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June 10, 2014

Huh...Hinting At Amnesty Causes Humanitarian Crisis As People Rush To Get In On The Action

Magnets. How do they work?

Authorities arrested more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors between October 2013 and May — a 92 percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to a Border Patrol memo.

The surge has overwhelmed border police and complicated debate over sending the children back to their families.

And why is this happening all of a sudden?

Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala.

But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home with her 3-year-old son, Yovani, for the treacherous journey north.

Ramos became part of an unprecedented surge of families crossing illegally into the U.S., drawn by reports circulating throughout Central America that parents with children are allowed to stay in the United States indefinitely, according to Guatemalan consular officials and parents who are making these trips. But these families, U.S. officials say, are getting only half the story.

Gee, I wonder where they got that idea from.

"The rising crisis at the border is the direct and predictable result of actions taken by President Obama," [Alabama Republican Senator Jeff] Sessions said, adding that "only by declaring to the world that our border is no longer open -- and that the law will be restored -- can this emergency be stopped."

Some of those warnings are coming from inside the administration.

According to portions of a memo obtained by Fox News, an official with Customs and Border Protection wrote late last month that current policies are serving as an incentive for more to cross.

"If the U.S. government fails to deliver adequate consequences to deter aliens from attempting to illegally enter the U.S., the result will be an even greater increase in the rate of recidivism and first-time illicit entries," Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald D. Vitiello wrote in the May 30 memo.

Among the policies that allegedly are creating a magnet for illegal immigrants is what's known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The unilateral policy in 2012 allowed some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to defer deportation -- among other criteria, they must have come to the U.S. before they were 16 years old, be younger than 31 on June 15, 2012, and have been in the country since at least June 15, 2007, and have no criminal history.

John Hayward sees this as a bi-partisan form of Cloward-Piven.

Does the amnesty chorus recoil from this humanitarian crisis in shame and ask, “My God, what have we done?” Do they accept this stunning proof of a point often raised by amnesty critics: lax border security and indulgence of illegal immigration causes the flood of illegal aliens – rational people who respond to incentives – to intensify? Of course not. They’re using the horror they have created as leverage to get amnesty moving even faster. Here’s GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor talking with the White House over the weekend about making a deal, from the Daily Caller:

“I have told the president, there are some things we can work on together,” he said in the WTVR interview.

“We can work on the border security bill together, we can work on something like the kids,” he said referring to his proposal to offer some undetermined variety of amnesty to the children and youths of millions of parents who entered the country illegally.

“So far, the president has just insisted that it’s all or nothing, [it is] my way or the highway,” Cantor complained. “That’s not going to happen,” he added.

But President Barack Obama is willing to make a deal, says one White House advisor, Rev. Richard Ryscavage.

Ryscavage is a Jesuit priest, a sociology and anthropology professor at Fairfield University, the director of the university’s Center for Faith and Public Life, and a member of a new White House panel on immigration.

A compromise is “what they’re preparing for, that’s what they think is going to happen, so they’re[publicly] asking for a lot of stuff that privately they don’t think they’re going to get” in a final deal, he told The Daily Caller June 6.

So they’re specifically portraying the very same incentives that brought the flood of minors to our border as a point of agreement from which a deal can be built. And note Rev. Ryscavage’s portrayal of many amnesty demands as part of a bidding process designed to wear down those who take citizenship and border security seriously. The White House is “asking for a lot of stuff that privately they don’t think they’re going to get,” so when they get what they really wanted all along, it’ll be portrayed as a bipartisan compromise, opposed only by extremists. They won’t be shy about pointing to the very humanitarian crisis they have deliberately created to argue that their demands must be immediately met – a tactic that will further exhaust resistance from those who are already weary of being slandered as cruel xenophobes, and holding the line against an amnesty demand the Beltway-media complex portrays as inevitable.

This isn't complicated, send them back and make it clear there will be no changes other than increasing border security and streamlining the deportation process (none of which will happen of course).

The system is not designed to hold this many people, especially unaccompanied children. It needs to stop and it needs to stop now.

Every time there's a war somewhere we hear about the refuge problems created by people fleeing the conflict. Well, we are creating the very thing we deplore in other circumstances.

If central American counties don't want to take their citizens back then we should make it quite clear there will be a price to be paid. We also need to lean on Mexico to shutdown it's southern border and prevent these immigrants from getting this far (again none of this will happen but it doesn't mean that there's not an answer. People just don't want to find it).

Sending people who have been captured at the border trying to enter this country illegally isn't "rounding people up" if we can't repatriate people caught in the act of breaking our border laws than we essentially have open borders. If that's what Obama and establishment Republicans, let them argue for it and stop hiding behind false promises of "increased border security".

There's nothing humane about what we're doing now, quite the opposite in fact, and it needs to stop.

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