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The federal government needs to treat illegal immigrant children with kindness, and they need to send them home immediately.
By Joseph R. Carducci
August 29, 2014
This is another thing that we can thank the wonderful Eric Holder and his Department of Justice for. It now seems that the illegal immigration problem is getting even worse. As school has begun for most of the districts across the US, many areas were preparing for an influx of up to 50,000 unaccompanied minors to enter the education system. Of course, teachers and administrators were concerned about not knowing the educational background of many of these students. Plus, they would also likely face operational issues that could increase costs and many of these kids wouldn’t be able to speak English.
But, there is another problem that few were anticipating. And the blame for this one can be placed squarely at the feet of Obama and Eric Holder and the DOJ. CBS News has reported the mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts saying that some of the illegal aliens from Central America that have enrolled in her city’s public school system are actually…adults! Despite claiming to be minors, many of them have gray hair and “more wrinkles than I have,” she told reporters.
The problem is that the DOJ has created very restrictive rules for schools that take in these immigrants. These make it impossible for schools or school officials to question or verify the ages of those who have enrolled. They are also not even allowed to question a student’s citizenship status. This means that illegals can actually enter the system in a number of different ways. Many come to school with a so-called ‘advocate’ who knows the loopholes and they end up enrolled. Never mind the fact that most Americans don’t support Obama allowing illegals to attend public schools.
Because of this, it is entirely possible that your own son or daughter may be sitting across from a 30- or even 40-year-old man in their school classroom. Certainly not an ideal situation, especially considering we have no information on their criminal background or even mental state. To be honest, since the DOJ has labeled it discrimination to ask for the identification of anyone believed to be potentially illegal, they can pretty much just walk into the administration office and be signed up right away. Some cities have even become so overwhelmed that the mayor’s office has reportedly instructed personnel to drop all other matters in order to deal with this issue.
So, the illegals end up coming here due to the fact that Obama and the DOJ (and other government agencies) refuse to enforce current immigration LAW. Then, current citizens are required to foot the bill for all of the extra costs this entails and we are now directed to not even ask any questions about citizenship or age or anything that might prove these folks are not entitled to a free public education. And, we have to pay for their education.
What about all of the criminals and gang banger types? Yes, they will be in the schools as well. This could be a recipe for violence and even further disaster and chaos in our schools. This could be exactly what Obama wants…the continued integration of North and Central America. Never mind the resulting chaos.
Illegals are going to demand resources which will lessen the effectiveness of the educational system further. Now teachers will be taking time away from our sons and daughters in order to teach a 35-year-old illiterate Central American how to add 2 plus 2. To me, this is not the America that I signed up for or was promised. Not by a damned sight. We are also paying them via EBT cards (food stamp program), we pay for their housing, and even expensive healthcare (and many are already sick when they arrive in the United States), and we continue to pay for their current and future children.
Just another example of the Obama-Holder-DOJ planned destruction and weakening of America from within. What do YOU think about all this? Should we be paying to feed, house, clothe, and now educate illegals? What about allowing adults to enter the school system? Is this just another attempt by Obama to weaken our country?
By Andrew C. McCarthy
August 29, 2014 1:47 PM
For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement:
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.
Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.
The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”
The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”
These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy.
Obama builds Democratic voting base
The Obama administration has released a huge majority of illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year into dozens of tony counties without notifying the public, while deporting just 280, according to new reports.
The Health and Human Services Department released a list of 126 counties 29,890 of the kids were placed into, sometimes with their parents who are also in the United States illegally.
Those counties include some of the most exclusive in the nation, including the Washington suburbs of Fairfax and Loudoun in Virginia and Howard and Montgomery in Maryland. Fairfax received 1,023.
States like California and New York were given large numbers of the unaccompanied children, while President Obama’s home state of Illinois, where experts expected many to go, received only 175, according to the list.
The HHS statistics covered only January to July. Federal officials expect another huge surge of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to begin next week when the temperatures cool. One independent expert said that the second wave this year could include another 30,000 illegal children.
And next year could be even worse. Federal officials who predicted that 90,000 illegals immigrant children will enter the United States this year from Latin America are projecting that to increase to 142,000 next year.
Longtime immigration expert Jessica M. Vaughan said that the tiny number of deportations, which she cited in a report this week, encourages illegal immigrants to rush into the United States believing that they will be able to stay.
“The priority of the administration is to release the individuals to the United States,” said Vaughan, policy director with the Center for Immigration Studies. “They are not trying to persuade people from coming here.”
In its list of county-by-county releases, HHS said that they keep the identities secret. The children are expected to attend future immigration proceedings.
More than 130 people were arrested outside the White House Thursday for staging a protest to demand that President Obama take executive action on immigration reform. (AP Photo)
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More than 130 people were arrested outside the White House Thursday for staging a protest to demand that President Obama take executive action on immigration reform, the latest example of the president being pressured to act more quickly on the hot-button issue.
The immigrant rights groups Casa of Maryland and Casa of Virginia said the rally contained “one of the largest number of immigrant supporters ever arrested for a civil disobedience action in front of the White House.”
“Taking action through civil disobedience is one small measure to stop the suffering of immigrant families facing separation through deportation, and the suffering of the neighbors, friends, coworkers and co-congregants that love them,” said Gustavo Torres, executive director of the groups. “Today, on this national day to fight for families, we call on President Obama to do everything in his power to enact humane and compassionate administrative relief that will end our suffering.”
Obama is weighing whether to expand the deferral of deportations to millions of additional immigrants in the U.S. illegally. He could also propose a massive overhaul of how green cards are awarded, said immigration advocacy groups.
The president is expected to announce his plan by the end of summer.
Activists also have been arrested outside the White House in recent months for calling on the president to block the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and to issue executive orders to strengthen worker protections for gay citizens.
By Craig Bannister
Illegal aliens successfully landed on a San Diego beach in a panga boat on Monday and ran to shore – but, when another group tried the same thing on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) agents were waiting for them.
Around 7am Monday morning, a horde of illegal aliens stormed a San Diego beach after coming ashore in a panga boat. They sprinted across the beach and climbed over a wall, entering the city.
Seven of the illegal aliens were spotted by helicopter and later apprehended several blocks from the beach; the CBP is still looking for at least ten more who remain at-large, NBC7 in San Diego reports.
Then, about 1am Tuesday morning, a second panga boat filled with 20 illegal aliens was intercepted about off the coast of San Diego County by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.
CBP Air Interdiction Agents in an OAM Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) King Air 350ER spotted the 30-foot panga around 30 miles from the coastal city of Del Mar. The MEA crew directed two OAM Interceptor boats to the panga’s location.
The OAM boats caught up with and stopped the panga about 12 miles west of the city of Oceanside at around 2:30 a.m. The United States Coast Guard Cutter Tern was also in the area providing information and assistance.
The panga and passengers were taken to the Oceanside Harbor where they were turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol for processing. There were 13 men and seven women on board. All were Mexican nationals except two men were from Guatemala and one man was from El Salvador. The passengers’ ages ranged from 20 to 51. Two men from the panga will be prosecuted for human smuggling.
Panga boats are small fishing boats with outboard motors used in Central American waters.