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Why the U.S. immigration system is so broken
The Globe and Mail ^ | Jun. 21 2014 | Margaret Wente

Posted on 06/21/2014 9:46:09 PM PDT by princeofdarkness

Every day more children come. They cross the Rio Grande on rafts. Some have Hello Kitty backpacks. Some come with their mothers, but many are on their own. They come from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador. Many are teenagers, but some are no more than toddlers. Some disappear before they ever make it to the United States.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalimmigration
Good article on the crisis of illegal immigration in America. Author thinks we are past the point of no return.
1 posted on 06/21/2014 9:46:09 PM PDT by princeofdarkness
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To: princeofdarkness

Do they ever state how many of these “kids” are traveling with kids of their own? We now know a lot of these “kids” are 15,16,17 years old.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 9:50:35 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: princeofdarkness

It is not broken so much as ignored......


3 posted on 06/21/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT by JParris
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To: princeofdarkness

What I find really goofy is that the worthless buffoons up on Capitol Hill want to pass MORE immigrations laws that they don’t intend to ever be enforced.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 9:52:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: princeofdarkness

Returns cannot be by our own self effort.

When we are finally driven to our knees and cry “OH OUR GOD!”

That’s when heaven will open up and say

“Yes, you knocked? Long time no hear!”


5 posted on 06/21/2014 9:55:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Blue Highway

Yes, some of them come with parents.

Some also come with gangs.

Not pretty.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 9:56:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: princeofdarkness

Don’t need to read this, won’t read this. I already know. The reason is the fool on the hill.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 9:59:38 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: princeofdarkness

A stranger comes up to you and gives you a swift kick in the butt.
You thank him and give him $5.00.
What happens next?
That’s right. Another stranger ...
Obama’s America, 2014: Shame, frustration and loathing of our federal government.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 10:00:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Fungi

And he never gives an answer, you know he’s just a fool.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 10:01:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: princeofdarkness
Author thinks we are past the point of no return.

So do I. Far too many anchor babies and chain migration for far too many years and continuing.

10 posted on 06/21/2014 10:13:39 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Fungi

Yep. However, the GOP “leaders” acting as enablers for this fool doesn’t help matters as well.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 10:14:16 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: princeofdarkness

Margaret Wendt has always been an odd duck in the G&M newspaper.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 10:14:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: princeofdarkness

Belling the cat is a wonderful idea.

Who’s going to do it?


13 posted on 06/21/2014 10:15:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: umgud

Even with the steep decline in Hispanic birth rates, this invasion will still lead to a demographic disaster.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 10:17:48 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: princeofdarkness

those who fall into the abort mentality will suffer demographically


15 posted on 06/21/2014 10:19:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: princeofdarkness
Uh hm, yeah. I'm supposed to believe toddlers walked all the way through Mexico from Honduras or Guatamala?

If I believed THAT, I suppose I'd also believe that Lois Lerner's email server crashed so she decided to "recycle her hard drive" (first time any IT person ever heard of that way being used to cure an email server crash); oh and, yes six other related IRS personnel's email servers crashed at the exact same time, presumably also chose to "cure" their hard drives by the good old recycle trick!

16 posted on 06/21/2014 10:24:52 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: JParris
It is not broken so much as ignored......

Precisely! I was going to say not enforced. Everything that's ben happening is totally against existing law.

17 posted on 06/21/2014 10:29:05 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: zerosix

I doubt any toddler came unless it was carried.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 10:29:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: luvbach1

We endure Calvinball because that’s how Barack cleverly holds back on that draconian Obamacare, and instead of saying what the sam hill is going on here and storming Washington we go la di dah and sit on our duffs.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 10:30:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: princeofdarkness

Bookmark


20 posted on 06/21/2014 10:42:56 PM PDT by kabar
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To: princeofdarkness
Since last October, about 50,000 unaccompanied children have been intercepted at the Mexico-U.S. border.

They were intercepted ... the border works. What doesn't work is what happened in the home country that made them believe that they could get in the USA and stay; and what happens after when we don't send them and their illegal family home.

21 posted on 06/21/2014 10:46:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

I’ve heard that ads or other word went out down there to give folks the idea.

I think that Barack’s hand is being forced here (one of the few times it has been). The kids will go back.


22 posted on 06/21/2014 10:55:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is all Obama’s game. He wrote the script that started the surge north. And now he will save us all for the small price of amnesty.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 10:59:01 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Nobody’s going to entertain the amnesty idea for this.


24 posted on 06/21/2014 11:00:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: princeofdarkness
To control our southern borders and stop the thousands of children from Latin America from sneaking into the United States, we need at least two new amendments to the Constitution, something like this:

1. "School attendance: Only citizens, legal residents, those with special student visas can attend elementary, high school, and colleges in the United States."

2. "One parent must be a citizen before a newborn child is given automatic citizenship."

3. Felony: We must finally declare that crossing the border illegally is a felony.

Illegal parents come to the United States for the wonderful benefits that their children can receive, like a quality education and great health care. Can you blame them for making the dangerous, long trip with their young children, or sending their children by themselves with the hope that the United States will automatically let them stay?

I don't understand how a child can illegally cross the southern border one day and automatically be eligible to enroll in public school the next day. That is wrong.

25 posted on 06/21/2014 11:00:23 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: john mirse

Because now it’s for the chillun... no matter how contrived the circumstances under which said chillun appear!...


26 posted on 06/21/2014 11:05:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Mike Darancette

He did... and then they tried to round up quarters for these kids and that went over in at least one community like a lead balloon.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 11:06:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: JParris
It is not broken so much as ignored......

I believe you are onto something there.

28 posted on 06/21/2014 11:32:04 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: princeofdarkness
Even with the steep decline in Hispanic birth rates, this invasion will still lead to a demographic disaster.

Well, I believe that is exactly the deliberate intent here.

29 posted on 06/21/2014 11:40:53 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: princeofdarkness

Immigration is broken because both sides want it broken.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 11:42:09 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: princeofdarkness
All we need to do is say that all illegals found within our borders starting in 60 days will never be allowed permanent status, citizenship, or work permits, and might not ever be allowed legally with the US ever again.

They would self-deport with abandon.

31 posted on 06/21/2014 11:47:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: princeofdarkness

The US immigration system is broken because Barack Obama refuses to enforce the immigration laws now on the books. Obama is operating the US immmigration system by executive order and administrative fiat, sinmce he is unable to negotiate an immigration rewrite ( open door policy) with Congress....he will not compromise his ideology to take what he can get...refusal to negotiate ....the people of the US do not agree with Obama’s policies onm immigration, yet he rams it down their throats.

Indeed Obama created this crisis by a sub rosa publicity campaign, on purpose to force Congress to accept Obama’s ideology. It will launch a border war between the USA and Mexico.


32 posted on 06/22/2014 1:19:07 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: ConservativeMind

Agreed, even deporting a couple of hundred thousand would start the self deportation movement, as it did in Operation Wetback ( Eisenhower).


33 posted on 06/22/2014 1:20:23 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: princeofdarkness
How many will give birth in nine months ...

I know .... sick thought ... but I venture a true one.

34 posted on 06/22/2014 3:15:42 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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The swarm emanate from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador gather at the Mexican border---all recipients of US foreign aid. The putrid stench from latino collusion and conspiracy is nauseating. The latino Fifth column---political pressure groups----are lying in wait.

Money is changing hands....lots of money and drugs.

THE FOREIGN AID MODUS OPERANDI---Former Guatemala President used US banks to launder millions (swindler was elected to "redistribute" the nation's wealth) An ex-president of Guatemala faced charges in NY that he used US banks to launder millions looted from his impoverished nation. Alfonso Portillo took office in 2000 pledging to redistribute Guatemala’s wealth.

Portillo, 61, allegedly ran scams to drain the impoverished country's coffers. The feds say Portillo embezzled about $2.5M provided by the Taiwanese embassy....$1.5 million was earmarked for “Libraries for Peace”....books for school kids.

Portillo personally endorsed three, $500,000 checks issued against an account at the Intl Bank of China in Manhattan, then deposited the cash in the Miami bank account of a Guatemalan bank controlled by “a close associate and political supporter” .....the money was funneled to bank accounts in Paris in the names of Portillo’s ex-wife and daughter.

Portillo swindled nearly $4M defense funds ...and plundered the national bank run by his alleged co-conspirator through overdrafts financed by public reserves -- stolen money paid for expensive watches and cars, for himself and his associates, according to the indictment. (Source: NY POST news report 5/28/13.)

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Time to mobilize the Bank Secrecy Act----to follow the paper trail of foreign aid and US govt agency foreign disbursements, and determine how govt monies changes hands.

Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of government insiders ability to collude in sub rosa deals and who might be personally profiting.

<><> L/E needs to examine Central American bank accounts.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer govt funds from one account to another, and/or wo=ire-transferred offshore;

<><> To cover their tracks, fake govt invoices might be created to show that govt money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes.

<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of govt funds for insiders' personal use and/or for redistribution schemes.

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NOTE WELL Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes. “The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.

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<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.

L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize foreign bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures---or to finance campaign activities (and/or other redistribution schemes favored by the WH).

Tax fraud may also be a factor; facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from DHS accounts into personal accounts, campaign accounts, or into redistribution schemes.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support and luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses (and campaign activities, or other redistribution schemes).

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Taxpayers demand the Bank Secrecy Act be used to prosecute foreign aid govt fraud, pronto.

SAMPLE LETTER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Taxpayers are urged to notify the FBI now.
FBI TIPS PAGE https://tips.fbi.gov

SUBJECT: Collusion, conspiracy, and bribery
IN RE: financial irregularities
REFERENCE: foreign aid govt fraud, falsified documents, wire transfers, accounting fraud, etc.

NARRATIVE Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of multiple conspiracies by to collude in sub rosa deals to personally profit and/or to facilitate redistribution schemes of US foreign aid.

OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT The FBI should interrogate individuals for evidence of multiple schemes to falsify official documents to further insider schemes. The FBI should investigate any and all official documents submitted by foreign aid recipients.

Crimes might include---conspiracy, collusion, falsifying official documents (a felony), money laundering, tax evasion, extorting taxpayers, theft of govt monies, misuse of public office and government positions.

Examine tax returns with a fine-tooth comb.....especially entries for "interest income."

35 posted on 06/22/2014 3:45:26 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: princeofdarkness
The money quote, I agree with every word:

Of course, we Canadians shouldn’t be too smug. Our geography keeps us well insulated from the waves of suffering humanity that inundate much of the developed world. So long as we are bordered by three oceans and a rich country, we’ll never be confronted by tens of thousands of impoverished children who are struggling to make it to the Promised Land. The heart says take them in. But the head says send them home.

36 posted on 06/22/2014 3:53:08 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Blue Highway
Do they ever state how many of these “kids” are traveling with kids of their own? We now know a lot of these “kids” are 15,16,17 years old.


These “kids” don't come with any identity papers or birth certificates. We have no real ideas who they are or where they come from or how old they are.

A lot of them are in their 20’s and early 30’s and are calling to be teenagers.

Hey, it worked for the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast so it should work for them

37 posted on 06/22/2014 4:13:34 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: princeofdarkness

This article is a very shallow look. We are witnessing a deliberate invasion orchestrated by socialists who need to overwhelm the independent middle class with serfs in the hope of eradicating the liberty that made the U.S. the most powerful and benevolent nation in history.

The same people who are trying to destroy the American middle class via this invasion of uneducated, unskilled, population of peasants and serfs are the ones behind the assault on our education system. And it is a double-whammy, not only are these illiterate, ill-mannered people corrupting our society, they add a tax burden that is beyond our ability to pay.

Supplant successful education principles like phonics and traditional math with techniques that prevent children from becoming competent in reading, writing and arithmetic, and suddenly foreigners are necessary in the STEM labor force. Focus on teaching children about sexual behavior in kindergarten instead of reading and writing, and you get a native population that cannot compete internationally.

We must repel this invasion, for that is what it is, even though it was orchestrated in the U.S. by a self-proclaimed elite that is in fact a mirror image of the serfs, parasites who contribute nothing and consume other people’s resources without care or consideration of the people who do the real work.

This has been going on for over a century and we are only noticing it now that it has reached critical mass. Will enough people wake up in time to turn the tide, or is it already too late?


38 posted on 06/22/2014 5:17:16 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: john mirse
...we need at least two new amendments to the Constitution, something like this:

Bump. My understanding is that the anchor baby law can be overturned by legislation only due to some precedent. the 14th amendment, "born in the USA" clause was clearly made for freed slaves, not for invaders.

Crossing the border a felony, definitely. Applying for welfare of any kind, a felony. With this felony, the invader can never become a citizen.

39 posted on 06/22/2014 5:45:33 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Nobody’s going to entertain the amnesty idea for this.

When this settles down the pictures of the warehoused kids will be shown and it will be said, "Comprehensive immigration reform could have prevented this; contact your congressman today and ask them why they want to do this to the children"?

They never let a disaster go to waste, even if it is of their own making.

40 posted on 06/22/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Except for the little factoid that comprehensive immigration reform couldn’t.


41 posted on 06/22/2014 6:14:50 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Mike Darancette

I.e. it was the product of a stunt.


42 posted on 06/22/2014 6:15:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Except for the little factoid that comprehensive immigration reform couldn’t.

That it wouldn't work is of little consequence when an open border is the left's desired result.

43 posted on 06/22/2014 9:39:39 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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