Not only is the Obama administration an incompetent ship of fools but its unfeeling to boot when it comes to handling the current immigration crisis. The administration’s answer to almost every question asked to them about the flood of immigrants crossing our southern border is mute terror.
To say that they look like a deer in the headlights might be understating the analogy. They knew that this was coming but like the ostriches that they are they stuck their heads in the sand.
They were hoping that no one would notice the thousands of illegal immigrants flowing into our border states. They never warned the Mexicans or the three countries where most of the current illegals come from that their citizens were not welcome here.
Once it became clear about the full extent of this disaster the administration has attempted to use it as a wedge issue to get comprehensive immigration passed. Failing that they were hoping to use in November in their effort to hold the Senate. Neither strategy appears to be working.
Now they are left to try to control the situation with limited resources. The Republican-controlled House has hardened their hearts and repeats one theme: secure the border.
The administration made an unforced error when they stuffed a bill with $3.7 billion in requests, some of which was unconnected to the current crisis. The Senate whittled it down and now the House will probably shelve it at least until their return from a five-week summer recess.
(What a deal! Not only do both Houses of Congress work three-day weeks but they also get long extended breaks that last from two to five weeks at a time. Do they think that it’s still 1840 and it takes a week to get to D.C.?)
Now Obama will have to turn to his phone-and-pen method of unconstitutional governing. Doesn’t he look at the polls? The immigration issue is very unpopular and if he tries to force it down the throats of the American people his fellow Democrats will suffer all the more in November.
Now let’s get to the unfeeling part. This is from The Washington Post in a story by Manuel Roig-Franzia.
…Central American children, almost all of whom will be released to relatives while they await court hearings, are being sent on meandering, circular and often illogical odysseys. Frequently, children are being apprehended in the border states where their families live and flown thousands of miles to shelters and detention facilities, only to be flown back to the border states where their U.S. journeys started…
“It doesn’t make sense,” said Tony Banegas, the Honduran honorary consul in Arizona, who has interviewed more than 400 children, most of whom were flown from Texas to a federal detention center in the border town of Nogales, Ariz. “They were not prepared.”
…U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.), who visited the facility (in McAllen, Texas), said he was appalled at the conditions. The children were “all dirty and grungy,” he said. “The smell was almost of wet dog.”…
…Flight-loads of unaccompanied minors began arriving in Arizona in early June, pushing Banegas, the Honduran consul, into a kind of red alert. He would spend days at a time at a woefully ill-suited federal facility in Nogales that was being used to hold and process a large overflow of unaccompanied children taken into custody in Texas before they were moved to shelters around the country…
The current administration can’t seem to manage the influx of minors but they want us to believe that they can manage the domestic and foreign affairs of the United States. I hope that everyone who voted for this incompetent non-leader understands the position that they put our country in.