Skip to comments.Paving the new trail of tears with false compassion
Posted on 07/19/2014 6:57:41 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Let me be the second to say it: Welcome to Los Angeles. Well leave the light on for you.
The first to say it was L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti when he announced last week that Los Angeles will gladly welcome the thousands upon thousands of children who have streamed illegally across our poorly secured borders over the past few months.
The light is always on for illegal immigrants in L.A., a green light welcoming even more desperately poor people into a city that never fails to double down on false compassion.
Before you get partisan, before you tell me where you are on immigration, these are children, said the mayor who ignored the thousands of adults who are also flocking to the border. Who are we as Americans if we dont step forward first and say, these kids who are isolated, alone, lets get them someplace safe and secure.
And the safe, secure place the mayor has in mind is Los Angeles, the poverty capital of the nation.
According to the Public Policy Institute of California and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, the Golden State has the highest percentage of poor people in the nation, at 22 percent, when you factor in the states high cost of living. Shockingly, L.A. County has a poverty rate of 27 percent, the highest of any California county. Thats 2.6 million poor people, and the mayor is inviting more.
While I dont question his heart, its impossible not to question the mayors head.
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In the digital age, you can bet the mayors invitation has already echoed across Central America, Bienvenido a Los Angeles. Vamos a dejar la luz encendida para usted, enticing even more desperately poor people to roll the dice on their childrens lives by sending them on the perilous journey north, in the heat of summer, into the hands of drug cartel coyotes, with the promise a few weeks of tribulation will pay off with a lifetime in the promised land.
Garcetti correctly believes many of these kids will inevitably come to Los Angeles to reunite with family members already living here. But rather than discourage the exodus, the mayor has given it his blessing.
Meanwhile L.A. still faces budget deficits of hundreds of millions of dollars and continues to shed jobs and the bill-paying middle and upper-middle class. Our social safety net is stretched to the breaking point, with thousands of homeless veterans, drug and alcohol addled or otherwise mentally ill vagrants living on our streets and under freeway overpasses. The LAUSD will be asked to educate thousands of additional children with zero or minimal command of English and unknown health records.
Well give them iPads.
Well give them everything because they have nothing.
Which is a tragic indictment of the failure of government in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and the other nations incapable of providing opportunity or even the basic elements of human dignity to an entire generation of their citizens.
The mayors invitation is a governmental failure of a different stripe. While it demonstrates more compassion than these kids have ever received in their native countries, it perpetuates the sanctuary city policies inaugurated in 1979 with the LAPD Special Order 40 that opened the door to wave after wave of illegal immigrants flocking to Los Angeles.
When will a mayor of Los Angeles have the cojones to say enough!
What were doing isnt working. With more than a quarter of our residents already living in poverty, is it compassion or insanity to encourage even more poor people to come here?
Both the Rev. Jesse Jackson and homeless activist Ted Hayes are finally speaking out on the inherent unfairness of the special treatment illegal immigrant children are receiving while native born and legal immigrants continue to struggle.
Is 30 percent the magic number? Will half of L.A.s residents have to live in poverty before our leaders change course?
Calif ,special treatment to illegals is going to cause city to exploded with us against them ?
What kills me is the righteous indignation. If you even DARE to say that these kids coming to the US might be a bad idea, you get the righteous indignation.
“These are children! We can’t just send them back!”
Well, somebody has to pay for them. Who is it going to be? I don’t have the money to pay for every sad story the liberals hear. If the Democrat Party can get Democrats to pay $32,000 each for a meal, then they’ve got the cash to pay for these kids. They need to shut their yaps and dish out some Democrat dollars.
Not an ounce of altruism in these people. Nothing but money and power drives their “compassion”.
Look how many Americans are homeless, without medical care, face violence, etc and the left wants us to believe they care about these illegals.
The most compassionate thing we could do is make the illegals stay in their own countries and make them better.
lets get them someplace safe and secure.
A wise man once said something like... if you trade liberty for security, you shall have neither
easier to dial in on you with the lights on....
to the fake pious left:
how well has “they’re just women and children!” gotten us with the liberals running the abortion mills? where’s the liberal compassion for the people trying to keep both mom and baby alive? or the mom and baby?
Hey Doug, why not invite a couple of them to live with you?
A Liberal’s Compassion ends at my Wallet.
Excellent. True too!
Los Angeles is already a cesspool because of these people.
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