Skip to comments.Governors livid over border crisis
Posted on 07/12/2014 11:49:32 AM PDT by Innovative
The surge of Latin American children trying to cross the U.S. border threatens to strain states resources and is testing their already fragile relationship with Washington, governors from both parties warned Friday.
As they gathered here for a meeting of the National Governors Association, the state leaders seethed at what they said was a lack of support and information from the federal government.
The border crisis was on the tip of nearly every governors tongue in the early part of their meeting here, yet the group passed on the chance to grill Vice President Joe Biden on the subject when he appeared before them Friday.
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The lyin’king: “Govs livid? Meh! I’m gettin’ what I want.”
Yeah, I bet they’re really pounding their fists! Successive generations of governors have prostituted themselves to the federal government with little to no resistance as power was stripped from them... now they complain. Well, I wish they got this angry over same sex marriage being forced against the express will of the people, or abortion being forced against the express will of the people, or natural resource exploitation being banned against the express will of the people.
Starting to feel this entire thing is a shell game. Faux outrage abounds.
Obama usually attends this conference. A no show this year?
“yet the group passed on the chance to grill Vice President Joe Biden on the subject when he appeared before them Friday.”
Bwaaaa! Like Bite Me has a clue about anything! I’d guess the Governors didn’t feel like wasting their time.
“The border crisis was on the tip of nearly every governors tongue in the early part of their meeting here, yet the group passed on the chance to grill Vice President Joe Biden on the subject when he appeared before them Friday.”
RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT. Who in the ‘H’ would waste time talking to a brick.
They are LIVID! Furious! Irate! Boiling over! About to have a coronary! Mad as hell! Aggravated extremely! Incensed! Fuming! Riled to the max! Exasperated! Pushed too far! Just fuming!
But are they going to do anything about it...?
This is exactly what's happening.
I wonder what would happen if we did what I have seen in refugee situations in other parts of the world.
Refugees are kept in barren areas, living in tent cities with fences to keep them from going into the populated areas. They are given water and staples to feed themselves while the situation in their country is resolved. They don't get any further than the tent cities.
This would be a stark example of the Obama's folly.
“Well, I wish they got this angry over same sex marriage being forced against the express will of the people, or abortion being forced against the express will of the people, or natural resource exploitation being banned against the express will of the people. Starting to feel this entire thing is a shell game. Faux outrage abounds.”
Absolutely; this is pure theater for the low-intelligence consumer. I figured that when a LOT of people were getting their political talking points from Jon Stewart on Comedy Central...
RAMIFICATIONS OF BORDER INVASION KICK IN
NRO reports adult illegals posing as "unaccompanied alien children" are attempting to enroll at Massachusetts public high schools. Some of them had gray hair, said they were 17 years old, and claim to have have no documentation.
Gray haired men enrolling in schools?
Looks like drug lords from across the border are infiltrating public schools---planning to set up lifelong lucrative businesses ......giving kids free samples to get them addicted is part of building up the business plan.
The graying men posing as teens could also be sex traffickers ---lining up nubile kid for their johns..... and the young 'uns for pedophiles who pay big bucks to get ahold of the little darlings.
Tolerant and compassionate libbers whining about the "humanitarian crisis" are OK with that (/snix).
Governors are also in for a budget shock when their carefully drawn budgets are looted by the "little children."
Hugo Chavez taught Boobamba a neat trick---if you don't have the votes to win---you import them from destitute countries. If you promise them billions in remittances they'll gladly empty out their villages.
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%).
Not livid enough to do anything about it. Hey....GOPers gotta have cheap yard-workers.
If they are livid, they aren’t livid enough —
EXCELLENT MUST SEE 6 MINUTE BILL WHITTLE VIDEO!
Bill skillfully skewers the limousine leftist hypocrites on their phony feel good posturing on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
Please help this one also go viral!
but but...I thought the money was going into the US economy! That’s what the Democrats say, that’s what “Honest Obam” told us.
They will write a few stern letters and have a press conference or two.
When I say Obama use his left hand to grasp Perry’s shoulder I knew Perry was putty.
Think Greece——hollowed out from within.
Perhaps. He prefers to talk about himself and receive praise and adoration.