Skip to comments.Reality, Relativity and the Dire Consequences of the Border Debate
Posted on 06/29/2014 6:49:51 AM PDT by rktman
......Which brings us right back to where we started: what do we do about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children coming across our borders, and even more importantly, what are we going to do about the hundreds of thousands more who will be coming across in the months to come?
The liberal mindset that we should take them all in, feed and clothe them, educate them and assimilate them into society is compassionate and well meaning, but as most idealistic remedies, is long on compassion and short on practicality and answers.
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Its either 100% Deportation... or Amnesty
If you allow a few to stay...you have Amnesty....and the remainder of them suing for “civil rights violations”
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY---Central America Border Rush Fueled By Remittances
(extortion racket---US taxpayers to prop up corrupt govts)
......52,000 unaccompanied illegals crossed the south Texas border this year.....as the political debate focused on immigration enforcement, a key economic factor has been lost in the clamor. Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which are supplying three-quarters of the latest cross-border flood, and are dependent on their diaspora in the US to prop up their own woeful economies.
Immigrants send back billions of dollars to their families. Remittances have risen to 16.5% of El Salvador's GDP, 15.7% of Honduras' and 10% of Guatemala's, according to World Bank data. Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Bolivia rely on remittances for 4.1% to 9.7% of GDP.
But the figure drops precipitously for every other country in Latin America. Mexico, with the largest immigrant population in the U.S. with as many as 13 million people, now relies on remittances for just 2% of GDP.
Migrant remittances to Mexico were $22 billion in 2013, 29% below their 2006 peak.For Colombia, once a locus of drug-war violence, that has turned itself around, remittances are only 1.1% of GDP. Free-market star Chile's figure is 0%.
It's not surprising to see Central American leaders urging the U.S. to let the newest arrivals stay. Those migrants' remittances offer a lifeline to desperately poor countries. While the money goes to families, it helps the broader economy......and ultimately fills government coffers.
A 2008 Pew Research Center survey found that 54% of foreign-born Hispanics send remittances to their home countries, compared to 17% of U.S.-born Hispanics. Undocumented immigrants are believed to send more cash home than either.
Virtually all the cash received by the three remittance outliers is from the U.S. (Guatemala 89%, El Salvador 90%, Honduras 87%).
“The liberal mindset that we should take them all in, feed and clothe them, educate them and assimilate them into society is compassionate and well meaning, but as most idealistic remedies, is long on compassion and short on practicality and answers.”
They have no intention of “assimilate them into society”
This isn’t a sudden issue. Unaccompanied minor OTMs have been arriving in increasing numbers all year. It didn’t get news coverage because it hadn’t met the threshold that CBP couldn’t handle. When we talk about thousands of kids it important to recognize the scale of Border Patrol operations over the last decade. You have sectors that capture and process hundreds of thousands in the course of a year. The last number I saw for McAllen was 1100 a day in a sector that is small relative to Tucson. The problem is that the political leadership hasn’t figured out what to do with all the other than Mexicans. We aren’t allowed to send them back to Mexico. 1100 Mexicans a day would be a manageable number, because you can have them back across the border within a couple hours of capture.
I called my Congressman’s smallest office where the guy there will actually talk to me for a while. I said we need to send them to the embassies. He said, YES fly them to DC and dump them on the embassies and that will stop it VERY QUICKLY!
If you call your congressCritter, please suggest this.