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Our current immigration rules outline acceptable reasons for border agents to follow, when deciding whether undocumented aliens can cross into the United States. What has and is continuing to happen with the unprecedented 60,000 currently asking for entry is an example of how our laws are being violated by “gaming the system”. The aliens were given a “cheat sheet” (see above), which has been found at the border, with prepared instructions on how to answer designated questions asked by border agents how to provide the right answers, which will in turn guarantee them entry. One of the more important questions they are being asked is their reason for wanting to leave their country of origin. The aliens were told to claim it was due to poverty and/or fear of their government or gangs. Those answers are the “triggers” or the “loop holes” in our immigration law, which were originally written and intended for specific purposes (such as preventing sex trafficking) and certainly not for qualifying half the world’s population for entry into America.
If this loophole is not quickly corrected, we can expect a steady stream of immigrants to invade our country, creating a disaster we are not equipped to handle, and which our established immigration law was enacted to avoid. There are some concerned that within a short period of time, the parents of these children will be allowed to join their children under family unification. We certainly suspect others who see the success of the masses already here, will be eager to try the plan themselves. Quick action to shore up the loopholes, and resolve this problem is required by our government, or the precedent created will cause great harm to America.
It has been suggested that President Obama and his “no borders supporters” might perceive this increase in child immigrants to be a politically opportune moment. President Obama has pushed Congress to act on long-stalled proposals to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, and he has indicated the changes would ease requirements for illegals to gain citizenship. Should immigration reform pass, the flood of those invading the U.S. will become even more massive, as the hope of amnesty entices them to make the difficult trip north. That phenomena happened when President Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants in 1986. Although closing the border was stipulated in that 1986 bill, the border security promise never kept.
While President Obama advocates for amnesty, it appears there are already those in place who will protest increased border security. An Obama-appointed judge has recently ruled that a fence protecting the border is discriminatory against minorities! Sadly, some in our judicial system are more concerned with citizens from other countries then they are in protecting our own. According to liberals, sealing the border is bigoted and racist. Apparently that opinion allows them to disregard our immigration laws and previous agreements to secure the border. Agreements and promises are ignored, and the unprecedented onslaught continues.
For those who put compassion above all else, they should consider the dangers of transporting unattended children so far without their parents. Some die before reaching their destination, due to the multitude of dangers they encounter. Also, it is important that we discover who set up and financed those dangerous trips. Most parents were obviously not in a position to do so, and if they did do so, how then can the child claim poverty. The costs of How did they get through Mexico without passports and the right papers? Mexico has much more stringent rules about authenticated passports. Yet, they breezed through Mexico. There is much more to this story that we do not yet know, indicating serious mischief by top officials. We are learning that these children rode what are called death trains, where it is common to jump on top of moving trains, and then struggle with hunger, illness and exposure to the elements as they ride a train 3,000 miles to our border. Worse yet, Sen. Ted Cruz said the children are being placed in ‘unspeakable’ peril when the traffickers, known as ‘coyotes,’ take over. ‘We just heard stories of little boys and little girls, forced by these drug dealers to cut off the fingers or cut off the ears of other little boys and little girls, in order to extort money from their families,’ Cruz said – See more at:http://www.teaparty.org/illegal-alien-children-forced-cut-fingers-ears-kids-coyote-gangs-45310/#sthash.SSgJlEgm.dpuf
Who will step forward with inconvenient facts?
Another problem not being discussed is that agents are now being pulled away from their patrol stations elsewhere along the border, resulting in dangerous gaps in coverage, and thus allowing drug traffickers to exploit the situation. While we are caring for citizens here illegally from other countries, we are harming American citizens by inadvertently allowing an increase of illegal drug supplies and criminals into our country.
Will this tragedy be just one more example of a liberal media effectively protecting the Obama administration from the full extent of a White House involvement? Will they turn this horrendous situation into some kind of a humanitarian effort in which our government is to be applauded? Too often the “spin” effectively hides important facts with irrelevant fluff. Will the media investigate or sufficiently explore the impact this mass immigration will have on our population, such as the exorbitant costs to taxpayers who will now be responsible for the immigrants’ expenses, their education, their very lives?
Will the use of this immigration crisis open the door to universal citizenship for illegal aliens
There are good reasons for our immigration laws; they protect our citizens. Our porous southern border is harming Americans due to the importation of drugs, sex trafficking, criminals, and contagious illnesses, including one known case of swine flu in San Antonio, directly linked to the border surge.
What is not being discussed is that due to the unprecedented number of immigrants in America, our Country’s demographics are changing too. One example of America’s future can be seen in what has happened in Santa Ana, CA, which is the county seat of Orange County. Fifty years ago Hispanics made up barely 15% of Santa Ana’s population, which were mostly farm workers. Today, Hispanics make up 79% of Santa Ana’s population and Whites now are a mere 10%. If the current lack of immigration enforcement continues, Santa Ana will not be an exception.
Democrat officials have done very little to stop this invasion by illegals, which many attribute to the fact Hispanics vote for Democrat candidates by large percentages. It has been said that Democrats don’t see people, they see voters. Republicans see overcrowded classrooms, higher taxes to support the massive welfare programs needed to support them, and cultural changes due to the problem Hispanics do not assimilate. They remain loyal to their birth country, and send much of their money to Mexican relatives. Santa Ana schools have even used Mexican textbooks in their classes; books that are favorable to Mexico, not the United States.
The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) made some interesting observations about the border crisis, saying: “Congress must take immediate action to protect our homeland from this invasion. The orchestrated surge exposes a crises in leadership which by design fosters lawlessness which is bound to end in anarchy. The humanitarian issue is a false argument put forth by the administration which is very likely the reason the administration will not allow interviews of the minors by the press. The administration does not want the truth to get out. The truth would dispel the deception. Whatever America does, whatever NAFBPO does, should protect American and Americans first to the maximum extent possible. That means consequences for the lawbreakers to stop the invasion and return the invaders to their home country. Period! Anything less is political posturing.” Possibly their most potent statement was this: “America is undergoing the most intensive campaign of political deception ever launched against Americans by her political leaders.”
It is incomprehensible why all of America isn’t absolutely demanding that all the children be returned to authorities in their home country, and stop this potential precedent that has more potential to harm instead of help America. They should not just be returned to their parents, but to their respective government officials so that they will have the burden of and responsibility for locating parents and reuniting these families. No asylum, no amnesty, no sheltering them in our cities. This is a critical national security issue. We urge all concerned citizens to ask their Congressional representatives to take immediate action to protect our homeland from this invasion, by demanding this of their elected officials.
University of California Professor Darrell Y. Hamamoto, a Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis, warned on June 25 that “the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States through mass uncontrolled illegal immigration is part of a plan to create a new underclass of people who can be re-educated from the ground up in order to create a subservient underclass who can be controlled much more easily.”
Hamamoto’s warning is noteworthy given his position at one of the most liberal institutions in the United States. He has received backlash from his vocal stance against the mass influx of unaccompanied children across the border. Even so Professor Hamamoto’s concerns are so profound that he has had no reservations in going public.
Many concerned citizens are recognizing another potential aspect of the recent wave of “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, claiming it is one more application of the left’s long-championed Cloward Piven strategy, which has been used multiple times in the past to accomplish liberal goals. It has been suggested that Obama is using the hordes of unaccompanied children sent to our southern border as pawns to implement his goal of universal citizenship for illegal immigrants, by referencing the intentionally created crisis as a humanitarian one.
The big question which everyone must consider is whether the liberal’s goal to help other country’s citizens will be realized or whether American citizens will refuse to be influenced by emotions, and instead be motivated by logic and wisdom. America is $17 trillion in debt, with a myriad of problems that will take great efforts to correct, including security concerns and continuous problems with a significant jobless rate and homeless population. Close to 50 percent of Americans are on some type of financial assistance program. We simply cannot take on the “needy” of this world, without soon suffering a similar fate ourselves.
Thorner & O’Neil: Part 1: Surge of immigrants: humanitarian issue or political deception?
[Originally published at Illinois Review]