By Virginia S. Saunders
IN 2012 BARACK OBAMA signed an ominous bill, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, that grants temporary legal status to young illegal immigrants entering the USA accompanied by their parents, an Act that would end the threat of deportation of these minors for at least two years. This Act was part of the “Dream Act” that Obama has been pushing through Congress as part of his contentious immigration reform proposals that basically assures citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country.
Two years later the southern borders of Texas, California, and Arizona, are flooded with thousands of unaccompanied minors, teenagers, adults without documentation, who were trucked into the borders by human traffickers from Mexico and Central America. These human traffickers are called “coyotes“, in reference to desert animals, small wolf like predators native to west North America, and known for their natural traits of deceit, cheating, and trickery. Reports said that these coyotes were paid $700 per child to truck them to the border. At the southern border of Mexico and US, the illegals merely submit themselves to border security guards and they automatically become wards of the US government.
It is a neat trick, though the entire trip from Central America can be fraught with dangers such as rape or death from dehydration.
Illegals said they were told that they will be given “permiso” to stay permanently in United States as long as they get through the borders by June 2014. Human traffickers have been advertising in newspapers in Central America that Obama’s Deferred Action will guarantee permanent residency for young immigrants. Thus, we witness entry of toddlers unaccompanied by parents, one wonders “how can their parents do this?” Traffickers distributed question and answer cheat sheets on what to say when apprehended by border security guards. Among the questions were “why are you here?”, and the ready answer is “to flee from gang violence” in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, or Mexico.
There are now 70,000 of these illegals who are housed in military bases while the Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Department of Justice all figure out what to do. Some 100,000 are expected before the end of the year. In the midst of these tsunamis of illegal aliens, are Democrat politicians schooled in the art of disingenuous publicity who ride to the border and display compassion for these “poor refugees”. We have Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who went to the camps, and in front of photographers and television sycophants said she saw “dazzling divinity” among the children. Then we have Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-MO) who distributed candies to the children, then packed up after the photo opportunity.
It is so sick, it could make one cry.
The border guards have been turned into nannies and diaper changers, ordering supplies of diapers and underwears, blankets, pillows, water, and tacos. Mexican illegals complained that the tortillas they were given were below par, made with rice flour and not corn flour to which they were accustomed.
As housing for these illegals became dire, the Department of Homeland Security were ordered to bus and distribute them into many towns in United States. Several of these towns fought back, such as Lawrenceville in Virginia, whose citizens protested and barred the DHS buses from unloading their human cargo. “Not in my neighborhood” has become the latest cry. The DHS several times tried to unload illegals from Texas to Murrieta, California, but were met by 300,000 protesters, armed with sticks, guns and placards. It became so inflamed that DHS had to back track and find another town. Mayors are complaining that they have not been told that illegals are being dumped in their neighborhoods.
Then came the pro-amnesty crowd who displayed placards saying “Jesus was a refugee!”, putting a guilt trip on anti-amnesty protesters who won’t allow illegals to be dumped in their community. Christian churches, particularly Catholic churches, were told to accept these illegals. Catholic priests told their congregation to house these illegals but cautioned them not to talk about it. A nun appeared on television saying her church accepted 25 illegals, then clapped her hands. Why not take the whole 75,000? Jesus would approve, surely.
Meanwhile, the border, if there was any, has become a free highway for illegals. Not only Mexicans and Central Americans were coming in. It has become an entry point for terrorists from the Middle East who fly into Mexico to get to the US.. Many are now in United States. Reports yesterday said that even Chinese illegals are coming in through the southern border. Last year, as the number of illegal entrants mounted from a trickle to a deluge, border guards were ordered not to use fire power, but to hide under cover when immigrants throw rocks at them for being turned away. It was an order that has confused the border guards, wondering what they are being paid to secure.
Mixed among these illegal immigrants are tattooed unsavory characters from the Zeta gang and the Mexican cartel, Mara Salvatrucha, who move in and out of the US with impunity. They are also involved in bringing illegals by operating a jet ski service across the Rio Grande, shuttling illegals between Mexico and the southern US border. It costs from $500 to $1000 to take the jet ski across the Rio Grande.
The illegal immigration crisis has now been called The Obama Invasion, and Congress pinpoint to the time Obama took his executive pen and signed the Dream Act, now disparaged as “The Nightmare Act“. It was signed before the 2012 election to drum up support from the Latino groups. By allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came before they turned 16 to remain the United States, it assured Obama’s reelection. Seventy one percent of Latinos voted for him.
It was also the same Act that spurred human traffickers to advertise in Central America the open door policy of the administration. Obama blamed the Republican Congress for the crisis, saying “pass the darn bill” and embrace comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans countered that immigration reform does not mean total amnesty to 11 million illegals, but should require securing the southern border first, and require illegals to go through full documentation, and learn English as a national language.
Obama asked for $3.5 billion to solve the invasion dilemma, a huge outlay that includes $50 million to hire judges to rule on deportation or amnesty. This could mean an outlay of $70,000 per illegal immigrant to house and feed them for a year, and the $3.5 billion does not even include allocation for securing the border. Former congressman Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma) suggested that there is a better cheaper plan: Repatriate them. He said it will only cost the government $667 per illegal for an airline ticket from Texas to Guatemala City.
Mr. Istook underscored the legality of this proposal as it is embedded in a Federal law:
“The Secretary of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Human Services, shall develop policies and procedures to ensure that unaccompanied alien children in the United States are safely repatriated to their country of nationality or last habitual residence.”
Border patrol officials said that only three percent of those apprehended from countries other than Mexico are being sent back. The IJReview said that data from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement showed that illegals under 18 who were deported or turned away at ports has fallen from 8,143 in 2008 during the last year of the Bush administration, down to 1,669 in 2013 after Obama signed the Nightmare Act.
Americans call themselves “compassionate” and a “compassionate country”. It is also oftentimes a “dumb country“ when it allows others to game the system for their own purpose. Illegals are just riding the crisis with a smile, knowing they have successfully placed the monkey on the backs of Americans. Right now Americans are suffering from this man-inflicted abuse, so totally devoid of wisdom and justice, and it is tearing the whole country apart.
By Virginia S. Saunders
July 11, 2014
First posted on July 11, 2014 at http://virginiasaunders.authorsxpress.com/2014/07/11/gaming-the-system-illegals-jesus-coyotes/