Skip to comments.Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress
Posted on 05/28/2014 7:04:08 PM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma.
An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody.
The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will likely double in 2015 to nearly 130,000 and cost U.S. taxpayers $2 billion, up from $868 million this year, according to administration estimates.
The shortage of housing for these children, some as young as 3, has already become so acute that an emergency shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, has been opened and can accommodate 1,000 of them, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in an interview with Reuters.
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In an opinion piece in The Hill newspaper last month, Carter said Obama's policies had created an "invitational posture for illegal immigrants." He said the administration helped to fuel the crossings with a 2012 decision to give temporary relief from deportation to certain children brought to the United States illegally by their parents........................I agree
Tell the Mexican military that those kids are United States Marines and they’ll lock them up.
Anchor orphans. A new tactic.
More welfare until the system collapses. But then again that’s the point isn’t it.
Sorry, not our problem. The kids need to go home.
Great. The “DREAM” Act has encouraged the criminally negligent to launch a Children’s Crusade.
Haul their butts to the nearest border crossing and drop them off. We have way to many people as it is now and not enough jobs to support any more freeloaders.
Deport those kids...if there are here without their parents, deport them. Sorry, the Mexicans might say that we are mean, but it is our security that is being violated.
It’s a crisis - a crisis of love.
What an F’d up gubbamint we have.
Why else would they be able to predict there will be 60,000 this year?
Wow, Suyen left home to escape a father who was beating her after securing $9,000.
I’d like to ask the obvious question - why aren’t they sent back? And, where the hell does a 16 year old girl secure nine grand?
Why don’t they return these people over to their embassies and make them take care of it ?
Because that would mean someone would actually have to get off their lazy ass and do something.
You know, those parasites we call "government employees"
How many of these children are dying or being abused as they pursue what must seem to be irresistible - streets paved with gold (or at least welfare benefits) and no chance of deportation?
Our immigration policy now essentially consists of waving a bag of candy at needy children from across a busy highway.
How frustrating must it be for the Democrats that some of these illegals are so young that they won’t be able to vote until after 2016?
SEND THEM BACK!
A below average 3rd grader could have anticipated these immigration problems. Our national leadership is pathetic.
Maybe once it gets into the papers 0bama will read them and find out about this.
You know, after a giant hurricane like Andrew or the recent storms in New England you see individual reports how people & their homes are devastated and it’s pretty heartbreaking. Yet those events even in large numbers tend not to register much in terms of the economy. And that is a remarkable thing about the US as an economy. But I am torn when hearing about this kind of thing and the inevitable consequences.
You have to wonder how much more of this systemic abuse the US can take. As I’ve said on several occasions, it’s like we have a cadre of vandals in charge, they really intend to do damage if they can.