for funding costs associated with implementing security improvements to buildings. Executive officials shall treat such guidelines as advisory. Yet another provision requires the Secretary of the Treasury to accede to all requests of a Board of Trustees that contains congressional representatives. The Secretary shall treat such requests as nonbinding."

This statement indicated that while the Administration could ignore several provisions of the bill, they would advise congressional committees, and take congressional committees guidelines as advisory, as he considers that "provisions of the legislation purport to condition the authority of officers to spend or reallocate funds on the approval of congressional committees" and the result would be "impermissible forms of legislative aggrandizement in the execution of the laws other than by enactment of statues", including sections dealing with negotiations with foreign governments, restrictions on US involvement in UN peacekeeping missions, protections for government whistleblowers, and certain congressional claims of authority over spending.[22][23][24] Obama has issued 18 signing statements as of June 4, 2011.[25][26][27][28][29]
Now in Obama's defense Clinton and Bush issued many more.

deestafford
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deestafford 06/11/14 - 08:06 am
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nocnoc, One should not forget that Mexico has...

nocnoc, One should not forget that Mexico has some of the strongest border protection on its southern border as any country.

There is no way that these invaders could have made it through Mexico without Mexican government help. I do not see any evidence that Obama was not concluding with Mexico on this.

Obama looks out for invading children more than the American children in the inner cities.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/11/14 - 08:53 am
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Just what is Obama doing? He

Just what is Obama doing? He has refused to enforce our immigration laws and even used the power of the Federal government through the DOJ to prevent the southern states from protecting themselves.

This is what is going on and it has little to do with poor immigrants and more to do with punishing America.

http://www.humanevents.com/2014/06/09/cloward-piven-at-the-border/

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dichotomy 06/11/14 - 09:00 am
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"Obama is the absolute worse

"Obama is the absolute worse piece of garbage president in history!"

Agree Carcraft. Obama is the most destructive lowlife to ever hold the office of President and he appointed the most destructive Attorney General in history. They have conspired to ignore the law and to use the power of government agencies to harass to those who disagree with their ideology. Both should be impeached for violating their oath of office.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/11/14 - 09:14 am
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....And those who continue to
Unpublished

....And those who continue to support and defend this criminal in the White House should be tried for treason or deported.

deestafford
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deestafford 06/11/14 - 09:38 am
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Please read the link offered by RMSHEFF...

Please read the link offered by RMSHEFF. It's rather lengthy but it is so eye opening and educational. So many people are ignorant of this strategy and have no idea that it is being implemented by Obama and his fellow thugs.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 06/11/14 - 09:54 am
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add to the pile of lies and disgrace -

This president is pure evil. First, he lies to these people in the third world country and makes them believe all they can do is come here and be citizens. Then, these people get here and they are thrown in areas where there is no care, and NOW he demands immigration reform! It's the epidomy of a psychopath that will find a back way to destroy something or create a crisis and then cry for help. What is wrong with this MAN!! He is crazy. He wants to destroy America. And people are so stupid to believe in all the trash he says - It's pathetic. He reminds me of the little brother who is relentless in making his older brother mad, and then when the older brother strikes him he cries out: "See, he's mean"! When in reality it's the younger brother that's the problem.

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afadel 06/11/14 - 10:21 am
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(Brown) Children of the Corn

I like horror movies, but some, for no reason which I can discern, give me the heebie-jeebies. Stephen King‘s 1984 movie Children of the Corn was one of those. So I guess I can understand why my hometown newspaper’s editorial page was freaking out about the children of brown people from Mexico, Central and South America trying to reunite with their parents now living and working in the United States. Many of those parents used to actually grow corn, until NAFTA made it possible for US agrobusiness to dump its subsidized corn into their markets and make subsistence agriculture impossible.

So instead of decrying the expense of “humanely” detaining the children of undocumented workers and blaming DACA, why don’t we offer a path to citizenship to all workers in the USA and allow them to be united with their families? And, if you believe that brown workers from the rest of Americas are a threat to the United States, change labor laws such that the work they do pays enough to attract U.S. citizens.

Hyperlinks and images available at:

http://aymplaying.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/brown-children-of-the-corn/

dbc
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dbc 06/11/14 - 10:32 am
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Refuses to support immigration Lawana . . .

Obama based his whole platform on CHANGE. No one ever made him specify just what he meant. He is obviously showing us what he meant and that is to change everything that is good about this country. To those of you who voted him in, you are as responsible for this country's downfall as he is . . . I believe he is selling us out and has been from the beginning. Those that hate us will defeat us from the inside out . . .and no one does anything about it but talk about it. May God have mercy on us all.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/11/14 - 10:53 am
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afadel....please put away
Unpublished

afadel....please put away your race card. If ANY immigrant enters this country legally, they are welcome. We do NOT welcome people who's very first act when they get here is to scoff at our laws.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/11/14 - 11:13 am
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afadel

America does not have the ability or resources to to accept every person that would come here. The system will collapse and many believe this is the intent of our President. America already has one of the most liberal immigration polices in the world. It is a question of law and order and Obama's polices work counter to both.

carcraft
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carcraft 06/11/14 - 11:23 am
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Many of these children don't

Many of these children don't have parents in the USA they are being dumped here. Those here illegally are often paid a lower salary than legal workers because those here illegally can't complain . These people are exploited by the "coyotes " that smuggle them across the boarder. Look up "rape trees" . Some coyotes work with kidnaping groups. People brought across that look like their families may have money are kidnapped and. Held for ransom. The democrats have blocked efforts to secure our boarders and Republicans have aided this effort! It is long past time to secure our boarder for the mutual benefit of every one.

carcraft
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carcraft 06/11/14 - 11:36 am
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I remember a few years ago

I remember a few years ago Obama was down at the boarder and mocked Republicans that wanted a more secure boarder. Obama said "We have a fence, now they want a mote, who knows what they will want next". ! What a piece of garbage.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/11/14 - 12:45 pm
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carcraft

With a 50 % unemployment rate for teens, what will all these people do for food , shelter and healthcare. Now I know why my insurance premiums doubled ! I am not sure if it is correct but I have heard 1/2 of all federal inmates are illegals.

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Airman 06/11/14 - 04:42 pm
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Deestafford/Nocnoc

We'll stated love the Obama disaster

Airman
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Airman 06/11/14 - 04:55 pm
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OBAMA

Oh Boy A Mutilated America... Reflections on what this administration has done. USSA is what he wants, the United Socialist States of America

KSL
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KSL 06/11/14 - 05:08 pm
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Re humanevents.com link, I

Re humanevents.com link, I read that yesterday and meant to post it. Better to post it today with this editorial.

bubba2014
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bubba2014 06/11/14 - 05:08 pm
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"Many of these children don't
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"Many of these children don't have parents in the USA they are being dumped here."
@carcraft - this was started when the Evil One gave an executive order not to deport children. That open the flood gates. Somebody is paying for these kids to get to border. I would bet that liberal organizations in the US are funding a lot of them.

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Darby 06/11/14 - 08:26 pm
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"And, if you believe that brown workers

from the rest of (the) Americas are a threat to the United States, change labor laws such that the work they do pays enough to attract U.S. citizens."

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In a free market economy, the government has NO business setting salaries or wages. That's just more of the socialism that we are experiencing now.

The government DOES however, have the authority and the RESPONSIBILITY to enforce our immigration laws and SECURE our national borders.

Maybe we should try that before we start asking BIG BROTHER to set wages for all of us.

Why should our "friends" from the south be exempt from obeying the same laws that the rest of us MUST adhere to?

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