Waves of Immigrant Minors Present Crisis for Obama, Congress

Richard Cowan, Reuters, May 28, 2014

Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma.

An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody.

The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will likely double in 2015 to nearly 130,000 and cost U.S. taxpayers $2 billion, up from $868 million this year, according to administration estimates.

The shortage of housing for these children, some as young as 3, has already become so acute that an emergency shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, has been opened and can accommodate 1,000 of them, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in an interview with Reuters.


“This is a humanitarian crisis and it requires a humanitarian response,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski said in an interview. The Maryland Democrat, a former social worker, has likened the flood of unaccompanied children to the “boat people” of past exodus movements.


With an even bigger funding challenge looming for 2015, Mikulski worries corners might be cut. She said children could end up being placed in federal holding cells meant only for adults and that funds might have to be shifted from other programs, such as refugee aid, to help cover the $252-per-day cost of detaining a child.

Mark Lagon, who coordinated the George W. Bush administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking, tied the sharp increase in unaccompanied minors to both U.S. economic factors and escalating violence in Central America.


Republican Representative John Carter of Texas blamed Obama for what he called a “nightmare at the border” with “tens of thousands of children” being smuggled into the United States.

In an opinion piece in The Hill newspaper last month, Carter said Obama’s policies had created an “invitational posture for illegal immigrants.” He said the administration helped to fuel the crossings with a 2012 decision to give temporary relief from deportation to certain children brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

Immigration advocacy groups point out that the unaccompanied youths coming to the United States since 2011 would not qualify under that program.


A report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, based on interviews of 404 children aged 12-17 who left their home countries, found that 70 percent did so because of either domestic abuse, or violence “in the region by organized armed criminal actors, including drug cartels and gangs or by State actors.”


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  • propagandaoftruth

    A children’s crusade of diversity. Let’s just deport them quickly rather than keeping them, eh?

    And build the wall.

    • bilderbuster

      That’s what I say.
      Give them a sack lunch and load them and send them on buses with no AC or shock absorbers, cuffed to wooden bench seats, bouncing all the way back to the border.
      No more of these overnight sleepovers at Camp Gringo.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Drop them off at the nearest Catholic church and let the pope wash their feet. Or was that Nancy Pelosi? I forget, they look alike and talk alike. And wash Mexican feet for a living.

    • ThomasER916

      Whites have always been invaded by hordes of non-Whites seeking out wealth. They come with their hands out grasping at property they never build and eating food they never grow. Build a wall of corpses just like at Thermopylae. Build the wall of traitors and invaders. Build the wall of the Culture of Critique and wipe them out utterly.

  • Crisis for Obama? Wrong. He’s licking his chops. Future voters, or maybe present voters if you want to overlook the law.

    Crisis for Congress? Not for the Democrats, certainly, and not for the RINOs, either, whose paymasters in the el cheapo labor lobby see some fresh new sub minimum wage workers.

    What some people see as bugs, others see as features.

    • me

      The corporations and the commies can’t import the new slaves of the globalist regime fast enough. Get them young enough, and you can brainwash them into submission.

    • Anon

      If any actual voting happens in this country, Obama would never have gotten near the Presidency. The term liberal means communist. And it is quite clear what the communists are trying to do. Same thing they did in Russia, back in the day. Pay non-white mercenaries to slaughter the white population to take over.

      The US population is the most heavily armed in the history of the human race. Which is probably why you think this is only such a minor thing as importing “votes”.
      And who was the most heavily armed population in all of human history before the US?

      The pre-soviet Russians.

      It took the genocide of nearly 100 million innocent white people to break that population.

      It has been done before. And the “liberals” are simply repeating a technique they have in fact used before.
      This is not about politics. It’s about genocide. Ours.

      • Nonhumans

        Bring it!! I wont be going for the foot-soldiers…

  • JP Rushton

    “The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18
    will likely double in 2015 to nearly 130,000 and cost U.S. taxpayers $2
    billion, up from $868 million this year, according to administration

    Another great use of tax dollars. So glad we have to fund our own replacement.

    • John R

      Crises? Why? Just ship them back. Mexico won’t take them? FORCE THEM TO!!! Sorry for the all-caps, but WHAT ELSE IS OUR F###ING MILITARY FOR?

  • mobilebay

    A crisis of humanitarianism? To whom? Perhaps to the citizens of this country who foot the bills for the invaders? But no matter how many children or adults sneak in, just remember that there are only eleven million illegals here.

    • me

      The people who don’t care about our laws are communist globalists. They welcome new wage slaves with open arms. National sovereignty, justice, and rule of law mean NOTHING to them. Only the power and the wealth drive these btards.

  • That means about $7800 a month. It would take my wife and me to have three other couples like us living under the same roof to dispose of that income.

  • JohnEngelman

    We could save a lot of money by expelling them immediately. They should be tattooed for future identification if they try to come back again.

    • Dave West

      No the pathetic Republicans would never let that happen, they would just gripe about loosing the non-existent future votes of all those hard-working and “family oriented” Latinos who will one day vote Republican.

    • ThomasER916

      We should chop one of their feet off so they can never cross the border again.

    • Magician

      Had those children been Jewish girls or Chinese girls, you would have said

      “Oh you little poor girls you are welcome to be a part of this country, and please be assured that this country will feed you and take care of you until you are fully grown. You can pay back for what the country has done for you when you are ready to in the future”

      • JohnEngelman

        Not really. I believe laws are meant to be obeyed.

  • JackKrak

    I feel like this at least entitles me to have a long stay at some Mexican beach resort and walk out on the tab.

    • John R

      It should, agreed. But you know as well as I “That’ll be the day.”

  • MekongDelta69

    Illegal aliens = Endless dollars. Special rights. Groveling. Bowing to their culture. ‘Hate’ this and ‘hate’ that legislation. Free everything.

    Veterans = Zip for you. Sorry ’bout that.

  • newscomments70

    What is the crisis? Congress will give them amnesty and welfare…they can’t wait.

    • JSS

      Exactly, if this were a crises to our “leaders” they simply would not the let the leeches in at all. Any sovereign country has a right to secure its borders. If these were hordes of Poles or Swedes you bet the Feds would have a fence and guard towers up yesterday.

      • Greg Thomas

        It’s a “crisis” because they have no intentions of deporting them and cannot figure out what to do with all of them and how they are going to pay for their upkeep. That’s the “crisis” as play here.

    • Beetlejuice

      Not only amnesty and welfare but the “right” to reunite with their family members by bringing them to the U.S., as many as possible, who will also join the welfare and voting rolls until the entire system is Cloward-Piven-ed.

      Just as planned

      • ThomasER916

        Francis Fox Piven came from a very specific ethnic group; like Joe Slovo, Tim Wise, Susan Sontag, Noel Ignatiev…

        It’s all one, big, magical coincidence.

  • JSS

    This must be one of those crises Rahm Emanuel was talking about that you can’t let go to waste. To me this look like nothing more then our politicians electing a new people.

  • dusa1957

    When you subsidize something, you get more of it. The Democrats WANT these “dreamers” to flood into the USA because they are guaranteed future Democratic voters. The Republican establishment wants them to flood in because they represent the corporate oligarchy that want cheap labor. Only a few conservative Republicans actually oppose these illegals.

    There is a very inexpensive way to eliminate illegal entry with virtually no use of manpower. It’s a tried and true method, for example it was successfully used to enforce the Iron Curtain. That method is called LANDMINES. It is also a very humane way, because believe me, once the border is heavily mined no one will even attempt to cross.

    • Nonhumans

      Theyre very easy to manufacture too.

    • Beetlejuice

      …or ask the Israelis about impenetrable walls guarded by automatic weaponry and how well that works.

  • dd121

    Crisis? That’s what he wants.

  • Note the propagandistic use of the word “children.” It means under 18. Many of these invading parasites are “young adults,” not children. They don’t say that.

    And how are children getting to the US from central and south America? Is Obama running an operation that pays “immigrant smugglers” to bring them here? I’d say the lying scumbag purple-lipped creep is doing just that. He’s using our tax dollars to smuggle them here to manufacture a new “crisis.”

    I sure hope these traitors are arrested, tried for treason, and face the day of the rope. Before I die.

    • Beetlejuice

      The “dream act” delineated eligible “children” up until age 32.

    • bilderbuster

      Or a night of the long knives.

  • shmo123

    “The shortage of housing for these children, some as young as 3…”

    3 years old? C’mon are you kidding me? There are three year olds crossing the border by themselves? Are they showing up at border crossings or are they being smuggled in and dropped off by coyotes? Like I said in a post last week regarding this subject, who on the Mexican side is allowing (or pushing) three year olds toward the US border?
    This is beyond insane. It’s sounds like a cross between the Twilight Zone and Lord of the Flies. And our idiot politicians, instead of coming up with an idea to solve this problem, wonder how we’re going to pay for it.

    • Sick of it

      The alphabet agencies are being told to let them pass. They are also cracking down on decent Americans who try to stop this from happening. We cannot fix the immigration problem in this country without getting rid of the government causing the problem.

      • Beetlejuice

        It’s going to take all of us that aren’t brainwashed into being useful idiots for the enemy. There will also be a lot of bloodshed as well as, there was in the old USSR before the commies were finally defeated.

        • ThomasER916

          We only need to shoot the Culture of Critique.

    • Nonhumans

      Idiot is a kind word compared to the actual stoopidity of the vast majority of our politicians. I dont know that a word exists in our language that does so accurately. Traitors and treasonous swine are good starts though.

    • Beetlejuice

      Are these the kind of “new citizens” we want in our country? child abusers? We’ve got enough of them as it is and many of them are from Mexico.

      • Dave West

        The fact that they’re child abusers is the least of our problems, I’m more worried about the fact that they carry an average IQ of 88 – 90. Once whitey is 25% of the population where is all that tax revenue going to come from to pay for useless head start programs? Much less a first – rate military. I hope the Chinese and the Russians really give the new, brown America the shaft.

  • Dave4088

    There should be no further doubt that Obama is an African potentate unrestrained by any laws who will act unilaterally to advance the ultra left wing, anti-white agenda while the RINO party fiddles. He also has two fellow mulatto mini-me potentates in Eric Holder and Jeh Johnson to assist in his high crimes.

  • Nancy Thomas

    This is nothing more than democratic voter registration.
    Send them all back.

  • DLRisVH

    How many of the young girls are pregnant?

  • Petronius

    Poor Nerobama. Why do these crises always happen to him?

    But rather than think of this as a crisis, perhaps we should think of it as 60,000 acts of love.

    And next year there’ll be 130,000 acts of love.

    And the year after that … love ad infinitum.

    It’s so nice to be loved.

    But what will happen when Nerobama issues a new executive order granting amnesty to adults?

    How will we ever manage so much love?!

  • Bossman

    This kind of story doesn’t make much sense to me. Who are these “children”? Are they big thick bozos who look thirty but just happen to be twenty? Do they have close relatives in the USA? Is Mexico such a dysfunctional place that they would send small chilren to cross the desert where the chances of getting killed is a real possibility?

    • propagandaoftruth

      Good questions actually. It is Narcocartelia, and those guys do some not so humane things.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    What it looks is Mexicans pushing children over the border by the thousands, most likely in the hopes they’ll become “dreamers” as per Bonehead, O’Bummer and Little Lord Cantoroy… with citizenship status and thus able to bring over millions of their closest relatives under “family reunification.”

    Either that or I misread the story and they’re really illegal alien miners looking for a “piece of their fair share of American pie” by heading to the coal mines in Pennsylvania, West Virginia or E. Kentucky.

  • 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.

  • propagandaoftruth

    I wonder if they teach the kids English with this – or if Holder has schlepped some taxpayer money to have it translated? Is the website of Big Black Momma Obama inserted so little Mexicans can report racist parents like little Whites? Hmmm…

    • Beetlejuice

      I like #2. No, I don’t like to listen to “people of color” because all they do is whine and complain about how “bad” they have it in America – as they collect benefits they don’t deserve, get promotions for which they are wholly unqualified, pull all kinds of crap at work while the bosses look the other way in fear of the EEOC.

      I wish they’d ST*U and stop the victim act. Better, I wish they’d avoid us Whites the way WE wish to avoid them: stay out of our neighborhoods, places of business, parks, schools, etc. and we’ll get along JUST FINE.

      Remember it is THEY who seek us out, not the other way around.

    • newscomments70

      Many of these statements actually describe white liberals fairly accurately. Low IQ, criminal minorities are spoiled by the arrogant, patronizing, coddling white liberals. It’s too bad they are not surrounded by us. When that is the case, there will be no list…they will be moved to another continent. They won’t know us anymore.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Yeah, good observation. Acting like an eloi white lib is the surest way to run afoul of them…

        It’s like they smell blood.

  • RHG

    What we have is a new definition of “anchor baby”, you can bet most of these kids have parents and their parents have sent them across the border to anchor them into America and have the American taxpayers support them. But, once they are allowed to stay and you know they will be, they can then sponser their parents. As usual, this is just the tip of the iceberg, 60 thousand will be millions.

    • Beetlejuice

      I’ve already heard the term “orphan baby” used to elicit sympathy from stupid white Americans.

  • A Freespeechzone

    No crisis if these illegals are immediately sent back to where they came.

    Moreover, illegals already here need to be stripped of all government enabling programs and sent back.

    We need a wall…hardcore security on our borders and the forced will to stop crap like this from happening.

    Until or unless the law-abiding LEGAL citizens of the United States literally rise up and force the government to enforce immigration law—Obama, La Raza and liberal White-haters will continue to encourage the uneducated, taking poor to steal OUR country from those of us who built it and paid and pay for it.

    The time for talk is done, get off your ass….lobby your politicians en mass and with MORE tenacity than the illegals and their enablers.

  • Dave West

    Could anyone have ever guessed back in 1954 during Operation Wetback that a mere 60 years later illegal invaders would be not only demanding entry into American colleges, but whining that they had to pay out-of-state tuition?

    • Beetlejuice

      Several states already allow illegal aliens to access state monies for college, I know Kalifornia is one.

      • Dave West

        America’s finished. My best advice is move into an all white rural area, buy a lot of guns and watch the chaos unfold as this “nation” makes a slow painful decline into the third world.

        • Beetlejuice

          Agreed. I’d say get every member of your family to do the same, there is strength in numbers. Make sure everyone can handle a gun, from the oldest to youngest. If we’re going down, we’ll go down fighting with everything we’ve got. I’ll be damned if I’m going to hand over to non-white marauders what it has taken me a lifetime to EARN, no matter what the anti-white government says.

    • ThomasER916

      That time was before the Culture of Critique took over the institutions through fraud. Now everything is a fraud.

  • MBlanc46

    When you hang out a sign that says, “Y’all come”, you can’t be surprised when they all come.

  • Beetlejuice

    The democrats are incredibly disappointed that the orphan brigade are not old enough to vote in the 2014 mid-term elections this year. So they’ll hurry up offering them permanent citizen status and then act quickly to get their family members from Mexico here in time so THEY can vote in the elections.

    Crank up the sob stories while I look for the world’s smallest violin.


    I truly love my country! I am an American patriot! Being part of a country that rose from nothing. To become the dominate power on the entire planet, through the blood sweat and tears of our forefathers. Is something that has given me immense pride throughout my life. Which is why it pains me so greatly to have to acknowledge the fact that the country I love has committed suicide. The way I see it, is that the bullet fired through the collective American skull has left the America Nation brain dead. However, the body itself is still functioning because it’s been hooked up to a life support machine. Which in my opinion is the world’s continued willing use of the Dollar as it’s reserve currency.

    Once the world decides to pull the plug on America’s life support machine. America will split along the already balkanized skirmish lines. That these illegal alien invaders have been drawing throughout the South West for the past 60 years. In other words, what we are seeing with all these illegal alien minors that the American press is fawning over. Is in reality the future insurgency of America’s 2nd civil war crossing our borders today.

  • Ota Benga

    Ship ’em back and build the Great Wall!

  • Dave West

    I love when the open borders crowd whines about some dumb Mexican that was killed by the border patrol for hucking 3 to 4 inch diameter rocks at them. The way i see it: Darwin strikes again.

  • How exactly is this a “crisis”? Obama and the Senate democrats have been encouraging massive illegal Hispanic immigration with their promises of amnesty for the last five years. In a rational nation, public officials would not deliberately create a problem and then wail and moan “Oh no! We have an emergency!”

  • Make Obammer pay, doc his pay and access his bank accounts
    along with his entire administrations pay and monetary worth . .
    make the traitors pay then send every last one of them back to home ..

  • archer

    Let’s tell the Mexicans to cut the crap, don’t tell me these kids are walking the length of Mexico on their own, I’m willing to bet the Mexicans are transporting these kids right to our door step.

  • John R

    The description read it was a “crises for Obama.” Really? How so? I think it is a crises for the (White) American taxpayer, and, in the long run, for the country as a whole. For the leftists like Obama it is just an investment in the future to help destroy big bad White America.

  • M.Magog

    We have today a government that is willfully and arrogantly disobeying the laws of the land. We have a government that is hostile to the laws and the people that created this country and those laws. People say that during the great depression there was no increase in crime, even though people were poorer. They also say there was no great increase in ethnic tensions. That is correct, but back then the people considered the government to be legitimate. Back then the government was not destroying one group and favoring another group.When the government does not respect the laws, the people will not respect the laws. When the government is criminally hostile to one group and favors another group, it engenders deep hostility and resentment., couple that with a total disbelief in the current system of laws and one has a recipe for unimaginable troubles.WE are about to enter a period of real troubles, economically and socially. Things will be very different this time than they were before. The government today is hated, and the special interests that it stands for are hated. There will most likely be a day of great vengeance.

    • ThomasER916

      We have a Hostile Elite that belongs to the Culture of Critique. Unless you know exactly who and what they are then vengeance will never come.

  • Sloppo

    It appears that we have great compassion for everyone else’s children, but hate our own.