The Invasion of Alien Children
The Obama administration's illegal alien busing program is hugely problematic.
The scenes resemble prison camps except that the faces behind the wire fences are children. In ragged clothes, with unwashed faces they look out at America. They sleep on plastic boards, eat tasteless food and stand outdoors in the heat for days, waiting.
June high temperatures in Southern Arizona average triple-digits. Locals are incensed about kids being left in non-air conditioned buses for hours. “It’s illegal to leave a dog in a car in this heat!” they growl.
Yet buses from Texas keep coming, dumping more illegal alien children. Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s letter to Barack Obama, asking that the drop-offs cease, was ignored despite overcrowded facilities and inadequate supplies. If he’s nothing else, Obama is a little, little man. Two years ago, Brewer signed the notorious Proposition 1070 against his wishes. So instead of stopping, Obama’s government will continue indefinitely.
The magnitude of the problem is unprecedented. Last year the government captured fewer than 9,000 aliens; this year it expects 90,000; next year, 140,000. And for every one caught, at least four escape. With 30 months left in Obama’s term, Brewer says she sees no end in sight.
Unlike Mexican citizens, illegals from Central America can’t be sent home. They must be turned over to HHS to be released to family and friends.
Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch has been warning of this crisis. “Entire villages are emptying out,” he says. We’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg.
Attorney General Eric Holder has partnered with AmeriCorps to assemble teams of immigration lawyers to help the children however they can. They will safeguard the children’s rights, make claims for legal status when possible, and claims for money ASAP.
“We’re taking an historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society,” Holder pontificated, but he failed to explain how Central America’s children are our “society.” “How we treat those in need, particularly young people … fleeing violence,” he continued, “goes to the core of who we are as a nation.” Perhaps kids in gang-violence-plagued Chicago should go to Mexico, cross the border and be taken into the arms of Eric Holder. Maybe then they’d get Obama’s attention.
Holder knows full well that Central America’s troubles reach back long before these kids were born. They didn’t choose the deadly perilous journey through Mexico to escape Central America. They did it because Obama shouted to the world, “C'mon in! The water’s fine!”
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) is demanding a House Government Oversight Committee investigation into “illegal alien smuggling by the Obama administration.” He plans to draft articles of impeachment for Holder or co-sponsor existing impeachment legislation introduced in November by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX). That bill has 26 co-sponsors.
Talk radio and the Internet are raging about Obama’s open-door policy. Citizens are outraged and frustrated. But how much will the anger hurt Obama, and how will the midterm election be affected? The sight of children behind wire fences must offend even the staunchest lefty; but will it be enough to change their voting? Some congressional Democrats are abandoning Obama, but none openly. Midterm elections typically have low turnouts, and the GOP could win a Senate majority this year, but Democrats are carefully cultivating their fastest growing voting block – Latinos. If nothing is done to stop this invasion soon, the worst of all possible scenarios could come to fruition in 20 or 30 years. The U.S. could become a genuine banana republic.