Alexandra Pelosi: Media, Obama admin enabling ‘human trafficking’ at the border

posted at 1:21 pm on June 27, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The documentary filmmaker and daughter of the House minority leader, Alexandra Pelosi, is promoting a new and heartbreaking documentary about the crisis at the southern border. Pelosi spent weeks speaking with undocumented migrants who have been led to believe that the United States is not only caring for women and children who cross the border but welcoming them to do so.

“[A]ll the young vulnerable, migrant women who just got to America that I spoke with saw the Border Patrol as the heroes who came to assist them on their journey,” Pelosi recently wrote in an op-ed published on MSNBC.com. “They all said that when they saw Border Patrol, they finally felt safe and happy to have survived their harrowing odyssey to get to the Promised Land.”

Once the border-crossers have been processed by the Department of Homeland Security, they are released – so throughout the day, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement delivers them to the Greyhound bus station where they are dropped off and forced to fend for themselves.

Pelosi paints a picture of waves of hopelessly naïve and needy immigrants who are convinced, ignoring all evidence to the contrary, that the United States will not deport them if they simply explain how dire their circumstances are in their home countries.

The problem at the border has grown so bad that the president was asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Friday to clearly, unequivocally ask Central American would-be migrants to stay home.

“Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers,” the president said. “That is our direct message to families in Central America. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”

But Pelosi noted that the problem America faces on its borders is not one that can be solved by rhetoric. In fact, she said, the issue has been exacerbated by American politicians and the media – including the president.

She added that the press and the political class, by not clearly asserting that bad actors on the other side of the border are funneling migrants into the United States, American institutions are complicit in a humanitarian crisis.

“I worry, in all of this, that we could be facilitating human trafficking,” Pelosi said. She added that cartel members are now recruiting women in order to confuse American officials who provide women and children with special treatment.

Pelosi concluded by claiming that security at the border was a “hoax,” considering that a border fence can be thwarted by tools as simple as ladders and migrants are now welcoming their capture by border police. But the crisis at the Mexican border no longer explicitly a humanitarian one. Disturbing reports indicate that the situation on the border has a military dimension as well.

“Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border,” a local CBS affiliate reported.

KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.

It’s perhaps fitting that, 100 years after the start of World War I, U.S./Mexico relations are at their worst point since the Zimmermann Telegram.

History has demonstrated clearly that borders can be hardened against military threats if the will to do so exists. While it may require some creative thinking, it is within the realm of the imagination that the border can be secured against a busload or two of Honduran women and children as well.


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Has anyone been able to figure out what’s actually ‘conservative’ about Noah Rothman?

sharrukin on June 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM

The name “Noah”.

Many conservatives are Christian, “Noah” appears in the Bible, therefore “Noah” Rothman is conservative.

So simple even you bigots can understand. Seriously, you idiots need to read a math book sometime.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Miss Lamar

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM

His first name, maybe?

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The movie was terrible!

sharrukin on June 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Again, welcome to Hot Air Noah! One or two more enlightened contributors of your stripe in here and we can finally turn this into a legit site.

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 1:58 PM

LOL!

TarheelBen on June 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

“Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers,” the president said.
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Which means the his message is just the opposite, because he is a liar.

higgins1991 on June 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM

LOL, I read that as “don’t send them unaccompanied – you come with them, too!”

Midas on June 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Obama and his minions a facilitating this so they can declare it a humanitarian crisis because the Republicans won’t allow “immigration reform”.

Vince on June 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM

THREAD WINNER RIGHT HERE!

This is Fast and Furious Plan B and has probably been in the works since the original Fat and Furious.

UnstChem on June 27, 2014 at 2:31 PM

The movie was terrible!

sharrukin on June 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Maybe that’s why he was named after it.

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 2:31 PM

BP Agents Have Symptoms of Diseases of Illegals Crossing the Southern Border:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/06/27/meltdown-border-patrol-agents-test-positive-for-diseases-brought-in-by-the-flood-of-illegal-aliens/

It’s written by a guy named Bryan Preston. Wouldn’t it be nice if HA had someone like him?

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Was that tweet for real?

WTFFF?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 27, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Noah doesn’t care what long term hotair commenters think because e’re not “unique” visitors. See his tweet below. His job is troll pro-abortion, pro-amnesty liberal MSNBC viewers and to attempt to bring them here. This Salem strategy is poorly thought out because it’ll alienate the current conservative readership and not many liberals actually watch MSDNC. They get their news from Jon Stewart.

Steve K ‏@stephenkruiser Jun 20

@NoahCRothman I have Twitter for yelling at you.

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman Jun 20

@stephenkruiser I’m thinking some of the folks in the comments section aren’t as tech savvy as you, though.

Steve K ‏@stephenkruiser Jun 20

@NoahCRothman I almost wrote a post about comment folk yesterday. Realized that may not be financially prudent.

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman Jun 20

@stephenkruiser Eh, go for it. You can only sell uniques anyway.

sauldalinsky on June 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Again, welcome to Hot Air Noah! One or two more enlightened contributors of your stripe in here and we can finally turn this into a legit frothing-at-the-mouth progressive site.

Frank Lib on June 27, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Dear Noah is making friends here in all the wrong places. Next, libfree and verbaldouche will be asking for his private e-mail address so they can invite him to some lefty singalongs.

AZCoyote on June 27, 2014 at 2:36 PM

This is Fast and Furious Plan B and has probably been in the works since the original Fat and Furious.

UnstChem on June 27, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Are you referring to Christie’s sabotage of Mitt?

Wisdom_of_Homer on June 27, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Has anyone been able to figure out what’s actually ‘conservative’ about Noah Rothman?

sharrukin on June 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM

If Noah was a conservative do you think Salem Communications (the wonderful company that gives us Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt)would have hired him?

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

No worries – the UNHCR is on the job!

Despite White House Claims, Up To 80% Of Migrant Children Can Legally Stay In Country

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

If Noah was a conservative do you think Salem Communications (the wonderful company that gives us Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt)would have hired him?

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Michael Medved, the guy who supported Juan McLame?

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Can we take a poll at HA? Who is more “popular,” Noah or Haley Barbour?

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Can we take a poll at HA? Who is more “popular,” Noah or Haley Barbour?

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM

It’s starting to get ugly.

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I like Noah way better.

Cindy Munford on June 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman Jun 20

@stephenkruiser I’m thinking some of the folks in the comments section aren’t as tech savvy as you, though.

sauldalinsky on June 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

ROFLMAO!! These morons are pretty funny. They think that being on Twitter is “tech savvy”. Too funny. They probably would have thought they were computer geniuses in the 1970s if they were typing on IBM Selectrics.

What a bunch of fools.

“tech savvy” … LOL.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 27, 2014 at 2:43 PM

The name “Noah”.

Many conservatives are Christian, “Noah” appears in the Bible, therefore “Noah” Rothman is conservative.

So simple even you bigots can understand. Seriously, you idiots need to read a math book sometime.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM

LMAO!

ToddPA on June 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Geeze… They even have DHS/Obama cheat sheets to help them answer questions.

If the Clown Faced Hookah Pelosi is turning on Obama? He done.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Alejandra Pelosi: Come, you poor, storm-tossed Mexican wayfarers yearning to freeload beside the Golden Gate, and vote for Mom!

Steve Z on June 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

It’s written by a guy named Bryan Preston. Wouldn’t it be nice if HA had someone like him?

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Gosh, I miss him!

hollygolightly on June 27, 2014 at 2:52 PM

ROFLMAO!! These morons are pretty funny. They think that being on Twitter is “tech savvy”. Too funny. They probably would have thought they were computer geniuses in the 1970s if they were typing on IBM Selectrics.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 27, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Yep, that’s Noah and his buddy Stephen Kruiser of PJTV, the site started by Chuckles Johnson of Little Green Footballs…laughing it up over how stupid their audience is.

sauldalinsky on June 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM

It’s a shame, this Pelosi isn’t that bad looking. It’d probably only take two beers for me to hit on her.

#BuckFarack

Nutstuyu on June 27, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Can we take a poll at HA? Who is more “popular,” Noah or Haley Barbour?

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 2:40 PM
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It’s starting to get ugly.

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

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I like Noah way better.

Cindy Munford on June 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM

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Yeah … I gotta go with Cindy’ on that one.

listens2glenn on June 27, 2014 at 2:55 PM

I still think the only way all those immigrants got the idea to come was directly from our consulates in those countries passing the word. I mean, Jarrett and obummer directed the ambassadors to coordinate providing them the means to travel through Mexico to get to our border.

jake49 on June 27, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Isn’t Nancy going to greet them at the border? (And recruit them?)

Rancher on June 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM

how did Alexandra Pelosi get access to these illegal aliens??
the regular press in this country has been shut out completely..

how many of these children were molested on the trip north??

how many of these children …never made it to America??

I would wager that at least a few are sex slaves in Mexico or in shallow graves

This is human trafficking by Barry/Libs for political purposes..

I’m sure you are proud of your human trafficking mother Alex…
perhaps your mother own a san fran bath house
and she can get the lil ones work there…

going2mars on June 27, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Either we have a country, the rule of law, and solvency or we
don’t. Obama and his bots have worked 24/7 to destroy all
three. This invasion could be easily stopped by summarily
returning all adults with their children back to Central America.
Unaccompanied children will stop coming when they see the
adults being immediately deported. Obama engineered this
travesty to force the GOP into accepting amnesty or loudly
opposing children “in crisis” before the election. Obama’s mafia
style should disgust every American. His monarchy must be
stopped now or every peasant on the planet will be crawling
over the border.

giatny on June 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

ABC host George Stephanopoulos : “You mentioned immigration. There’s a humanitarian crisis on the border. Some of your critics have said you need to speak out more directly to the people of Central America and say, ‘don’t come. If you come, you will be deported’.”

President Barack Obama : “We actually — we’ve done that. The problem is that, under current law, once the kids come across the border, there’s a system in which we’re supposed to process them, take care of them, until we can send them back.”

ABC host George Stephanopoulos : “Is your message ‘don’t come’?”

President Barack Obama : “Oh, our message absolutely is ‘don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers.’
That is our direct message to families in Central America. ‘Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it‘.”

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Does anyone here have connections with someone who resides in Central America, and get a confirmation on this?

listens2glenn on June 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Take it or leave it.

I say, leave it.

Sherman1864 on June 27, 2014 at 3:26 PM

I like the way he phrased that, “Don’t send your children unaccompanied…”

Rancher on June 27, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Has anyone been able to figure out what’s actually ‘conservative’ about Noah Rothman?

sharrukin on June 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM

well he did get some college creds mainly due to the sweat and body parts some of us gave overseas in the 80′s when he was a wet spot so theres that.
YAY OCCUPY HOTAIR!!

dmacleo on June 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Obama and his minions a facilitating this so they can declare it a humanitarian crisis because the Republicans won’t allow “immigration reform”.

Vince on June 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM

This is part of the problem. A lesson no doubt taught to him by Frank Davis, his mother and grandparents. If you can’t make the government change, overwhelm it so that it has no choice but to change in a way that is acceptable to the socialist/communist doctrines.

The other part stems from Obama as a narcissists. When narcissists are backed into the corner and cannot escape failure they typically revert to a strategy of revenge. Obama in this case has the power of the president to extract that revenge

This revenge is aimed at the Republicans in congress who oppose him, and the people they represent; the Americans who hold traditional values that are opposed to his socialist values, goals and morals.

Franklyn on June 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

This is more than just an immigration issue. It is working for Obama, but it is also effectively an invasion of our country by unarmed invaders with Obama’s help, encouragement and protection. Unarmed assumes that the Mexican army’s firing on our border patrol to prevent them from interfering with the illegals entering our country is not considered. In this light Obama is guilty of high treason.

Franklyn on June 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

There is another factor that has not been mentioned that is driving this invasion of children, most of which are old enough to work.

Obama is aware of that not all are actually children and is pressing to allow them to be able to work when they are released. Mexico counts the Money sent home from legal and for a larger part illegal workers in our country as the second or third largest factor of national income. It is a form of redistribution of national wealth that Mexico will continue to encourage. It harms us in that it creates an imbalance in trade dollars which puts us at a disadvantage as more goes out than comes in in trade dollars, since nothing was bought to exchange those dollars.

The central American countries are not going to discourage this new source of much needed national income that we cannot afford to be giving them. Obama never has understood economic issues, according to his briefing staff, but someone that works for him does.

Effectively it is pushing dollars the same as would the carbon credits that they are trying to use to the same purpose.

Franklyn on June 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Michael Medved, the guy who supported Juan McLame?

Ward Cleaver

And who believes in bigfoot.

xblade on June 27, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I’m sure that, in her “mind” (or the plate of cold spaghetti that fills that role), it was all caused by fracking.

PJ Emeritus on June 27, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I have not seen this fact of the illegal immigration and the fact that it is for a large part children mentioned. In the countries these children are coming from, only the wealth children get to go to school or if they are able, they pick one child to send to school so that they can get an education and support the family and elderly parents later. The parents are sending their children knowing if they make it to America and Obama promising that they will be allowed to stay, that they will be sent to school which will benefit the family at home. The children have no future or value where they are coming from so the risks and dangers they may face getting here are worth the chance some may make it. Telling them not to send the child because of dangers has no meaning to them. They already know it is a risk to the child.

If a “child” is under the age of 18 or claims to be under 18, they will be required to go to school. I have had 15 and 16 year old students placed in my classroom that came from Mexico and spoke not a word of English. They just place them by age rather than knowledge and let it be the teacher’s problem to work it out.

Franklyn on June 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM

I had to explain the uproar about illegal immigration to a liberal friend, I pointed out to him that his view on it is exactly like this:

A bunch of people break into your house, eat your food, watch your TV, sleep in your bed, but they expect you to let you stay all because they vacuumed up the glass from the broken window.

PJ Emeritus on June 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

The suffering and deaths of these children are on Obama’s hands

rodeoclownmonkey on June 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Border Patrol agents coming down with swine flu (H1N1), scabies, pseudomonas, TB.

Coming to an OCare facility near you.

Obama and his minions a facilitating this so they can declare it a humanitarian crisis because the Republicans won’t allow “immigration reform”.

Vince on June 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Seems to be polling the other way.

Poor ValJar must be frustrated.

formwiz on June 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

let *them* stay

PJ Emeritus on June 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Coolr hasn’t posted her Fu rants, yet.

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oh yes, that was quite a bit of class wasn’t it? ///

Bakokitty on June 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM

This is more than just an immigration issue. It is working for Obama, but it is also effectively an invasion of our country by unarmed invaders with Obama’s help, encouragement and protection. Unarmed assumes that the Mexican army’s firing on our border patrol to prevent them from interfering with the illegals entering our country is not considered. In this light Obama is guilty of high treason.

Franklyn on June 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Obama has weakened this nation to a point where the Mexican Government/Military (who knew they even had one) is firing on our border patrol agents who are busy changing diapers.

Impeachment is the ONLY option… There is no possible way we can survive another 2 1/2 years under Homey the Clown Obama, A/K/A Preznit Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Hey…when are you guys gonna hire Juan Williams to write for Hot Air?

ReaganWasRight on June 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Sounds like the daughter is smarter than the mother.

Speaking of immigration: Seems immigration – legal and illegal – is losing support among Americans:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/171962/decrease-immigration-increase.aspx

Perhaps Amnesty Ed and Mary Katharine wish to wade in.

bw222 on June 27, 2014 at 1:55 PM

No! You read that wrong. This is a politically motivated puff movie made to garner sympathy for the horde of illegal aliens crossing our border. This is Pelosi’s daughter and apples never fall far from the tree.

Bakokitty on June 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

This is Pelosi’s daughter and apples never fall far from the tree.

Bakokitty on June 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Like Ron Reagan, Jr.?

Not always true.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 27, 2014 at 5:14 PM

“Alexandra Pelosi, Alexandra … please call home.”

Jaibones on June 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM

“Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers,”

Translation: Single mothers with children, please keep coming. (single mothers vote for endless entitlements and enormous government, children allegedly can’t vote)

Reuben Hick on June 27, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Evil is not nice to look at.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 27, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Since they got away with Fast and Furious, it was natural to get into trafficking with Fast and Furious II – Occupy The Border. No responsible parent sends their children “unaccompanied” anywhere, as we all know.

This is organized and the Democrat hope is that the media will focus on this while Rome is burning with the other scandals.

Don’t pay any attention to what Pelosi or her daughter does. Don’t pay any attention to what Hillary or her daughter does.

Meanwhile Obama is running against the clock to complete his Close-Gitmo/ Kill Coal/ Open Borders/ Poor-healthcare-for-all legacy.

virgo on June 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Obama: “Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. That is our direct message to families in Central America. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”

Which means:
1. Send them with their mom and dad, and we’ll let all of you stay in the US.
2. Like everything else he says, his actions are a complete 180 degrees from his words.

kjatexas on June 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM

“Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers,” the president said. “That is our direct message to families in Central America. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”

Yeahhh! That’s it, just ask my wife, ah, Morgan Fairchild, Yeahhh! That’s it, that’s the ticket!

Pole-Cat on June 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Can we get back on topic, here?

Alexandra Pelosi is an apple that fell right under the tree.

If you’ve ever seen her 2009 “documentary” about the political right and disaffected conservatives, you’ll know what I mean.

Right next to the phrase “drive-by journalist,” you’ll see her picture. She projects herself as an objective observer of the issues, but she is absolutely nothing but that. She has an agenda, and she is no friend of ours. At. All.

And, aside from the fact that Noah could use an editor to catch spelling and grammatical mistakes, he’s as right as rain.

Welcome aboard my friend and shalom.

Conservative Mischief on June 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM

“Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border,” a local CBS affiliate reported.

It is time for our border patrols to carry a couple of stinger missiles with them to shoot down these Mexican military helicopters making illegal incursions across our border. We shouldn’t have to shoot down more than 3 or 4 for Mexico to stop. And if they don’t like it – F them.

earlgrey on July 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM

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