Child migration is surging again
The number of families and unaccompanied children apprehended on the southern border has skyrocketed this year, according to new figures from the Obama administration.
The numbers, compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), reveal that child migration is on par with 2014 levels, when a wave of kids –– thousands of them unaccompanied –– arrived at the southern border.
The surge of illegal immigration quickly swamped border authorities, immigration courts and health and humanitarian workers, while sparking a political battle on Capitol Hill over the cause and proper response to the crisis.
This may seem as diplomacy, public relations, or humanitarian services; however, in reality it is political correctness in showing to what lengths our government will go to accommodate these irresponsible travelers’ who will reek havoc in American communities.
Through the first six months of fiscal 2016, which ended on March 31, border officials apprehended 27,754 unaccompanied children, the CBP reported — a 78 percent jump from 15,616 apprehended in 2015, and just shy of the 28,579 apprehended in 2014.
For family units, which consist of at least one child traveling with at least one adult, parent or someone else, the increase was even more dramatic. In the first six months of 2016, 32,117 families were apprehended, the CBP reported — an increase of 131 percent from the 2015 figure (13,913) and 62 percent from the 2014 figure (19,830).
Kevin Appleby, director of international migration policy at the Center for Migration Studies, proposed several reasons for the increase. For one, the violence plaguing Central America.
As for me I believe that there is something that is being withheld from us, the American public by either the mainstream media or government officials or simply both.
“The forces driving the migration are still strong,” he said. Well let’s share those particulars then.
Appleby also suggested the human smugglers accompanying the migrants might have adapted to a crackdown by Mexican authorities in 2015, allowing the smugglers to elude capture and get more people to the U.S. border. Ideally perhaps at best; yet, I do not trust the Mexican authorities whatsoever.
Appleby, along with many other human rights advocates, has been critical of Mexico’s policing efforts –– and the Obama administration’s support of them. They fear that many people eligible for asylum in the United States never make it that far, but are instead returned by Mexican authorities to dangerous conditions in Central America.
However Obama is trading one exercise for another. Why not just say refugee’s have a much better hope of living in the USA than do aliens.
“Our policy of deterrence is clearly not working no matter how much we pay the Mexican government to do our dirty work,” Appleby said Wednesday.
At last time to ask: Dear Mr. Appleby, what is the precise “dirty work” we are paying Mexico to do?
The Obama administration has scrambled to prevent a similar crisis since then, and Congress last year approved $750 million to help stabilize El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in hopes of slowing the flow of people trying to come to the U.S.
Yet this year Obama went again and requested $2.1 billion to clean this sheet-it up. So hey, what’s wrong with another score of billions of dollars to keep illegal’s out of America? When the purpose of this article is to show how these hard capital expenditures are literally creating an economy for Mexico and other nations.
Jens Manuel Krogstad, of the Pew Research Center, noted Wednesday that the strategy might have worked.
“This fiscal year, family and unaccompanied children apprehensions spiked in December 2015, and in January 2016 the Department of Homeland Security launched immigration raids targeting families,” Krogstad wrote on Pew’s blog. “Since then, monthly border apprehensions have dropped below 2014 levels.”