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Paving the new trail of tears with false compassion
Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 07/19/14 | Doug McIntyre

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. We’ll 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 don’t step forward first and say, these kids who are isolated, alone, let’s 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 state’s high cost of living. Shockingly, L.A. County has a poverty rate of 27 percent, the highest of any California county. That’s 2.6 million poor people, and the mayor is inviting more.

While I don’t question his heart, it’s impossible not to question the mayor’s head.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; calif; immigration; losangeles
Continued.By telling the world Los Angeles welcomes children entering America illegally, Garcetti actively encourages the very behavior the Border Patrol is trying to prevent.

In the digital age, you can bet the mayor’s 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 children’s 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.

We’ll give them iPads.

We’ll 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 mayor’s 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 we’re doing isn’t 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 ?

1 posted on 07/19/2014 6:57:41 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

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.

2 posted on 07/19/2014 7:23:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: moonshinner_09

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.

3 posted on 07/19/2014 7:30:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: moonshinner_09

let’s get them someplace safe and secure.”

A wise man once said something like... if you trade liberty for security, you shall have neither

4 posted on 07/19/2014 7:35:20 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: moonshinner_09

easier to dial in on you with the lights on....

5 posted on 07/19/2014 7:50:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: moonshinner_09

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?

6 posted on 07/19/2014 7:52:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Hey Doug, why not invite a couple of them to live with you?

7 posted on 07/19/2014 7:54:41 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: moonshinner_09

A Liberal’s Compassion ends at my Wallet.

8 posted on 07/19/2014 7:58:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Excellent. True too!

9 posted on 07/19/2014 8:10:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Los Angeles is already a cesspool because of these people.

10 posted on 07/19/2014 8:30:08 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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