Would you send your ten-year-old child to travel unaccompanied 1,800 miles from Guatemala to the United States — riding on top of gang-infested trains? The mainstream media and federal government would have you believe that it’s quite commonplace south of the border. So much for “immigrant family values.”
However, investigative reporting has indicated that while these children may leave Guatemala, very few of them make it all the way through Mexico on the top of trains.Which prompts the unanswered question: where are they going and how do mass numbers of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) sneak into the U.S.?
It’s anticipated that 60,000 children will be sent up — or sent for — to sneak into the U.S. in 2014, and the number is expected to more than double to 130,000 in 2015. That’s a quarter of a million of unattended minor illegal aliens in that two-year period alone.
We, the taxpayers, are paying to house, care for, and transport these illegal aliens to parents and relatives in the U.S. The White House has projected a staggering cost of $2.28 billion to care for and resettle child migrants from Central America, and they are asking for another $1.4 billion to keep the kids here.On top of that, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. announced that the Obama administration would pay for 100 lawyers to help these underage illegal aliens remain in the U.S.
Who are these unaccompanied alien children and where are they from?
Unaccompanied alien children are children under 18 who have lawful immigration status in the U.S. — that is, they are illegal aliens who are children. In 2013, only 24 percent were under 14 years old, and 73 percent were male. (In June, 2014, ICE caved in to political correctness by dropping the word “alien” from the term “unaccompanied alien child.”)
Why are they sneaking into the U.S., anyway?
In 2010, the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) failed to pass the House. It specified a six-year path for illegal alien “children” between the ages of 12 and 35 to eventually become U.S. citizens. Nevertheless, in 2012, President Obama unilaterally implemented a new program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [http://www.cairco.org/issues/dreamers-daca-dream-act]
Now, Obama is renewing this two-year amnesty for a half-million illegal aliens.
The message is clear to those who listen. Everyone knows that Obama isn’t enforcing immigration laws. In particular, foreigners in South American countries are quite attuned to which way the immigration wind blows. They know that the U.S. isn’t deporting illegal alien children, so their rational response is to send even more. Central American newspapers are reporting that kids sent to America will be fed and cared for and will get to play pong-pong and foosball.The Center for Immigration Studies summarized interviews with 230 of these migrants, who stated that they came here to “to take advantage of the ‘new’ U.S. law that grants a free pass or permit.”
Where are they being relocated?
NumbersUSA produced an interactive map showing where Unaccompanied Alien Children are being relocated. [https://www.numbersusa.com/news/not-my-backyard-feds-efforts-relocate-illegal-aliens-border] (See larger version at https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215860821987081633721.0004fd39453513c9dc418&msa=0&ie=UTF8&ll=38.993572,-95.405273&spn=29.283014,54.404297&t=m&source=embed). You can see a full list of all the communities in the left column.
FAIR also produced a similar interactive map [http://www.cairco.org/news/map-border-crisis-coming-town-near-you]
Follow the money
Remittances are monies sent by foreign-born workers (legal immigrants and illegal aliens) back to their home countries. Remittances are essentially a tax-free transfer of wealth out of the U.S. Approximately $20 billion of Mexican remittances each year disappear from the U.S. economy via the institutionalized money transfer industry, never to return.
Central American countries obtain a significant portion of their GDP from remittances sent from the U.S. Remittances to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras comprise at least 10 percent of each country’s GDP.Thus, there is no real incentive for Central American countries to curtail the outflow of their excess population to the U.S. Indeed, it results in a guaranteed revenue stream.
Cartels have cashed in on the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) kiddie trade,charging a family up to $12,000 to deliver a child to the U.S. border.
What is to be done?
Some say that it is our responsibility to house, feed, clothe, and care for these kiddies while finding homes for them in the U.S. Certainly, we should not let them starve. The common-sense, humanitarian, and legal thing to do would be to send them back home — along with their illegal alien parents and relatives living in the U.S.
In order to shut off the flow, an effective action would be to send the National Guard to secure America’s southern border. Obama established precedent when he deployed 1,200 National Guard troops in 2010 [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/25/obama-deploy-national-guard-troops-mexico-border/]. While they essentially held desk jobs, this time around they could actually spend time helping our understaffed, underpaid, and highly dedicated Border Patrol agents.
For the cost of taking care of these kids, we could secure our border. As John Derbyshire points out, if you divide $2.28 billion by two thousand miles of border, you get a little over a million dollars per mile. Every year. The Israelis spend less than that to safely secure their own border. For that amount, we could permanently staff border patrol posts every ten miles, and have rapid response teams and drone surveillance to boot.
Naturally, President Obama isn’t lifting a finger — nor his infamous executive pen — to secure our border. Not wanting to miss a grand — and grandstanding — opportunity to cater to Undocumented Democrats, the White House is framing the onrush of kiddies as a “humanitarian crisis.” Senator Jeff Sessions noted that “Obama has nobody to blame but himself,” although perhaps missing the point that Obama is achieving precisely the results he is looking for.
A manufactured crisis — Cloward-Piven strategy
In the 1960s, Marxists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven developed a hard-hitting strategy (the Cloward-Piven strategy) to overload and collapse democratic welfare states. The idea was to inundate the system with demands which could not be morally refused. The fiscal cost of these demands would ultimately break the state, paving the way for socialism.
Barak Obama’s immigration actions (or lack thereof) seem to be an efficacious implementation of this strategy.He invited these minors into the U.S. He has virtually gutted America’s immigration enforcement system, and is talking of even more executive actions. Of course, both political parties are culpable, as there is an active bipartisan amnesty exponent in Congress.
This is a manufactured crisis of the first order — and it has backfired. Virginia voters recently fired House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), predominantly because he signed on to the Republican amnesty plan and expressed intent to work with Obama on a “Kids Act” for Dreamers.
One thing is clear: a nation without a border is not a nation. Perhaps this is how President Obama intends to implement his “fundamental transformation of America.”
For more detailed references, including extensive footnotes, visit: http://www.cairco.org/highlights/illegal-alien-kiddie-colonists-invited-invasion