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Solving the Immigration Crisis

The law must be changed to allow us to speedily send illegal alien children home.

by
Jean Kaufman

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June 24, 2014 - 12:07 am
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What do we owe the enormous numbers of children who have crossed our borders illegally in the last couple of months from various countries in Central America? We certainly owe it to them to not kill, starve, beat, or otherwise harm them while they’re here. But beyond that? Nothing but a speedy and safe trip back home.

It would solve a host of problems and be cost-effective too, and it’s a good bet that, as soon as the word got out in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador (and you can also bet that the word would get out very quickly) of what’s happening here, the sudden flood of immigrants would magically slow to a tiny trickle.

But it won’t be done. And the reason is that neither political party has the will to do it. And what of the will of the American people — not that anyone in government cares? It’s hard to discover, because there’s a paucity of polls that specifically address the issue of the recent crisis. Most of the older polls on the subject of illegal immigration have to do with the children of immigrants who came here illegally with their parents years ago, a sort of grandfathering-in (grandchildrening-in?) of a phenomenon that people feel was already a fait accompli.

The current situation is unique from previous ones in that, at least in logistical terms, it would be an easier task to transport the children and families who have recently entered illegally back to their home countries. Unlike in the past, the new arrivals are not trying to evade capture, but are instead giving themselves up voluntarily and therefore the vast majority have been put in custody from the outset. We are already paying a great deal of money to house them and provide them with all sorts of services, and therefore it most likely would cost less rather than more to send them home.

So, what’s the problem with doing just that (in addition, of course, to the fact that the current administration and much of Congress would be against it)? Here’s the catch:

U.S. law requires that these children be turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services, which works to find family or friends in the U.S. until their deportation cases are processed.

The operative law is Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. And how have those deportation cases ordinarily been “processed”? Very, very slowly. In fact, all those children and families currently streaming across the border with the perception that they can stay here are not misguided at all; they are correct. Here’s the way it currently works [emphasis mine]:

…[M]ost [children who come here illegally and are apprehended] spend about one month in the custody of the Office of Refugee and Resettlement under the Health and Human Services Department, before they are reunited with parents or other relatives in the United States. There is no requirement that their parents or those other relatives were legally allowed into the United States.

All the young immigrants who cross the border illegally are subject to deportation eventually. But it’s not a quick process.

The immigration court system was backlogged with as many as 30,000 pending cases before the most recent surge.

Court delays that already persist for years will grow even longer as the beleaguered system absorbs the cases for the new children immigrants. That will make the risk of speedy deportation even less likely and further fuel perceptions that crossing the U.S. border carries few immediate consequences.

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I read a report that stated that 80% of the "children" were males. And 80% were over 14. Many of them gangbangers or gang affiliated.

I also read that they were set free...and put on the "honor system" to show up in a month or two for "voluntary processing".

How nice. The Obama cabal won't tell how many were set free, how old they are or their gang signs.

After releasing 30,000 violent criminals they apparently decided that wasn't enough for Helter Skelter Redux, so they imported some more.

These aren't toddlers and DREAM kids with nursing degrees. The fairy tale of "immigration reform" of little angelic cherubs is a fraud.

Public opinion based on fraudulent information is not informed consent. If the public was not denied the truth by the betrayal media and West Wing CSI (corrupt, seditious and incompetent) the polls would CRUSH "immigration reform".

Because border crashing gangbangers isn't "immigration". And lying about it isn't "reform".
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What if we had another political party, other than the Democrats? You know, one that would function like an opposition to the government party, and perhaps fight against its most egregious excesses, such as importing children from 3rd world countries to serve as anchors for thousands of new voters just in time for the 2014 and 2016 elections. They could rail against such practices in Congress, create advertisements to educate the public, and generally embarrass the government and the Democrats.

Oh well, just wishful thinking I guess...
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A sad and shameful time for the once greatest nation on earth. What should be a completely controlled southern border has become an international joke. A president who acts like a spoiled out-of-control teen-ager, his cabinet of fools and a congress of cowardly do-nothings makes it nearly impossible to hope for the future. Election fraud unchallenged, the Constitution trashed leave little light at the end of an endless tunnel of anguish. God help the USA !!!
18 weeks ago
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Nothing in the Homeland Security Act prohibits or restricts their deportation. All should be removed immediately to Mexico by using expedited removal.
18 weeks ago
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What would work is when they go to join their illegal alien families is to immediately deport the illegal families. There's no law against that, in fact that's what the law requires. Of course that will never be done either. Oh well, morons must perish, it's the law of natural selection.
18 weeks ago
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No need to reform anything: DUE DILIGENCE is enough!
18 weeks ago
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Immigration reform was passed in 1986. Democrats only remember the amnesty part. This was another one in a series of "compromises" that have screwed the Republicans though. We could start by enforcing the 1986 laws and also complete securing the border as was PROMISED by our "representatives" when Reagan's "biggest mistake" was passed.
18 weeks ago
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How about just deporting them all? The Powers-That-Be say it'd be too difficult, but they manage to invade other nations, send billions in aid, involve ourselves in every little petty thing around the world. It is a load of BS. We could deport them all, in mere months, if we just actually manned up.

Oh, sorry - I used "Man" with respect to this Administration. My bad.
18 weeks ago
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There are already a number of laws. How about enforcing them?
18 weeks ago
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DFCS in most states don't have the resources or homes to protect severely abused American children -- so they can go to the back of the bus now, the South American adolescent males will take their places because they're more politically useful.

Ah, the humanity.
18 weeks ago
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Hey wake up call. First who is responsible? Barack Hussein Obama and is gang of mafia handlers thats who. Why now is this the honest taxpayers of America's problem. This policy was carefully crafted and executed by the President who in his arrogance and typical ego tripping style is pulling another "catch me if you can" policy on us. Perhaps some lazy media person might actually investigate this situation. Are you not in the least curious WHY this happened? This is why we are sick and tired of the media. No now that we have refugee camps on our borders and million of dollars going out the door taking care of homeless refugess and there is not one smidgen of curiosity as to WHY this happened. Pull your head out of your back side and answer this question. Also if we change any laws with this creep president in office, do you think he will enforce them? A big fat no to that one too.
18 weeks ago
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I read a report that stated that 80% of the "children" were males. And 80% were over 14. Many of them gangbangers or gang affiliated.

I also read that they were set free...and put on the "honor system" to show up in a month or two for "voluntary processing".

How nice. The Obama cabal won't tell how many were set free, how old they are or their gang signs.

After releasing 30,000 violent criminals they apparently decided that wasn't enough for Helter Skelter Redux, so they imported some more.

These aren't toddlers and DREAM kids with nursing degrees. The fairy tale of "immigration reform" of little angelic cherubs is a fraud.

Public opinion based on fraudulent information is not informed consent. If the public was not denied the truth by the betrayal media and West Wing CSI (corrupt, seditious and incompetent) the polls would CRUSH "immigration reform".

Because border crashing gangbangers isn't "immigration". And lying about it isn't "reform".
18 weeks ago
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They're shock troops for when the Revolution enters its kinetic phase.

I wonder if they will somehow acquire weapons and some of the ammunition the government has been stockpiling?
18 weeks ago
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