May 20, 2014

A Failed DREAM

Record number of children alone.

Recently, the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson made Border Patrol “a level-four condition of readiness” because of the number of children crossing the border alone. According to The New York Times, the number of unaccompanied children coming into the United States from as far away as Honduras has risen from 4,000 youths in 2011 to 21,000 in 2013. The number of children that already crossed the border exceeded the projected 60,000 Border Patrol estimated for the whole year. “We have to discourage parents from sending or sending for their children to cross the Southwest border because of the risks involved,” Johnson said. “A South Texas processing center is no place for a child.” When the federal government’s policies reward the illegal immigration of children, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “Nanny State.” More…

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