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Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, reviews the latest from Washington, including news on immigration and the crisis in the Middle East.
Press one to speak in English for Americans to understand this message, for we have become the pathetic ultimate hostages in our own country. Did our forefathers die in wars for our liberty and democracy to come to this; and is American common sense and dignity completely lost? If it is so easy for thousands of children to enter our country illegally, the terrorists must be laughing while drawing up their future plans to attack us as well. If a neighbor comes into your house uninvited, do you raise funds to see what you can do to rid the uninvited guest? No, he is not a guest; you call the police. OUT!
The families and parents that have allowed their children to travel illegally to the USA under extremely dangerous conditions for the children’s health and welfare, and abuse at the hands of “coyotes” should be held accountable, just as we would hold an American family responsible to ensure safety, moral and positive values to our children. The parents should also be put on warning due to their actions; they risk fines and delays or denials in any green card or amnesty programs available and even deportation for danger to their children. How can we be so shortsighted and not hold the parents liable? If they have enough money to pay thousands of dollars to “coyotes”, then they should be charged for what the Americans have to pay to resolve the issue they created.
Those who that claim they are escaping from problems in Central America would do better to return to their countries to fight for their freedom just as we did in America. It would be better for Congress to serve the American taxpayer sensibly by deducting the money from the American Aid it donates to each responsible country in order for us to take care of these children here and to send them home expediently, instead of asking Congress to borrow more from China to pay for this American humiliation. This will give the Central American politicians some food for thought to impede this traffic; For it is obvious that there is complicity that our American Aid contributes to.
Governor Perry has the authority to call out the Texas National Guard on his own if he thinks such a step is crucial; he doesn't need the President to do it -- except that if Gov. Perry does it, then Texas has to pay for it, not the Federal government.
It becomes difficult to listen to this when the guest will not tell the truth. (Ok, is a liar.)
90% OF THESE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE DEPORTED. THE PRES WANT $3+ BILLION TO RESETTLE THEM AROUND THE COUNTRY. WE ALL KNOW THIS. SAYING OTHERWISE IS A LIE.
Of course this is a humanitarian crisis. These people are making the heartbreaking decision to get their kids out of the most dangerous, murderous places on Earth.
The GOP is happy to spend tons of money to help with humanitarian crises in, say, the Middle East, but spending money on a humanitarian crisis right here at home is different. It's not only the Party of No but the Party of Hypocrisy.
The GOP keeps braying for "security" because they want to militarize the border, that's the root cause. They want to lavish money on their corporate buddies who own "security" firms.
And thank you to your guest for pointing out that this crisis was created due to a law PASSED BY CONGRESS and signed by PRES GW BUSH -- not by President Obama.
@Peg - because it does not help the military industrial complex.
Ms. Page, unfortunately known for spouting the DC Bubble Common Unwisdom as wisdom.
Since the GOP House & Senate refuse to fund the necessary expenses to enforce GWB's law granting immigration hearings, he should make a needless & stupid stop at the border. A momentary PR fault maybe, but her repetition of GOP talking points without noting them as GOP talking points does not help her credibility outside the Beltway Bubble.
Why do we have to house these children in the US? Why can't we use our foreign aid to these countries to build safe housing for these children instead of military aid? If there were safe places in their own country, we could send these children back right away as we do Mexican children.
What a stupid comment, that the Pres should have visited the border in TX.
It was a mistake because he didn't pose for photos? Duh.
The President has suggested legislation to deal with the problem, which is -- what else is new? -- being blocked by Republicans in Congress. If she wants to "address the concerns that people have," let's see Congress do something rather than obstruct.
Thank G-d the hapless dupe was out of the White House yet again and golfing with his celebrity buddies as usual......
...it gives Israel time to get their work done.
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