Obama to Central America: Don’t give your children to smugglers

posted at 9:21 am on June 27, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

After a few weeks of a flood of minors entering the US illegally via smugglers and cartels, Barack Obama finally offered an unequivocal and strong statement that the effort will ultimately be futile.  The signals from Washington DC on executive actions to end deportations and grant minors quasi-legal status set off a chain reaction that ended up having tens of thousands of children make their way through dangerous means to cross the southern border. This morning, Obama told George Stephanopoulos that all of these children will get sent back (via Daniel Halper):

“You mentioned immigration,” said the ABC host George Stephanopoulos. “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.”

“We actually — we’ve done that,” Obama said. “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.”

“Is your message don’t come?”

“Oh,” said 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.”

First, it’s almost inexplicable that this has to be explained to any parent. Some of these children come accompanied by their mothers, but many others are not. The act of putting a child on a train by himself to illegally cross a border hundreds or thousands of miles away boggles the mind — and, in another sense, demonstrates the kind of desperation that exists in these regions.

Now that this crisis has begun to impede on the White House’s efforts to get immigration reform back on track, the administration has started to treat it like a crisis. A new detention center has opened in New Mexico with the mission to fast-track deportations for the flood of refugees. It also spells the end of the so-called “catch and release” policy:

A detention center being opened in southeastern New Mexico to deal with the surge in women caught crossing illegally with children into the U.S. from Central America will be focused on deporting the immigrants quickly, officials said Thursday.

During a media tour of the austere barracks at a federal law enforcement training center turned immigration jail, a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said the goal is to process the immigrants and have them deported within 10 to 15 days to send a message back to their home countries that there are consequences for illegal immigration. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to talk publicly citing agency policy.

About a month ago, border patrol agents were suddenly overwhelmed by thousands of Central American immigrant children and women seeking to enter the U.S. Because officials had run out of room at holding facilities, they began releasing immigrant families and requiring them to report back within 15 days.

With this new facility, women found crossing with children will not be released, but held and quickly processed, a step toward returning the department to its policy of not releasing families and deporting those who don’t have permission to enter the U.S. legally.

That was the minimum effort needed from Obama to get Republicans back to the table on immigration reform, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told the Christian Science Monitor yesterday, but it will take more than that as well:

On Wednesday the chairman sent a letter to the president saying he would “be delighted to work with you on legislative reform efforts if you believe them necessary to successfully obtain removal orders against or otherwise remove the unaccompanied alien minors and family units overwhelming our southern border.” Goodlatte is leading a committee trip to the border next Wednesday and Thursday.

As for the general issue of immigration reform, he repeated the GOP demand for “enforcement first.”

That means agreeing to enforce current laws on the books and new laws that are necessary to impose that enforcement. As examples he listed: the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (SAFE), which allows state and local officials to aid enforcement of immigration laws; mandatory employer verification of legal status of workers – rather than today’s voluntary system; and a biometric entry-and-exit system to track visa overstays.

These things need to be done first, he said, before there can be any movement on other immigration issues.

This crisis validates Republican concerns about immigration reform that does not first secure the border and put the US on a footing that will prevent normalization from becoming a magnet for future refugee floods such as this one. That’s a problem for the White House, which has insisted that it had secured the border sufficiently to proceed with comprehensive reform. Perhaps now a borders-first approach will get taken seriously, but probably not until after the election — and certainly not while children flood across the borders as is happening now.


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Send em back now.

talkingpoints on June 27, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Blah, blah, blah.
The only way Obama will send them back is if the register as Republican voters.

albill on June 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM

president obama will be criticized by hot air commentors for this helpful bit of parenting advice just as mrs obama has her physical appearance mocked whenever she offers well-intentioned and useful dietary advice.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Look his mouth is moving so he must be lying. If Obama says this, they’re definitely NOT going to be sent back.

rhombus on June 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Except of course everyone knows he doesn’t mean it. Central American moms are not stupid.

clippermiami on June 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

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

Translation:
But if the parents bring them then everyone gets in free, plus free Food Stamps, ObamaPhone, ObamaCare, housing, welfare, and free schooling through college. And automatically registered as a Democrat to vote in the next election!

albill on June 27, 2014 at 9:28 AM

“We actually — we’ve done that,” Obama said. “The problem is that, under current law, once the kids come across the border,

“Kids”. Poll-tested, carefully rehearsed and scripted euphemism for “illegal alien border crosser”. Sounds so much less serious. As in “they’re just kids…”

bofh on June 27, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Except of course everyone knows he doesn’t mean it. Central American moms are not stupid.

clippermiami on June 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Wise Latinas.

Rix on June 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Drudge says Nancy Pelosi and the first lady of Honduras are both on their way to South Texas. I’m sure to send them back.

Marcus on June 27, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Amnesty shills could care less about these kids. As long as they help destroy America, that’s all that counts to them.

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 9:31 AM

“If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”

As always, with Obama you have to ignore what he SAYS, and pay attention to what he DOES.

The problem with his statement is – they DON’T get sent back. And as long as we have a semi-open border, a regime that refuses to enforce immigration laws, the entire ruling class in Washington pushing amnesty, and immediate access to a massive welfare state – they’ll keep on coming.

TarheelBen on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM

president obama will be criticized by hot air commentors for this helpful bit of parenting advice just as mrs obama has her physical appearance mocked whenever she offers well-intentioned and useful dietary advice.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Anyways, it’s good to see Barry is leading from behind once again. He’s lying though when he says these kids will be deported.

NotCoach on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM

How are GMA’s ratings in Central America?

Many English speakers there?

Ben Hur on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Hopey the Idiot!!

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM

How many diseases will these trespassers bring with them?

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 9:34 AM

They will be sent back,Obama?

This guy is going for the 2014 ‘Lie of the year” too, it appears……

Cavalry on June 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Do a commercial I’m Spanish and air it in Central America.

They can use they same crew for the Pakistani apology advert.

Ben Hur on June 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Obama to Central America: Don’t give your children to smugglers

The uncompleted quote completed – Come with them to America, where we will give you amnesty.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Obama: “Come one, come all… all are welcome!”

Obama: “Go back!”

/Stupid idiot community organizer – unfit for office. Better suited for a job at Taco Bell.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Next up: “freedom flights” paid for by you and me, to pick up the kids in central America and bring them here.

President Awesome, he’ll save the world! (anyone else notice that this guy has a “Superman” complex?)

Lance Corvette on June 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Remember… Obama is the opposite man. Whatever he says, he means and will do the opposite.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM

all of these children will get sent back

What a racist, unfeeling prig; plenty of money to bomb brown people but not enough to feed them, is that it?

Damn you, George Dubya, you monster.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM

/Stupid idiot community organizer – unfit for office. Better suited for a job at Taco Bell.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:37 AM

He would screw that up too. He’s one dopey bastard.

Naturally Curly on June 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM

He would screw that up too. He’s one dopey bastard.

Naturally Curly on June 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM

LOL. Taco Bell Janitor? Floor sweeper?

yeah, he’d screw that up too

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Obama and the Dems…

Destroying more families, foreign or domestic, for the benefit of the party….

Electrongod on June 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

0 intentionally directed this to occur. The misery of the illegal alien is now not just on their home regions, (nations) it is on 0. He is as responsible for this as any. False hope is after all his MO. P.S. 0 will continue such behavior until he is stopped. Where is the loyal opposition you may wonder? Good question.

Bmore on June 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

You can tell he’s lying, because his lips are moving. DHS took out an ad in January to hire someone to accompany 65,000 minors across the Mexican-U.S. border.

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 9:42 AM

While I may have sympathy for the conditions these immigrants are fleeing, the fact of the matter is that mist of the world is equally impoverished, ignorant, dirty, corrupt, and hopeless. We do not have the ability or desire to be the destination for the world’s poor. America will cease to be America if we’re overwhelmed with these kinds of immigrants. They add nothing and take much. There are billions of people who would like to come here. If they did, we’d look like and devolve into where they escaped from.

If their home countries are to ever improve then those adventurous enough to escape must stay and pressure their governments for change. Otherwise the flow of refugees will be limitless.

Thus isn’t fair to American citizens.

Charlemagne on June 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

They will be sent back,Obama?

They’re dumping illegal aliens into the Bethpage, Long Island, facility of the Grumman Corporation.

Which is known (or WAS known) for this:

“At its Bethpage, N.Y., facility, Grumman Corporation, now part of the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector, designed, assembled, integrated and tested the LUNAR MODULE (better known as the LEM), the famed Eagle of the Apollo program.”

From “The Eagle has landed!” to “No habla ingles. . . .”

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

MeanWhile,…Pelosium is heading to the Border for a Photo-Op,
to see the,………… “CHILDREN”:

June 26, 2014, 10:28 pm
Pelosi heads to border
***********************

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the U.S. border Saturday as the White House scrambles to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country illegally.

The California lawmaker will be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the recent surge and will meet a group of children held at the South Texas Detention Facility.

“The humanitarian crisis unfolding across our nation’s southern border demands Congress come together and find thoughtful, compassionate and bipartisan solutions,” Pelosi said in a statement Thursday.

“We must ensure our laws are fully enforced, so that due process is provided to unaccompanied children and the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children is protected. We must also work to address the root causes of the problem.”

President Obama begged parents Thursday to stop sending their children across the border illegally, warning of the dangerous journey and that they would ultimately be returned home.

“We don’t even know how many of these kids don’t make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train.

“Do not send your children to the borders,” the president continued. “If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”

(More….)
===========

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/210796-pelosi-heads-to-the-border

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Why the heck aren’t we pressuring, no demanding, Mexico stop these people at their southern border? The Mexican government is aiding and abetting this mass migration across their country.

Charlemagne on June 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Watch for all government emails regarding this to soon get the “IRS Lehrer” treatment…

albill on June 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

ObamaLand 2014

What an absolute shame this is – created by Obama.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

The California lawmaker will be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the recent surge and will meet a group of children held at the South Texas Detention Facility.

Maybe she’ll scare some of them back into Mexico with her crazy clown hooker face.

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

From “The Eagle has landed!” to “No habla ingles. . . .”

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Or “The Illegals have landed!” At least that batch isn’t Houston’s problem, they have their own to worry about.

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Blah blah blah blah.
He successfully created yet another crises. This is just the flapping of the O gums that follows.
Another day another disgusting display of US destruction by the dimwit in the WH.

ORconservative on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/210796-pelosi-heads-to-the-border

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 9:45 AM

I hope she slips and falls in feces.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Interesting to see HA has elected to allow links from CNS. Previously had it not been tinyurl’d it would hang up in the mill.

Bmore on June 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

OBAMA PLANNED THE INVASION!
spread the word!!!

abobo on June 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Maybe she’ll scare some of them back into Mexico with her crazy clown hooker face.

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

OMG! LMAO!

Crazy Clown Hooker Face… I’m SO gonna use this!

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

They were planning for this in January.It was known. And done with the complicity of Mexico, which seems to have no trouble with tens of thousands of kids crossing the entire country, but one US Marine makes a wrong turn at the border. . . ?

They just weren’t counting on the bad optics.

rbj on June 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

He would screw that up too. He’s one dopey bastard.

Naturally Curly on June 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM

They would find him leaning on the broom with a cig in his mouth.

docflash on June 27, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Watch for all government emails regarding this to soon get the “IRS Lehrer” treatment…

albill on June 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

They’ve been trying to get EPA emails from 2010 that were also lost in a data crash. Apparently, that was a bad year for government record-keeping. Of course, these people haven’t grasped potty training.

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 9:50 AM

I hope she slips and falls in feces.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Face first.

Naturally Curly on June 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Ed – welcome to the discussion!!!

“Enforcement first” is a stupid idea. It should be simply “enforcement”. Period.

Trying to enforce the law and at the same time create even more amnesty “magnets” and legalization “billboards” that encourage more illegal immigration is a fool’s errand!!!

Ed — PLEASE read this poll


http://www.jmisys.com/immigrationmarches/zogby5.html

and watch this short TV news video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxe1WO27B_I

and learn about attrition through enforcement.

fred5678 on June 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/210796-pelosi-heads-to-the-border

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Hopefully some of them will cross her southern border and commit some undocumented acts.

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM

He is a proven liar and can not be believed about anything. He enforces only the laws he chooses, and ignores the oath of office he took. American prison system is too good for him. Dungeon in Siberia anyone?

rottenrobbie on June 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

“We must ensure our laws are fully enforced, so that due process is provided to unaccompanied children and the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children is protected. We must also work to address the root causes of the problem.”

Such as South and Central America being dysfunctional crapholes with a preponderance of socialist governments?

Not enough money in the world to fix an entire continent, there just isn’t, get used to that fact right now before we go full-retard and follow their example, Pelosi you idiot.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Or “The Illegals have landed!” At least that batch isn’t Houston’s problem, they have their own to worry about.

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Yeah, some NY politicians are unhappy with this deal. They wanted them to stay in TX and AZ. Everyone loves open borders until it becomes their problem.

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

They don’t have papers allowing them to legally enter the US. No court date required, send them back. Simple!

kjatexas on June 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

I hope she slips and falls in feces.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Face first.

Naturally Curly on June 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM

LMAO! It would be an improvement, plus she can blend in better with all of her “children” at the processing center.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Today,

The rat-eared wonder is in Minneapolis because the stupid residents of that state decided that no-skill jobs are worth almost $10/hour. Fundraising for the DNC, of course. And pitching his “economic agenda.” Then this afternoon he meets with the acting head of the VA to get an update on the number of vets being killed by neglect, abuse, and gross incompetence.

With all the problems in the world shouldn’t he be sticking closer to home rather than spending time highlighting his economic agenda by having lunch with a welfare queen in a state too stupid to understand that raising the minimum wage costs jobs?

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Retweeted by Jordan Fabian
Seung Min Kim @seungminkim · 17h

Interesting bipartisan Senate coalition urging Obama to send “clear message” to those trying to come here illegally http://www.flake.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/c8167a2f-1661-47e3-bf27-3d4a6157d06b/06-27-14-flake-feinstein-letter-to-the-president-on-uacs.pdf

http://www.flake.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/c8167a2f-1661-47e3-bf27-3d4a6157d06b/06-27-14-flake-feinstein-letter-to-the-president-on-uacs.pdf

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM

I misrememered the quote. The full quote is, “Heh, listen. I want a Republican to hold this seat, of course. Of course, this is about making sure we have a strong Republican majority in the House….”

I will point out that whether Brat or the DemocRAT takes over for Cantor will almost certainly not decide whether there is a “strong Republican majority” in the House or not. I will also point out that at no time in that interview did Cantor mention Brat by name.

I thereby stand by my question from the time that came out on whether Cantor considers Brat a Republican. Last night’s actions orchestrated by him and his cabal is strong evidence that answer is negative.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM

HT: Drudge…
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/06/27/first-lady-of-honduras-to-tour-south-texas-immigration-shelters/

rottenrobbie on June 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

We ought to see if we can work out a swap. Anything would be better than the disgusting pig we’ve got.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM

The solution is NOT “enforcement first”.

The solution is enforcement period.

Let’s see if THIS comment gets moderated out.

The testimony of an illegal alien:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxe1WO27B_I

The ONLY poll to offer attrition:

http://www.jmisys.com/immigrationmarches/zogby5.html

fred5678 on June 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Whoops, wrong thread.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

“If they do make it, they’ll get sent back.”

Anyone actually believe this?

Midas on June 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM

“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.”

Oh my God. Barack Obama saying he can’t do something he doesn’t want to do because law forbids it. The man is despicable.

ROCnPhilly on June 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/210796-pelosi-heads-to-the-border

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 9:45 AM

I hope she slips and falls in feces.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

KWR: Lol,…well,..she could use her broom!!:0

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

“Is your message don’t come?”

“Oh,” said 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.”

Note that he didn’t actually say “Yes, the message is ‘don’t come’.” He said the message is not to send them on their own.

GWB on June 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Although many Americans are too dumb to see the facts, the bottom line is this:

The cartels and bad guys know that whatever Obama says, the OPPOSITE is true.

Period. Not a smidgeon of doubt. Make no mistake.

MistyLane on June 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

“If they do make it, they’ll get sent back.”

Liar.

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Hopefully some of them will cross her southern border and commit some undocumented acts.

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Eeeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!

GWB on June 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Whoops, wrong thread.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

It happens. So where was the correct thread?

Bmore on June 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/210796-pelosi-heads-to-the-border

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 9:45 AM

I hope she slips and falls in feces.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

KWR: Lol,…well,..she could use her broom!!:0

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Nancy on her broom: “HAY, KIDDIES!!! SAN FRAN NAN, COMING IN FOR LANDING!!

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I don’t think Obama would know the truth if it bit his tongue off.

Nat George on June 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Nancy on her broom: “HAY, KIDDIES!!! SAN FRAN NAN, COMING IN FOR LANDING!!

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

KWR:

The illegal child mutters, “Oh no,..were in the State of Kansas”!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

They don’t have papers allowing them to legally enter the US. No court date required, send them back. Simple!

kjatexas on June 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

They’re applying for asylum. The border is littered with papers instructing them to say they fled their home countries to escape political oppression / gang terror and / or in fear for their lives.

I have also heard that Mexico changed their usually strict border policy and allows illegals 30 days to make it anywhere outside of Mexico before being deported.

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

WHY would anyone TRUST Obama to follow the law? First they’d have to take his pen and phone away from him.

GarandFan on June 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

The rat-eared wonder is in Minneapolis because the stupid residents of that state decided that no-skill jobs are worth almost $10/hour.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Actually we decided that the state min wage will be determined by how many employees a company has; fewer employees, lower min wage they have to pay.

We have it all figured out here.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

How the Hell else do they get here?

It’s June and it’s hot down there.

Fast&Furious with people.

formwiz on June 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Well, just note that he never did say, “Don’t come.”

What he said was, “Don’t send your children unaccompanied.”

Which I would take to mean, “Don’t send them alone. You come along with’em!”

Typhoon on June 27, 2014 at 10:28 AM

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

RdLake on June 27, 2014 at 10:29 AM

The White House is large housing. These kids should stay there until their mommies & daddy’s come and get them.

Conservative4Ever on June 27, 2014 at 10:31 AM

It’s what he’s not saying, “Bring them here yourselves.”

sadatoni on June 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

It’s what he’s not saying, “Bring them here yourselves.”

sadatoni on June 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

I find it cute that you think he is being sincere

Conservative4Ever on June 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Take some home with you:

Nancy Pelosi to travel to border, meet detained minors

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/nancy-pelosi-border-detained-minors-108371.html

davidk on June 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Obama to Central America: Don’t give your children to smugglers, just give them to me and watch what I can do with/to them.

MSGTAS on June 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

“Don’t give your children to smugglers” Wink, Wink

rjoco1 on June 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Don’t give your children to smugglers

It’s a little late for that!

Another Drew on June 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Jordan Fabian @Jordanfabian · 5s

Excellent @Geneva_Sands & @SerenaMarsh piece on how the migrant crisis puts a strain on border towns like McAllen, TX http://fus.in/1qP82e0

http://fusion.net/american_dream/story/relief-workers-struggle-cope-flood-migrants-central-america-818127

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

FYI- most people, including minorities, don’t really appreciate your “I know better what’s good for you” routine.
 
Tlaloc on June 26, 2014 at 5:57 PM

rogerb on June 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM

“They will be sent back” is a lie. They won’t be.

MTF on June 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM

What makes the current influx of illegal immigrants exempt from the rules and regulations that every other generation of immigrants to this country had to abide by in order to become legal citizens of the greatest nation in the world? By being here illegally, they are not entitled to the same rights as natural-born or naturalized American citizens.

Obama’s words mean squat.

My take.

kingsjester on June 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I’d like to believe he really will send them back.

But it turned out that I couldn’t keep my doctor even though I liked him. So I’m skeptical.

Fool me once and all that.

NavyMom on June 27, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Why the heck aren’t we pressuring, no demanding, Mexico stop these people at their southern border? The Mexican government is aiding and abetting this mass migration across their country.

Charlemagne

Because they don’t want it stopped. Not to mention it’s kind of hard to demand Mexico stop them at their southern border when we don’t bother to stop them at our own southern border.

Meanwhile, Mexican military helicopters are crossing into the U.S. and firing at our border guards.

H/T Drudge

xblade on June 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I heard this speach on the radio this AM.
King Putt is a pathetic speaker without TOTUS.
HE has no clue how to phrase a statement especially one of great urgency and importance and a policy that the adminstration MUST address and FIX. NOW!

Stupid Americans … 2X no less.

Missilengr on June 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM

“They will be sent back” is a lie. They won’t be.

MTF on June 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM

The fact he has to say so means people are getting mad enough and the Messiah needs to mollify the masses.

Won’t work.

Not after the economy contracted 3% last quarter.

formwiz on June 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

“Head ‘em up!!!!! Move ‘em out….”.. Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…

bimmcorp on June 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Why the heck aren’t we pressuring, no demanding, Mexico stop these people at their southern border? The Mexican government is aiding and abetting this mass migration across their country.

Charlemagne on June 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Because we were the ones who arranged with Mexico for them to wave them through.

Missy on June 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Invasion, filthy underwear, Pelosi, and health emergencies are NOT the ONLY troubles at the southern border ….
See DRUDGE.

Someone show that to da prez, k ???

pambi on June 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Because we were the ones who arranged with Mexico for them to wave them through.

Missy on June 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

And if you don’t believe me, look at the DHS bid for transport that someone posted upthread. It’s from January. https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=c6d7c0050b912fbc917a46d6709d38bd&tab=core&tabmode=list&=s=opportunity&mode=form&id=c6d7c0050b912fbc917a46d6709d38bd&tab=core&tabmode=list&

How did we know that 65,000 unaccompanied minors were coming? How did we know that Mexico would wave the trains through?

Because the administration planned it all, top to bottom, and coordinated with all the countries involved.

No other conclusion can be drawn.

Missy on June 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM

president obama will be criticized by hot air commentors for this helpful bit of parenting advice just as mrs obama has her physical appearance mocked whenever she offers well-intentioned and useful dietary advice.

ThisIsYourBrainOnCoke on June 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

…may you catch everything…that the border patrol agents are catching.

JugEarsButtHurt on June 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

If they do make it, they’ll get sent back.

Um… that’s not what’s happening. That’s not what we’ve ever done, and there’s no chance that’s what we’ll do here.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/06/more-than-50-of-unaccompanied-immigrant-minors-remain-in-us/

In fact, while 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended entering the United States illegally last year, only 1800 minors were sent back to their home countries.

“87% of those are still here in proceedings … Because we have no final orders,” Homan said.

Last year we deported less than 7%, because of the increased flow of course.

This year the flow is 3 times as much, but we’ll totally deport all of them? Yeah, when will that happen again?
The 12th of Never?

Of the children who come into the U.S., more than 50% are placed with parents or family members in the United States, the official told ABC News.

So they’ll stay will family members, also in the US illegally… unless we’ll have a HUGE change in procedure; which we cant manage in the courts even if we try.

We’ll get 70,000+ this year… and I’d wager a dollar that we’ll have 50,000+ of them still here when Obama leaves office.

Want to take that wager Ed? I’ll bet you a beer (or beverage of choice) that by the time Obama leaves office we’ll have deported less than 25% of the minors who arrive this year. To make this simpler, to be paid when/if we ever meet or are at least in the same city at the same time (so possibly never, that’s fine).

That should be a calculable number, and one we can use for a fair wager… do you believe Obama enough to think he’ll get any few this backlog managed in a rational manner?

gekkobear on June 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM

There should be a presumption that anybody who sends a child unaccompanied across a border illegally is an unfit parent. Their parental rights should be terminated the instant the child is apprehended. That way, they cannot bootstrap the whole family across the border by exposing a child to danger.

Once you stop rewarding the behavior, the behavior will stop.

Unaccompanied minors should be placed with American families, if possible. If they cannot be placed, it will be a lot cheaper to raise them in a group home environment than it will be to have the entire family on welfare.

Or the children could be returned to their parents on the condition that they are returned back in their home country, and the parents agree to never seek admission to the United States. And anybody who pull a stunt like this should never get a visa.

Haiku Guy on June 27, 2014 at 4:54 PM