Our Independence Day celebrations were deliberately disrupted and dampened by numerous discouraging stories about the invasion of our country by hordes of “unaccompanied alien children”. These “children”, most of whom consist of young men in their late teens, are illegally entering our country after traversing at least a thousand miles of the deserts of Mexico, a country which seems to be doing nada to stop them. Hundreds of the “unaccompanied” are age two or younger. Imagine them crawling or toddling across the border!
The difference between how these illegal interlopers are treated by our government versus how U.S. citizens are treated by our government is stark. Here’s one example of the difference in justice:
State social services and police officials are investigating after a toddler was found wandering around outside at an apartment complex … wearing nothing but a turtleneck, one sock and a diaper. …
The child’s mother [not an illegal alien] was inside their apartment, sleeping. Police arrested her …
Twice in two months, the same 2-year-old boy was found wandering on the same busy, four-lane road … wearing only a soiled diaper. …
When a man stopped to help the child Friday in the intersection of Airline Drive and North 9th Street, the toddler pointed to a nearby home and said, “Mommy.” The boy told the same thing to a sheriff’s deputy who found him darting across that intersection …
The boy was unharmed, but sheriff’s officials have now locked up both parents [who are not illegal aliens]. …
U.S. citizen parents are subject to arrest if they lose track of their children for a short period of time and leave them “unaccompanied” outside of their homes.
So two U.S. citizen parents were arrested when their child was found “darting across” an intersection. Yet what happens to the parents of unaccompanied illegal alien children who are found “darting across” the U.S. border after having somehow trekked or been schlepped across at least a thousand miles of the country of Mexico? Nothing, apparently.
In fact, at taxpayer expense, they’re being fed, clothed, treated medically, provided lawyers, and then flown or bused across the U.S. to be “reunited” with their parents or relatives, if any can be found here. Will these families reimburse the taxpayers? Doubtful. Will anybody even ask or expect them to?
Another U.S. citizen mother was arrested after her child was found outside their apartment. Yet what happens to illegal aliens parents whose kids are caught at the border and who currently reside illegally within the USA (taking jobs from U.S. citizens and/or illegally receiving social benefits provided by U.S. citizens)? Nothing, apparently. They are not arrested for their own crime of being here illegally nor for
(1) negligently leaving their children behind in their home countries under the questionable guardianship of those who then allow the children to risk their lives by traveling “unaccompanied” across hundreds of miles of desert to illegally enter a sovereign country; or for
(2) conspiring to commit a crime by sending money to be used to pay coyotes (soliciting a crime, aiding and abetting a crime) or to provide transportation costs so that their children will be sent “unaccompanied” across hundreds of miles of desert to illegally enter a sovereign country; or for
(3) negligently giving their children the money and/or permission to go trekking unaccompanied across hundreds of miles of desert to illegally enter a sovereign country, thereby risking their lives.
Are these not examples of more serious negligence than falling asleep and losing track of a child who finds his way outside in his diaper? Are these not heinous crimes?
Is paying a coyote to illegally smuggle a child into another country a crime in the same way that providing funds to terrorists makes one complicit in the crimes the terrorists then commit? The answer should be a resounding YES.
Why, then, are the parents of these unaccompanied illegal alien children being rewarded instead of arrested? Why do they receive “compassion” and understanding when citizen parents do not (especially Christian parents)?
The Obama administration is rewarding illegal alien parents by not only allowing the parents to stay here illegally but also by “reuniting” them with their children who have just committed another crime!
These unaccompanied ALIEN children can get asylum (or argue for it) by claiming that one parent abandoned them, which is why there are so many “families” arriving with only one parent.
Yet, in this country, it’s almost the norm (at least in some groups) to have only one parent, something which the progressive left applauds, because they see the nuclear family as evil. Why, then, is being abandoned by one parent grounds for getting asylum in the USA, when it seems to be perfectly okay for U.S. citizens to “abandon” their children in actuality, or by never having been present in their children’s lives in the first place?
If the “unaccompanied alien child” dies along the way, like the Guatemalan boy profiled in this story, then are the child’s parents not arguably responsible for at least manslaughter or negligent homicide? I’ll leave it to the lawyers amongst us to decide the exact terminology for the crime, but if these parents were negligent U.S.-citizen parents, then I’m sure Eric Holder’s DOJ would come up with some crime with which to charge them, especially if the parents were not “persons of color”. Here are a few facts from that sad story:
- The “child” was either 11 or 15.
- His brother also came here illegally, lives here illegally, and works here illegally.
- This child wanted to come here to work to make money to pay for health care for his mother’s epilepsy, so he was not a victim of drug cartels, violence, or human traffickers. He would not have been a valid seeker of asylum.
- His home village is not victimized by drugs or violence.
- His parents are very, very poor, and yet …
- His parents paid $5400 for his passage and then handed him over, willingly, to a “coyote”. Therefore, he wasn’t unaccompanied. One has to wonder how much health care that $5400 would buy as well as who or what was the source of so much money for this impoverished family. How much food would that money have bought for a family that “never” has “enough” food? From whom did they “borrow” all this money?
- He got to the U.S. border on a bus, so Mexico could have, should have, interdicted him at some point along the way. How did he get across the southern Mexican border?
Wouldn’t it be more truly compassionate for the Obama administration to heavily lean on the government of Mexico to encourage them to stop these unaccompanied illegal alien children at their own southern border?
How much aid do we sent to Mexico every year? For that matter, how much aid do we send the Central American countries who are dumping their impoverished citizens on us? Can we charge them back for the resources we spent on their citizens? Congress should stop all aid to every one of these countries until they put an end to this illegal invasion of our country.
Wouldn’t it be more truly compassionate to build the border fence that we’ve been told is already complete so that no unaccompanied illegal alien child will be able to get across and so that word of mouth will prevent any others from even trying, thus saving lives?
Let’s have a look at how the U.S. government treats U.S. citizens. This image comes from the Cliven Bundy “standoff“:
If only illegal aliens were “greeted” the same way–with snipers and dogs and armored SUVs–then illegal aliens might reconsider crossing our border illegally. And so would potential TERRORISTS.
If over 50,000 unaccompanied alien “children” have crossed our borders, then how many terrorists did the Obama administration similarly let in? It’s worse than that, however:
As federal officials have begun to send the expected 240,000 migrants and 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in recent months in the Rio Grande Valley to cities around the county, Murrieta so far is the only place that has managed to turn them away …
So, to sum up, 292,000 illegal aliens have flooded into the United States just since April. (Which is a rate of almost 100,000 a month.) And 85% of them have been released into the US. And we are supposed to believe it is all Bush’s fault.
For the record, the law The Times is blaming on Bush is the ‘Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008.’ which is simply a ‘renewal’ of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, which was passed under and signed by Bill Clinton. It offers protections for persons in the country illegally who may be victims of human trafficking.
The Obama administration, after deliberately choosing to flout border enforcement and immigration law, now has dug up a 2008 law, signed by President George W. Bush (but originally attributed to Bill Clinton) that they claim does not allow them to send these unaccompanied illegal alien children home, based upon the technicality that their home countries are not “contiguous” with the USA. Since when does the Obama administration care about following the letter or even the spirit of any law?
Ever helpful, the New York Times and other mainstream media are more than happy to pass along this specious rationale to help cover for Obama’s mendacity.
The law in question seems to not apply to illegal aliens who come here for economic reasons, such as to work, or even to join their illegal alien relatives who preceded them. The law is the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which concerns victims of human trafficking, not illegal alien border-crossers.
This link provides us with a definition of human trafficking, courtesy of the United States Department of State:
What is the definition of human trafficking under U.S. federal law?
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines “severe forms of human trafficking” as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for
- sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
- labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Coercion includes threats of physical or psychological harm to children and/or their families. Any child (under the age of 18) engaged in commercial sex is a victim of trafficking.
The TVPA is the law that was reauthorized by the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, so it would seem obvious that the reauthorization refers to trafficking victims in the same way as did the original bill.
I leave it up to the lawyers amongst us to explain whether or not illegal alien children who come here from non-contiguous countries for economic reasons, or simply to join their illegal alien families, can be defined as trafficking victims and so fall under the protection of this law. The definition provided by the Dept. of State would seem to exclude them. They are not victims of sex trafficking or enslavement.
Obama is sworn to protect and defend the United States of America. When will he begin to do so? Some dictators do know how to protect their countries:
Saudi Arabia has placed 30,000 soldiers on its northern border after 2,500 Iraqi soldiers reportedly quit their posts, leaving the country open to the threat of a lightning advance by ISIS militants.
King Abdullah ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential ‘terrorist threats’ as the possibility of ISIS taking yet more territory in the Middle East appeared to increase.
We learned recently that the Obama administration doesn’t want the Border Patrol to tell the people of the USA the TRUTH, which is that nobody is patrolling or controlling the border. Our employees are under a gag order to hide the truth from us.
U.S. citizens of all colors are opposed to this illegal alien invasion. The opposition has nothing to do with the race of the interlopers. Almost half the population of Murrieta, CA, consists of “persons of color”, and many of its citizens, regardless of their race, are adamantly opposed to allowing the illegal aliens to stay.
Because Obama will not enforce the law and protect the U.S. from invasion, Sarah Palin, among others, is calling for him to be impeached. If he is not impeached and if Congress does nothing to stop this manufactured crisis at our southern border, then how much more chaos will Obama create within the USA over the next two years?
At a rate of 100,000 illegal aliens per month, how many more millions of illegal aliens will break into our country to overwhelm our systems by the time Obama’s presidency is over?
By then, his “fundamental transformation” of the United States may be complete.