Texas Dem slams Obama administration over border rush

posted at 12:01 pm on July 7, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

How bad has the situation at the border become? CBS News has begun pointing out that a flood of thousands of refugees across a border isn’t just a humanitarian crisis, it’s a potential national-security crisis, too. On top of that, even Democrats are now openly criticizing the lack of preparedness and enforcement from the Obama administration on the border — or at least one Texas Democrat:

While lawmakers harp over potential military action to stem escalating sectarian bloodletting at the hands of an al Qaeda-inspired insurgency movement in Iraq and Syria, another issue on the national security front has surfaced after lurking for years in the bowels of U.S. foreign policy concerns: the staggering influx of undocumented minors at the U.S.-Mexico line.

Indeed, experts agree, Central Americans who are deluging the southern border with tens of thousands of their children are breeding not only a humanitarian crisis, but a serious national security threat to the United States.

“We should certainly consider this surge of drugs and weapons and, now, these kids, to be a national security issue,” W. Ralph Basham – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner from 2006 to 2009 and now a founding partner of the Command Consulting Group – told CBS News.

Basham echoed recent comments from Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, the head of the U.S. Southern Command who’s headed to Guatemala this week with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to talk to officials about the issue. Kelly argued that in the grand scheme of protecting the U.S. border, the resources allocated him have been unrealistically inadequate to curb the flow of migrants out of Central American countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where amid thriving crime and poverty, a growing number of parents have dispatched their children to the United States in a blind shot at a better future.

“In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and [undocumented immigrant] flow are frequently viewed to be of low importance,” Kelly told Defense One over the weekend.

“Many argue these threats are not existential and do not challenge our national security; I disagree.”

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) told CNN’s Candy Crowley that the Obama administration should have seen this coming “a long time ago,” in response to Crowley’s question about the extra $2 billion Barack Obama requested to deal with the crisis:

John Fund says this should be “a slap in the face” to both political parties, even as Obama declines to visit the border himself during an upcoming visit to Texas:

White House spokesman Josh Earnest bizarrely says that people criticizing Obama’s failure to visit the border would “rather play politics than actually try to address some of these challenges.” The president, it seems, will “lead from behind” once again. All this has been too much for Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat who represents the border city of Laredo. “They should have seen this coming a long time ago . . . because we saw those numbers increasing,” he said today on CNN’s State of the Union. Cuellar admitted that our current system creates perverse incentives. “There is an incentive that if you bring your child over here, or you’re a child by yourself, you’re going to be let go. And that’s exactly what’s happening,” he said. “Our immigration courts are so backlogged. There’s not enough detention spaces. . . . This is the incentive we have to take away.” As for Obama’s pledge to send more personnel to the border, Cuellar didn’t sound confident: “I think he’s still one step behind. They knew this was happening a year ago. . . . and they are not reacting fast enough at this time.”

The crisis at the border should serve as a slap in the face to people in both parties who have been unable to come up with a border solution for the last decade. On the one hand, Democrats’ insistence that any reform must be “comprehensive” and include a path to citizenship ignores the fact that for most migrants, becoming a citizen is not a first-tier priority. The Pew Research Center found last year that of the 5.4 million Mexican immigrants who reside legally in the U.S. today, only 36 percent have chosen to become citizens. Safety, the ability to visit family and friends in Mexico and return, and being able to live openly in society are far more important to immigrants. For their part, many Republicans who insist on an enforcement-only approach ignore the evidence that the 45-year-old “War on Drugs” has done little to stem drug trafficking on the border despite an increase of more than 50 percent in Border Patrol funding over the last six years.

Border Patrol agents I spoke with were reluctant to be quoted on the record, but all agreed that a comprehensive solution that combines better border enforcement (which entails less-political enforcement) with a well-designed guest-worker program is necessary if we wish to make real progress.

If anything, this latest crisis shows the need to strengthen border security effectively as a separate effort before addressing normalization of the resident aliens living illegally in the US already. It’s been nine years since the 9/11 Commission highlighted the national-security implications of the ineffective security at the southern border, and Congress has yet to act.  Republicans for the most part have taken a borders-first approach, even agreeing to comprehensive reform as long as verifiable border security comes first before any other steps get taken. Obama and Democrats have insisted that the border is already secure and Republicans have just been scaremongering in order to delay comprehensive reform.

This crisis shows beyond doubt that Republicans have been correct, and that Congress needs to act before the situation truly becomes “existential,” as General Kelly warns.


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“But I’ll still vote for you in a heartbeat, mein Demokrat Fuhrer.”

Rix on July 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) told CNN’s Candy Crowley that the Obama administration should have seen this coming “a long time ago,”

They did. It was planned.

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) told CNN’s Candy Crowley that the Obama administration should have seen this coming “a long time ago,”

This administration was only suprised that it took this long for the flood of immigrants..

More messaging is needed in the future..

Electrongod on July 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM

This crisis shows beyond doubt that Republicans have been correct

Unfortunately, the R’s have NOT been correct. At least not most of them. Sessions is one of the few.

For the most part, the R’s have been happy to dance to the Chamber, Zuckerturd and whatever other special interest pats their head. Going back into Bush admin…

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM

They did. It was planned.

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

The federal government put out requests for bids for sheltering and providing for a flood of illegals back in JANUARY.

This was most certainly premeditated. It was designed to force Congress into passing Amnesty. Instead it’s galvanized the public AGAINST AMNESTY.

Obama isn’t very smart.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Hey, wait. Couldn’t a video have caused all of this?

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

The federal government has lost track of one four year old…

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/obama-administration-loses-4-year-old-illegal-immigrant-girl-video/

And Brietbart Texas witnessed another 4 year old crossing alone.

“The US Border is so secure that 378 unaccompanied toddlers were able to cross into the United States in the last year…”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/four-year-old-child-crosses-into-us-alone/

Ya gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette or something….

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Obama isn’t very smart.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

But he is evil and is anti-American.

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM

If I’m a child predator or sex-trade pimp, I’m down there in a heart-beat with a big bus, snacky cakes and soda pop.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

This crisis shows beyond doubt that Republicans have been correct, and that Congress needs to act before the situation truly becomes “existential,” as General Kelly warns.

Whoops, too late.

Midas on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

How come there hasn’t been more about the Murrieta uproar at HotAir? I know several people personally who hail from the Murrieta/Temecula area, and if this isn’t news, then by-God I don’t know what is!

gryphon202 on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

What is supposed to happen to invaders? They are supposed to be assaulted, repulsed, shot.

If just ONE group of invaders were “turned back” that way the flood would STOP.

(try invading Mexico the same way, you will get gunned down).

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Says the congressman who has done all he could to support Obama.

“Oh look an election is coming up and I have to appear to be with my constituents while working behind the scenes against them.”

conservative5 on July 7, 2014 at 12:16 PM

How come there hasn’t been more about the Murrieta uproar at HotAir? I know several people personally who hail from the Murrieta/Temecula area, and if this isn’t news, then by-God I don’t know what is!

gryphon202 on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

The latest I read about that is that the Feds are sending in the 3AM Commandos to prevent the People from stopping the busses again.

The Feds don’t like to back down. So a massacre is inevitable.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

This crisis shows beyond doubt that Republicans have been correct, and that Congress needs to act before the situation truly becomes “existential,” as General Kelly warns.

Wow… It’s almost as if somebody does not understand that this IS the Obama Administrations plan.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 12:19 PM

f I’m a child predator or sex-trade pimp, I’m down there in a heart-beat with a big bus, snacky cakes and soda pop.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee has already done that. Probably at Harry Reid’s request.

Flange on July 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM

How come there hasn’t been more about the Murrieta uproar at HotAir?
gryphon202 on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

You are kidding, right? Where have you been the last 5 years? It’s like you think Hot Air is still a Conservative Blog or something.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

The latest I read about that is that the Feds are sending in the 3AM Commandos to prevent the People from stopping the busses again.

The Feds don’t like to back down. So a massacre is inevitable.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Bundy Ranch 2.0 – this time they don’t back down because they are protecting their “friends” not just stealing a guys property. Cell phone video please!

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM

If I’m a child predator or sex-trade pimp, I’m down there in a heart-beat with a big bus, snacky cakes and soda pop.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

It’s sickening.

About as cynical a political tactic that I’ve ever seen.

It’s evil any way you cut it.

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

They did. It was planned.

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

The federal government put out requests for bids for sheltering and providing for a flood of illegals back in JANUARY.

This was most certainly premeditated. It was designed to force Congress into passing Amnesty. Instead it’s galvanized the public AGAINST AMNESTY.

Obama isn’t very smart.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Marse B put out the word, “You can blame it on me.” Estab repubs are now blameless. “What choice do we have?”
He gets the blame/credit. Cloward/Piven/Alinsky coup d’état/coup de grace.
What are you gonna do? Rise up. Game/set Marse B.

onomo on July 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM

“Rise up” was supposed to be a rhetorical question. Sorry.

onomo on July 7, 2014 at 12:23 PM

How come there hasn’t been more about the Murrieta uproar at HotAir? I know several people personally who hail from the Murrieta/Temecula area, and if this isn’t news, then by-God I don’t know what is!

gryphon202 on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Duly noted. Just like the Cliven Bundy situation was embargoed here until people kept complaining.

HotAir is no longer what it used to be….subtle and overt changes….and not for the better.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:23 PM

“Republicans for the most part have taken a borders-first approach, even agreeing to comprehensive reform as long as verifiable border security comes first before any other steps get taken.”

The above should have used a qualifier at the beginning….”Some Republicans”. The fact is, most Americans do not agree there should be comprehensive reform, which is bureaucratese for, Amnesty! That statistic is conveniently discarded by HA and many of our representatives inside the Beltway. They can’t even say illegal aliens, much less terrorists!

tomshup on July 7, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Thank you HA for keeping the illegal invasions front/center.

This is the defining issue of the national moment.

Barack The First: Send Riot Squads to Stop Free Speech in Murrieta, California


Makes me grin, in very serious way.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Manufacture a crisis, overwhelm the system, then declare an immigrant emergency, so you can issue an executive order to grant amnesty.

Who didn’t see this coming?

rightside on July 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM

You mean Black Rock is finally conceding crinimuls and terrorists (other than the ones in the Choom Gang’s National civilian defense corpse) are coming in over the border?

Walter Crankcase must be spinning!

PS One revelation by Cuellar not mentioned is the estimate that about a third of all girls and women coming up have been raped.

#WarOnWomen, anyone?

formwiz on July 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM

The latest I read about that is that the Feds are sending in the 3AM Commandos to prevent the People from stopping the busses again.

The Feds don’t like to back down. So a massacre is inevitable.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Gonna be tough spinning this one and martyrs inspire people.

formwiz on July 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM

obama is very smart and very destructive.

The gov’t bureaucracy and the constitution are in his way.

The narcissistic fascist is very frustrated.

After Nov. he’ll be down right desperate.

It’s only going to get uglier.

Blame the other fools in DC for letting him get away with all things.

The Rs are the biggest traitors to the land, incl. on the illegal invasions.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Rape In Sanctuary City Philadelphia, Will Not Be Handed Over To ICE Unless He Is Convicted…

http://weaselzippers.us/192434-illegal-immigrant-arrested-for-rape-in-sanctuary-city-philadelphia-will-not-be-handed-over-to-ice-unless-he-is-convicted/

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Makes me grin, in very serious way.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:24 PM

You and Constantine should start a competitor to HotAir. I’m sure most of us would follow you. Thanks for providing sources and new that HA can’t seem to find.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

doh, stuck my own text….

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Manufacture a crisis, overwhelm the system, then declare an immigrant emergency, so you can issue an executive order to grant amnesty.

Who didn’t see this coming?

rightside on July 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Yep.

Folks on comment threads were predicting the humanitarian crisis tactic on HA threads three years ago.

LULAC and LaRaza lawyers were coaching the illegals to use that over 4 years ago.

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:31 PM

gryphon202 on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Duly noted. Just like the Cliven Bundy situation was embargoed here until people kept complaining.

HotAir is no longer what it used to be….subtle and overt changes….and not for the better.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:23 PM

What exactly prevents any of you from posting anything related to the illegal invasion on any thread?

There are several illegal invasion threads going right now at HA. On any other thread put an “OT”, which could mean off topic or on topic, since all topics run into each other…this illegality of all things all flows together and it starts at the open borders, all of it, incl. terrorism…and share anything you desire.

No squad will come after you.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Gonna be tough spinning this one and martyrs inspire people.

formwiz on July 7, 2014 at 12:27 PM

At this point, almost anything could be the spark that sets off the Revolution.

Government can only get away with Doing What The People DO NOT WANT for so long. And illegals ARE NOT WANTED.

The busses full of illegal “children” (mostly teenage and older) were TURNED AWAY. IN CALIFORNIA. The first stand against Obama’s invasion wasn’t made in Texas, it was made in CALIFORNIA.

Which is why this news is being buried.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

They did. It was planned.

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Yes, DHS advertised in January for an escort across the border for 60,000 illegal children.

ezspirit on July 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Fun times ahead…

“Two illegal child immigrants now confirmed to have SWINE FLU in Texas as number of people in quarantine hits 120…”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683034/Two-illegal-child-immigrants-confirmed-SWINE-FLU-Texas-number-people-quarantine-hits-120.html

Odds are we run out of vaccine?

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

No squad will come after you.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

In the Age of Obama, the squad always could come for you. But probably to the wrong address and causing the death of the neighbor’s dog, but that is George W. Bush’s fault.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:35 PM

You and Constantine should start a competitor to HotAir. I’m sure most of us would follow you. Thanks for providing sources and new that HA can’t seem to find.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I like it here, a lot. Can’t speak for Constantine, except that he’s my brother, whom I love/respect immensely. He has guts and a very good brain, thanks to God.

No moderator at HA has ever quibbled with opposing views. Just post them at your heart’s content.

Those who gripe need to consider their own blogs :)

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:35 PM

In the Age of Obama, the squad always could come for you. But probably to the wrong address and causing the death of the neighbor’s dog, but that is George W. Bush’s fault.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:35 PM

My brother, when they finally get me it will be the end of the world and the land as you know them. They will both perish from irony alone.

I would be honored to go in that way.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I like it here, a lot. Can’t speak for Constantine, except that he’s my brother, whom I love/respect immensely. He has guts and a very good brain, thanks to God.

No moderator at HA has ever quibbled with opposing views. Just post them at your heart’s content.

Those who gripe need to consider their own blogs :)

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I’ll be here until they ban me. Then I WILL start a competitor…

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I’ll be here until they ban me. Then I WILL start a competitor…

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I’ll be here until the squad gets me :)

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM

So now Texas has racist Dems!??

ToddPA on July 7, 2014 at 12:41 PM

But obama cant do anything because of a law passed under W doncha know…..the only law he seems to follow

Lsm blaming W, natch

cmsinaz on July 7, 2014 at 12:41 PM

But obama cant do anything because of a law passed under W doncha know…..the only law he seems to follow

Lsm blaming W, natch

cmsinaz on July 7, 2014 at 12:41 PM

The irony is hilarious.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Indeed schadenfreude

cmsinaz on July 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

What exactly prevents any of you from posting anything related to the illegal invasion on any thread?

There are several illegal invasion threads going right now at HA. On any other thread put an “OT”, which could mean off topic or on topic, since all topics run into each other…this illegality of all things all flows together and it starts at the open borders, all of it, incl. terrorism…and share anything you desire.

No squad will come after you.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I’ve been talking about it plenty, Schad. But I don’t have as much clout as some around here. Even when it comes to immigration issues, HotAir seems perfectly content to document Capital Hill pissing matches without so much as touching the meat and potatoes of the real situation.

Cliven Bundy redux? You betcha.

Besides, if no one is going to listen to what I have to say about The Constitution or the *real* remedy for this sad sick situation, why would they listen to what I think about what’s going on half-a-continent away from me?

gryphon202 on July 7, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Birth control and gay marriage!

Vote Democrat 2014!! Warren/Fluke 2016!!

(You wingnuts can’t distract us from the important issues)

mankai on July 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I’ll be here until they ban me. Then I WILL start a competitor…

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I’ll leave with you and be your cob logger.

gryphon202 on July 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Bus all these illegals to the Embassy of the country from which they came. Let them pay for their citizens.

meci on July 7, 2014 at 1:01 PM

It’ll be interesting to see what happens when all these kids are dumped into public schools around the country. I wonder how liberals with kids will like it. Even more, I wonder how single mothers will enjoy the problems these kids will create–disease, overcrowding, teacher attention going to kids with little or no education or English-speaking skills. And wait until single mothers have to deal with little Jimmy and Suzy getting bullied by the new kids.

But they have to have their contraception fully covered.

BuckeyeSam on July 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

It’ll be interesting to see what happens when all these kids are dumped into public schools around the country. I wonder how liberals with kids will like it. Even more, I wonder how single mothers will enjoy the problems these kids will create–disease, overcrowding, teacher attention going to kids with little or no education or English-speaking skills. And wait until single mothers have to deal with little Jimmy and Suzy getting bullied by the new kids.

But they have to have their contraception fully covered.

BuckeyeSam on July 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

New teacher (and other job-seeker) requirement. MUST BE BILINGUAL.

MistyLane on July 7, 2014 at 1:06 PM

For their part, many Republicans who insist on an enforcement-only approach ignore the evidence that the 45-year-old “War on Drugs” has done little to stem drug trafficking on the border

That’s because we don’t do anything to actually keep them out. And that’s by design. We don’t want to stop illegals from coming, and illegals are the ones bringing the drugs in. Stop illegals and you’ll cut down on the drugs as well.

despite an increase of more than 50 percent in Border Patrol funding over the last six years.

Dollars aren’t security. We could increase spending to a trillion dollars a year and it still wouldn’t matter if we did nothing to stop people from coming. We could hire 30 million border security guards, but if you then turn around and tell them they can’t stop people from entering illegally, what good is it? And that’s essentially what we do. Kind of hard to stop drug trafficking at the border when you don’t do anything to stop those who are doing the trafficking.

And btw, how is this evidence that enforcement-only won’t work? How would an enforcement AND amnesty for 30 million illegals approach stop drug trafficking? Once again, amnesty shills trying to muddy the waters. An enforcement-only approach isn’t the issue. It’s the lack of actual enforcement that is the issue.

xblade on July 7, 2014 at 1:13 PM

No whining, Henry. Grow a set and start calling for his impeachment. Otherwise, stuff a rag in it.

CurtZHP on July 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Lost…mom should blame herself.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Feds advertised for escort services for unaccompanied alien children in January

If you think this sudden flood of illegal immigrant children is spontaneous, think again.

According to a “help wanted” Request For Information (RFI) posted on FedBizOpps.gov, the feds were looking for vendors to help escort unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in JANUARY of this year.

The specific vendor requirements state:

ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air…

I tried calling both of the contact names listed on the page to see if they’d found a vendor yet, but got voicemail.

The question is, how in January, did the U.S. government know up to 65,000 unaccompanied illegal alien children would be arriving?

Please send me evidence that this is not an orchestrated invasion, and I will remove my tinfoil hat.

Akzed on July 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Per Schaden… On Topic ;)

The White House is asking local lawmakers to help find facilities to house thousands of illegal immigrant kids.

The initial request comes from FEMA and was sent out by the White House Office Of Intergovernmental Affairs.

The internal email was acquired by KFI News and shows a request for emergency shelter options in states and communities throughout the US. It then lists a special email to send any suggestions.

An attachment outlines specific requirements for shelters- facilities must be within 50 miles of a major city and airport, able to be fenced in and available for lease.

Read more: http://www.ktok.com/articles/national-news-104668/federal-officials-asking-local-police-to-12536353/#ixzz36nxdUjf6

AH_C on July 7, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Dear leader can’t go to the border to see those kids first hand. They have diseases and stuff that might be catching.

Kissmygrits on July 7, 2014 at 2:05 PM

…when will the shooting start?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 7, 2014 at 2:16 PM

It appears Cuellar’s constituents have woken up. They realize all these Migrant Children (Illegal Aliens)are going to cost them a bundle. Another words, “hey we’ve got a good thing going with this subsidy thing, but with all these people coming in we’re about to run out”. Welcome to economics 101 you feckless retards.

DDay on July 7, 2014 at 2:43 PM

The national security threats at the border aren’t just from gangs, cartels, and the problems and diseases brought with Mexicans and Central Americans.

Chinese Illegal Immigrants Account for Most Border Traffic

As we’ve reported, the members of the prostitution ring in Rockport were Chinese immigrants, and you may be surprised to know that Chinese immigrants are actually more common in South Texas than you might think.

In the past few months, we’ve done a couple special reports with the Texas Border Volunteers, a group of everyday citizens helping the Border Patrol monitor the border.

In our time covering them, we were surprised to find out that most immigrants they find aren’t Hispanic. In fact, the most common group is Chinese.

Ukrainians arrested after crossing border illegally

Two of the three Ukrainian men arrested have criminal records and have been deported before, according to the sheriff’s department. All three are being charged with evading arrest.

In the days just prior to crossing the US-Mexico border illegally by wading through the Rio Grande, the men had spent time in Cancun, said Dodson.

obladioblada on July 7, 2014 at 3:02 PM

My email to John Fund:

Dear John.

Regarding this paragraph:

“For their part, many Republicans who insist on an enforcement-only approach ignore the evidence that the 45-year-old “War on Drugs” has done little to stem drug trafficking on the border despite an increase of more than 50 percent in Border Patrol funding over the last six years.”

You are mixing up immigration enforcement with drug enforcement. We have never really tried to enforce immigration law since Eisenhower’s “Operation Wetback”.

I am not proposing mass deportations, of course, but a thorough enforcement of existing laws, like no sanctuary cities, no driving licenses, no in-state tuition, etc., etc. These are all giant magnets for more illegal immigration.

Check this video of an Atlanta TV news program when Georgia passed (AND ENFORCED) its own strict laws:

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

I submit that if the 16,000 IRS agents authorized by ObamaCare were sent out to enforce the I-9 form and related workplace laws (with penalties!!), the problem would be largely solved. After one year, 15,000 of them could be laid off.

We met briefly at a Las Vegas “Right On” sp??) convention a few years ago and I gave you a copy of this poll:

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

I have never seen a subsequent poll that offers the choice of attrition, so nice Americans who avoid the mass deportation choice always choose the ‘least bad’ flavor of amnesty in the poll, thus assuring that some form of amnesty is the most popular (sic).

Cheers,

fred

fred5678 on July 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM

There are several illegal invasion threads going right now at HA. On any other thread put an “OT”, which could mean off topic or on topic, since all topics run into each other…this illegality of all things all flows together and it starts at the open borders, all of it, incl. terrorism…and share anything you desire.

No squad will come after you.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Exactly. There are no topic police yet even on Quotes you have people nervously putting ot on their posts.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) told CNN’s Candy Crowley that the Obama administration should have seen this coming “a long time ago,”

They did. It was planned.

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Mexico is in on the scam, they have opened up their Southern border and are handing out “transit visas” to anyone that wants one, which are only good for passing through Mexico.

slickwillie2001 on July 7, 2014 at 5:23 PM

What flowery language by Lindsey Boerma of CBS news…

While lawmakers harp over potential military action to stem escalating sectarian bloodletting at the hands of an al Qaeda-inspired insurgency movement in Iraq and Syria, another issue on the national security front has surfaced after lurking for years in the bowels of U.S. foreign policy concerns: the staggering influx of undocumented minors at the U.S.-Mexico line.

Indeed, experts agree, Central Americans who are deluging the southern border with tens of thousands of their children are breeding not only a humanitarian crisis, but a serious national security threat to the United States.

A deluge of Central Americans.
Sectarians letting blood.
Surfacing after lurking in the bowels.
Children breeding.
Staggering.

Oh the humanity…

connertown on July 7, 2014 at 5:34 PM

This was all planned by Obama and the LIBERAL/RINOS to make Americans look bad on camera so Liberals could have an issue to run on this November. Obama could have dropped them off in Bel Air, West Hollywood, East Los Angeles, or any other bastion of Liberal Wealth………..BUT HE DIDN’T!!!!

Realdemocrat1 on July 7, 2014 at 7:09 PM

The 11 MILLION number the LYING MEDIA and the LYING POLITICIANS keep putting out for the amount of Illegal Aliens here in America is a FLAT OUT LIE!!!!!! 15 MILLION alone live here in Southern California……

Realdemocrat1 on July 7, 2014 at 7:15 PM

We wouldn’t need a “guest worker program” if we weeded the bums out of the welfare system. Needing to eat is marvelously incentivizing when it comes to finding a job.

Murf76 on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Lost…mom should blame herself.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Shame on you, Gladys Lopez. Shame on you for letting your 4 year old daughter leave your side and spend months on the top of a train for god’s sake, riding through the desert. Shame on you for throwing that little girl away. I feel nothing but contempt for you, Gladys Lopez.

cptacek on July 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

cptacek on July 8, 2014 at 12:54 AM