The U.S. border invasion by so-called ‘Unaccompanied alien children’ is on and is predicted to be as big as the wave that washed over Texas and Arizona in 2014.
However, the news is not making the front page yet, and I predict every effort is being made to hide the frightening numbers as revealing them will only add fuel to the fire of Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again campaign. (And, it is the left-leaning media’s job to keep Trump out of the White House.)
Here is the story from Phoenix New Times:
Talk about bad timing. In an election year rife with anti-immigrant sentiment, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol statistics show that apprehensions of unaccompanied minors from Central America have spiked to levels near those in the first six months of fiscal year 2014, when the issue became a political football and a source of hysteria for some Americans.
According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, CBP apprehended 27,754 unaccompanied minors on the U.S.-Mexico border during the fist six months of the 2016 fiscal year, which began this past October 1. That’s close to the mark reached for the first six months of fiscal year 2014 (28,579) and 78 percent higher than apprehensions during the first six months of fiscal year 2015.
Continue reading, then toward the end we are told the ‘children’ are refugees!
These ‘children’ are illegal aliens NOT REFUGEES!
The reporter quotes extensively from Wendy Young described here:
Wendy Young, president of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Kids in Need of Defense (KiND), an organization co-founded by actress Angelina Jolie, which works to pair volunteer attorneys with children seeking asylum in this country.
She calls them refugees and worries there will be a backlash against the children! No Ms. Young the backlash will be a political one against you and others in the Open Borders movement who work day and night to hoodwink Americans.
“We are quite concerned that there will be a huge backlash against these kids,” Young says, “and that we’re going to forget that they’re refugees and we’re going to forget that they are children and adopt even harsher law-enforcement policies to push them back.”
Young, like all the other advocates for Open Borders is attempting to change the definition of ‘REFUGEE.’ These ‘children’ looking for a better life and jobs in America are NOT REFUGEES no matter how many times people like Angelina Jolie and Wendy Young say they are. A legitimate asylum claim can only be made if the alien proves that he (mostly teenage boys in this case!) or she would be persecuted for their race, religion, nationality or political persuasion.
Escaping crime and poverty do not change an illegal alien into a legitimate refugee!
And, by the way, a legitimate asylum seeker is required to apply for asylum in the first safe country they come to. For the Central American teenagers that country would be Mexico! Just like their counterparts in Europe, these illegal alien migrants are ‘asylum shopping!”
See our previous posts on this issue. Stories are archived under the subject heading ‘unaccompanied minors.‘
Care and legal fees for the ‘children’ is expected to cost you, the American taxpayer, approximately $1.2 billion in FY 2017, here.
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image of Angelina Jolie, special ambassador to the UNHCR, is by Ekathimerini.com.