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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO END REFUGEE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

    TheTrump Administration Plans To End A Refugee Program For Children

    The Trump administration plans to stop accepting refugee applications from children with U.S.-based parents from three violence-riddled Central American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — according to the summary of a presentation the State Department made recently to refugee organizations.

    The decision to end the Central American Minors program, which began in 2014 and is the only refugee program aimed at helping people from that region, could put hundreds of families split between two countries in a delicate situation.

    The children will no longer be able to come legally to the U.S. Of course, they can still attempt to cross without authorization and then either request asylum or try to navigate the border region without being detained or injured — just the kind of dangerous illegal immigration that the CAM program was meant to discourage. (And if the children do cross the border, as ProPublica recently reported, they could expose their parents to an investigation for child smuggling.)

    “Ending the program would force desperate children into the arms of smugglers and traffickers because they don’t have a safe and orderly way to get to the U.S.,” said Lisa Frydman, a vice president of Kids In Need Of Defense, an immigration advocacy group. “This administration is giving the unconscionable message that Central American children are not welcome here for protection.”

    Refugee organizations were alerted to the impending demise of CAM two weeks ago by State Department officials, according to a memo summarizing the meeting that was obtained by ProPublica.

    “We were told that [the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration] will begin winding down the CAM program in its entirety,” according to the summary, which circulated at one resettlement agency. “Please note that this information was conveyed to us inperson (verbally) with no documentation that we can share with you at this time… the CAM refugee program will be discontinued no later than December 31, 2017, perhaps sooner.”

    A State Department spokesperson said that “all aspects of the FY2018 resettlement program are under review” but added that “no decisions have been made.” Asked about the meeting with the refugee agencies,the spokesperson responded, “The State Department works closely with its resettlement partners and shares information as part of an ongoing dialogue and partnership. No formal announcement has been made to partners regarding the CAMprogram.”

    CAM admissions had already dwindled to a trickle. In August, 19 Central American refugees were admitted. By comparison, 160 were admitted last December, the single highest month. Over the history of the program, 1,627 refugees entered the U.S. through CAM, the overwhelming majorityof them from El Salvador.

    In August, the Trump administration terminated a program that served as a sort of back-up to CAM. The program allowed children who failed to qualify as refugees to be allowed into the U.S. temporarily if they could show there was a compelling humanitarian reason. (Obtaining refugee status requires demonstrating a “well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.” The definition of “humanitarian” is much broader.) That program allowed 1,465 minors to travel to the U.S. before its cancellation.

    An additional 2,500 who were approved for the humanitarian program but had yet to make it to the U.S. had those approvals rescinded. “No more individuals will travel into the United States under this …program,” according to a letter from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency that announced the cancellation. “As such, USCIS is rescinding your condition approval.”

    So far this year, Central American refugees accounted for just 1 percent of the 51,000 refugees who have been admitted to the United States. Latin America overall accounts for only 3 percent of the total.

    “The CAM refugee program has been a small but an incredibly critical lifeline for Central American children,” Frydman said.
    The cancellation of CAM is one of many moves the Trump administration has taken to discourage immigration from Latin America.

    This month, the Trump administration announced the phaseout of DACA, a program for 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who are overwhelmingly from Mexico and Central America. Earlier this year, theDepartment of Homeland Security announced that it will soon end protections from deportation for 50,000 Haitians, and floated the possibility of doing the same with 200,000 Salvadorans, 60,000 Hondurans, and 3,000 Nicaraguans by next March.

    DHS has also sought to detain all asylum applicants, who are mostly from Venezuela and Central America, until their cases are adjudicated, which can take years. And it has sought to swiftly deport all illegal border crossers, overwhelmingly Mexicans and Central Americans, to Mexico, even if they aren’t Mexican.

    The agency has endorsed slashing legal immigration by half. VICE reported this week that next yearthe U.S. will accept a historically low number of refugees from around the world.

    The CAM program was launched in 2014 amid an exponential surge of Central American children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, most of them claiming they had parents or other relatives inthe U.S. To qualify for CAM, parents must be legally allowed to be in the U.S.and children must pass a DNA test proving they are the offspring of the person or people in question. (The tests cost the families close to $600.) The process takes an averageof 13 months and about 75 percent of the refugee applications were denied.

    It’s unclear how many applications are pending, but the number is likely to be in the thousands, based on figures from 2016. It’s also unclear what will happen to pending applications once the cancellation of the program takes effect.

    “Usually, there is an attempt to have an orderly wind down and people who would be in the pipeline would be completed, their cases would be completed,” said Doris Meissner, a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and a commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service under Bill Clinton. “But we’ve certainly seen in others aspects of what the new administration has done, that they haven’t necessarily being so orderly.”

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    “This administration is giving the unconscionable message that Central American children are not welcome here for protection.”

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    The message is loud and clear...the American people want all refugee, asylum and illegal alien programs defunded and terminated.

    They message is loud and clear...do not come here...YOU will be deported.

    The message is loud and clear...your President needs to start taking care of it's own citizens and provide them a safe place to live, work and contribute to your success.

    The message is loud and clear...YOUR President is unconscionable to NOT protect you on your soil and shove you over your own border out of your own country on a dangerous journey to illegally enter ours.

    You want out of poverty? Get on birth control.
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    Unfortunately does not end the act that forces us to take them in at the border. Last read, obama set them up with transportation to a destination within the US, $1700mth, healthcare, smart phone. There are hundreds of thousands of them and still coming.
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    “Ending the program would force desperate children into the arms of smugglers and traffickers because they don’t have a safe and orderly way to get to the U.S.,” said Lisa Frydman, a vice president of Kids In Need Of Defense, an immigration advocacy group. “This administration is giving the unconscionable message that Central American children are not welcome here for protection.”
    Hmm, maybe there is another way to look at this. Perhaps the administration is sending the message that it's time for the parents to make their children a priority and pack their goods and return to their original homeland so they can be with them. Regardless of the circumstances, I would never leave my children. Just saying ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    Hmm, maybe there is another way to look at this. Perhaps the administration is sending the message that it's time for the parents to make their children a priority and pack their goods and return to their original homeland so they can be with them. Regardless of the circumstances, I would never leave my children. Just saying ......
    I'm trying to understand this.

    These parents have fled a country because it isn't safe, or they are starving, and they chose to leave their children there?

    What kid of parents would do that? What kind of human being would do that?
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    I'm trying to understand this.

    These parents have fled a country because it isn't safe, or they are starving, and they chose to leave their children there?

    What kid of parents would do that? What kind of human being would do that?
    People working for the drug cartels. Until everyone gets that illegal immigration was never about the cheap wages, just a side benefit to buy up the support of companies in the political class. It was always about running drugs and other criminal enterprises. Employers once in can't get out. It's a Mafia and operates exactly like one.
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    Actually, I don't see the drug cartels, as in the Mexican cartels as the big guys.

    I do believe drugs goes all the way up to the top and I think the bottom line of a lot of companies are fattened by drugs.

    My opinion is the bulk of drugs is being brought in by airplanes no one would suspect - perhaps private corporate jets, and by trucks carrying produce, meat, etc.

    Honestly, I never really thought about illegals as being drug people in the top level of the business. It's really ridiculous I never thought of that. I know there are some who are in the low level distribution, and I believe big guys in this country are in the top level.

    I have also seen new arrivals who are well off and never made the connection they were top level drug dealers. I've seen them working in white collar jobs, and never connected them with drugs. Pretty dim of me ---

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    I know you don't see it. These are not little thugs, they are huge thugs, a Mafia of monumental organization and expertise. You see them for what you see on TV, people climbing fences with back-packs, El Chapo being arrested, what we see on TV is not the true story about these cartels. These cartels are extremely sophisticated and institutionalized.
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