Skip to comments.White House reportedly dismissed border crisis as 'local problem' in 2013
Posted on 07/20/2014 4:04:02 PM PDT by bd476
White House reportedly dismissed border crisis as 'local problem' in 2013
Published July 20, 2014 FoxNews.com
The Obama administration ignored a report to the Department of Homeland Security last year which predicted that a large number of unaccompanied children would arrive at America's southern border in the coming months, according to a published report.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that a team of experts from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) submitted the 41-page report in August of 2013 after discovering a makeshift transportation depot manned by Border Patrol agents at the Fort Brown station in Brownsville, Texas. The report detailed how thirty agents were assigned to perform such tasks as washing the children's clothes, driving them to offsite showers, and making them sandwiches.
The report said that an average of 66 children were taken into custody each day and more than 24,000 cycled through patrol stations in Texas alone in 2013.
The study's leader, a former Border Patrol agent named Victor Manjarrez Jr., told the Post that the government had little reaction to the report's warning and viewed the situation as a "local problem." Manjarrez added that a crisis on the scale of what has developed over the past several months was "not on anyone's radar [even though] it was pretty clear this number of kids was going to be the new baseline."
Cecilia Munoz, President Obama's chief domestic policy adviser, told the Post that federal officials only realized this past May that the number of children crossing the border would exceed the Border Patrol's original estimate of 60,000 for the year. The Border Patrol has since revised that estimate to 90,000 children by the end of September...
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Posted on 7/20/2014, 2:49:43 PM by Jim Robinson
A local problem but the locals are forbidden to deal with it.
When you lead from the behind it takes time to craft a response!
.... And when the "Federal" government didn't even lift a finger to help out with those "Local" problems ..... The "Local" government and "Local" authorities came up with "Local" solutions to deal with the "Local" problems that were affecting the "Local" communities and "Local" economies .... The full force of the "Federal Government" came down upon the "Local" governments and "Local" authorities for using "Local" solutions to deal with their "Local" problems .... go figure .....
Isn't that the truth. Well said, R_Kangel!
Perry outta take this report and .... well... use it to send the TX NG to stop this invasion.
True. Although it’s a local problem now, thanks to the Feds’ indifference, it will soon be shared nationwide.
LOL! Excellent point!
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Perry's a spineless schmuck, a total loser beholden to his federal overlords; there's no way he'd buck status quo.