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Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress
Yahoo News ^ | 28 May 2014 | Richard Cowan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; bankrupt; bankruptbydesign; dreamact; dreamers; immigration; obama
Republican Representative John Carter of Texas blamed Obama for what he called a "nightmare at the border" with "tens of thousands of children" being smuggled into the United States.

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

1 posted on 05/28/2014 7:04:08 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Tell the Mexican military that those kids are United States Marines and they’ll lock them up.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 7:12:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mandaladon

Anchor orphans. A new tactic.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 7:13:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mandaladon

More welfare until the system collapses. But then again that’s the point isn’t it.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 7:13:44 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: mandaladon

Sorry, not our problem. The kids need to go home.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 7:13:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: mandaladon

Great. The “DREAM” Act has encouraged the criminally negligent to launch a Children’s Crusade.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 7:14:16 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: mandaladon


7 posted on 05/28/2014 7:15:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 7:16:04 PM PDT by soycd
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To: mandaladon

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.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 7:17:06 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: mandaladon

It’s a crisis - a crisis of love.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 7:17:16 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: OpusatFR

What an F’d up gubbamint we have.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 7:17:27 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: mandaladon
Drug mules?

Why else would they be able to predict there will be 60,000 this year?

12 posted on 05/28/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: mandaladon

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?


13 posted on 05/28/2014 7:21:12 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: mandaladon
I probably need to have my eyes re-tested: I thought, originally, that this story was about immigrant miners (presumably, headed for West Virginia or eastern Kentucky)...
14 posted on 05/28/2014 7:25:16 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: mandaladon

Why don’t they return these people over to their embassies and make them take care of it ?


15 posted on 05/28/2014 7:32:19 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
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"

16 posted on 05/28/2014 7:37:31 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: mandaladon

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?


17 posted on 05/28/2014 7:38:29 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: mandaladon

SEND THEM BACK!

Problem solved.

Next.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 7:45:10 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: mandaladon

A below average 3rd grader could have anticipated these immigration problems. Our national leadership is pathetic.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 7:49:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 7:50:18 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: mandaladon

IF we had an American president, he would demand the release of the USMC sergeant held in TJ or else all these kids will be sent back.

Then send them back anyway.
And close the border.
And deport all the illegals in our prisons that we get to pay for with our taxes.

Maybe that would get their attention.

But back the to point, IF we had an American president....


21 posted on 05/28/2014 7:52:08 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: mandaladon

Escort them back to the border and wave goodbye


22 posted on 05/28/2014 7:52:17 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: mandaladon

It’s time for Barry to turn some of his drones loose on Mexico until they get their stinking act together. Whose running that sewer down there anyway? They need to learn to control their population.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 7:58:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: mandaladon
Could someone please explain to me how this is a crisis for Obama? Nothing else has been a crisis - the OMG group will circle the wagons and do their job like good little Gobellites.






24 posted on 05/28/2014 8:14:04 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: All

well, they could handle it like they did Elian Gonzales.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 8:22:38 PM PDT by willywill
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To: mandaladon

Has this issue been covered on the network news yet?


26 posted on 05/28/2014 8:37:42 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: mandaladon

Amnesty’s coming.

And it’s being spearheaded by the Tea Party.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 8:38:24 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: mandaladon

And they all get free education, medical care, welfare, and in-state tuition.

What a great country!


28 posted on 05/28/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: mandaladon

Send them home. It is the duty of their parents to restrain their own government. And, along with them, send all of the illegal immigrant criminals in our prisons back to their home countries along with a bill for: medical care, legal services, incarceration (food and housing), etc. Until the bill for these services is repaid, stop all foreign aid and trade with those foreign nations. If we just do this, they will monitor the border, and we won’t have to.


29 posted on 05/28/2014 8:56:44 PM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Tzimisce

One more time...my hearing aid is broken.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 9:06:06 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: mandaladon

It appears that Mexicans & Central Americans, by the tens of thousands, are throwing their children over the border. Hoping they’ll become Obama/Boehner/Cantor “dreamers” with status and thus become, in effect, anchor kids for the greater family.

Of course, this will later be followed by millions more pouring in, further impoverishing our country.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 9:24:21 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: mandaladon

Reminds me of the old saying...

“The Chinese use the same word for crisis and opportunity”

Yes. I’m sure Obama and the democrats are really concerned about millions of democrat voters, illegal or otherwise.


32 posted on 05/28/2014 10:04:02 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: mandaladon

Will it ever end? We WILL be a third world country and I feel bad for my grandson and any future grandchildren. He will be a minority in a country built by his ancestors and forced to live with the races that have torn it apart.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 2:57:14 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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