Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on June 8, 2014 by Allahpundit

The flood of young children pouring across the southwestern border is worse than the administration has previously acknowledged, and efforts to deal with unaccompanied minors are overwhelming the Border Patrol, distracting it from going after smugglers and other illegal immigrants, according to an internal draft memo from the agency.

The four-page memo, authored by Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald D. Vitiello and dated May 30, contradicts the administration’s argument that the border is secure enough to begin legalizing current illegal aliens already in the U.S…

According to the draft memo’s estimates, agents and officers will apprehend more than 90,000 unaccompanied children on the border this year, rising to 142,000 in 2015. By contrast, there were fewer than 40,000 caught last year.

***

On Friday, Arizona had to reopen a detention center to warehouse illegal immigrants from Central America that the federal government sent from Texas.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children will be dropped off in Arizona this weekend, continuing what she said is the Obama administration’s “dangerous policy” of dumping illegal immigrants from Central American countries into Arizona, something that will continue into the foreseeable future. Officials in Arizona said that though the illegal immigrants have been told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) center within 15 days, they have no idea where the illegal immigrants are going…

“If the Obama administration put half the effort into securing our border as it has invested to institute this operation, our state and nation would not be facing this situation,” she said.

***

“A lot of the agents are pissed just beyond belief because we realize these people, there’s no way they’re going back, they’re going to be let go eventually. They’re just trying to figure out how to do it right now. The problem is with President Obama’s deferred deportation program, they’re not deporting any juveniles so they’re not going to deport these people back to their home country, which would be the common sense thing to do,” one source said. “They’re unaccompanied juveniles, meaning they didn’t come with a parent or a relative so you can’t just let them go on the street because they’re a juvenile so now they’re in a bind going, ‘What the hell do we do with all of these people?’”

According to sources on the ground in Nogales, who have asked to remain anonymous for fear of losing their jobs, 1000 OTM (other than Mexican) unaccompanied juveniles from Central America are already being sheltered in a warehouse and Border Patrol agents are expecting 2000 children by the end of next week. Estimates show overall 60,000 unaccompanied juveniles will illegally cross into the United States this year…

“We have all of these juveniles so they’re pulling agents out of the field to come in and babysit them basically,” a source said. “They’re cancelling some of our specialty details for our crews who go out and work the mountains, calling them back in and telling them they have to work the processing center because there are so many people in there.”

***

Word has apparently spread in Central and South America that U.S. Border Patrol agents are releasing thousands of illegal immigrants, as federal resources and facilities are strained from a spike in crossers. News reports and word-of-mouth has allegedly prompted more hopeful immigrants to make the journey into the U.S. illegally…

Nora Griselda Bercian Diaz, a mother from Guatemala who crossed into the U.S. illegally with her 6-year-old daughter, told local media outlet KRGV that the message being spread in her home country is, “Go to America with your child, you won’t be turned away.”

Bercian Diaz said she thought the U.S. border was open to all families. She added that news reports are circulating in her country which state that mothers and children are obtaining bus tickets.

***

Officials in Central America and Mexico have noticed a recent increase in women and children crossing the border. Father Heyman Vazquez, the director of a migrant shelter in Huixtla in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas, said he and others advise children that it’s too dangerous.

Yet Vazquez is seeing more and more youths heading north.

“I remember a little boy of 9 years old and I asked if he was going to go meet someone and he told me ‘No, I’m just going hand myself over because I hear they help kids,’” Vazquez said.

***

In a statement, Goodlatte accused Obama administration officials of having “quietly made several changes” to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Barack Obama created through executive order in June 2012 to halt the removals of immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents — referred to as “DREAMers.”Goodlatte claimed that the officials “have loosened the educational requirements to allow those who are enrolled in an ‘alternative program’ (without defining what this means) to benefit from the program.” He also took issue with language that would not explicitly require the administration to verify “documentary evidence” that an applicant submits to prove that he or she meets the standards for a stay of deportation.

“President Obama’s extension of his unilaterally-created immigration program not only violates his constitutional duty to enforce the law, but the changes he made to it proactively invite fraud and abuse,” Goodlatte said.

***

“We need a president who is willing to uphold the law,” [Ted] Cruz said. “On issue after issue the Obama Administration has openly ignored, defied, and unilaterally tried to change the law. With respect to securing the border, the Obama Administration has handcuffed the courageous men and women who serve in Border Patrol. Morale in ICE is at an all-time low because the political operatives leading this Administration are preventing them from doing their job and upholding the law.”

He continued, “Just a few months before the last election the president illegally and unconstitutionally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people illegally. If the president wants to change federal immigration laws, the Constitution lays out a way to do so–you go and make your case to Congress and you convince Congress to change the laws…unfortunately for President Obama, following the Constitutional structure is apparently too cumbersome. One of the consequences were seeing on the border is a humanitarian crisis that is a direct consequence of Obama’s lawlessness.”

***

If I were Marco Rubio, I would hang my head down in shame for helping engender this new wave of illegal immigration. At the very least, I would have issued the following statement:

“Although I have previously expressed support for amnesty, it is now abundantly clear that calls for amnesty before the enforcement measures are implemented will always spawn endless cycles of illegal immigration. The approach I pursued last year was deeply flawed and I am now committed to shaming and embarrassing this administration into following the laws and preserving our sovereignty. I still wish to deal with some other immigration-related issues, but none of that can be addressed until the lawlessness ends and this country is shielded from the harmful effects of illegal immigration.”

***

Days before what has turned into a contentious June 10 primary against Dave Brat, who has been surging in the polls after centering his campaign on countering amnesty, CBS6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald asked [Eric] Cantor what the country could do about its illegal immigrants and the children “coming across the border now.”…

“But I have told the President there are some things that we can work on together,” Cantor said. “We can work on the border security bill together. We can work on things like the Kids.”

Cantor was referring to what has commonly been referred to as his “Kids Act,” which, as Breitbart News reported, would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who were brought to America through “no fault of their own”–like many of the illegal immigrant children who have been pouring into the country in recent weeks.

***

Mitt Romney said in Iowa today that he would very much like to see an immigration bill passed into law before this fall’s elections.

“But I think time is running out for that to happen,” Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential candidate, told reporters after a campaign rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst in Cedar Rapids.

“I do believe it’s important for us, before the presidential contest in 2016, to finally have immigration reform in place,” he said. “I just don’t think it’s healthy for the country to continue to have this issue open and unresolved, particularly with so many families that are waiting for the answers.”

***

Thousands of fired-up Republican delegates jettisoned the state party’s endorsement of a temporary guest-worker program Saturday, returning the Texas GOP to a hard-line immigration stance that also calls for banning sanctuary cities and ending in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

A raucous vote capped an afternoon filled with high drama on the final day of the Texas Republican Party’s biannual convention, in which a faction of the far-right succeeded in gutting language approved at the party’s convention two years ago that embraced a guest-worker program for undocumented immigrants…

“What kind of message is that for Hispanic voters?” Norm Adams, a Houston-based immigration advocate who pushed for the guest worker plank, asked immediately following the vote. “As far as I’m concerned, we’ve moved the party back 10 years.”

***

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart says momentum is growing in the House for action on immigration — despite some tough election-year rhetoric recently from fellow Republicans and what the Florida congressman considers ill-advised threats of unilateral action by President Barack Obama.

Diaz-Balart, a major player in the effort on Capitol Hill to produce a bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, told CQ Roll Call Tuesday he has more supporters now than a month ago and still expects the Republican-controlled House to act before leaving town in August.

“Every day I’m getting more and more Republicans — conservatives — who are frankly approaching me saying, ‘How do we move forward?’ I feel very very confident that a majority — a strong majority — of Republicans want to finally tackle this system that everyone understands is broken — with some caveats,” he said in a phone interview. “Republicans are insisting that we take this step-by-step.”

***

The White House held off any action on deportations because it wants to give House Republicans time to act on immigration reform.

That’s not going to happen – at least in the month of June.

In a memo dated Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) released legislative priorities for the GOP-led House in June. It includes items such as tax extenders, legislation aimed at improving jobs skills and government funding bills, but no immigration reform.

“As we return for our summer stretch into the swampy heat of Washington, D.C., we will continue to work on our agenda to ensure that every American has the opportunity to pursue happiness by building an America that Works,” Cantor wrote in the document.


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Haven’t seen if this was posted yet. Doubling down on disgrace, danger, and profound wrongheadedness.

Desperate to empty the Guantanamo Bay prison by the end of his term, Obama quietly is giving “get out of jail free” cards for the flimsiest of excuses.

anuts on June 9, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Brittany Guidry

Brittany plans to work closely with the USO, Wounded Warrior Project, and several other organizations throughout her reign. Her goal as Miss Louisiana USA 2014 is to be a positive influence in the lives of many by speaking to boys and girls around the state about the power of positive thinking!

^ Louisiana is filled with positive waves, you know.

–But, I’m taken.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:31 AM

Hopey is busy Community Organizing, from the White House,
by Politically Parading various groups:

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 12h

WH says nurses from across the country invited to meet with Pres Obama tomorrow about immigration reform. No press coverage.

Monday: President meets w/nurses from across the country to discuss immigration reform; PM: event on student debt (more)

http://inagist.com/all/475785812659810304/
==========================================

And,:

White House says Pres. Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off student debt. abc7ne.ws/Spve3o

http://abc7news.com/education/obama-to-take-executive-steps-on-student-loans/102365/#&cmp=twi-kgo-post-102365

http://inagist.com/all/475742088198242306/

canopfor on June 9, 2014 at 5:33 AM

But, I’m taken.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:31 AM

ROFL. Good save there, Axe. :-)

Thanks for the info you left on this thread about Liberation Theology. I’ve already got that sent out to a few folks this a.m. via email. I didn’t know that the roots went that deep, or that Black Liberation Theology was associated with it in any way. I’m betting these friends don’t know that either. Should give way to some interesting discussions.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 5:38 AM

I think I misread your post, Axe.

When you said, “But I’m taken” I thought you meant taken with Miss La.

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 5:40 AM

^ Louisiana is filled with positive waves, you know.

–But, I’m taken.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:31 AM

You have Bobby Jindal. Who would have thought Louisiana would one day be on the cutting edge. Good things happening there. Besides you.

crankyoldlady on June 9, 2014 at 5:41 AM

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 5:38 AM

What page is that on?

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Thanks for the info you left on this thread about Liberation Theology. I’ve already got that sent out to a few folks this a.m. via email. I didn’t know that the roots went that deep, or that Black Liberation Theology was associated with it in any way. I’m betting these friends don’t know that either. Should give way to some interesting discussions.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Awesomeness. :)

I spent the whole weekend taking a run at the hard ones, the essays that have had me pulling my hair for awhile. And I’ve just been posting the notes, all I could do, in lieu of skipping out altogether.

Nice that some of them got used.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Cruz is the strongest Constitutional Conservative out there. He is not beholden to anyone on either side. He stands by what he says and means it. He may stand alone, but that shows character, not unelectability. We should support our strongest candidates and get behind them — not nitpick them to death or tear them apart. Notice that the Left does not do this. For all of Hillary’s warts (and there are many), the Progressive Marxists are behind her.

A friend of mine and occasional contributor to the blog, Citizen Scribe, had this to say about what he calls “The Myth of Electability” as a concept:

In every election cycle I find myself in any number of discussions about the best candidate for this or that. Inevitably someone in the discussion trots out the ‘electability’ trope. It’s a way to win arguments without having to present any actual data. It’s an assertion that’s simply not provable, as it depends on facts not in evidence. It is a form of inspired laziness. It is pretended wisdom (“I know something you don’t”).

Reagan was unelectable … or was until he was elected. Lincoln was unelectable. Bush 41 was a shoo-in … until he wasn’t. The history of elections in the United States is strewn with egregious predictions and declarations. Dewey Defeats Truman! Except, well, he didn’t.

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2014/06/perfect-is-the-enemy-of-good/

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Dewey Defeats Truman! Except, well, he didn’t.

We’ve always taken that headline for granted but now that I know what crooks the dems have always been I’m not so sure they didn’t steal that election.

crankyoldlady on June 9, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Cantor: flip flop flip

Brock Robamney on June 9, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Nice that some of them got used.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Oh, yeah! Of course I’ll use it1

I won’t be on QOTD at night much any more. So any time you have bits like that, just leave them somewhere on the QOTD thread and I’ll find them. If I can use them, I will! I just don’t have the depth of knowledge that some of y’all have, Axe. This gives me great information or even a starting point to do some research of my own.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 5:53 AM

What page is that on?

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Quicker. Notes from Pacepa’s Disinformation.

^ Scroll to the bottom. (Liberation theology and Black Liberation Theology.)

Shorter notes, just Glasnost, via magnificent wonderment: The Meaning of ‘Glasnost’: An Excerpt from ‘Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism’

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:55 AM

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2014/05/obama-madder-than-hell-after-accident-triggers-wwiii/

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I love it.

crankyoldlady on June 9, 2014 at 5:57 AM

When you said, “But I’m taken” I thought you meant taken with Miss La.

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Eh, she still calls.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:57 AM

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2014/05/obama-madder-than-hell-after-accident-triggers-wwiii/

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I didn’t see a /sarc tag… so that’s legit, right?

After the last couple of months, I buy it…

PointnClick on June 9, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Thanks obama
/

They are sutprised by the onslaught?
Puhleeze

Its the law….good times

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Brittany plans to work closely with the USO, Wounded Warrior Project

Great group! Plus {{{{Gary Sinise}}}}

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Politico loves their Hillary this morning

Propping her up big time

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

OT: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/06/08/Conservative-Media-Refuse-to-Cover-New-Book-on-Gay-Movement

The book takes a highly critical look at how the LGBT movement has moved so swiftly through all major U.S. institutions including the military, the psychological establishment, the courts, education, and even the Boy Scouts. In some ways, the leaders of the LGBT movement ought to consider the book a love song to their political acumen and amazing successes. No one thought twenty years ago that they would have made so many remarkable advances.

BuckeyeSam on June 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

John Kerry has been overdoing the botox. He looks like his face is ready to explode.

crankyoldlady on June 9, 2014 at 6:10 AM

I didn’t see a /sarc tag… so that’s legit, right?

PointnClick on June 9, 2014 at 6:03 AM

lol :)

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Navy Captain Fired After Leading Unauthorized Whaling Expedition

http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/05/navy-captain-whaling/

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Much grass.

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 6:14 AM

BuckeyeSam on June 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

That was a really, really interesting read.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 6:14 AM

BuckeyeSam on June 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I spent a couple hours over there yesterday on this thread

Those threads get swamped by LGBT supporters. I get into it with them all the time about how the approach the LGBT community is taking on SSM threatens both 10A and conscience protections.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:17 AM

BuckeyeSam on June 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Interesting quote….

He suggests that inveterate sinning can lead to a deadening of the conscience and, in order to maintain inveterate sinning, an elaborate edifice of justification must be erected. The edifice of justification is built not just by the sinner but a willing society around him.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:21 AM

It’s easy enough to discuss what could happen under a controversial policy, but it’s a little more difficult to provide evidence after enactment to prove a claim.

In the case of SeaTac and its newly minted $15-per-hour minimum wage, the proof comes from a single photo of a parking receipt:

http://watchdog.org/148542/minimum-wage-seattle-3/

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Politico loves their Hillary this morning

Propping her up big time

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Morning, day walker. :)

*hands keys*

There’s a small stack of bodies in the other room. Eh, just don’t even ask. Please just walk around them and I’ll get on it tonight.

Also, three of the experimental monkeys from the biology lab got out, and I think the portal into Hades opened up again in the bathroom. Eh, just don’t even ask.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 6:23 AM

I’m surprised mj crew didn’t start with that shooting in Vegas with don’t tread on me flag ….I’m waiting for the outrage against the tea party

Crickets on the illegals as well

Nothing to see here

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 6:24 AM

Morning Axe :)
*takes keys*
thanks for the heads up….I thought I smelled something odd

Its never boring eh….

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 6:27 AM

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 6:24 AM

julie pace pointing out how obama will continue to support the “bergdal deal”

joe mutters “then he’s extraordinarily tone deaf”

yeah joe just figured it out.

renalin on June 9, 2014 at 6:33 AM

mika about to have an orgasm over the elizabeth warren student loan bill. cut off prematurely by joe and coca cola.

renalin on June 9, 2014 at 6:38 AM

williamg on June 9, 2014

If I didn’t say it then, thanks for the chat this a.m.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:39 AM

KCB on June 9, 2014

You okay? Seem down in the dumps ;( Hope it’s nothing serious.

Be your charming self, Ken. Flirt much and give smooches. Put smiles on the ladies faces. ;-)

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:43 AM

Code of Blue:

Despite the emotional expressions of regret and concern for the family, the SWAT officers responsible for tossing the flash-bang grenade that injured a toddler in Georgia are still on the job.

In fact, in a conversation with The New American, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office retorts that there is no current investigation into the tragic events of that pre-dawn raid and all of the officers involved are still on duty.

The Post further reports that the drug task force that conducted the alleged drug buy and investigation of the accused drug dealer, Wanis Thonetheva, that was the target of the raid that severely injured Bounkham Phonesavanh, is the same unit that was responsible for the death of pastor Jonathan Ayers during a raid conducted in 2009. The Post reports:

In September 2009, the young pastor Ayers was ministering to a young woman whom a Georgia drug task force was investigating on drug charges. (She had allegedly sold an undercover officer $50 worth of cocaine.) When task force members saw Ayers alone in the car with the woman, they switched their focus to him. According to Ayers’s lawsuit, the woman was about to be evicted from the motel at which she was staying. Ayers gave her the $23 in his pocket to help cover her rent.

The task force followed Ayers to a convenience store, where he went in to get money from an ATM. When he returned and got into his car they pounced. They pulled up behind him in an unmarked black SUV. Armed agents dressed in street clothes then rushed Ayers’s car. He put his car in reverse and attempted to escape. In the process, he nicked one agent. Another then opened fire, killing him. Ayers told hospital staff was that he thought he was being robbed. His reported last words were, “Who shot me?”

[Emphasis added.]

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/18434-drug-unit-involved-in-injury-to-ga-toddler-killed-a-pastor-in-2009

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 6:50 AM

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014

I thought about apologizing to you for being so hard the other day, but…well, you have more talent and brains in your little finger than most people have in their entire bodies. You’ll find a way.

Hang in there, OW.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:50 AM

renalin on June 9, 2014 at 6:33 AM

yup

renalin on June 9, 2014 at 6:38 AM

poor mika

not one peep about the illegals streaming in

its all about obama and hillary

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 6:53 AM

davidk on June 9, 2014

I’m not familiar with that site. Do you draw info from them often? Are they a reliable source?

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Amnesty!!!!!!!!!!!

AKA The Empty Mexico (and Central America) Act!

Come on you despicable gop leadership you can go full out in the open TRAITOR for your Chamber of Commerce bosses can’t you?

Maybe you’ll get enough of those illegals in Tejas and Arizona that you can topple Ted Cruz and Jan Brewer and get more of the Castro Progressives in power.

VIVA MEXIMERICA!!!

Thank you NAFTA, Thank you New World Order Bushes, wooooooo hoooooo!!!

PappyD61 on June 9, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 9, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Hey, Newtie! Holding down the fort, I see.

Good piece of info. I can use it, too. Thanks.

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 7:10 AM

So apparently the gilled one aka Susan T lacks any class. Not capable of a simple apology. Wow. Very sad and quite revealing.

Bmore on June 9, 2014 at 7:18 AM

gilled one, there are many reasons you will never be well liked and part of the HA family. Revealing your pettiness yet again is one of the biggest reasons. I have always thought you an odd nom. Once and for all you have confirmed this for me. Not only do you suffer from PDS but not a bit of humility. None. I take note of how you wouldn’t comment until I had left for the evening rather than make an apology for for wrongly attacking me for something you did to yourself. Moving forward when I see you comment and regardless of the topic, I will be posting your comment about me for all to witness. Nothing you say can be trusted. You are a dishonest and disingenuous person. Petty and quite small an individual incapable of a course correction. I actually have been quite the fool to think otherwise. Nevermore shall I treat you as anything other than the troll you are. Pathetic.

Bmore on June 9, 2014 at 7:34 AM

We have an out of control POTUS and the other 2/3 ‘s of the government have no idea we are a land of laws. Send the Marines into DC and put a stop to this insanity.

mixplix on June 9, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

“The people who are bringing men, women, and children in illegally are not pleasant, happy, placid coyotes. These are criminal cartels. These are ruthless, brutal, nasty criminals. The idea that you have parents handing their teenage daughter or son over to a global criminal cartel is a humanitarian crisis. Untold numbers of these teens are facing assault, are facing a life of hell being turned over to drug kingpins.” – US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

My take: President Barack Hussein Obama and the Mexican Munchkin Migration

kingsjester on June 9, 2014 at 7:47 AM

kingsjester on June 9, 2014 at 7:47 AM

A famous quote of Travis Bickle comes to mind more and more as of late.

Bmore on June 9, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Settle down wacko birds, this is just an act of love.

bazil9 on June 9, 2014 at 7:52 AM

One of the reasons why I will be supporting any Presidential run he elects to make. He has become my only voice. The GOPe has no voice and only acts to assist the traitors.

Bmore on June 9, 2014 at 7:55 AM

kingsjester on June 9, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Worked fine.

Bmore on June 9, 2014 at 7:55 AM

My take: President Barack Hussein Obama and the Mexican Munchkin Migration

kingsjester on June 9, 2014 at 7:47 AM

I love this title so much. :)

That is what the history books should read. Chapter Four: The Mexican Munchkin Migration.

I made sure to retweet it. –And the post is really good, KJ.

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 8:05 AM

There is something very sinister about the unexpected migration of tens of thousands of minors across our Southern Borders. This is a set-up for something bigger.

JUST HOW DID TENS OF THOUSAND OF CHILDREN JUST HAPPEN TO ARRIVE AT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER…ALL AT THE SAME TIME???!!!

Nail on head KJ- This is no coincidence. Seems to be a well coordinated effort and well timed crisis.

bazil9 on June 9, 2014 at 8:09 AM

If George Bush had pulled the same cr@p that Obama is getting away with, he would have been hounded out of office and prosecuted for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It’s obvious that the left has effectively played the race card because Congress is afraid to impeach for fear of being labeled as racists. O is nothing short of a criminal. Period.

College Prof on June 9, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Bmore on June 9, 2014 at 7:55 AM
Axe on June 9, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Thank you, my friends!

kingsjester on June 9, 2014 at 8:10 AM

In the 10 years before 2012, according to a Department of Health and Human Services fact sheet, the federal government agency tasked with caring for unaccompanied minors who cross the border illegally handled an average of 7,000 to 8,000 cases a year. In fiscal year 2011, the number was 6,560.

Per an internal memo cited by The New York Times, in fiscal year 2013, the number jumped to 13,625. This fiscal year, ending Sept. 30, 2014, the feds estimate that the number may reach 80,000.

Obama proclaimed the situation a “humanitarian crisis” last Monday. Poverty and violence are driving the migration, according the him and his Administration. But wait, there’s more:

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Thank you all of you for the things you posted. All interesting ideas.

crankyoldlady on June 9, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Good Mornin’ Hot Gas…

Rainin’ down here in the Black Prairie this mornin’

I wonder if the SEIU is co-ordinating Latino outreach propaganda down south tellin’ the populations down there it’s a free ride on the American Tax Payer for your kiddo’s so send them up to the US alone.

“We’re living in an alternate universe where those we elected have completely failed in their obligations to us, with the Federal Government deliberately breaking the law.

Virtually anybody with any kind of disease or threat could be entering under cover of this influx, and now being housed at military bases, putting our military at risk.

Via El Paso Times:

Two planes carrying undocumented families apprehended in South Texas arrived in El Paso Saturday, officials said.

Ramiro Cordero, spokesman for the Border Patrol El Paso sector, said two flights carrying 130 people landed in El Paso.

He said the immigrants would be processed at different locations in the El Paso sector.

Monsignor Arturo Bañuelas, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in El Paso, said the immigrants arrived in the morning.

One immigrant passed through El Paso on a bus from Phoenix.

“Ruben Garcia is trying to bring together people from the community to respond to this urgent need,” Bañuelas said.

Garcia is the executive director of Annunciation House, which helps undocumented immigrants in El Paso….”

http://weaselzippers.us/189024-feds-drop-off-two-planeloads-of-illegal-aliens-in-el-paso-texas/

workingclass artist on June 9, 2014 at 8:17 AM

bazil9 on June 9, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Thank you, m’dear!

kingsjester on June 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM

“”Immigrants apprehended crossing the border in South Texas will be flown to El Paso so Border Patrol can assist with processing. The vast majority of individuals transferred were family units from Central America and Mexico with children,” an El Paso official said.

On Saturday, Maria, who preferred not to give her last name and the names of her two daughters, stopped at the El Paso Greyhound station Downtown.

Maria is a Guatemalan undocumented immigrant. She said she was too nervous to remember dates and details of how and where she was detained.

She added that she was on her way to Tennessee to reunite with her sister.

Maria said that before being released from immigration custody, immigration officials communicated with her sister to arrange travel plans to Tennessee.

“Immigration told me, ‘You are free, you can leave,’ ” Maria said.

She added that she left Guatemala on May 25 and that she was arrested on Thursday. Maria, who said she did not have any money for food for family, said she was found in the desert and that she was still nervous about traveling.

“I’m a little scared,” Maria said in Spanish. “Now, we are here without money,” she said.

Maria said she is supposed to meet with immigration officials July 8….”

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_25921825/planes-carrying-130-people-land-el-paso

workingclass artist on June 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM

<–Bunker. Nap. Gear. Check on Sophie. Bunker. Nap . . .

Axe on June 9, 2014 at 8:23 AM

A QOTD that stayed on topic for longer than three comments. This could be serious. Light up those phone lines folks.

Cindy Munford on June 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM

“The following year, however, the number jumped to 13,625. This fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, 2014, federal officials are estimating that the number could be 80,000, according to an internal memo cited by The New York Times.

Obama called the situation a “humanitarian crisis” Monday. Poverty and violence are driving the migration, administration officials say, and activists working with migrants agree. But some also suggest that DACA could be a factor.

Tania Chavez of La Union del Pueblo Entero told KRGV-TV of the Rio Grande Valley that the “coyote” smugglers who bring Central Americans to the US illegally may be telling people that children can take advantage of the program and find work in the United States.

Indeed, media reports have indicated that many of the migrants are coming because they believe children will not be deported. “They’re saying that women and children are allowed to stay,” a recently detained undocumented immigrant from Guatemala told Monitor correspondent Lourdes Medrano in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday….”

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2014/0608/Illegal-immigration-how-humanitarian-crisis-on-border-could-hurt-Obama-video

workingclass artist on June 9, 2014 at 8:37 AM

A QOTD that stayed on topic for longer than three comments. This could be serious. Light up those phone lines folks.

Cindy Munford on June 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Crazy times…

The stakes couldn’t be higher in the June 10 primary between Eric Cantor and conservative economics professor Dave Brat. This primary could very well be the election that determines whether amnesty passes.

A Brat win could stop wavering Republicans from caving on amnesty in the (rumored) upcoming June vote. Because Brat poses a credible threat to Cantor, the incumbent is now spreading falsehoods in an effort to keep his job…

Fallon on June 9, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Fallon on June 9, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Maybe I am missing something but I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how allowing tens of thousands of unattended young people coming into this country is a win for the Left. Somebody is going to have to ‘splain it to me.

Cindy Munford on June 9, 2014 at 8:59 AM

How about dropping those illegal children off in New York, or Massachusetts, instead.

kjatexas on June 9, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Maybe I am missing something but I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how allowing tens of thousands of unattended young people coming into this country is a win for the Left. Somebody is going to have to ‘splain it to me.

Cindy Munford on June 9, 2014 at 8:59 AM

It’s the wide-eyed baby bunny scenario. You’re a big meanie if you don’t let the little critters stay. And, probably “racist”, too. Stories of abuse and rape will be covered up by the media and the flowery tales of “Dreamers” coming to America will be pounded into our heads.

They will probably force independent bakers to make them free “Welcome cakes”, too. *eye roll* What the heck is happening to this country and how can so many educated people not see the ultimate harm all this lawlessness will bring?

Fallon on June 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Dave Brat, who is challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Tuesday’s primary, believes Cantor betrayed his district on amnesty and shares the blame for surge in illegal immigrant children flooding into the country

“But I have told the President there are some things that we can work on together,” Cantor said. “We can work on the border security bill together. We can work on things like the Kids.”

Cantor was referring to the Kids Act that would grant amnesty to children who were brought illegally to the country as minors.

Fallon on June 9, 2014 at 10:06 AM

A few points, (some have already made)

1) Comments have been made that they should ship many of these illegals to Chicago, Washington, back home, etc. However it would take many, many buses to do this. The solution is right up the left’s alley. Trains. Many more could be put on the passenger trains and sent to Chicago, Washington, New York, Boston, just to name a few.

2) If those who sit at home and do not vote because a) it won’t matter, b) my candidate lost the primary, or c) they are all crooks, would come to the polls in mass and throw the bums out of office, the few remaining ones might, out of fear for their ‘phony, baloney jobs’, start paying attention.

3) Is there a correlation between the push for a very high minimum wage plus benefits and an influx of workers that can be hired under the table.

4) Who is paying for this? It cost money to get these people from their home country to our borders. It is an extremely long trip. It takes money and coordination. Who is footing the bill for this?

Tinker on June 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM

4) Who is paying for this? It cost money to get these people from their home country to our borders. It is an extremely long trip. It takes money and coordination. Who is footing the bill for this?

Tinker on June 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM

This is the most intriguing question. How are they all getting here? Who is paying for their travel?

Anybody seen how they’re spending my tax dollars, lately?

Fallon on June 9, 2014 at 10:41 AM

It might be the marxists creating chaos to distract from something else. We should worry about the something else. Don’t take your eye off them for a minute.

crankyoldlady on June 9, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children will be dropped off in Arizona this weekend

How is this not human trafficking?

Midas on June 9, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Can we just get the war started already? We know it’s coming.

Midas on June 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM

davidk on June 9, 2014

I’m not familiar with that site. Do you draw info from them often? Are they a reliable source?

lineholder on June 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Without the time stamp I don’t know which site.

davidk on June 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Fallon on June 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

I wonder why they are threatening to fire people leaking pictures of these cuties. They’re adorable. All of them!

Cindy Munford on June 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM

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