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The Children of the Drug Wars - A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis
New York Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | SONIA NAZARIO

Posted on 07/11/2014 2:18:16 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

CRISTIAN OMAR REYES, an 11-year-old sixth grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras soon — “no matter what.”

In March, his father was robbed and murdered by gangs while working as a security guard protecting a pastry truck. His mother used the life insurance payout to hire a smuggler to take her to Florida. She promised to send for him quickly, but she has not.

Three people he knows were murdered this year. Four others were gunned down on a nearby corner in the span of two weeks at the beginning of this year. A girl his age resisted being robbed of $5. She was clubbed over the head and dragged off by two men who cut a hole in her throat, stuffed her panties in it, and left her body in a ravine across the street from Cristian’s house.

“I’m going this year,” he tells me.

I last went to Nueva Suyapa in 2003, to write about another boy, Luis Enrique Motiño Pineda, who had grown up there and left to find his mother in the United States. Children from Central America have been making that journey, often without their parents, for two decades. But lately something has changed, and the predictable flow has turned into an exodus. Three years ago, about 6,800 children were detained by United States immigration authorities and placed in federal custody; this year, as many as 90,000 children are expected to be picked up. Around a quarter come from Honduras — more than from anywhere else.

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... what the United States is seeing on its borders now is not an immigration crisis. It is a refugee crisis.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens
Here we go.
1 posted on 07/11/2014 2:18:16 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Human trafficking.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 2:21:44 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Second Amendment First
... what the United States is seeing on its borders now is not an immigration crisis. It is a refugee crisis.

It's a MANUFACTURED crisis. Ordered up by B. Hussein Obama.

3 posted on 07/11/2014 2:22:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Second Amendment First

This is not a refugee crisis. I have read reports that these kids are coming from areas that are not oppressed, and the family situations are stable.

They have been sent here as an anchor, which will result in the rest of the family coming here in a relatively short period of time.

The Left and the North, Central, and South American nations are gaming us.

I’m sick and tired of this! Isn’t anyone in government just a little sick of it, or are they this fricking blind and ignorant?


4 posted on 07/11/2014 2:23:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Second Amendment First

These people, and more than 80% are adults, are not fleeing wars. There are no real wars in Central America. Looking at Central American headlines doesn’t show anything that would cause people to move away en mase.

Obama and others planned this, for years. A recolonization of America.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 2:24:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Exactly, and IMO it is grounds for impeachment.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 2:24:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Second Amendment First

It’s the UNITED STATES’s fault these people are coming here?

If we’re such racist, sexist, fascist, hatefilled nation - why are they flocking our border?

Why aren’t they going to the great socialist states like Venezuela?

This is the type of writing you get when you sit around eating giant buckets of your own bullcrap!

These people are coming here because liberal politicians have opened the border and are paying these people to show up.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 2:24:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

bump


8 posted on 07/11/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: DoughtyOne

Politicians get their life of luxury in an ivory tower, largely unaffected by this issue with their armed guard entourage. They often don’t care about the effects of this crisis on the rest of us for that reason. They have their more equal than thou living cut out for them.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 2:35:01 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Second Amendment First

Some mother....abandoning her 11 yr old son


10 posted on 07/11/2014 2:35:11 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: Second Amendment First

They manipulate the language to manipulate the society.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 2:36:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Morpheus2009

“Politicians get their life of luxury in an ivory tower, largely unaffected by this issue with their armed guard entourage. They often don’t care about the effects of this crisis on the rest of us for that reason. They have their more equal than thou living cut out for them.”

The elitists have absolute contempt for the middle class. It’s the last cross section of society that can push back against them. It must be destroyed.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 2:38:35 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Second Amendment First

I have seen several articles/opinions from the NYT very slanted in favor of the illegals. Why???


13 posted on 07/11/2014 2:39:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Second Amendment First

Doesn’t really matter because this country can’t afford whatever it is. Round ‘em all up and send ‘em back.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Morpheus2009

One of these days, someone is going to reach their limit with these people. When they do, I expect a movement to take off like a firestorm.

Don’t point the finger at me, because I won’t be involved, but I sure as hell won’t be shedding tears over it.

Even decent people can only take so much.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 2:43:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: cripplecreek

If I recall correctly, it’s was Lackoff (rhymes with ...) who posited the concept of “framing”.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: headstamp 2

In other words, they are the very same aristocracy they claim to despise.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 2:43:33 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because it feeds their agenda. Anything that helps march Marxism’s cause forward, is a blessed thing in their mind. I guess I should refrain from using words like “blessing” when referencing Marxist ideology though.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 2:44:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Second Amendment First

I encourage FReepers to buy a copy of “The language of the 3rd Reich” by Victor Klemperer.

Klemperer explains how the nazis manipulated the german language to manipulate the german people into accepting nazi ideals. After all, the German people would never have accepted shipping the Jews off to exterminate them but they were willing to ship them off to places where they could be with their own kind and live happily ever after.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 2:50:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: DisorderOnBorder

That’s just sad. Especially when I would go without giving up were my now 3-year old son’s custody on the line. At this point, I would feel very hard pressed to let an 11 year old out of home for the night.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 2:50:20 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: DoughtyOne

It’s not even a question of decent people. Even less than decent people, such as the fringe elements, can go nuts at each other too. The intra communist party struggles for succession that occurred in the Soviet Union are a good testament to that. People can ultimately turn on each other over envy or desire to get the better share. Sometimes evil does punish other evil.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Second Amendment First

Sounds like Chicago.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 3:01:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Morpheus2009

I could drink to that...


23 posted on 07/11/2014 3:01:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Morpheus2009

I wish scabies on all of them!


24 posted on 07/11/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Second Amendment First

What is wrong with Cuba, they speak Spanish and Michael Moore says they have the best medical care in the world, and he also says that America is a racist county. So don’t come here.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (It doesn't matter who votes for whom, it only matters who counts the votes - Joe Stalin)
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To: DoughtyOne

Isaiah 49:26, “they will be drunk with rivers of their own blood”.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 3:20:49 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Second Amendment First

sound like Chicago


27 posted on 07/11/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Second Amendment First
This is the second time I've seen this meme today. The lefties must have gotten their talking points straightened out.

These people aren't refugees. They're the "wretched refuse" of someone else's teeming shores. Send these, the homeless tempest-tossed back to their hellholes. It's time we slam the golden door.

28 posted on 07/11/2014 3:48:34 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Second Amendment First

29 posted on 07/11/2014 3:55:28 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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30 posted on 07/11/2014 4:03:22 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Second Amendment First

Yes, Obama is cynically taking advantage of American drug use to destabilize our southern neighbors.
It’s not an original foreign policy program. It’s been done many times since the Opium Wars and probably before.
Obama is probably the first ‘leader’ to use this technique to destabilize ‘his’ own country.

The NYTimes is of course too stupid to know what they are saying.


31 posted on 07/11/2014 4:11:44 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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