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    WHITE HOUSE AVOIDS DISCUSSING DEPORTATION OF WAVE OF FOREIGN YOUTH

    Family reunification is legally reserved for LEGAL citizens.

    WHITE HOUSE AVOIDS DISCUSSING DEPORTATION OF WAVE OF FOREIGN YOUTH



    by KRISTIN TATE
    11 Jun 2014,


    As thousands of child migrants entering the country illegally have completely overwhelmed federal facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Obama Administration refuses to say how many of the minors will be deported. White House officials did, however, state that many of the children will have to undergo deportation proceedings.

    According to Roll Call, administration officials did not specify how many of the children, if any, will be sent back to their home countries during a call with reporters. Instead, administration officials stressed that the wave of illegal immigration was the result of violence in Central America.

    The White House has been on the defense, as Republican politicians are largely blaming the sharp increase in illegal crossings on the Obama Administration's actions and rhetoric.

    On Monday, White House deputy press secretary John Earnest responded to comments Senator Ted Cruz made to Breitbart Texas that "Obama's lawlessness" is responsible for the spike in illegal immigration. Earnest said that he "wouldnít put a lot of stock in the ability of Republican members of Congress to divine the thoughts and insights of children in Central American countries."

    Sylvia Longmire, a Breitbart Texas contributing editor and border security expert, said, "It's interesting that the White House spokesman so easily dismissed what he calls the ability of 'Republican members of Congress to divine the thoughts and insights of children in Central American countries.' Apparently, Democrats in the federal government aren't doing a much better job of determining why so many children are coming here illegally from Central America or they would have been better prepared for the onslaught."

    She continued, "This is not a partisan problem; it is the failure of senior administration officials to conduct a thorough analysis of country conditions and migration trends that have been apparent for at least the past two years."

    Longmire added that the Obama Administration has failed to take any responsibility for the surge, which has been labeled a "humanitarian crisis."

    "It is also a failure of administration officials to acknowledge any of this is of their own doing, and they have grossly underestimated the power of word-of-mouth--regardless of its accuracy--in Latin America," Longmire said.

    Roll Call reported that children who are "abused, abandoned, or neglected are eligible for special immigrant juvenile status and can get green cards to live and work in the United States permanently if they are unable to be reunited with a parent."

    Given that most of the children currently flooding U.S. facilities are unaccompanied, the number of individuals receiving green cards could be substantial.

    Before the situation is sorted out, the children will remain at various facilities and housing centers along the border. Breitbart Texas reported earlier this week that hundreds of illegal immigrant children were recently transported to a makeshift facility in Nogales, Arizona. Arizona officials are in dire need of medical supplies and living materials for the minors.

    The AP reported that children at the new housing center in Nogales are sleeping on plastic cots while officials wait for 2,000 mattresses to arrive at the facility. Portable toilets and showers were also allegedly brought to warehouse, which has a capacity of 1,500. 800 children are expected to be living at the housing center by the end of this weekend, but the AP reported that 1,400 minors will ultimately be brought there.

    At this point, it is unclear how U.S. officials and facilities will keep up with the increasing number of immigrants crossing the border illegally. Unless significant policy changes are made, the number of foreign nationals crossing the U.S. border illegally will likely continue to climb.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/11/White-House-Wont-Discuss-Deportation-of-Wave-of-Illegal-Immigrants

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    This entire thing is a cynical ploy to overwhelm our system. I hate to think that it has been orchestrated by our own government, but there isn't another explanation. "Children" in these countries,that receive a LOT of US tax money already, have already been working 5-6 years by the time they are 17. These countries are sending their workers so that they can game the system and send money home and women to have more kids.JMO

    House appropriators have included in their fiscal 2015 spending legislation nearly $77 million above the president’s request to help DHS deal with the crisis.The full House Appropriations Committee is set to vote Wednesday on those spending levels during a markup of its Homeland Security spending bill.
    White House Ducks Questions on Deporting Child Migrants






    The Obama administration stressed Monday that child migrants entering the country illegally must go through deportation proceedings, but continued to avoid answering questions about how many of them actually show up and end up getting deported.

    On a background call with reporters, senior administration officials reiterated that the unaccompanied minors are ineligible for “deferred action” waivers from deportation.

    But officials moved on without offering statistics or estimates about how many kids are ultimately being sent back to their home countries.

    CQ Weekly reported last month on how the unprecedented surge of children trekking more than 1,000 miles from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border to escape intensifying violence in their home countries has overwhelmed federal resources in a matter of weeks.

    With Republican lawmakers blaming Obama administration immigration policies for driving the recent flood of minors illegally crossing into Texas, the White House has found itself on the defensive. A top official said Monday that the White House wants to make it “abundantly clear” that violence in Central America is propelling the increase.

    The official’s explanation followed comments earlier Monday by Josh Earnest, the White House deputy press secretary, who told reporters that he “wouldn’t put a lot of stock in the ability of Republican members of Congress to divine the thoughts and insights of children in Central American countries.”

    Criticism from Republicans lawmakers heated up last week, after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that his department would immediately begin renewing deportation waivers for certain immigrants who entered the country as children before June 15, 2007.

    Administration officials have reiterated that those policies and the ones proposed under the Senate-passed immigration bill (S 744) would not apply to recent entrants.

    “If there are children that are coming to this country now thinking that they are eligible for the DREAM Act, they’re not,” Earnest said.

    But foreign minors who have been abused, abandoned or neglected are eligible for special immigrant juvenile status and can get green cards to live and work in the United States permanently if they are unable to be reunited with a parent.
    The issue has taken on a partisan tone.

    “The recent surge of children and teenagers from Central America showing up at our Southern border is an administration-made disaster,” House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a written statement last week. “Word has gotten out around the world about President Obama’s lax immigration enforcement policies and it has encouraged more individuals to come to the United States illegally, many of whom are children from Central America.”

    Casting the onus back on Congress to improve immigration policies in a way that could quell the influx of immigrant children, administration officials have urged lawmakers to move forward this summer with a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system.

    “If anything, it certainly highlights once again the need to try to address the problem of immigration reform — that this is a broken system that we’re operating under,” Earnest said

    In the meantime, the White House continues to order additional resources to handle the influx of children, opening another federal shelter at Fort Sill Military Base in Oklahoma to house at least 600 minors and up to 1,200, according to senior administration officials. Lackland Air Force Base in Texas is already being used to shelter up to 1,000 unaccompanied kids, and up to 575 are being shuttled to California to stay on a naval base in Ventura County.

    A top administration official said Monday that some children are still being held in Customs and Border Protection detention facilities for longer than the 72-hour legal limit before being transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services for care, despite the extra shelters.

    The surge is happening almost exclusively in the Rio Grande Valley, taxing federal resources there, while other portions of the border “remain unchanged,” the official said.

    Because the kids are not always being transferred from Border Patrol custody within three days, the Department of Homeland Security has been trying to ensure they have hot meals and access to shower facilities while they are held in detention facilities, the official said.

    The Office of Management and Budget asked Congress this month to kick in an extra $166 million in fiscal 2015 funding for DHS to pay costs such as CBP overtime pay and transportation of the unaccompanied minors, as well as a total of $2.28 billion for the HHS program that provides care for the kids and seeks permanent housing for them.

    After criticizing the White House for not calling in its fiscal 2015 budget request for extra money to deal with the influx, House appropriators have included in their fiscal 2015 spending legislation nearly $77 million above the president’s request to help DHS deal with the crisis.

    The full House Appropriations Committee is set to vote Wednesday on those spending levels during a markup of its Homeland Security spending bill.

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/white_house_ducks_questions_on_deporting_child_mig rants-233670-1.html?pg=1&dczone=policy

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    Above article added to Homepage with slightly amended title--

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