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An Obama-Caused Border Disaster [he instigated the present influx of illegal aliens]
National Review ^ | 7/19/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 07/19/2014 6:10:00 AM PDT by markomalley

It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly pressed (see, e.g., here, here, here, and here): If the states cannot or will not defend themselves, are they still, in any real sense, sovereign?

As expected, the president’s mainstream-media allies portray Obama as a man struggling to manage a crisis beyond his control, a crisis their thin and exhausted playbook instructs them to blame on George W. Bush. Nonsense.

In Faithless Execution, I detail Obama’s immigration lawlessness — at least the very extensive record compiled as of mid-spring 2014, when I had to stop writing in order to make an early June publication date. If you’re keeping track, mid-spring was before the ramping up of the ongoing invasion, which already involves close to 300,000 illegal aliens (less than 20 percent of whom are, according to the New York Times, “unaccompanied minors”). It was, however, months after what we now know was the Obama “Homeland Security” Department’s solicitation of escort services to help handle an anticipated arrival of 65,000 illegal-alien minors.

As one would expect, the usual Obama apologists claim that the administration was not conspiring in the invasion. Rather, it was preparing for a humanitarian crisis it had heard alarms about but was somehow powerless to avert. On its face, this is laughable: The executive branch has many ways of discouraging and stopping attempts by foreigners — whether as an armed force or in overwhelming numbers — to enter our country. More significantly, the facts here point unmistakably to willful administration collusion.

The January 2014 solicitation published by DHS’s bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement foretells (a) the arrival of 65,000 “unaccompanied alien children,” and, tellingly, (b) the administration’s intention to transfer them to “Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States.” Weasel Zippers points out the glaring fact, largely ignored by the press, that by planning to dispatch the new arrivals to ORR, the administration implicitly presumed that they should be deemed refugees, not excludable or deportable illegal aliens.

The mission of the ORR is to settle “new populations” within the United States, not to detain them pending expulsion. Clearly, the plan was — is — to seed thousands of illegal aliens in cities and towns throughout the country. That is perfectly consistent with other aspects of the administration’s radical agenda, such as “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing,” Obama’s plan to have the executive branch engineer the racial and ethnic composition of American neighborhoods.

The president has spent nearly six years giving effective legal immunity to millions of illegal aliens already here. His administration, meanwhile, hooks them on the government gravy train and fights state efforts to detain them, deny social services to them, and prevent them from fraudulently voting. Under those circumstances, the rolling out of a federal red carpet for teeming masses of illegal aliens must be understood as intentional.

To be sure, the administration, in its arrogance and ideological zeal, underestimated the resulting groundswell of American protest. It has thus fallen back on its modus operandi, which should be painfully familiar by now: Once assured that an Obama-caused disaster is fully underway, the president endeavors to evade accountability by making a couple of disingenuous gestures in seeming opposition to the crisis he has orchestrated — enough for his courtiers to run with.

So, after 300,000 illegal aliens of all ages have spent thee months pouring in, Obama finally tells ABC News that “unaccompanied children” should not be sent to the United States because the trip here is dangerous and “if they do make it [here], they’ll get sent back.” Right. Then, even as his administration, under a veil of secrecy, transfers tens of thousands of illegals to communities across the country (without notifying state officials), Obama ceremoniously deports a grand total of 38 Hondurans. That’s —  as Sweetness & Light computed — one-one-hundredth of a percent of the swarm that has crossed our border since April. Predictably, the president’s media accomplices highlight these trifling, cynical ploys as clear proof that Obama opposes the invasion he has instigated. And while we are diverted debating that claim, thousands more invaders are resettled as refugees.

In the interim, the press blames Bush. It’s a shrewd gambit: The charge is plausible because the GOP establishment has desperately pushed amnesty for years; even better, the charge involves a complex 2008 law, so it is difficult to unwind. Indeed, even conservative pundits have accepted the premise that what the press monotonously tells us is a “Bush-era law” has contributed mightily to the border crisis.

In reality, this 2008 measure, known as the “William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Act,” was a Democratic amendment, added by Senator Dianne Feinstein and then-Senator (and Vice President-elect) Joe Biden to the seemingly uncontroversial reauthorization of a Clinton-era anti-human-trafficking law. Yes, Bush did sign the measure just before leaving office — the third time he’d signed a reauthorization of the feel-good, anti-human-trafficking law. But to blame this law for the crisis is to blame a leak in the kitchen faucet for the flood that is carrying the house away.

The act gives extensive due-process protections to “unaccompanied alien children” who come to the United States from “non-contiguous” countries — i.e., not Mexico or Canada (which is why the swarm originates in Central America). But only if these children are actually victims of human trafficking, the narrow class the legislation aims to protect. As a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies explains, the Wilberforce law is “largely irrelevant” to the situation at hand, which involves illegal aliens willingly smuggled into the country so they can live here, not coercively trafficked into the country for purposes of sex slavery or other indentured servitude. As the report elaborates, immigration law distinguishes smuggling from trafficking.

Moreover, the children at issue are not really “unaccompanied” as that term is defined in the federal code. Again, the law is intended to protect children who are forced to come to our country for certain nefarious purposes. The children in this case overwhelmingly have family members who have taken up residence in the U.S., often illegally. Joining these family members is the objective of their illegal entry. Many of the “children” are also gang members who, while technically minors, voluntarily come here to wreak havoc. Finally, even if we were to concede, for argument’s sake, that the human-trafficking law truly applies, its own terms allow its suspension in exceptional circumstances — a fact acknowledged by Senator Feinstein, an author of the law, who told the New York Times that the law has the “flexibility” to allow for accelerated removal proceedings.

The “Bush-era law” actually contributes to the border crisis in only one significant way: as the sleight-of-hand by which our lawless president suddenly claims to be bound by the rule of law. It is the due-process camouflage for his ruinous and legally unnecessary importation and strategic dispersal of thousands of low-skilled, unassimilated, future Democratic voters.

Make no mistake: President Obama has instigated this crisis — a two-fer that advances the project of remaking the country while crowding the IRS, the VA, Benghazi, Bergdahl, the Taliban, ISIS, Hamas, the EPA, Obamacare, Ukraine, and other debacles out of the public’s finite attention span. The invasion was invited by a systematic campaign to gut the immigration laws.

As Faithless Execution relates, that campaign has included punishing states that attempt to police illegal immigration. Obama’s Justice Department unabashedly contended in court that it was immaterial whether state enforcement practices conformed to congressional statutes; what mattered was whether the state was in violation of Obama’s immigration policy — i.e., the policy of non-enforcement. If not, state self-defense measures had to be invalidated.

In addition, when Congress, prodded by intense public opposition to Obama’s agenda, declined to legislate amnesty for various categories of illegal aliens, the president unilaterally and unconstitutionally decreed this amnesty — also presuming to confer benefits like work permits and “unlawful presence waivers.” Further, while padding statistics to create the illusion of significant deportation activity, the administration contorted the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion into a rationale for dropping pending criminal cases, and otherwise declining prosecution, against thousands of illegal-alien felons, who have been loosed on our streets.

The administration has become infamous for its complicity in conspiracies to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States. Think that’s hyperbole? Consider this scathing opinion filed late last year by Judge Andrew S. Hannen of the federal district court in Texas. The case involved a Salvadoran alien named Patricia Salmeron Santos, who entered our country illegally and took up residence in Virginia. As the judge related, she then

started this conspiracy by hiring alien smugglers to transfer her child from El Salvador to Virginia. . . . The criminal conspiracy . . . was temporarily interrupted when [the co-conspirator smuggler, Mirtha Nava-Martinez] was arrested [trying to smuggle the ten-year-old child into the country with a false birth certificate]. Despite this setback, the goal of the conspiracy was successfully completed thanks to the actions of the United States Government. This Court is quite concerned with the apparent policy of the Department of Homeland Security (hereinafter “DHS”) of completing the criminal mission of individuals who are violating the border security of the United States. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped the Defendant at the border inspection point. She was arrested, and the child was taken into custody. The DHS officials were notified that Salmeron Santos instigated this illegal conduct. Yet, instead of arresting Salmeron Santos for instigating the conspiracy to violate our border security laws, the DHS delivered the child to her — thus successfully completing the mission of the criminal conspiracy. It did not arrest her. It did not prosecute her. It did not even initiate deportation proceedings for her. . . .

The DHS, instead of enforcing our border security laws, actually assisted the criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals. . . . In summary, instead of enforcing the laws of the United States, the Government took direct steps to help the individuals who violated it [sic]. A private citizen would, and should, be prosecuted for this conduct.

Judge Hannen went on to recount that this was the fourth case in as many weeks that followed this fact pattern. In each case, illegal-alien parents funded criminal conspiracies to smuggle their illegal-alien children into the country; in each case, Obama’s DHS stopped the smugglers and the children at the border, yet — instead of arresting the illegal-alien parents behind the scheme — willfully perfected the conspiracy by doing what the smuggler had been illegally recruited to do: deliver the children to their illegal alien parents. “The DHS,” the court concluded, “has simply chosen not to enforce the United States’ border security laws.”

Just so. And if a renegade United States government is not going to secure the borders of the United States, the states must secure their borders or surrender. As the Supreme Court recognized in 1837, each state has a sovereign right and duty of self-defense — one that is never “more appropriately exercised” than in preventing her citizens from being

exposed to the evil of thousands of foreign emigrants arriving there, and the consequent danger of her citizens being subjected to a heavy charge in the maintenance of those who are poor. It is the duty of the state to protect its citizens from this evil.

It still is. Or maybe they should just wait a few years. By then, perhaps Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama will be over and he’ll be ready to sue Central America.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; childillegals; illegalsinvasion; immigration; obamaillegals; orchestratedcrisis

1 posted on 07/19/2014 6:10:00 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
THE MOTTOS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Moving tuberculosis and Swine flu to all 57 state secretly is "Security"

Ignoring Real Crime is "Justice"

Massive Unpermitted Wiretapping of Everyone is "Transparency"

Transfer of Massive Unpermitted Personal Wiretapping of Everyone to the DNC is "civil rights protected"

IRS profiling and attacks on conservatives is "uniformity"

Ignoring Warnings before the Boston Atrocities is "the new Early Alert System"

Removal of all Wiretapping of Terrorists and/or Mosques is "Obama-quality Protection"

Bullying, Thuggery, Rape and Violence by the Left is really only "Love"

Control and Govt Censorship of Speech is "Free Speech"

Giving Healthcare to Criminal Foreign Illegals instead of Vets is "New Voter Registration"

Destroying and Betraying America's Allies for Islam is needed for American "Diversity"

Justice Depending on Skin Color and Religion is only "Fair".

War is Peace (*)

Freedom is Slavery (*)

Ignorance is Strength (*)

[ * from 1984, Orwell; rest instituted by the undocumented pRes_ _ent Obama ]

2 posted on 07/19/2014 6:16:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: markomalley

He becomes more dangerous by the day it’s not going to get better for the next three years unless republicans take the senate.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 6:31:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: markomalley
This has been a pre planned invasion several years in the making.

The Obama Administration has funded and pre built a nation wide distribution and dispersal system under the radar screen in anticipation of their arrival. They have also similarly built up the funding mechanisms to use taxpayer money distribute and pay for the housing and care of the illegals and to get legal representation for them.

They have co opted and corrupted the job function the Border Patrol by moving them back from the border. The Border Parol no longer patrols the border to prevent the entry of illegals. Instead , they hold back 50 miles from the border to allow the illegals unrestricted ability to enter the country.

Once in the country the illegals, regardless of age, are dropped off by the coyotes and TURN THEMSELVES INTO THR BORDER PATROL and claim they are minors and ask for asylum as victims of sex traffickers.

The Obama Admin requires that the Border Patrol, then pick up the illegals and transport them to a safe location and care for them. The Border patrol then issues them a permiso - a traffic ticket like warrant that require them to show up for a hearing in 90 days and releases them.

So the Obama Admin has co opted the Border Patrol and reversed their job function. The Border Patrol has no become the become the de facto meets and greeters for the illegals who collect and transport of the illegals from the border once the coyotes drop the illegals at the Border.

The BP has also been forced to turn into the care givers for the illegal minors in holding . Around 75% of the BP officers have been pulled from patrolling the border to become nannies caring for illegals. There is absolutely no patrol of the border so illegals, drug traffickers and terrorists can cross with impunity.

In Central America, the Obama Administration has funded a network to organize facilitate the trafficking of illegals to the United States and has advertised in the media that if they come to the US they will be given permisos to stay in the country as “Dreamers”.

It is entirely probable that the whole Dreamer Movement was manufactured in anticipation of, and to facilitate the illegal invasion manufactured by the Obama Administration.

THIS is what the

4 posted on 07/19/2014 6:47:00 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: markomalley
Ok so 100,000 or more illegal "children" are being dispersed to the far corners of the country, and placed in good church goers homes as foster children, right?

If a new President were elected on a campaign of finding those foster children and sending them home, would he win? Would he do it, if he did win? My guess, they are here to stay forever and will be receiving hand outs and voting rights for the rest of their lives, oh and they will be able to invite all family members to come to America for free stuff too!

5 posted on 07/19/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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To: markomalley
Poor little SCREAMERS orphans crossing the Rio Grande. Won't you let them come with you?

And once inside...


6 posted on 07/19/2014 7:02:01 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Vaduz

Not going to get better until we have leaders who properly, firmly, and unwaveringly (with laser-like focus) identify Obama andd his administration as the “Criminal Enterprise” that it is. Andrew does it, but we need many more including some brave, couraggeous politicians, if any there be—shrilly, like new Paul Revere’s warning—”the anarchists are here, the anarchists are here!”


7 posted on 07/19/2014 7:04:52 AM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks markomalley.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 7:06:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: markomalley

As regards the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut, some 95% of all the personal woe one is subject to while on this earth, is entirely self-induced. The other 5% is caused by getting in the way of somebody else’s temper tantrum.

The Current Occupant is trying his best to distribute that 5% he has created for everybody else as widely as he can. Because he is having one hell of a temper tantrum.

I don’t think he even likes the job any more, and he is just going through the motions. Motions directed by somebody else.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 7:06:39 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: LALALAW

Agree politicians need to be hounded until the job is done and get out the vote.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 7:08:55 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: rdcbn
Yes, the invasion has been in the works for several years and these refugees would have been better armed had Fast and Furious worked out better.

I wonder for what real purpose the fed purchased 2 billion rounds of ammo . . . .

11 posted on 07/19/2014 8:06:56 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: markomalley

Of course he created the crisis. Some of us warned that his re-election would see executive orders and creation of law with the stroke of a pen that would be unprecedented in our history. It is a tragedy for this great nation that so many conservatives sat out the last election. I understand wanting to teach the GOP a lesson. I understand not wanting to be stuck with the lesser of two evils. There is certainly an argument to be made for that position. Unfortunately, we were at a tipping point in our history. Many of us knew that Obama’s re-election would be a disaster of epic proportion, particularly considering his disdain for the Constitution and his plan to act as a street organizer while in the White House. Nothing would be off limits. So here we are. Those who sat out taught quite a lesson, didn’t they?


12 posted on 07/19/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

There’s also an argument to be made that if you know a policy or course of action is ultimately doomed to failure but everyone else seems determined to follow it, the best thing to do is arrange for it to fail as soon and as spectacularly as possible.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 9:22:17 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

There is that argument. I would rather keep America alive long enough to fight to find a cure. I am one who does not want it to fail spectacularly. Some do not understand the implications of the collapse.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 9:32:27 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: markomalley
"So, after 300,000 illegal aliens of all ages have spent thee months pouring in, Obama finally tells ABC News that “unaccompanied children” should not be sent to the United States because the trip here is dangerous and “if they do make it [here], they’ll get sent back.” Right. Then, even as his administration, under a veil of secrecy, transfers tens of thousands of illegals to communities across the country (without notifying state officials), Obama ceremoniously deports a grand total of 38 Hondurans. That’s — as Sweetness & Light computed — one-one-hundredth of a percent of the swarm that has crossed our border since April. Predictably, the president’s media accomplices highlight these trifling, cynical ploys as clear proof that Obama opposes the invasion he has instigated. And while we are diverted debating that claim, thousands more invaders are resettled as refugees."

I called this token gesture a few days ago when it was first reported- merely a talking point for interactions between the media and Obama apologists.

15 posted on 07/19/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: doug from upland
I'm afraid there are still way too many who have learned nothing and will sacrifice their country for the defense of every last vestige of their principles. Leftist incrementalism has brought us to where we are now and conservative incrementalism can bring us back from this abyss.
16 posted on 07/19/2014 9:42:51 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: doug from upland
I would rather keep America alive long enough to fight to find a cure.

If the "boiling frogs" metaphor is valid, then it's caused the heat to get turned up fast enough for the frogs to want out, while they can still hop.

17 posted on 07/19/2014 9:48:40 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

To where do the frogs hop? It is easy to say but do you really have any idea of the ramifications of just opting out and letting it all collapse? Do you really? We are not in 1776. We are in an age of nuclear weapons and the rise of Islamists having those weapons.

I prefer to try to find a way to fight and turn off the burner rather than jumping out into an abyss. God help us when we get to the point where enough people just want it all to collapse. We will be in that thousand years of darkness.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 10:04:45 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Rockitz

A good example are those who believe their religion does not allow medical treatment. They stay true to their principles but their children die. We can and should fight for our principles. If our side does not win the day and our candidate of choice does not win the nomination, I am not going to sit out to teach a lesson and let the truly evil side prevail. If our flawed side wins, we fight them where they are wrong. I do not choose suicide.


19 posted on 07/19/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland
It is easy to say but do you really have any idea of the ramifications of just opting out and letting it all collapse?

Where did I ever say I wanted it all to collapse? I want people to see a lot of people get really pissed off about it before they get acclimated to it.

20 posted on 07/19/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

“...the best thing to do is arrange for it to fail as soon and as spectacularly as possible.”

I guess I got it from here.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 10:51:04 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland
I guess I got it from here.

I'm not talking about collapse, I'm talking about people realizing the disconnect between they were promised and what the actual results are. Being able to recognize the cost of the unintended consequences while the can still remember having what it is they've lost.

22 posted on 07/19/2014 10:58:04 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

I guess I misunderstood. Sorry. There were those who were so unhappy with the GOP nominee that they thought it would be better for Obama to win, let the entire thing collapse, and then pick up the pieces. I argued that, by the time Obama was finished, there would be no pieces to recover. I really want to be wrong, but he has 2.5 years left to destroy the nation he grew up loathing.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 12:17:30 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

I think we’re a little more resilient than that. It’s not going to be pretty, but it’s not going to be a collapse. IMHO.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 12:30:58 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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