In broad daylight, with no fear of being seen, a group of Honduran girls — some as young as 14 — cross illegally into the United States.
“Because I want to see my parents in Austin,” one tells CNN.
Moments later, another group of Hondurans admits crossing the Rio Grande to get here, McAllen station, a border crossing into the United States. “Thank God nothing happened,” they say of the perilous journey.
Unlike other stories of illegal immigration across a porous border, these immigrants aren’t sneaking in. They’re showing up and announcing themselves.
Using anything really, with the exception of their long term forecasts, many of the immigrants use rafts to cross the Rio Grande, equipped with instructions to follow the river until reaching the Border Patrol site to surrender.
Please we ask everyone who possibly reads this article, what would you do?
“I see this as just another President Obama scheme whereby he has not had to use his pen or his phone, says William Blake of Annapolis Maryland. I know it is cliché, but desperate people will do desperate things.”
From our perspective this is a truly devised arrangement that can be orchestrated with a minimum of resources. Furthermore, I think that everyone within the sphere of influence should be on the alert to be ready to report as what they have seen.
Taking matters just a bit further we stumble upon this figment of a law: U.S. law prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from immediately deporting the children if they are not from Canada or Mexico. Instead, the children are turned over to Department Health and Human Services supervision “within 72 hours of DHS taking them into custody,” an official said.
Most of the time, they’re getting released to relatives in the U.S.,” Cabrera said. “There’s nowhere to put them, so they’re released on their own recognizance and have a pending court date. I’d say between 95 and 97% of adults or youths don’t show up for court.”
There is nothing like repeating mistakes of the past. Being released to relatives in the U.S. although they may or may not even know these “relatives” is one issue that is part of the overall planning. More importantly however is the release on their own recognizance with a pending court date.
This does seem like an oxymoron the notion of granting them their “own recognizance” because that legal parlance implies some type of responsibility. Therefore, as this law goes according to Cabrera 95 to 97 percent do not have the courtesy to show up. What do you think planned or happenstance.
Now for President Obama’s perspective: Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona’s. Furthermore, President Barack Obama declared the crossings “an urgent humanitarian situation requiring a unified and coordinated federal response.”
Earlier this month, in a memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies, he announced an “interagency Unified Coordination Group to ensure unity of effort across the executive branch in responding to the humanitarian aspects of this situation.” The group will oversee coordination with state, local and other agencies.
Think or believe what you will, but please share back with us. In the likely event that these homeless individuals are considered humanitarian refugees, as we see it they are as good as a protected class and on to the path to citizenship.