Quote: Originally Posted by Walter
Oh, it's not just me.
Guinta: Obama created border crisis with 2012 ‘amnesty’ order | New Hampshire NH Angle (external - login to view)
Republicans: Obama Created Border Crisis, Obama Must Act to End It (external - login to view)
Obama's Amnesty Dilemma - Conn Carroll (external - login to view)
Hall blames Obama for border crisis Â» Top News Â» The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX (external - login to view)
Obama's Border Crisis Lies - Conn Carroll (external - login to view)
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This border crisis was created long, long before Obama. "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddle masses..."
THAT'S what caused it, the belief that America was a free nation for people to go to for a better life.
The problem with the current 'crisis' is not that it's illegals, it's that it's thousands of children suddenly showing up seeking shelter from the horrors of their own home countries.
A counter to all your links: Why 90,000 Children Flooding Our Border Is Not an Immigration Story - NationalJournal.com (external - login to view)
An important part of the above linked article:
I've been reading that these children are coming north on rumors that the United States will let them in, that the Obama administration has lax policies toward minors. Did you find that at all in your survey? We interviewed 404 children asking extremely open-ended questions as to the reasons and the nature of having left and what they were expecting when they arrived. Out of the 404, only 9 of them mentioned any kind of possibility of the U.S. treating children well. Two said "immigration reform"; one said "I hear they treat kids well." It's very general and from the perspective of a child. But only nine out of 404 said anything about that.
So what is attracting them to the United States? First, I have to point out to you, it's not just the United States. That was a another red flag for us. There is an increasing trend to seek asylum in Mexico, which is much safer for them than where they are from. The number of asylum seekers in Nicaragua, in Belize, in Costa Rica, in Panama—all of that has grown 712 percent since 2008.
This is not the normal flow. For the U.N. refugee agency to register an uptick in asylum applications in places other than the United States is a huge red flag for us. People are leaving to places where they can find safety.
So the US is getting a bigger, broader taste of what some other countries in the world get when people flee their homelands for places that appeal more.
The US helped to create all this themselves. From employers seeking to undermine US natural citizens by hiring cheaper, illegal workers just to not have to pay so much out of pocket to its own touting of being a nation of freedom and safety the world should envy.
IMO, maybe the US should remove that Statue of Liberty that advertises so called US generosity and replace it with a hand giving the world the finger. Much more fitting for the "FU" attitude they have lately, really.
Again, another point is that while Obama has fked this up for himself - honestly he should be doing more and he's a dyk for not doing anything - at the same time he did make the request of Congress to send money to the area to which they were like "Ummm... nah".
So they bitch and moan but won't help; that's nice.
Would I be pizzed if thousands of people suddenly showed at Canada's borders wanting in and trying to do so illegally? Sure, I'd be all for processing them to make sure they're here for real reasons and if they weren't, then they can go through the process like everyone else. But when it's KIDS that flood the border, that's some extra special WTF crap there that should have any logical person thinking SOMETHING more is up than just parents randomly sending kids off and hoping for the best.