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Border Crisis Senate Hearing: ‘Round Them Up and Ship Them Back Like Cattle’
viralglobalnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Dave Schwartz

Posted on 07/11/2014 7:42:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

During a live Senate hearing this afternoon, Sen. Tom Harkin (D) said that while listening to the testimony about children crossing the border illegally, it sounds to him as though many are saying that the solution to the problem is to “round them up and ship them back like cattle,” a sentiment with which he strongly disagrees. He said that the children have the right to have their health and dignity protected with Health and Human Services under the law. The hearing was held to request 3.7 billion dollars in supplemental funds to help stem the tide of incoming children as well as to provide the ones who are already here with healthcare and legal representation. Republican commentary during the hearing on the border crisis focused on the question of whether the funding would be enough to help the situation at all, and the need to remove the children from the United States as soon as possible.

Harkin pointed out that HHS is short on funds and that the supplement being discussed will allow the agency to follow the law. The supplement, he said, is “critical” and that “we can’t turn our back on these kids” because the United States should be dedicated to human rights. “We’re better than that,” he said. Harkin went on to say that it is “nonsense” that, according to some in the room, the United States is being “overrun beyond its capacity” to handle the border crisis. He feels that the nation can solve the problem and protect the children by letting them apply for asylum via the law and through due process. The children, he said, deserve advocates who can inform them of their legal rights, and that when he hears “round them up and ship them back like cattle” from the administration, he strongly disagrees. 25 senators attended the border crisis Senate hearing.

These children are trying to escape basic human rights violations, Harkin said, and further, the border escapees represent the exact type of value system on which the United States was founded. Jeh Johnson from the Department of Homeland Security said that the children are coming across easily because there are many ways for them to get through, such as swimming across the border.

Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D) said that parents have to raise as much as $3,000 to send their children to the United States, and that fact alone proves the imminent danger the children face in their homelands. “The violence is so bad that the violence of the journey is less…you say we’re going to send them back. Send them back to what?” she asked.

Mulkulski went on to say that the horrors of what happens to the children in their countries of origin is indescribable and that the United States must implement a strategy to deal with this humanitarian concern. She likened the border crisis to a war, saying that the children have been driven out of their homes by violent drug dealers. Attention to the root causes of this crisis has been sorely lacking, she said, and that needs to change before a proper solution can be found. The need is “urgent” she said, and seemed to agree with Harkin that saying “round them up and ship them back like cattle” is not an acceptable route to take. The Senate hearing on the border crisis will be suspended until next Thursday.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; iowa; tomharkin
WATCH: Senator gets emotional: Don't treat immigrants like 'cattle'
1 posted on 07/11/2014 7:42:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Harkin said, and further, the border escapees represent the exact type of value system on which the United States was founded.

He doesn't know any such thing!

2 posted on 07/11/2014 7:44:30 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
‘Round Them Up and Ship Them Back Like Cattle’

They were shipped here like cattle, I see nothing wrong with shipping them back the same way.

Give them a box lunch and send them home. I'm sure they came with less.

3 posted on 07/11/2014 7:49:16 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They came up like cattle and they did it by choice.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 7:50:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The pampered ruling class is so out of touch.
The need to be rounded up.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 7:51:51 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I say ‘LET ALL THE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS PAY FOR THIS’. That should stop them.........they usually only say this when it is someone else who has to pay for it.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 7:52:44 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: luvbach1

“He said that the children have the right to have their health and dignity protected with Health and Human Services under the law.”
WHAT ABOUT OUR HEALTH? THOSE “CHILDREN” ARE WALKING TIME BOMBS WITH THEIR DISEASES. I’d say WE, THE CITIZENS, have MORE RIGHT to have OUR HEALTH protected from these ILLEGAL INVADERS!


7 posted on 07/11/2014 7:53:32 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON. NOW IS THE TIME!!!)
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To: Post5203

Not.Our.Problem.

Ship ‘em back Dano.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 7:54:05 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Harkin is retiring—RATs always know the best time to bail. Cattle? You have treated the hard working, tax paying citizens of this country like cattle you buffoon. Go home to your senate pension and die soon so the “cattle” can get what is left.
9 posted on 07/11/2014 7:54:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Perhaps the federal government should relocate about 10,000 of these “nice people” to Harkin’s home state of Iowa.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 7:55:16 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: doc1019

I’m OK with it.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 7:56:38 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: Menehune56

They’ll get a far safer more comfortable ride home than what they endured to get here.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 7:58:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; et al

Criminal Illegal Parasites have NO Rights.......


13 posted on 07/11/2014 7:58:35 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He could fly them back one at a time in his F-4 Phantom jet from Vietnam...


14 posted on 07/11/2014 7:58:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: cripplecreek

The kids had no choice — whoever the adult was who put them on that damn train was a f’n criminal.

But the greatest criminals of them all are the presidents of the USA, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras who conspired together to create this chaos at the expense of young lives.

Sheesh people, wake up!


15 posted on 07/11/2014 8:03:13 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

Only a fraction of them are kids.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 8:04:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We need to get some sort of ad out with these pro-amnesty Senators and real language,

1) These Congress folk want to take care of anyone sneaking into the country.

2) These people don’t want to just take care of their immediate needs, they want amnesty, to take care of them forever.

3) These people are in on a conspiracy to use children as a means to their ends, not to return them to their homes but to keep them as pawns.

4) These people think you’re stupid, that they can use children to make you accept their will.

Let me know what you come up with. I think we should have pictures of everyone pushing for this above pics of drug-runners and terrorists.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 8:06:29 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: fivecatsandadog
WE, THE CITIZENS, have MORE RIGHT to have OUR HEALTH protected from these ILLEGAL INVADERS!

Of course, but the liberal blinders allow them to see only the non-existent "rights" of foreign invaders; further, I truly believe they are afflicted with a form of insanity.

18 posted on 07/11/2014 8:07:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

OK. Anyone past puberty gets shipped back in cattle cars. Anyone pre-puberty gets a kiss on the forehead by Mooshell and shipped back in Ray Nagin’s Katrina Bus Fleet.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 8:10:22 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: luvbach1

Hell I’d rather give the money to Detroit. Even with the corruption most of it would find its way back into our economy before long.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 8:11:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s why I am only talking about the kids — I saw some young punks among that crowd and that’s not who I am talking about.

But I don’t think that you are the type who wants these young boys and girls to get on top of a f’n train again, fall off, get raped, die from thirst just to get back to their home country? Don’t blame these little ones — blame the f’n politicians who made this disaster possible.

There must be a better way to ship’m back.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 8:15:58 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“round them up and ship them back like cattle”

Sounds about right to me --

22 posted on 07/11/2014 8:16:42 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 353FMG

According to the Texas congressman I saw on the news yesterday he said that he saw 80% adults and teenagers when he managed to get into one of the detention centers.

I’m not buying the media hype and joining hands with Nancy Pelosi to sing we shall overcome. I’m done being tolerant after decades of this crap.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 8:20:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

+1


24 posted on 07/11/2014 8:20:11 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I lost all respect for Harkin while watching him during the Clinton impeachment hearings and listening to the BS rhetoric dripping from his mouth.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 8:25:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, so am I and I am probably more conservative than you are, but that’s beside the point.

I shudder when I think how some of these little ones got here (they may have been forced to board that f’n train) and I certainly do not want them to go thru hell again.

Let the politicians who are to blame for this crap ride that f’n train and I hope they all fall off.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Tailgunner Joe
‘Round Them Up and Ship Them Back Like Cattle’

And charge them for the ride! Literally take the clothes from their backs if they can't pay for it. We have got to send a message here people, loud and clear. The border is closed. bammy and his cohorts in crime have been sending the message the border is non-existent, come on in, free healthcare, free phones, free housing, free food, etc. Well it isn't free, we are broke and broken. Close the {expletive} border now!

27 posted on 07/11/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 353FMG

Your little fantasy about forcing them to ride back home on top of trains is entirely your own fantasy.

Some of you are sounding like the height of the Katrina fantasy when people were screaming about cannibalism and bodies stacked like cord wood.

The “They’re just kids” narrative is BS.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 8:31:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rawhide! I can recall that theme song to this day. Rollin, Rollin, Rollin, keep those Doggies going..


29 posted on 07/11/2014 8:31:23 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Eject them like invaders and push em back into the water.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 8:46:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Immediate deportation.


31 posted on 07/11/2014 8:47:39 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cattle don’t have a choice. These teenagers know they are stealing opportunites from other youth.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: lee martell

At the rate we are going we are going to have chartered 747’s flying into Latin America with families from all over the third world to start the trek into the US.
The word is out internationally..get your feet dry in the US and you are home free with bene’s. We might as well start handing out instructions at our Embassies world wide..forget the visa..hop a flight to Ameirca and get in free! Instead of going on a Haj go to America! Everything is free in America!


33 posted on 07/11/2014 8:51:35 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

You forgot the unspoken qualifier; Everything will be free in America UNTIL THEY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY. At least that’s what Lady Margaret Thatcher used to say about Socialism; which is the Obama-Brand of being American.


34 posted on 07/11/2014 8:59:15 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So if American children started showing up at the Mexican border, would this idiotic US senator demand that Mexico house, feed, cloth and educate them ?


35 posted on 07/11/2014 10:06:47 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s how.they got here...


36 posted on 07/12/2014 12:37:30 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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Well, they came here lile FERAL RATS.. Cattle would be a step up.


37 posted on 07/12/2014 1:14:07 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Black American from Gang-Besieged Baltimore: ‘Where Can I Get Asylum?’

by Tony Lee 11 Jul 2014 1612 post a comment

As the White House plans to spend billions of taxpayer funds to take care of illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country, some black Americans who live in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods are wondering where they and their children can get refugee status and aid.

On Friday’s Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens. Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border crisis is the rampant gang violence in Central America.

“I’m living a nightmare. My whole neighborhood is so violent. There’s so much crime,” she said. “I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can’t let my daughter ride her bicycle outside – I can’t do anything, Laura! I’m trapped here.”

Elaine told Ingraham that she listens to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Obama and feels that “nobody is saying a word” while spending billions of dollars taking care of foreigners who are unlawfully in the country.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/11/Black-American-from-Baltimore-Where-Can-I-Get-Asylum


38 posted on 07/12/2014 6:30:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey, Senator Harkin, do we have the right to have OUR health and dignity protected? You’re supposed to represent the interests of Americans, not foreigners.


39 posted on 07/12/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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