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Tears for the Border Children
New York Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Charles M. Blow

Posted on 07/16/2014 9:39:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The fight over how to process and care for masses of children from Central America who have crossed into this country is quickly becoming a spectacle of the obscene.

While the government tries to abide by the law as written and handle the children with as much care as any child would deserve, under any circumstances, the public continues to see images of angry adults intent on confronting buses full of minors.

All this has raised the tenor of xenophobic hysteria in this country and is likely to poison the well of comprehensive immigration reform.

At this point, the entire issue has taken on partisan dimensions. Many of the president’s core supporters — blacks, liberal Democrats and young people — are more likely to support following the current policy. On the other hand, constituencies more likely to oppose the president — men, whites, older people and Republicans, particularly those who are supporters of the Tea Party — favor speeding up the process.

This is not the best face of a great nation. This is the underside of a great stone, which when lifted sends creepy things slithering in all directions. We are better than this. We are more compassionate than this. We are more honorable than this.

This is not the time to give in to our lesser angels, but the time to rise with our better ones.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; illegalaliens; invasion
Not sure what Blow's point is other than bash anyone who critiques the president, but posting because it's the NY Slimes.
1 posted on 07/16/2014 9:39:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
While the government tries to abide by the law as written...

Horse manure.

2 posted on 07/16/2014 9:45:34 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

WTF is going on with these people.

When you find a kid separated from his parents, you send him back home home to his parents, not to some camp or school thousands of miles away in a different state wher he can stay without his parents.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 9:47:57 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the cost of this mess should be taken out of the various state/federal welfare budgets. Not one dime should come from spending increases of any kind.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 9:48:45 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Blow me Chuck.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 9:54:18 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: rdcbn
When you find a kid separated from his parents, you send him back home home to his parents, not to some camp or school thousands of miles away in a different state wher he can stay without his parents.

That's what the libs said about Elian Gonzalez. And he had relatives in the U.S. willing to take him in. Of course, Cuba being the paradise that it is, the situations are hardly the same.

6 posted on 07/16/2014 9:55:59 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One man’s “boarder children” is another man’s freeloading illegal alien invader.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 9:59:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Black Charlie Blow is only supporting the importation of poor non-black kids into this country because the of color of the president who caused this mess!


8 posted on 07/16/2014 10:00:46 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about tears for the americans who will victims of crime by illegals>

Tears for the taxpayers who will have to pay the welfare bills for illegals

Tears for the property owners who will have to pay to school illegal alien children

Tears for those whose health care costs will go up because of illegals getting free health care

Tears for those who will catch diseases brought over the border.

And tears for america turning into a third world country just so democrats can get more power to abuse.

Sorry, no more tears left. I’m all dried up.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 10:01:34 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a modern day scoundrel)
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To: rdcbn

The kids would be home with their parents like the we’re 2-3 months ago if Obama had not started this. He doesn’t care about the kids here or there, this is an attempt to increase the size of the democrat party, to control the nations purse.
If he cared a hoot about kids he would be doing something about Chicago or other cities where kids are dragged into drug gangs. He does nothing about that, he says nothing about that.
The Emperor is a phony, like the writer of the column.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 10:02:21 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: rdcbn
WTF is going on with these people.

When you find a kid separated from his parents, you send him back home home to his parents, not to some camp or school thousands of miles away in a different state wher he can stay without his parents.

You're right. So their solution will be to bring the parents here.

11 posted on 07/16/2014 10:02:22 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

Evidently he doesn’t mean the current INA.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 10:03:28 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: facedown

A lot of the parents are already here illegally and these kids are being reunited with them. That blows the whole “running away from gang wars and unrest in Central America” argument out of the water. They are coming here because they think they will be treated like dreamers and their parents will be allowed to stay under the administration policy of not deporting families.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 10:06:46 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Yes, Charles, I can feel your sincerity...


14 posted on 07/16/2014 10:15:51 PM PDT by RichInOC (If Democrats didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Something like 80% of the “children” are young men over the age of 14 and a high percentage are gang members. There are also many “children” over the age of 18 pretending to be younger.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 10:22:59 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: RichInOC

Was this agent ever identified? What is his name? Where does he live? ( Just wondering.)


16 posted on 07/16/2014 10:26:33 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime

...for a friend, right?

No idea. I just know the deputy AG who signed off on sending him in moved up to the big job in this administration.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 11:02:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (If Democrats didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey Chucky Blow, where are your tears for Americans?

No one is “stirring up” Americans, Americans are righteously outraged by the refusal of the government to enforce the law.

Chucky, where are your tears for immigrants who followed the law but were made fools of by the illegal aliens you swoon over?

Chucky: you are an effete POS. Period. You have no idea what it is to be an American.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 11:03:35 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: facedown

As comes out of the president’s pen and phone after being duly tortured!

I’m purty sure the law doesn’t dictate “Scatter them all over the country under the flimsiest pretexts.”


19 posted on 07/16/2014 11:24:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
All this has raised the tenor of xenophobic hysteria in this country

actually, it's only raised the tenor of the racemonger hysteria in this country - which is expected as much as rain in Spring. Except it's backfiring. Republicans and Tea Party-ites have stuck to the reality of facts, moral and financial, and they remember when the British forced the colonists to board troops in their homes. So Mr. Blow can go pound Mr. sand with his racemongering self.

20 posted on 07/17/2014 12:02:43 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: rdcbn
When you find a kid separated from his parents...

They sure wanted Elian Gonzalez sent back. Their opinion seems to have changed.

21 posted on 07/17/2014 12:20:28 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: rdcbn

Don’t doubt for a minute the MSM, Dems and Obama are hiding the stories of missing kids in villages in Central America. They were not ALL sent away by their parents. We’d probably be surprised at just how many of them were kidnapped.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 12:22:39 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

And what if some are kidnapped away from these loving parents? How and why is our problem to ‘resettle’ them here in some camp, or with bogus relatives, or ANY of that mess?

They shouldn’t even be allowed to cross into this country since, according to prominent Democrats is ‘secure.’ They should be denied entry and turned around. This is Mexico’s problem for allowing them to cross the breadth of their country undeterred.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 2:51:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
While the government tries to abide by the law as written...

Well; this would be a FIRST!

24 posted on 07/17/2014 3:44:15 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Gaffer

This is Mexico’s problem for allowing them to cross the breadth of their country undeterred.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 3:45:14 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Tears for the Border Children


No............tears for the death of the American way of life.

I never thought that I would say that I am happy to know that I won’t live long enough to see the vermin from south of the border grow up and totally destroy our way of life.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 5:59:02 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Gaffer
And what if some are kidnapped away from these loving parents? How and why is our problem to ‘resettle’ them here in some camp, or with bogus relatives, or ANY of that mess?

It's not and should not be. ESPECIALLY if they were kidnapped and brought here. I say, get the names of the so-called "family-member" they supposedly came here to be with, arrest them for at least child endangerment/child abuse and reunite the kid back with his family in his home country.

Any politician stupid enough to be supporting putting these kids on death trains headed for Mexico and then to USA had better be prepared. I have a hunch there will be news stories of parents in Central America speaking out wondering if their little Juanito who had gone missing one day from the village.

The drug cartel is making billions of $$ off this scheme. Anybody who supports these illegals staying is indirectly supporting the financing of the drug cartel and THAT is our problem.

I don't see how any pro-family conservative or ANYBODY pro-family could even have to think twice about sending these people back to their own family, their own culture, language and their own home.

I don't recall parents in the South Bronx ever shipping their children to France or Switzerland back in the 80s and 90s.

27 posted on 07/17/2014 8:49:16 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: RichInOC

its about time these thugs were identified and shunned

it might cause others to think twice before following unlawful orders


28 posted on 07/17/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by wintertime
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