Barletta Bulletin 7.13.14

Jul 13, 2014
Barletta Bulletin

Crisis at the Border: Mexico Stops One U.S. Marine, Not 50,000 Children?

Thousands of unaccompanied minors have been amassing at the border between the United States and Mexico, largely from Central American countries, including Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  Overflowing holding centers have been opened to accommodate the influx, and Border Patrol agents have been pressed into duties outside their normal responsibilities.  Some of the refugees report that news broadcasts in their home countries have told them they could enter America with impunity, even though they lack appropriate legal documentation for entering the country.
 
Three things have been contributing to the crisis we now face with those unaccompanied children at the border.  First, we haven’t secured and don’t enforce our borders.  Second, we have a president who openly refuses to enforce the law and enacts the DREAM Act without Congressional approval.  And third, Congress has dangled the possibility of amnesty for illegal immigrants for so long that there might as well be a big welcome mat at the border.

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