Skip to comments.Immigrant children deserve our compassion, not jeers and taunts
Posted on 07/07/2014 6:05:57 AM PDT by artichokegrower
There is only one correct way to view the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have streamed through the United States-Mexico border over the past year and who are now crowding federal detention facilities: children fleeing desperate, dangerous places who need our help.
Instead, they have become political pawns to the anti-immigration forces who are intent on demonizing the children as a way to push their own agenda.
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Send them into the neighborhoods of these editorial board elites, and see how compassionate they remain.
Our jeers and taunts should be saved for the US administration who invited this, for their enablers in the congress, and for the corrupt Central American governments that facilitated it.
INSURGENTS... of all ages....
Political Pawns.. Invaders..
the children are mostly older teens and young adults ...the children is a ploy.
How many immigrant children will the Sacramento Bee editorial board take in their homes and provide health care, dental and a warm and loving home?
Four children each? Good!
Wait... You’re not taking any in your own home and expect the government to be their mom and dad?
What about compassion for the American taxpayer, Sacramento Bee?
The UN estimated in 2013 that LatAm has more than 68 million people living in “extreme poverty”.
What is the limit to our “compassion’?
They don’t care.
Maybe once invaders realize that coming to this country is not such an attractive option, they will stop coming.
What a strawman. No one is demonizing children. We either have a sovereign nation with borders and laws or we do not.
Once the citizens know laws are capriciously enforced and meaningless there is no reason other than fear of force to obey.
We are at that juncture. I will not obey a demagogue in a lawless country.
What about compassion for the American taxpayer AND THEIR OWN CHILDREN, Sacramento Bee?
This migration did not occur spontaneously without planning. The State Department has many diplomats in Central America. It is beyond belief that State was not aware of this migration. Why weren’t border security, immigration officials and Homeland security notified and a coordinated effort implemented? It would seem these federal agencies were simply implementing Obama immigration policy.
Its the AMNESTY crowd who want these illegal aliens here who are “anti-immigrant”
You are either for IMMIGRATION
or you are for ILLEGAL ALIENS just committing the crime of busting into our country..
Illegal aliens don’t want to immigrate...
We are seeing pure evil here.
The irony of this cretin accusing us of turning these children into “political pawns”.
There is clearly a long-term political strategy at work with the goal being the elimination of America’s status as a powerful, sovereign nation and the importation of a permanent Democrat-voting underclass. Of course you would start with children, it’s the perfect way to use our Judeo-Christian compassion against us. How long before we’re told that we’re morally obligated to bring up the rest of the families?
This will all work hand-in-hand with the “National Popular Vote” initiative to keep Progressives in the White House for years to come.
Compassion does not allow people to break the flipping law.
Deport them all. Now.
“Once the citizens know laws are capriciously enforced and meaningless there is no reason other than fear of force to obey.”
Excellent point. We are becoming a lawless society and it is starting with the elites and will work its way down to the general population.
Where's the "compassion" for those children who belong here and whose parents are going to have less to give them because their parents are being forced at gunpoint to care for this latest liberal variation of "It's for the children?" No one asked me if I'd mind paying for some of the kids they screw out. I'm sure I would have remembered. I didn't get any of the pleasure of the procreation, why should I get stuck for the expense of raising them?
I’ll be all for immigration, legal or otherwise, just as soon Democrats consent to end their little welfare state. Until then, I’m a cold and utterly heartless SOB.
If these children, families, whatever were really fleeing the violence in their home countries why aren’t they stopping in Mexico? Why do they continue traveling to the USA on what has to be a dangerous journey across scorching deserts?
I have contempt for the dhhdjakanxhfjsm who are using them as fodder. Total contempt. There is no punishment devised by man that they’re not worthy of.