Nov. 17, 2014

Biden Paves Path for ‘Refugees’

Joe Biden told Central American countries about a new refugee program that will be rolled out in December where children living in Guatemala, Honduras and San Salvador can apply for refugee status while still in the country of origin. A Guatemalan paper, Prensa Libre, reported Biden’s remarks at an economic forum on the front page. Here’s what the newspaper reported, according to Google’s somewhat clunky automated translation service: “Biden said that parents who are legal in the US. UU. refugee status for their children who live in the countries of the northern triangle of Central America, and have not tried to travel illegally to the north may request. ‘This will provide alternatives to this dangerous journey that children sometimes start but do not finish. He is nursing safely and correctly. Do not forget that what we do at the end of the day is about dignity, it’s about watching a child in the eye and tell him that everything will be fine,’ explained the American vice president in his speech.” The Obama administration already passed a memorandum to allow 4,000 from Latin America to apply for refugee status. Biden’s announcement hints that this memorandum will be folded into Obama’s larger executive action on immigration that will be revealed soon. However, Biden’s comments are dangerous: False information caused this year’s surge in unaccompanied alien children across the border. More…

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