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April 07, 2015

As Unaccompanied Minors Flow Into Country Again, Polling Shows Public Hardening Against Illegals

Obama doesn't fix problems: He only fixes perceptions.

He got the Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants stories off the front page, and off of Americans' minds.

He did not, of course, actually do anything about the problem.

The Washington Times:

The second wave of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children has begun, with more than 3,000 of them surging across the Mexican border into the U.S. last month -- the highest rate since the peak of last summer's crisis and a warning that another rough season could be ahead.

Immigration officials warned that they expected another surge as the weather improved. Although the numbers are down some 40 percent compared with last year's frenetic pace that sparked a political crisis for the Obama administration, fiscal year 2015 is shaping up to mark the second-biggest surge on record.

Authorities report having captured 15,647 children traveling without parents who tried to jump the border in the first six months of the fiscal year. Through this point in 2014, they had apprehended 28,579.

Meanwhile, from the Washington Examiner, Americans are getting tired of being told that things that are genuine problems are merely political problems for Obama to pretend away.

Despite President Obama's efforts to cool the nation's views on illegal immigrants storming over the U.S.-Mexico border, Americans have reached a new level of anger over the issue, with most demanding a more aggressive deportation policy -- and reversal of a law that grants citizenship to kids of illegals born in the U.S.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday also finds Americans questioning spending tax dollars on government aid provided to illegal immigrants. A huge 83 percent said that anybody should be required to prove that they are "legally allowed" to be in the country before receiving local, state or federal government services.

Overall, the poll is bad news for the White House because it shows sustained, and in some cases, elevated anger and frustration over the surge in undocumented immigrants in the United States.

For example, 62 percent told the pollster that the U.S. is "not aggressive enough" in deporting those illegally in the United States...

That 62 percent number is a jump from a year ago when it was 52 percent.

The media loves hitting wedge issues that hurt Republicans -- abortion in cases of rape, for example, not only divide Republicans from moderates, but often Republicans from each other.

Uncontrolled illegal immigration is a wedge issue which hurts Democrats -- which is why Obama attempts to paper over the problem rhetorically, while permitting it to flourish, and why the media is not interested in covering the problem.

The media is simply not interested in stories which may hurt their beloved Democrat Party.

The Obama Administration Has a Solution: Namely, they're sending planes to Central America -- to bring more illegal children here, to be reunited with their illegal immigrant parents, already present in America.



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