Skip to comments.Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office
Posted on 07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT by raptor22
Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism.
Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America.
"How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking goes to the core of who we are as a nation," the attorney general said, explaining a program to provide 100 lawyers and paralegals for minors brought here by drug cartels and other human traffickers.
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Anyone notice how WHITE Elian Gonzalez is....
You bet that had a lot to do, also, with Black Racist Holder
Good point. Leftists thought a dynamic entry followed by repatriation at gunpoint was keen when it was a kid fleeing communism.
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“How we treated Cuban waif Elian Gonzalez, who had survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother to flee the communist tyranny of Fidel Castro’s Cuba, speaks volumes about the hypocrisy of Democrats and Holder, who applauded and engineered the forcible return of Elian at gunpoint to Cuba.”
Sending those illegal immigrant kids back to Central America without a hearing would be against our very own law. That law specifies that minors cannot be repatriated to their Central American home countries without a hearing.
Given that they already crossed the border, yes. I am aghast at those who say gun them down in New Mexico etc.
But that still doesn’t mean we should turn the border into a doormat. If the coyotes are coming, turn them around while still in Mexico.
Dems wanted to send Elian back because he’s Cuban and Cubans know how horrible Communism is..so most likely he would have grown up and voted Republican..maybe his family in South Florida is also Republican..remember, with Dems its ALL about votes..if these illegals crossing our border now said “We vote Republican” Obama and his minions would deport them on the spot
Between losing his leg in WWII and his tragic suicide in 1979, Bill de Blasio’s father forged a career with think tanks and multinational corporations aimed at blocking the spread of communism. A decade after his death, his son was in Nicaragua, working in support of the kind of socialist government his father’s old colleagues tried to prevent in Latin America.
Bill de Blasio never got to talk to his troubled father about his 1988 trip to aid Sandinista-led Nicaragua or his 1991 honeymoon in Castro’s Cuba. Warren Wilhelm was already gone, having shot himself in 1979 while suffering from terminal cancer.
But a look into some of the family’s back pages shows that father and son, had they gotten to discuss it, would have brought radically different perspectives to the subject.
I do remember early on feeling that he had a naïve belief in the ability of the free enterprise system to address the poverty in Latin America,” de Blasio said in an interview with WNYC. “He had a real naïve assumption about America’s role, a real naïve assumption about the power of business investment to change societies from outside.”
When he decided as a young adult to stop being called Warren Wilhelm Jr. and become one of the de Blasios on his mother’s side of the family, the man who is now the leading candidate to be the next mayor of New York shed more than just the name of a man he knew largely as a troubled alcoholic who divorced his mother before he was 8 years old.
After his return from the Pacific in World War II, where he was badly wounded, Warren Wilhelm was an active partisan in the cold war, records show, working at one point as a researcher at a CIA-linked institute at Harvard looking for weak spots in the Soviet Union, and later as an oil executive seeking to boost the influence of multinational corporations in Latin America as a means to counter Castro-style communism.
De Blasio also never discussed his world views with his father’s older brother, Donald Wilhelm Jr., a professor and former government official who died in 2001 in London. But nephew and uncle would likely have had even sharper debates.
Records show Donald Wilhelm Jr. was an even more active advocate of U.S. foreign policy, working as a U.S. government advisor in the Far East and writing a series of books prescribing ways the West could triumph over communism. While serving as a visiting professor at the University of Teheran in the mid-1950s, he helped the Shah of Iran, who had assumed the throne thanks to a CIA-sponsored coup just a couple of years earlier, write his memoir. The two men grew close. In his preface to “Mission for My Country,” Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi thanked Wilhelm above all others.
If they are fleeing persecution them send them back with weapons and knowledge to throw off their overlords. A reverse Fast and Furious.
I am incredibly surprised that Holder is not aware of the thriving slave trade going on in the US today, fed by the coyotes who bring these illegals through our porous borders and deliver them into slavery.
Naw, I'm kidding. I think he's perfectly aware of it, as are most Democrats. They keep pushing up the minimum wage, knowing that unscrupulous businesses will turn to under-the-table means of getting the work done when they can't afford to hire proper workers.
There are a lot of factors behind this current migration. The open borders are just part of it.
The CPUSA is allied with the CPC, they are one and the same along with the unions
That son of a bitch Warren in US Vs. Brown threw out the provision in Taft Hartley that required union leadership to sign affidavits that they were not communists.
As a result, union leadership is comprised of nothing but.
We are getting ready to hit the CPUSA and the American communist movement so hard that they wont have time to crawl back under the rocks they came out from.
No worker in the US should be held hostage to unions period, compulsory union dues are unconstitutional under the first and 14th amendments, and the unions need to be stripped of their ability to steal money from workers paychecks on a national level.
If the workers love unions so much they will be happy to voluntarily send them dues.
THE RED SONS OF BITCHES THINK THEY CAN STEAL MONEY FROM THE PRODUCTIVE CLASS VIA THE ELECTORAL PROCESS.
Big deal. Elian was legal and you all still sent him back.
I did not send him back, that was the work of Bill Clinton, Janet Reno, a federal magistrate and Border Patrol Agents.
With these kids, all we need is a swift judicial process and order them all back to their nation of origin.
“Big deal. Elian was legal and you all still sent him back.”
Yes, indeed and that will live in infamy.
Where was the compassion for him?
“Sending those illegal immigrant kids back to Central America without a hearing would be against our very own law. That law specifies that minors cannot be repatriated to their Central American home countries without a hearing.”
The law you refer to is meant for minors who are being trafficked.
Sounds like the poster knows they are being trafficked. Can't imagine why anyone would know the law on this off the cuff.
Well, they ARE getting coyoted in. For the most part.
The law is coming in to play now in the debate.
I was not familiar with it til now. It is here.
It’s a long law that perhaps contradicts itself.
One thing. The argument all minors must have a hearing or counsel is not necessarily the case.
They must be unaccompanied.
There are sections which describe a determination to be made if they are being severely trafficked. If not they mY be repatriated.
But there is another section that seems to say all unaccompanied minors will get counsel.
The interesting thing is all these children are to be referred to to HHS and cared by HHS.
Here is the law.
I have been offering up this comparison for days now. Glad to see someone FINALLY exploring this .
About as readable as a “diff” file.
Despicable termite, the Kaiser of NYC is.
“The law you refer to is meant for minors who are being trafficked.”
I don’t know how Holder, Obama and the SCOTUS would define trafficking, but I suspect it will be very wide and inclusive.
And the additional thing is thatbit is HHS that is supposed to determine if they unaccompanied child is being trafficked.
Did you really think we want those laws observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be
much easier to deal with. (’Atlas Shrugged’ 1957)
So one side is still following “laws?” How quaint!
Is it hypocritical for the government to want to let these kids coming across the border today to stay when they sent Elian back to Cuba?
Is it hypocritical for us to want to send them back when we wanted to let Elian stay?
I get confused on things like this.