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Elspeth
07-22-2014, 02:50 AM
The brutal Obama policy that's really driving the Border Crisis
http://americanthinker.com/2014/07/the_brutal_obama_policy_thats_really_driving_the_b order_crisis.html

A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy – one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border – largely has escaped the media’s notice.

This same policy is driving the historic surge of children at the border, as everyone from coyotes to illegal immigrant adults already in America seeks to use children to guarantee their safe passage into the country, or to protect them from deportation if they are illegally living here.

The flood of illegal immigrant children, piling up like human debris on the US border, won’t stop until conservatives learn about the obscure Obama administration policy that’s deliberately driving it and reverse it.

Issued in August of 2013, the policy is called the “Family Interest Directive,” and it essentially forbids Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from deporting, arresting or even detaining any illegal immigrant who is the caretaker of a child. That includes parents, legal guardians and even unrelated adults who merely claim they care for the child in question. The theory behind the directive is that it would be morally wrong to separate children from their “caretakers.”

In practice, what that means on the border – and in the interior -- is that if you have a child with you, any child, you won’t be sent home. So suddenly, illegal immigrant children are a hot commodity. Unrelated adults and coyotes use them for border crossings, then abandon them at the border. Parents who in the past would have left their children behind, crossed the border and then sent money home are now bringing them along for protection from deportation. And parents and family members already in the country who showed little interest in housing and caring for these children before are now sending for them, in the process forcing these children to take terrible risks as they travel alone along the way. If they make it to the border, they end up in the hands of the US government for safe-keeping until they can be reunited with parents and relatives.

Two other measures, Obama’s 2012 executively ordered “Dream Act” amnesty and a 2008 law that forbids the federal government from immediately deporting illegal immigrant children from countries other than Mexico, have gotten the lion’s share of the media attention by those attempting to explain what is driving this crisis. But it wasn’t until the issuing of the Family Interest Directive in August 2013 that the floodgates opened.

The Department of Homeland Security says the unprecedented deluge of 52,000 unaccompanied minors began in October. That’s just two months after the directive was issued....

RobJohnson
07-22-2014, 04:51 AM
But it wasn’t until the issuing of the Family Interest Directive in August 2013 that the floodgates opened.

The Department of Homeland Security says the unprecedented deluge of 52,000 unaccompanied minors began in October. That’s just two months after the directive was issued....

Great article.

The puzzle is slowly being put together.

MstrBlue
07-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Excellent research!!
Sadly, it is also pretty much moot, unless we can get some people in DC that will do anything with it!