Go Time: Illegals Rushing Border Fearing U.S. Crackdown

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, September 16, 2014

The summer lull in illegal border crossings from Mexico is about to give way to a rush of even more immigrants in a frenzy of fear that Washington is about to shut the door, according to several Hispanic leaders.

In Honduras, for example, U.S. threats coupled with those from local leaders warning about the dangers of crossing the border have instead reenergized children and adults to run fast to America and pay inflated fees to “coyotes” to get them there.

“As I am speaking, hundreds of children are trying to leave Honduras,” said Jose Guadalupe Ruelas, a Honduran leader who advocates for children. “When people in Honduras hear that the U.S. is going to get stricter with immigration rules and laws then people think to themselves, ‘Now is the time for me to go,’” he said through an interpreter.

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He and several of the others blamed domestic crime and U.S. policies, notably a lack of social spending in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, for the wave of some 90,000 illegals, mostly youths, into America this year.

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Oscar A. Chacon, executive director of the Nation Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities, scoffed at U.S. claims that border officials have choked off the flow of illegals since it peaked in July.

He said that summer months are too hot for people to make the trip and he said it will begin again in fall unless the U.S. shifts its policies in Latin America.

“If the root causes that are driving people to make that sad choice of having to immigrate despite all the risk, despite all the fear, are not addressed,” he warned, “we may well be seeing chapter one of a book of many chapters.”

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  • LHathaway

    Intended as a joke by some high-up? First they are ‘fleeing here’ because of our lax border; now because of a crackdown.

  • At a press conference, Abel Nunez, executive director of the Central American Resource Center, also demanded that U.S. officials pay to give illegal youths and adults legal representation at immigration hearings and called on Congress to pass what amounts to open border legislation.

    The problem is open borders resulting in a flood of illegal aliens. Therefore, the solution is more open borders to result in an apocalyptic deluge of illegal aliens.

  • The first little cool snap hit south Texas over the weekend. Many creatures come slithering out from under rocks when the oppressive heat lifts. I seriously doubt that any white American believes the border will be sealed, but the mestizos probably are fearful and so I expect to see even more of them in the near future.

  • dd121

    They need not rush, Obama isn’t going to send anybody back.

  • AmericanCitizen

    “He said that summer months are too hot for people to make the trip and
    he said it will begin again in fall unless the U.S. shifts its policies
    in Latin America”.

    Looks like they’re taking a play out of the Black playbook: blame someone else. Apparently our policies aren’t lenient enough to just let everyone in, so our halfway attempts to actually have a border means that the illegals have to undergo the inconvenience of waiting for fall weather to sneak in.

  • TruthBeTold

    Well, Obama did make it clear he’s going to pass some form of amnesty so they know what’s coming.

    He essentially told them to hurry while they still have time.

  • IstvanIN

    Isn’t this blitzkrieg?

  • mobilebay

    Why is the greatest nation on earth allowing itself to be blackmailed by every third world country on the planet? We send billions all over the world, yet we still have to take their people too. .

    • Marc Zuckurburg

      Why is the greatest nation on earth allowing itself to be blackmailed by every third world country on the planet?

      You’re welcome.

      • LHathaway

        It’s all about making people feel at home, at least, those considered people by our leaders.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    He and several of the others blamed domestic crime and U.S. policies, notably a lack of social spending in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, for the wave of some 90,000 illegals, mostly youths, into America this year.

    Nice to see someone finally admit that a lot of illegals come here because the U.S. has welfare and their home countries don’t.

    • Yes, but read that more closely. Their lack of a domestic welfare state and social spending is our fault.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        You’re right, I completely missed that. He’s treating the lack of welfare in South American nations as though it’s a “U.S. policy.”

        Is this pattern of thought common among Hispanics? Do they really blame us for the fact that their home nations don’t have welfare? If so, that’s yet another reason we should be deporting all of these people right away.

        • We are to blame for all of their hung toenails, bad hair days and stomach aches.

          • mobilebay

            Doesn’t George Bush come in there somewhere?

      • LHathaway

        I noticed that, too, looking closer. That’s so 1980’s or something. That’s not pre 9-11, that’s pre fall of the Berlin wall. Their countries internal problems are the fault of the West, specifically America. I suspect this is the message the people back home in CAmerica hear. Their ‘spokesman’ said it without blinking an eye. Several sources say that, according the reporter. They’re stuck in the past. What do communists say now?

  • Samuel Hathaway

    I don’t EVER want to hear another word about U.S. Immigration and ICE splitting up families and family separation, NOT EVER AGAIN.

    Family separation begins in these nasty, ungovernable Latin American banana republics. Yes, family separation begins THERE. Men and teenage boys leaving Honduras, Mexico, etc. and leaving behind their women and children…. coming to the U.S. to find another Latina honey to have anchor babies with.

  • Leon NJ

    I just want the ones who only speak some obscure Mayan language. They really make our society brighter for all.