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Surge in kids illegally crossing into U.S. alone strains Border Patrol
Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 06/06/2014 1:07:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The flood of young children pouring across the southwestern border is worse than the administration has previously acknowledged, and efforts to deal with unaccompanied minors are overwhelming the Border Patrol, distracting it from going after smugglers and other illegal immigrants, according to an internal draft memo from the agency.

The four-page memo, authored by Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald D. Vitiello and dated May 30, contradicts the administration’s argument that the border is secure enough to begin legalizing current illegal aliens already in the U.S.

Instead, Chief Vitiello paints a picture of a government struggling to cope, leaving the children suffering poor conditions, agents unable to focus on major security threats and little sense that it will get better.

Known within the Homeland Security Department as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), their numbers have skyrocketed this year, forcing the department to siphon manpower and money from its other critical border duties.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderpatrol; illegals; immigration; mexico

1 posted on 06/06/2014 1:07:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's call it what it is!!

It's an invasion and Obama has orders our Border Patrol & ICE to stand down!

2 posted on 06/06/2014 1:09:43 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind
Have you seen the dozens of pictures of the illegal children being housed in Texas on Breitbart's site? It's mind-blowing!

LINK


3 posted on 06/06/2014 1:16:47 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: SeekAndFind

If children are crossing with no problem, imagine how easy it is for terrorists, drug dealers, murderers, etc, etc, etc.

How long before the next attack?


4 posted on 06/06/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox
If children are crossing with no problem...

I don't believe they are just showing up and crossing unaided, myself.

5 posted on 06/06/2014 1:19:10 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: unixfox

RE: If children are crossing with no problem, imagine how easy it is for terrorists, drug dealers, murderers, etc, etc, etc.

The question I have in mind is -— Where are the parents or guardians of these kids and why are these minors being abandoned to fend for themselves?


6 posted on 06/06/2014 1:19:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: TexasCajun
Let's call it what it is!! It's an invasion and Obama has orderd our Border Patrol & ICE to stand down!

Its Alinsky and Cloward-Piven taken by Obama to its ultimate destination. Destroy the economy..destroy the nation...set the stage for a Marxist dictatorship.

7 posted on 06/06/2014 1:22:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

They aren’t coming by themselves. They have to be led by adults. And my guess is far more nefarious activities are happening.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 1:22:37 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox
They have to be led by adults

Exactly. Or, at least led to where the new, more compassionate ICE will take over. We're not hearing about bodies in the Arizona desert.

9 posted on 06/06/2014 1:24:24 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

Amnesty preparers. Expect 100 million, counting what has already been here for years.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 1:29:42 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The parents have heard that our president has promised freebies to all children under 18, and they won’t be deported. Most of these children have someone over here already, but why come to claim them at the children’s dumping grounds? The US taxpayer is taking care of them.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 1:29:56 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s my personal experience... one 15 year old who crossed over (told me she walked over but we did have translation issues, I do not speak Spanish). She met up with her “aunt” (possibly really was the aunt but I’m not sure) who put her to work cleaning at a hotel. Somehow, child services found out and removed her from the home to foster care.

The now l6 year old is in permanent foster care until she reaches l8. The state is paying a minimum of $100 a day for her care. She goes to public school. She gets medicaid, counseling and social services. She spoke absolutely NO English when she came. I’m wondering if she even learn English, since you don’t need to know it to live here anymore... everything is in Spanish.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 1:55:20 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: txrefugee

Beck said today that someone is advertising in South America that our borders are open and that anyone who came would get free healthcare, etc.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 1:56:03 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: txrefugee

“Most of these children have someone over here already,”

See my post 12


14 posted on 06/06/2014 1:57:28 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: SeekAndFind

Michael Savage revealed yesterday that clandestine photos at a “youth” holding facility surfaced. These aren’t children unless you consider a 20 year old guatamalan sporting gang affiliation and prison tattoos “a child”.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 1:57:55 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind
Just wait.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 1:59:00 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Liz

If 60,000 illegal aliens under the age of 18 entered the US last year that’s about 165 a day..

since we have about 1,000 miles of border that has little or no fence, and since this has been going on for some time now, I’m surprised there was only 60,000 last year..

When you consider that most of those illegal alien “children” are 15, 16, 17 year olds who can fend for themselves, and that this “clever” idea is rapidly spreading, we can expect the next year or so to have a marked increase in these illegal alien “toddlers” just wandering away from their parents Mexico city homes and managing all by themselves to traverse 100’s of miles north into Texas and Arizona..


17 posted on 06/06/2014 2:13:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: TexasCajun

Let’s call it what it is!!
It’s an invasion and Obama has orders our Border Patrol & ICE to stand down!

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Not quite.

You forgot to add that it is an invasion that the Soros Administration has planned and facilitated.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey, what's the problem? Little Vito Corleone came here all alone and he did Ok, right?
19 posted on 06/06/2014 4:14:09 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin

RE: Little Vito Corleone came here all alone and he did Ok, right?

Yep, and he had to kill lots of people to get to where he was. And his son killed even more people.

Is that the kind of Americans we want?


20 posted on 06/07/2014 10:55:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey, it ‘s for t he Chillren !!! Haven't you been keeping up with he great strides we've made since Clinton??
21 posted on 06/07/2014 11:25:56 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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