So now Obama wants $4 billion more to address a problem that he created: a flood of illegal alien kids and parents; many bearing gifts. That is, if you consider scabies, lice, measles, TB, and other assorted afflictions “gifts”. This is precisely why legal immigrants (some 1.2 million annually) are medically screened prior to admission, and it’s precisely why many of us are adamantly opposed to tolerating illegal aliens in our country.
And while Barry wants another $4 billion to deal with this mess, former Congressman Ernest Istook has a better solution: for one-half of one percent of the amount Barry’s requested, we could fly them all back home. It seems like a far more reasonable approach, and it’s certainly much more cost-effective. Barry claims that we somehow have a “responsibility for these people”; we do not. We didn’t ask them to come here illegally, and a large majority of us want them to go home.
But because “we have a responsibility”, Barry plans to house, feed, and otherwise care for them for at least one year. It seems clear that his plan is to simply wait us out; given his corrupt and scandal-ridden administration, something’s bound to pop up in the coming months to serve as a distraction. When it does, they’ll quietly begin releasing the illegals in dribs and drabs; a few dozen here, a hundred there. Who’s going to notice?
Regarding the unaccompanied juveniles, officials such as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson don’t seem to have read the law. Johnson told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the top priority is “doing right by the children.” Actually, the law states the top priority is to repatriate those children to their country of origin.
Before the language of that controversial 2008 statute outlines the red-tape processing, it explicitly states the goal of that process, namely that “the Secretary of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall develop policies and procedures to ensure that unaccompanied alien children in the United States are safely repatriated to their country of nationality or of last habitual residence.”