NPR: 'Poor Obama Just Can't Win on Immigration'
President Obama's tough predicament on immigration is only getting worse.
He certainly didn't want to be dealing with an influx of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the U.S. across the Southern border, overwhelming the Homeland Security Department's ability to deal with them during a critical midterm election year.
Obama also presumably didn't want an immigration bill passed by the Senate a year ago to sit, forsaken, in the House. But that's happened too, with Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, recently telling the president the Republican-controlled House won't take up legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration laws this year.
The contention that the president "certainly didn't want to be dealing with an influx of unaccompanied minors" is flat-out wrong. For decades, American officials have done everything but build an amusement park in every border city to get the kiddies to come here quicker. For the Democrats, the children are the lynchpin to their plan to turn the border into a porous free-for-all that results in an emotional plea for amnesty.
As we can see from above, the other component is for the media to blame it all on the Republicans.
They want these kids in this position.