Skip to comments.Hundreds More Youth Surge Across Border, Overwhelming U.S. Officials
Posted on 06/08/2014 8:15:02 AM PDT by kristinn
At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as a humanitarian crisis.
Though overall illegal immigration has declined in recent years, two waves one of unaccompanied children, another of parents with children have presented a challenge for officials who say they don't have the facilities in the Southwest to detain these groups.
The presence of unaccompanied migrant children is not new, but the surge in recent months has overloaded Border Patrol stations and detention facilities, particularly in Texas. Most of the children come from Central America, a region long plagued with poverty but now having to grapple with escalating drug cartel and gang violence.
On Saturday alone, 367 children were taken from Texas to a processing center run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Nogales, Ariz., Andrew Wilder, spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, said Saturday.
A day before, 432 unaccompanied minors were taken to the same facility and another 367 are expected Sunday. "We fully expect this crisis to continue because there is no solution to fix it," Wilder said.
Brewer blasted the transfers and, in a letter to President Obama, complained that she learned of the operation through the media, not from his administration.
She has yet to hear back from Obama, Wilder said.
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A humanitarian crisis? This calls for the UN.
Anybody else notice that Obama has stopped bragging about how many illegals he’s deported?
I HATE this POS administration.
Did Obama promise Mexico a few Border States if they helped him out ?
They wouldn’t be overwhelmed if they housed them in tent camps;
Ask Sheriff how its done.
You have all the desert you need.
American kids under 18 must be with a parent(s) or adult(S) who have custody.
Seems these illegal kids must be sent back to their parents or to the Mexican gov’t. To stay here it seems they would have to at least be wards of the gov’t. Can’t have minors out on their own regardless of citizenship.
This is the M.O. of the marxists, create a problem and then offer to solve the problem by spending a lot of money.
Maybe they could hire the folks that gave us the Obamacare computer system to fix this crisis?
Thats Sheriff JOE.
And the flood of these urchins will only rise.
America is for the chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiildren, you know?
Send the children to their respective Embassies with a plane ticket.
Deliberate flooding of the USA by a President seeking to further dilute the voting power of the white people he so hates. Anything to bring us into third-world status as quickly as possible.
Sell them to the Saudis.
Uh does the LA Times not know that they will soon be using one of the closed military bases in CA as pounds for these abandoned children? It was in the paper last week.
“Bus a bunch of minors to the border in conjunction with the Mexican government and then scream that something needs to be done, and those who oppose it are heartless SOBs.”
This is what I’ve been posting for a couple of days! Something stinks! These non-mexican kids get across mexico’s “secure” Southern Border, then travel all the way through mexico to our porous Southern Border? That’s a very, very long trip for a kid! They gotta be getting’ bused!
Set up tent city like Sherriff Joe has and issue pink under ware for the illegals and have pictures of Mooshell all over the camp they will run back for sure.
Force every registered democrat in AZ to take in and support one or more of the illegals. To hell with these “chilrun” and to hell with this Obama scam to open the borders. Not our responsibility and put our citizens above any illegal regardless of age.
send ‘em back to Mejico on buses.. with union drivers.
Let Mixico take care of its own.
This is such a blatant political attack by Obama on someone he has identified as his “enemy.” It has nothing to do with immigrants, legal or illegal, child or adult. It’s all about attacking Brewer because she has opposed him in the past.
I don’t live there and I have no dog in this fight. But it’s so transparent.
The UN should ask why Obama is using children as political pawns.
Give them to Boko Haram.
Seems illegals know something American citizens don’t...could it be they know a deal for amnesty has already been struck.
America is being INVADED & Barack is having our Border Patrol & ICE stand down.
Instead of busing them back across the border, Barack is busing them from TX to AZ for short stay and onto the streets with a 'court date'.