Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's Bush's Fault . . .

Except that it's not.  How many times have we heard Obama and the Democrats blame Bush for _______ ?  Just fill in the blank.  The economy, the Obama phones, Fast and Furious ~I'll talk about this in another post~  the FSA spying on us, the VA scandal and the list goes on.  Anytime that Obama gets questioned about something that is bad, he blames Bush.  And here we are again.  Obama and the Democrats are trying to blame Bush for not being able to deport these "unaccompanied" minors flooding across our southern border.

The Democrats are blaming a law signed by Bush in 2008 as the reason that they can't just send these kids back home.  "We want to send them back, but our hands are tied by the law," they squeal.  "We are just following the law."  First of all, they forget to mention ~and they know they will get away with it with their base~ that the Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress in 2008.  Secondly, since when are Obama and the Democrats worried about the rule of law?  What law that they dislike are they upholding?  Remember when Obama's Justice Dept refused to uphold DOMA ~The Defense of Marriage Act~?  Or how about the voting intimidation case by the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia from 2008?  Or current immigration laws?  How many times has ObamaCare been delayed or changed by executive order?  So why all of a sudden this penchant for the rule of law?

Come to find out, Obama is once again using his partisan minions to subvert the rule of law.

From the Daily Caller:
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson admitted at a Tuesday press conference that nearly all the roughly 50,000 Central American youths who have crossed the Texas border since October are accompanied by smugglers hired by the youth’s parents or families.

“It is our observation and our experience that almost all of of them are smuggled,” he said. ”Nobody is freelancing,” he added.

“The families are paying as much as $10,000,” he said.

The act was originally designed to aid the small number of youths who are forcibly imported and abandoned in the United States by criminal groups, such as prostitution rings, said Jon Feere, the legal analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies.

The administration is improperly applying the law to the smuggled immigrants, which only helps the young people win residency and helps the smugglers win more customers, Feere told TheDC.

White House officials “are hoping no one reads through what the 2008 law requires, and they’re happy to act as if their hands are bound by the 2008 law,” he said.

Federal immigration law excludes children with parents or guardians in the U.S. from being classified as “unaccompanied alien children,” and so excludes them from the 2008 law, said Feere.

So how many of these "unaccompanied alien children" are being reunited with their illegal parent already here?

From CNS News:
According to Kenneth Wolfe, deputy director for the Office of Public Affairs at ACF, told CNSNews.com that in 2014 (through the month of June),  96 percent of the 45,157 children -- or 43,341 of them -- who were transferred from the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the ORR have been placed with sponsors inside the United States, including with family members.

“Over half of the sponsors are parents of the child,” Wolfe said, citing the percentage of children with this placement status at 55 percent.

So let me get this straight.  The regime is admitting that over half of these kids are being reunited with their parents who are already here illegally.  If the parents were here legally, why would they have to pay a smuggler to get them here?   I would submit that most of the others are with some sort of family member here illegally.

How is the Dept of Health and Human Services finding these family members so easily?  I thought the whole reason for immigration reform was so that the illegals could come out of the shadows.  Sure doesn't sound like they are in the shadows to me.  Things that make one go hmmmmmm.

How about when these family members come to pick up their kids, they take the whole family to dinner and then put them on a bus back to their home country?  If they are so important and good for our country, why not let them do their thing in their country of origin?


Not always a fan of Ann Coulter with her opinions, but her research is top notch.  Also I don't agree with anyone 100% of the time ~not even myself~  haha.  In her article The "Trafficking" Law at the Border -- The Real Loophole is Obama, she sites the law and definition with a link to the law.  It's Section 235.  I went to the actual law ~ and found where it sites the definition for unaccompanied alien children.  It took me awhile, but I found it.  I found the original source and definition for Unaccompanied Alien Children.  It's on page 71 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
(2) the term ‘‘unaccompanied alien child’’ means a child
(A) has no lawful immigration status in the United
(B) has not attained 18 years of age; and
(C) with respect to whom—
(i) there is no parent or legal guardian in the
United States; or
(ii) no parent or legal guardian in the United
States is available to provide care and physical custody.

As a side note.  Wading through these laws that Congress passes is a nightmare.  No wonder citizens just throw up their hands.  The Constitution wasn't written in such a manner.  Another reason that we need to get back to the simplicity of the Founders.

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