The Migration Policy Institute has just issued a new report titled “Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States.” It attributes the 2014 surge of children into the country illegally to two factors: (1) violence and poor economic conditions and (2) reconnecting with family in the United States.
A border enforcement advocacy group is taking the Obama administration to task for using taxpayer funds to pay for transporting illegal immigrants to the U.S. under the guise of “family reunification.”
A spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) argues that the administration is actually aiding and abetting people who want to come into the United States illegally. “They are arranging to fly them up to the United States, rather than have them come through Mexico and make that journey,” explains Ira Mehlman. “The policy of this administration is basically if you get here we’re going to let you in – and unless you commit some really heinous crime, you’re going to get to stay.” (NORM ‘n’ AL emphasis)
According to Mehlman, Congress could have taken action to prevent the administration from being able to transport those individuals using taxpayers’ money.
“[Lawmakers] had the opportunity to defund his amnesty programs,” he explains. “John Boehner and Mitch McConnell felt like they needed to back down when it was actually the president and [then-Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid who were holding the budget for the Department of Homeland Security hostage to their political goals.”
Jack Martin with ImmigrationReform.com wrote last month that the administration chose to ignore that its “unilateral – and legally questionable – declaration of the limited amnesty policy” of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) could explain the surge.
[by Chad Groening, writing for OneNewsNow.com]
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: Once again: Why would the administration do all this? For one reason, and one reason only. All the illegals who get to stay here are going to be grateful for the opportunity. They will stay in the US and escape the drug cartels, the poverty, the lack of many basics, that Americans take for granted. So grateful will they be, think the Democrats, that they will vote Democratic in any and all upcoming elections. In other words, Obama is leading the illegal program to bring aliens here and keep them here solely because it’s a behind-our-backs way to buy more votes for Dem candidates. Don’t let anyone try to tell you that Obama is anything but a liar, a scoundrel, and somebody who is taking the US for everything it can give him. He has absolutely NO thought, ever, of doing what is right and honest and best for the country that — BIG mistake — elected him.
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NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis