Let's get some important basics out of the way.
First, "comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship" is code for stealth amnesty. It is most often used by double-dealing pro-amnesty Republicans who want to escape the political consequences of their actions. Don't be taken in by weasel-worded appeals to "work together to reach a reasonable compromise". In this case compromise is a national suicide pact, the political equivalent of agreeing to jump from a window on the 40th floor instead of one on the 80th floor. The end result is exactly the same.
Second, there are not 11 million "undocumented immigrants" in the U.S. According to the Immigration Counters web site, the actual number of illegals exceeds 25 million, more than twice the official "estimate". "The popular myth that there are '10-11M undocumented workers in the country' is misleading, disingenuous and blatantly false. That figure fails to factor in the chain migration of unemployed dependent family members (wives, grandparents, migrant children, migrant girlfriends, single mothers, anchor babies), the adult unemployed, those incarcerated, transients and fugitives. After the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was directed by Congress to stop counting in 1981, even the conservative numbers of the 2000 Census Bureau (CB) estimated at that time the total illegal immigration population was about 8 million [editor's note: 8 million was the official number of illegals more than 33 years ago!]. That figure was never intended to only represent the number of workers as is incorrectly quoted today."
Third, as nearly as can be determined given the denial of access and near total secrecy surrounding the military bases and other locations housing them, most of "unaccompanied minor children" illegally crossing our borders aren't exactly grade school kids. Despite the pathos-inducing images of "moms with young children", more than 80% of detained illegals are males over fourteen years of age.
Fourth, the tens of thousands of "undocumented immigrants seeking a pathway to citizenship" pouring across our borders are suddenly being redefined as "refugees seeking asylum". This new label is being used because both U.S. and international law grant special status to "refugees seeking asylum". Asylum is defined as the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee. The lie that these illegal aliens are refugees is designed to (1) legitimize the use of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to relocate illegal aliens to the U.S. interior and (2) convey the legal protections that refugee status grants including almost total protection from deportation. Of course, the invading aliens are no more "refugees" than teen-aged MS-13 gangbangers are "children" in any meaningful sense.The border crisis did not spring up suddenly and spontaneously. It is the intended result of a planned operation of unprecedented size, one that has been put together over several years at a cost of billions of dollars. It required coordination among many U.S. government offices and agencies, the national leadership of the U.S. Democrat and Republican political parties, establishment media outlets, multiple foreign governments, and several international organizations to bring it about. Please note the timeline and event sequence outlined below.
September 2010 through September 2013: Catholic Charities of Dallas receives $823,658 from the Department of Homeland Security for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”
December 2010 through November 2013: The Catholic Diocese of Galveston's Catholic Charities receives $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”
January 2012: Obama's Department of Labor enters into “partnership agreements” with foreign countries to preserve the "rights" [sic] of their nationals who are illegal immigrants in the United States. The point person is Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a former California congresswoman with close ties to the La Raza. Under Solis, the DOL created a special division to enforce labor and wage laws in industries that typically hire illegal aliens without reporting anyone to federal immigration authorities. Solis entered formal agreements with Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and India vowing to protect the "rights" [sic] of their nationals who have illegally entered the United States. Department of Labor regional offices team up with local embassies and consulates from the foreign countries to distribute information to their citizens about their “rights” in the U.S.
December 2012 through January 2014: Baptist Child & Family Services receives $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.”
January 29, 2014: The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service solicits bids to provide escort services for unaccompanied alien children". The solicitation states that "Transport will be required for either category of [Unaccompanied Minors] or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25 percent local ground transport, 25 percent via ICE charter and 50 percent via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC [Unaccompanied Alien Children] from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier)."
July 7, 2014: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina hold a joint press conference to formally announce a new program that will allow Guatemalan citizens to legally travel through Mexico in their effort to enter the United States illegally. Guatemala is one of three sending countries accounting for most of the illegal aliens coming across the U.S.-Mexico border during the ongoing surge. The agreement grants Guatemalans 72 hours of legal status while they make their journey to the U.S. The "Southern Border Program to Improve Passage" will increase the number of border checkpoints along the Mexico-Guatemala border, provide medical care, and offer Guatemalans a Regional Visitor's Card. The card grants Guatemalans enough time to make the trek to Mexico's northern border. The program will also offer protection and financial assistance for unaccompanied minors who attempt to make the journey. There is absolutely no chance that the Mexican government would make such an agreement unless it had assurances from the U.S. government that there would be an outlet for those Central Americans to transit through out of Mexico at the U.S. border.
President Obama's snarky arrogance makes it tempting to lay all blame for this disaster at his feet and he does own much (but not all) of it. In any case, millions are asking themselves and each other, “Why aren’t the Republicans doing something to stop the invasion? The answer is straightforward: the national leadership of the Republican Party is a willing participant in the attack on American sovereignty through amnesty and has been for many years.July 8, 2014: In a story posted in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Associated Press reports that United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.
As one who has personally gone through it, I understand how painfully hard it is for people to admit that "their party", the party whose candidates they have supported for years with work, contributions and votes, would betray them. Somehow they have managed to excuse or ignore countless public statements and legislative initiatives over the course of many years from the likes of President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Marco Rubio, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and recently defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. If you are one of those good people, turn up your sound and listen carefully to Speaker John Boehner's sneering attack on Republican House Members who oppose amnesty. If that doesn't convince you of the futility of expecting a rescue from the national Republican "leadership", nothing will.
Post Publication Note: Most pro-amnesty Republicans (including those who claim that Obama's impeachment would be a "bad idea") are not conservatives at all. They are neo-conservatives and that makes a huge difference. Neo-conservatives want an all-powerful President. They just want that President to be one of theirs so they can implement their agenda. If you don't understand why the Party is acting this way, pour yourself a cold drink, find a quiet corner, and take a few minutes to read "Who Killed The Republican Party". What is happening will then make more sense.
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