COMMENTARY | Realizing somewhat belatedly that hordes of unaccompanied minors flowing from Central America to the border states looks bad, President Obama decided to talk a little tough on the phenomenon that his policies caused
“Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. That is our direct message to families in Central America. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”
Part of the problem is that the news has been widely disseminated in Central America that children under 18 will not, in fact, be turned back but instead will be welcomed into the United States,. That is why parents are spending thousands of dollars to hand their kids over to the tender mercies of the coyotes to take them north. Many of them are being abused and raped along the way. All of this is taking place with a wink and a nod from the well bribed officialdom in Mexico, where these kids have to pass through on their way to America.
On that point, Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly has called for an economic boycott of Mexico until that country moves to stop human trafficking. If the idea takes hold, it may prove to be more effective than anything the Obama administration is prepared to do. The president would still like to flood the country with illegal aliens whom, in the fullness of time, be taken on a path of citizenship and adherence to the Democratic Party. He has just realized that causing children to suffer and, in too many cases, die while doing it does not look good. Blaming that on George W. Bush is not likely to work.
In the meantime, we are stuck with tens of thousands of more burdens on the state unless and until Obama fulfills his promise to send them back where they came from.