Last Friday, the Federal government released some data regarding the recent upturn in illegal immigration. Were I a cynic, I might say that the timing was chosen to obscure the story – since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was the big item that day. And it was released on a Friday afternoon , which is traditionally when data that is unflattering to the US Administration at the time has been released (less chance of coverage over the weekend).
The data that was released is . . . interesting.
The Federal government and the media has routinely characterized this latest round of illegal immigration as being “children”. And in truth, the number of minors unlawfully immigrating without an accompanying adult has indeed roughly doubled – to 57,525 over the last nine months.
However, buried in the data are two facts that prove the characterization above wrong. First: over the same period , the number of persons unlawfully immigrating in family units (child plus one or both parents) has quintupled – e.g., increased fivefold. That total was 55,420.
In other words: a smaller percentage of those immigrating unlawfully today are unaccompanied minors than was the case nine months ago.
The second nugget: the majority of those so-called “children” . . . really aren’t children in anything but the legal sense. Rather, most are youngsters aged 14-17. If they were here legally, some of them would be old enough to serve in the military if otherwise qualified.
They’re often not coming here to “reunite with their family”, either. When asked, many make no bones about the fact that they’re coming to the US illegally to look for work.
And don’t even try the bogus claim that they’re “victims of human trafficking”. They’re coming after either they or relatives pay a coyote to bring them to the US illegally.
We must act “in the best interests of the children.” Yeah, right. So much for the Administration leveling with the US public about what’s going on here.
Yeah, they’re p!ssing on our leg and telling us it’s raining yet again. But given what we’ve seen from the “the most transparent Administration in history” so far –did you really expect anything else?
These folks are starting to make LBJ and Nixon both look truthful by comparison.
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