Crisis: ‘Unprecedented’ Number of Young Illegal Immigrants Pouring over U.S. Border

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, May 27, 2014

A city-sized rush of about 120,000 illegal immigrant children and teens from Latin America is expected to crash through the U.S. border this year, twice the administration’s prediction, leading humanitarians to seek much more than the $1.5 billion spent to handle the runaways.

U.S. authorities report that there was massive surge in May of children trying to escape crime, drug gangs and sexual exploitation in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, leading them to cast aside the administration’s prediction of 60,000, which was still more than twice the 24,000 apprehended last year.

“It’s a city of children,” said Annie Wilson, executive vice president for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), a national group that works with the government to settle child refugees and exiles.

“It’s 100,000 kids on their feet walking out of their country,” she said, adding that the numbers are “unprecedented” and due more to avoiding threats back home than the lure of America.

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Unlike adult illegal immigrants, children crossing the border on their own are generally linked up with family members in the United States and helped through the immigration process, not sent home. Faith-based groups like 75-year-old LIRS help in the effort which the federal government budgets $1.5 billion for.

At a press conference to announce #ActOfLove, LIRS officials said that the current efforts by the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services are overwhelmed and need more money. They also cheered a proposal in Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget for an emergency contingency fund to help with illegal immigration surges.

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  • Publius Pompilius Quitus

    This would be considered treason in a saner time. We ignore the en mass invasion of our southern boarder, while being told to obsesses about Iran and Boko Haram. Incompatible immigration is a larger danger to this Nation than Islamic extremists have ever been.

    • JackKrak

      Yes, we must worry about preserving the traditional ethnic heritage of Tibet and ensuring the integrity of Ukraine’s borders but when it comes to our country…….oooh!……Kim Kardashian got married!

  • Herman

    Not to worry.
    We only have 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.
    No matter what happens that number never changes.

    • LACountyRedneck

      Yes. Eleven million here, eleven million there…….NumbersUSA.

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        There’s 11 million alone in LA County.

  • No big deal. They’re just blank slate children who will grow up to be businessmen and educators.

    • propagandaoftruth

      I think “Operation Wetback” would work on illegal “children” as well.

      It is not the obligation of a wealthy nation (nor any other nation) to take in all the miserable people from miserable places.

      But then are we even a “nation” any more, or a conglomeration of mutually semi-antagonistic nations continually warring with each other over the pie portions?

      • Ahnenerbe ᛟ

        I think Operation Euthanasia would work better.

        • propagandaoftruth

          That’s mean. How ’bout operation eugenics?

          • Ahnenerbe ᛟ

            Eradication is eugenics, lets just bypass the sterilization.

          • propagandaoftruth

            How about…”Operation Euphemism”, lol?

            It’s gotta be “good” whatever it is.

            In Latin America they hire guys with shotguns.

  • Children? Teens? No, colonists.

    And also…why I am no longer a Lutheran.

    • JSS

      At least the article headline called them illegal immigrants and not undocumented natural republicans.

      • propagandaoftruth

        That’s an interesting observation. Is this an MSM rag I wonder?

      • mobilebay

        What happened to illegal aliens? Better yet, what happened to wetbacks? Guess they went the way of political correctness since we have to use “nice” language to hide the truth.

    • me

      Yup. The ‘religious’ institutions are screwed up and screwing us. Their constant anti-White, pro-‘minority’, child-raping, money-grubbing, political do-gooder, pro-immigration, pro-‘diversity’, anti-family, pro-ghey B.S. done by ‘Christians’ is helping the genocide of the White races. Organized ‘religion’ is a sham. You can be a Christian without supporting these crooks and charlatans.

      • Andy

        Where’s that picture from?

        • me

          19th century gravestone.

      • Nancy

        “You can be a Christian without supporting these crooks and charlatans.”

        Yep. Our family certainly is.

        We were part of a huge non-denominational church and very close to the pastor, until the economy crashed in 07. At that point, we lost our lucrative business…and the pastor lost our phone number.

        More recently, we were attending yet another big, non-denom with a pastor who is also on TV (as is his dad). I quit going when he thought it was a great idea, during a series on “Real Family Values”, to invite a VIP guest speaker for an onstage interview.

        The VIP Guest?

        Andrew Young.

        Former mayor of Atlanta, Young famously gave this quote at a graduation speech to a HBCU back in the 80s (he was addressing the topic of “white flight” in Atlanta, whereby “rayciss” whites were running to the suburbs and taking the tax-base with them):

        “No matter where they go, we will follow. No matter how far away they move, we will follow. They can’t escape us.”

        When I saw him up on that stage, it was the last time I set foot in that church.

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          Somewhat similar experience here: an e-mail from the black, female assistant rector inviting me to attend a public rally to support Saint Skittles the Martyr.

    • Hunter Morrow

      What, you don’t like the “voluntary agencies?”
      Thanks for all the Somalis!
      Luther wrote On The Jews and Their Lies. Do you think he would support taking fictive money from the jewish federal reserve and using it to bring Somalis into Minnesota and Ethiopians into Wisconsin?

  • JohnEngelman

    U.S. authorities report that there was massive surge in May of children trying to escape crime, drug gangs and sexual exploitation in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

    – Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, May 27, 2014

    They escape to the United States, bringing crime, drug gangs, and sexual exploitation.

    • Bossman

      The USA should annex Central America. The Founding Fathers wanted to do just that.

      • Alexandra1973

        Yeah, and have more welfare mooches. Just like Puerto Rico.

        • ElComadreja

          We should have cut Puerto Rico loose decades ago.

  • D.B. Cooper

    This isn’t the first time I’ve read about Lutherans settling refugees in our country, at our expense.

    • SentryattheGate

      I’m an ex-Lutheran. Lutherans have brought lots of Somalians and Hmong into the US, without asking approval from their fellow citizens, yet these citizens have to not only tolerate these Thurd Worlders but have to pay for their public assistance, housing, education, free meals, etc, etc.—but you know that! Now Latino kids too? I don’t believe these kids figured out how to travel to the border, they were put there by Hispanic activists, knowing PC Americans would take them in!

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        Catholic charities too. Is this why Catholics and Lutherans donate to their respective churches? So their church leaders can flood their homeland with Somalis and Hmong? How soon before those charities disappear once the refugees get here and let them partake of whatever city they’re destroying’s welfare system and sec 8 housing.

        Hit em in the pocketbook, stop donating and put them out of business.

  • JSS

    “At a press conference to announce #ActOfLove, LIRS officials said that the current efforts by the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services are overwhelmed and need more money. They also cheered a proposal in Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget for an emergency contingency fund to help with illegal immigration surges”

    So White dispossession and wealth confiscation is an act of love. An act of love in my book would be ensuring our overlords who enable this and force these “acts of love” on us native Whites at gun point hang from lamp posts. Apparently we don’t have money for VA hospitals, so no love for our vets but we have an emergency fund to welcome over a hundred thousand brown invaders? This country is done. Finished. I can’t wait to see old glory retired forever.

    • me

      It’s completely disgusting. It’s also part and parcel of the ‘globalist agenda’. Destruction by design. They try to demoralize us and make us believe that there’s no hope. Don’t believe them! Don’t give in to their mind games! Fight! Fight with your pocketbook. Fight with your words. Fight with your segregation. Fight for yourself. Fight for your family. Don’t bow down in defeat. Fight until there’s not another breath left in your body. Fight until you think that you can’t fight anymore–then, drag yourself up and fight again! It’s what the White races have always done, and always will do! Fight until victory! We’ve been in tougher situations than this. Fight like your ancestors, your great grandfathers. Never give up!

      Lo there do I see my father.
      Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters, and my brothers.
      Lo there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.
      Lo they do call to me.
      They bid me take my place among them in the Halls of Valhalla,
      where the brave
      may live
      FOREVER.

      • mobilebay

        You’re right, me. But it’s hard when your own government is on their side.

        • me

          Who needs ‘government’? We need TRIBALISM.

          • Raymond Kidwell

            I agree. The U.S. and most nations are a lost cost. That’s why I focus on a Jewish type of tribalism and just try to survive the extreme crime and incompetence. I was going to see if I could advertise my website on here or something

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      I just wish they’d leave Ukraine alone.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Oh no, their going to take jobs from the blacks! Oh wait a minute……….

  • Ike Eichenberg

    Might as well get the party started while I’m still young enough to attend.

  • Who Me?

    “about 120,000 illegal immigrant children and teens from Latin America is expected to crash through the U.S. border this year,”
    And
    “which the federal government budgets $1.5 billion for”
    And
    “children crossing the border on their own are generally linked up with family members in the United States and helped through the immigration process, not sent home”
    What the hell??????

  • How about the Lutherans taking their 30 pieces of silver and heading down South America way and helping the kids out down there, before they set out on foot to invade OUR country, which does not belong to them or the Lutherans.

    BTW, that walking thing has to be a lie, perpetrated to engender sympathy for the little monsters. No way, they’ve walked a thousand miles to the US border.

  • Medizin

    This White little American citizen is more of a threat than hundreds of thousands of tan and brown skinned invaders.

    Photo: AmericanWhiteHistoryMonth2

  • Nancy Thomas

    Obama should be REMOVED from office.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Drugs and illegal aliens are important to the democrat party. We’ve known this for years and it is not news.

    Now, aren’t you glad you pay taxes so DHS can use that money to fly illegal alien children all over the U.S.?

    Washington Times:

    In a 10-page order, Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Texas said the case was the fourth such case he’s seen over the last month, and in each instance Border Patrol agents have helped to locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents.

    The judge said in each case, the taxpayers footed the bill for flights — including flights to multiple locations in different parts of the U.S. that it took to find one of the children’s parents.

    ‘The DHS is rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws. More troubling, the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children,’ the judge said, adding that some of the children have been made to swim the Rio Grande River or traverse remote areas as part of the smuggling.

    The Department of State does this also. Their Office of Children’s Issues will help illegal alien parents in the USA file for the “return” (under the Hague Convention) of illegal alien children who have been taken by the other parent back to Mexico (or other countries).

    Aren’t you proud of all the young White men who have died “protecting” a regime that puts the lives of foreign nationals from the 3rd world above the lives of its own people.

    //sarc off.

  • IKUredux

    We need a White Appreciation Day. Every White person in the U.S. should stay home from work. Let’s pick a day. Or about a month. How about we never go back to work , but go on STRIKE until our demands our met? Let’s form a union! White people unite! We are losing our jobs! Everyone knows the Democrats “love ” unions. So, let’s see how much.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      What these nation wreckers don’t understand is that White countries are the way they are because of Whites, not in spite of them like they’re told.

      When whites disappear, so will white countries.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      I’d pick April 4th. Can you guess why?

      • IKUredux

        Nope. Why?

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          The other MLK Day.

          • IKUredux

            Yeah, the one that should be celebrated.

  • NoMosqueHere

    “It’s a city of children,” said Annie Wilson, executive vice president for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), a national group that works with the government to settle child refugees and exiles.

    ————————————————–

    Don’t these Lutherans have anything better to do, such as burning witches at the stake and drowning black cats?

  • WR_the_realist

    If we had just built a proper fence (two parallel fences, razor wire at the top, mean dogs in between) this never would have happened. We should have done that years ago.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    “They also cheered a proposal in Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget for an emergency contingency fund to help with illegal immigration surges.”
    The “emergency contingency fund should be used for nothing except shoving them back across the border where they came from.

  • Hunter Morrow

    Hey, stop having the kosher debate about deportation.
    MORATORIUM. Enough of the million plus a year “legal immigrants.”

    “The law, sir, is an ass!”-Charles Dickens

    If there are really only a few hundred thousand illegals but more than a million
    “legals” every year, the more pressing concern is stopping legal immigration.

    • ElComadreja

      You’re absolutely correct. A moratorium on all immigration is needed and a return to pre-1965 standards when and if it’s resumed.

  • none of your business

    Quintheeskimo
    Churches no longer get their funds from the faithful. They and the Jews and Muslims get their funding from grant hustling from federal state and local govts and the plethora of tax dodging non profits like Ford Foundation, Tides, Woods Gates, on and on and on. There is a save the pitbull society based in Utah that has budget of 55 million a year. That is how much money the nor profit sector has. Cant get a job? Find a cause, spend $300.00 to incorporate, hire a commission grant writer and presto, become $75,000 a year director of
    Save the Pitbulls or Save the Thugs or Save the Blacks FRom EAch Other.

  • Linda Gerald

    U.S. authorities report that there was massive surge in May of children trying to escape crime, drug gangs and sexual exploitation in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      It’s hard to believe that there are worse levels of crime, drug gangs and exploitation than in the U.S. but I guess we are all competing for who can be worse.

  • Annabelle Pettyjohn

    The “Gandhi” war……

  • none of your business

    I believe this is a giant scam by the agribusinesses of California and liberal immigration advocates. The Churches and Jewish Social Services are probably also involved to keep their clients and govt grants coming.

  • kenfrombayside

    Keep the pressure on your reps in congress. Giving 11 – 30 million (nobody knows for sure) criminal lawbreakers legalization pure insanity. Plus, they could sponsor their relatives; that would bring the total up to about 50 million aliens in our midst. Of course, these new citizens will vote for the vile democrats and their socialist giveaways. Most of them will be unskilled, uneducated, low IQ etc. Stop this outrageous bill now. Don’t sit on the sidelines.You are not wasting your time. The American people don’t want this bill. You have to do all you can do to stem the third world assault:
    – Contact your 2 US Senators and rep in congress.
    – after biz hours, leave a message on your DC rep’s voicemail. All US Senators have multiple offices so it would be a good idea to hit all of the. Remember, be civil and don’t threaten
    – go to NUMBERSUSA then go to the take action button. You will be able to send faxes to your 2 US Senators and congressional for free. (I also gave a $50 donation).
    – use Business Reply envelopes to state your opposition to America’s insane immigration policies and the proposed amnesty. Don’t give the parties any money.
    – join an immigration group like FAIR. Strength thru numbers!
    – go to the RNC & DNC sites to email them.
    – Use the media: call a talk radio program; write a letter to your local paper. If the media outlet is liberal, then talk about economic impact of massive third world immigration.

  • Monmouth78

    A crisis is coming over immigration. We are looking at an amnesty scenario that resembles Camp of the Saints. If amnesty passes, expect a flood of new infiltrators and no government will to deny anyone residency.

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    Scores of undocumented migrants dropped off in ArizonaScores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days .Daniel González, The Republic | azcentral.com3:03 p.m. MST May 29, 2014

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    Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas, officials acknowledged.

    Andy Adame, a spokesman for the Border Patrol in Tucson, confirmed that over the weekend federal officials flew about 400 migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Tucson to be processed. He said the migrants were flown to Arizona because the Border Patrol does not have enough manpower to handle a surge in illegal immigrants in south Texas.

    The release has drawn criticism from those on both sides of the immigration issue.

    Border enforcement groups are concerned that the migrants will now disappear into the U.S., spurring even more to come illegally.

    RELATED: DHS secretary to continue controversial program

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    Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas.

    “This is a huge concern,” said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a Washington, D.C.-based group that advocates for more immigration and border enforcement.

    “This is exactly the incentive for people to cross the border illegally,” he said.

    Humanitarian groups are concerned that immigration officials are dropping migrants off at bus stations to fend for themselves without food, water and basic necessities.

    Migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound Bus station in Phoenix May 28, 2014. The Border Patrol says about 400 migrants were flown from Texas to Arizona because of surge in migrants being apprehended in Texas. This group was from Texas and Georgia.(Photo: Michael Chow/The Republic)

    “It’s not safe healthwise and we are concerned for their physical safety,” said Cyndi Whitmore, a volunteer with the Phoenix Restoration Project, an advocacy group that has been going to the bus terminal in Phoenix to help.

    She said that Tuesday night she went to the Greyhound station on Buckeye Road and found 50 women and young children who had just been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Among the children were infants 6 months old.

    “Some of the kids were crying,” Whitmore said. “Some were infants that weren’t fully clothed. They didn’t have diapers. They didn’t have formula.”

    Migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound Bus station in Phoenix May 28, 2014. The Border Patrol says about 400 migrants were flown from Texas to Arizona because of surge in migrants being apprehended in Texas. This group was from Texas and Georgia.(Photo: Michael Chow/The Republic)

    Laurie Melrood, a volunteer family advocate in Tucson, said ICE has been dropping off small numbers of migrants at the Greyhound bus station there for about seven months.

    But on Monday, she said, ICE dropped off about 70 people, followed by another 90 on Tuesday and at least 60 on Wednesday.

    She said all of the migrants dropped off this week were women and children. In the past, most were adult men and women.

    “The conditions under which they are released are inadequate and inhumane,” she said.

    In response, volunteers in Phoenix and Tucson have been going to the bus stations to help the migrants make arrangements to buy bus tickets to travel to relatives in other cities. They also have been providing food, water and other necessities.

    South Texas is now the main gateway for illegal immigration along the Southwest border with Mexico. Border Patrol arrests in the Tucson Sector have plummeted in recent years but have soared in the Rio Grande Valley. Last fiscal year, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended 154,453 immigrants attempting to cross, up from 97,762 the previous year, according to USA TODAY.

    ICE officials said the migrants being released are families apprehended by the Border Patrol trying to enter the U.S. illegally. After screening, they are being released under supervision and then required to report to a local ICE office near their destination within 15 days.

    Their cases will be managed based on ICE enforcement priorities, which focus on removing criminals who pose a threat as well as recent border crossers and immigration violators.

    But Mehlman at FAIR said that once migrants are released, they often disappear and ICE doesn’t go looking for them unless they have criminal records.

    ICE officials said the agency began transporting migrants to the bus station in Phoenix after Greyhound officials complained the station in Tucson was being overwhelmed.

    In response to criticism, the agency started giving migrants sack lunches and allowing them calls to make travel arrangements.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    It is all because of Special immigrant Juvenile Status statute (you can
    Google it and read about it) that makes it EASY for these unaccompanied
    minors to achieve green cards. I worked for a dept of children and
    families in a southern state for over 10 years and saw way too much of
    this and a state supreme court that issued a ruling making it impossible
    for local attorneys to argue against it and stop it. That is why so
    many are coming, News travels fast in internet and smartphone age.