June 11, 2014
Did President Obama's rhetoric create this mess on the border?
According to news reports from Central America, the word got around in Honduras and El Salvador that it was time to go north and get in line for some kind of legalization: Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are promoting policies by the Obama administration that defer deportation to minors brought to the United States as children by their parents — known as "Dreamers" — and those that are housing illegal children at military bases in the South and West. Almost all agree that a child who crossed the border illegally with their parents, or in search of a father or a better life, was not making an adult choice to break our laws, and should be treated differently than adult violators of the law," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is quoted in a story about a new two-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act published by Diario El Mundo in El Salvador. Signed by President Barack Obama in 2012, the...(Read Full Post)