Pelosi: On second thought, I oppose speeding up deportations for illegal immigrant children

posted at 4:01 pm on July 16, 2014 by Allahpundit

It’s been, oh, a good two hours since we’ve had a reminder that Democrats unambiguously support continued illegal immigration. How’s about another, from a former Speaker of the House?

They don’t want the border secured. It really is this simple.

The Democratic leadership’s hard line raises the prospects of an impasse on Capitol Hill that leaves the Obama administration with no additional resources to deal with the border surge…

“I do think the bill that was introduced is exactly the wrong way to go,” she said. “Is the only immigration bill we’re going to have one that hurts children?”

She said the Congressional Hispanic Caucus had united against any bill that changes the way children migrants are treated. The rest of the House Democratic caucus will follow the Latino lawmakers’ lead, she said.

“This crisis is an opportunity to demonstrate who we are as a country,” Ms. Pelosi said.

If she wants an additional bill to remove some adult illegals too, especially some of the many, many, many people with criminal records whom Obama hasn’t gotten around to deporting, I think she’ll find a few votes.

She said previously that she might agree to change the 2008 child-trafficking law to speed up deportations from illegal immigrant kids if House Republicans agreed to Obama’s request for $3.7 billion, most of it in humanitarian aid, to handle the border crisis. Republicans said they wouldn’t grant the funds without changes to federal policy, which sure sounds like the makings of a deal: House Dems amend the child-trafficking statute and O gets his money. Easy peasy — until today. Since the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has decided that identity politics trumps tougher border enforcement, Democratic leaders like Pelosi have decided that it does too. So Dems will get the best of both worlds: A brand new round of demagoguery this fall that Republicans hate Latinos because the GOP has the gall to oppose letting countries transfer huge chunks of their populations to the U.S. illegally, and an excuse for Obama to let the illegals keep coming because Congress won’t give him the funds to stop them. They don’t want the border secure, not now and certainly not later as part of some sham comprehensive immigration reform deal.

And when I say the number of kids who might end up here eventually is “huge,” it’s with good reason. John Sexton wrote about that yesterday, seizing on something Kirsten Powers said on Fox about how America should be able to handle 60,000 refugees. How about 600,000? Six million?

If we were talking about 60,000 refugees, then the answer would probably be yes, we can handle that. But in reality, the problem already far exceeds this figure. For starters, we had 40,000 child immigrants arrive last year and 20,000 the year before that. Very few of those ever went home. So we’ve already absorbed more than 60,000. Add to that the 90,000 that are expected by the end of this fiscal year and you’ve now got 150,000. The real question is how many come next year once they hear through the grapevine that the U.S. is accepting “refugees?”…

There are 30 million people living in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, the three countries from which the kids are now coming in relatively equal numbers. That means there are quite literally millions of teens who would arguably be better off living in the United States.

How many teens are there in Iraq and Afghanistan? In Syria and Libya? The great mystery of the future of immigration in the U.S. isn’t whether the border will be secured — it won’t — but whether the left’s impulse to absorb entire countries will stay focused on this hemisphere or eventually spread out. There’s a huge constituency already here from Mexico and South and Central America that supports continued illegal immigration from those regions, but not such a huge constituency from the Middle East. Does a principled amnesty shill in Congress remain content with that arrangement, enjoying the political benefits of pandering to Latinos while quietly ignoring Iraqi kids being terrorized by ISIS, or does principle demand that we find a way to start importing tens of thousands of kids from Iraq and Syria too? And if it’s the latter, why force them to risk their lives to make it across the border in order to claim their right to reside in America? Hand out visas and plane tickets in Mosul and Damascus and let them travel in style. Sexton’s whole point is that there’s no limiting logic on any of this, really. And given that the two parties’ respective cronies have a financial stake in continued expansion, from immigration lawyers on the left to the Chamber of Commerce on the right, that’s how I’m betting. Exit quotation: “We are not going to stop sending people, and you guys are not going to be able to stop them from getting in.”


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As reported by the A.P.–Thousands of America’s poorest are fleeing into Mexico so they may join the Latin American exodus.

There is a belief amoung them that their benefit packages will improve and be extended. They heard about the resort for the newest citizens and want their full share of that.

According to Latesha Washington, “Now Obama will give me my car and my sex change operation. I also want me som that gay marriage stuff.”

Says, Pelosi, “It’s too late to abort them so let’s make voters out of them.”

DWoDiego on July 16, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Sending those families back to their nations of origin is not ‘harming children’. It is returning those people to their own nation, their homeland, the one their relatives and ancestors built by the dint of their labor and blood and handed down to them. Their culture, their heritage, the legacy of their people, is there, intact, awaiting their return along with their friends, families, and communities.

I wish someone could return our nation to the one that my ancestors and relatives built by the dint of their labor and blood, my homeland that my relatives and ancestors handed down to me.

I don’t recognize this nation anymore. It has been spit and splintered into factions of grievance mongers and opportunists, many foreign nationals, where once Americans, united in that unique American culture and identity, stood together to face the world as they did in WWII and the cold war. That same unity, that unique American culture and identity built this nation up to stand as the foremost nation in the world.

Is it any wonder, when we have a president who calls it “Just one nation among many.” and allows his own relatives to remain in this nation as illegal aliens, living at tax payer expense for decades, that the unique American culture is being obliterated and the nation is declining?

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Based on 2010 Census apportionment, each member of the U.S. House of Representatives will represent an average population of 710,767.

https://www.census.gov/population/apportionment/data/2010_apportionment_results.html

California currently has 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives based on the 2010 Census.

ILLEGAL aliens are counted as residents in the Census.

Assuming that estimates of approximately 3 million ILLEGAL aliens living in California are true, then:

3,000,000 / 710,767 = 4.2 the number of extra Congressional seats that California has as a result of its ILLEGAL alien population.

Without the ILLEGAL alien population in California, approximately 4 of California’s Congressional seats would have been assigned to other states.

Just one more reason why all American Citizens should want ILLEGAL aliens to be DEPORTED ASAP.

wren on July 16, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Sending those families back to their nations of origin is not ‘harming children’. It is returning those people to their own nation, their homeland, the one their relatives and ancestors built by the dint of their labor and blood and handed down to them. Their culture, their heritage, the legacy of their people, is there, intact, awaiting their return along with their friends, families, and communities.

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Added benefit of sending the families back to their nation of origin:

The children would speak the same language as the rest of their communities.

wren on July 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM

[Nancy Pelosi] said previously that she might agree to change the 2008 child-trafficking law to speed up deportations from illegal immigrant kids if House Republicans agreed to Obama’s request for $3.7 billion, most of it in humanitarian aid, to handle the border crisis. Republicans said they wouldn’t grant the funds without changes to federal policy, which sure sounds like the makings of a deal: House Dems amend the child-trafficking statute and O gets his money.

We’re STILL waiting for the tax cuts Tip O’Neill promised Ronald Reagan…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Past …..
Just surfing HA to find where most of y’all are … LOL.
Guess what ??

God’s extremely busy, and it has ZERO to do with politics !!

Jus’ smilin’, with Him.

Carry on. :-)

pambi on July 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

The last immigration reform of ’86 was again a republican cave in to the dumocrats which legalized the illegals with the promise of the establishment of a 100% secure border. The developing Socialist and Rinos never followed through on that promise. And now we are supposed to believe these lying S.O.B.’s again. (Ultimately I blame their Mothers)

F that…

DWoDiego on July 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Sad to say, your comments are right on the money. It is absolutely amazing how much Obama and his evil minions have transformed America… Across the spectrum, from social mores to coopting our language to normalizing high unemployment, decling wages and 10-25% annual inflation on food, gas, electricity, etc.

They change the inflation basket to artificially report zero inflation, they fudge unemployment numbers, they lie about GDP… They demonize anyone who doesn’t agree with their radical agenda and persecute to the point that CEO’s lose their jobs just because they don’t celebrate homosexuality.

RIP, USA. It was nice knowing you while you lasted.

Sending those families back to their nations of origin is not ‘harming children’. It is returning those people to their own nation, their homeland, the one their relatives and ancestors built by the dint of their labor and blood and handed down to them. Their culture, their heritage, the legacy of their people, is there, intact, awaiting their return along with their friends, families, and communities.

I wish someone could return our nation to the one that my ancestors and relatives built by the dint of their labor and blood, my homeland that my relatives and ancestors handed down to me.

I don’t recognize this nation anymore. It has been spit and splintered into factions of grievance mongers and opportunists, many foreign nationals, where once Americans, united in that unique American culture and identity, stood together to face the world as they did in WWII and the cold war. That same unity, that unique American culture and identity built this nation up to stand as the foremost nation in the world.

Is it any wonder, when we have a president who calls it “Just one nation among many.” and allows his own relatives to remain in this nation as illegal aliens, living at tax payer expense for decades, that the unique American culture is being obliterated and the nation is declining?

thatsafactjack on July 16, 2014 at 6:52 PM

azpatriotsdotcom on July 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

The last immigration reform of ’86 was again a republican cave in to the dumocrats which legalized the illegals with the promise of the establishment of a 100% secure border. The developing Socialist and Rinos never followed through on that promise. And now we are supposed to believe these lying S.O.B.’s again. (Ultimately I blame their Mothers)

F that…

DWoDiego on July 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Diego, the USA as an ongoing entity was knee-capped in 1962/5 when Kennedy’s immigration bill was passed, ensuring that we would be run over with 3rd world immigrants and the entire demographic would be turned on its head (exactly the opposite of what he said the bill would do, shocker).

The 1986 amnesty was another lie, and Reagan always regretted signing it.

Now the two-party system is simply theater. They try to keep the public divided and fighting each other over social/fiscal policies while the middle class is obliterated along with the US dollar.

azpatriotsdotcom on July 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Who will be the judge regarding the question of these children fleeing persecution. If it is odummy and his gang get out the welcome sign.

DWoDiego on July 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Send all the kids to San Francisco. Lets see how she likes it when “The City by the Bay” starts looking like Camden, NJ.

She’s quick to say this, but she’s also the leading proponent of “NIMBY,” or “Not In My Back Yard.”

Libertyship46 on July 17, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Congress should just declare war on Mexico.

meci on July 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Stick it in your ear or the orifice of your choice Nancy. While you pander to these illegal aliens with food, housing and medical care, our brave veterans are being denied care and dying because they can’t get the care they are entitled to have. This is just more left wing, liberal crap.

rplat on July 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

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