Pelosi at the border: 'We are all Americans'

Saying essentially that we should never let a humanitarian crisis go to waste, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated that "We are all Americans" and also stated that she wished she could wrap her arms around the illegal children and bring them home with her.

Our borders are in the very best of hands.


Saturday at a press conference from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called a "humanitarian opportunity."

Pelosi explained, "We are all Americans -- north and south in this hemisphere," and urged America to see this as not a crisis but an opportunity "to be helpful." She also said she wished she could simply "take home" the thousands of children temporarily housed in the overburden facilities.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, in the past fiscal year more than 47,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border into the United States through Mexico with the majority coming from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Nothing Americans like more than being "helpful." But I question issuing blanket citizenship to everyone in Central and South America. That may get a little hairy if they all show up at the southern border at once.

If we were the distrusting sort, we'd almost believe Pelosi was deliberately stoking the fires of illegal immigration by assuring aliens they are just as American as you. But Pelosi wouldn't really do anything like that, would she?

It's a brave new world where citizenship doesn't mean squat and people who flout the law by crossing the border illegally are seen as equal to law abiding Americans.

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