Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

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    June 17, 2014 1:42 a.m.

    The dishonesty over lack of immigration enforcement is out of hand. What's going to happen to the hundreds of thousands of children sent here by themselves? The article calls them immigrants, but they are not. An immigrant comes here legally. Surely they are not planning on giving them amnesty, and triggering another wave?

    The deferred adult program is nothing but a back door for the family, just like the parents sending their children here, on the hope they can sponsor their parents in the future.

    Those wanting amnesty, even if it's just staying here and working are responsible here. They have encouraged the law breaking by rewarding them for their actions. And this is the result of their actions, more people dying in the desert, more separated families.

  • wjalden Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 17, 2014 12:06 a.m.

    “I wouldn’t put a lot of stock in the ability of Republican members of Congress to divine the thoughts and insights of children in Central American countries.”

    Except that according to hundreds of interviews, virtually all of them were coming here because they knew they wouldn't be deported, and almost none of them were fleeing violence.

  • wjalden Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 17, 2014 12:03 a.m.

    Those of us who oppose amnesty have been pointing out for over a decade that promises of amnesty will INCREASE illegal immigration. Even if they don't get the amnesty this time, the illegals assume (correctly) that the odds of deportation are about nil, and that they'll get the next amnesty when it comes around.

    We've been saying this - for years. But according to this paper and so many others, we're a bunch of nativist, xenophobic ignoramuses who don't know squat.