When I say illegal minors are flooding America, I do mean they are flooding America, and the numbers are only projected to increase:
Those growth in those number are incredible. So why is this happening? This is what the AP reports:
Rampant crime and poverty across Central America is a big reason. Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world, with 90.4 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. The World Bank says nearly 60 percent of Honduras’ 8 million people live in poverty.
Some Republican lawmakers and administration critics say lax enforcement practices encourage children to make the perilous journey. They cite an opinion by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, in December that blasted authorities for releasing a Salvadoran girl to her mother, who hired a smuggler to transport her daughter and was in the country illegally.
“(The government) has simply chosen not to enforce the United States’ border security laws,” the judge wrote.
I dare say the latter is far more an issue than the former. I’m sure there’s crime and terrible poverty, but this isn’t new. What is new is Obama’s immigration policies.
In fact, this report from last Friday says that amnesty rumors are running rampant in Central America:
This is also corroborated from a report by an LA Times reporter on MSNBC today (h/t: SooperMexican)
“…Mothers that I have been speaking with have told me that there are rumors circulating throughout Latin America, particularly Central America, that if they come through and they give themselves up to U.S. Customs and Border patrol officials that they will be given some kind of immigration relief.”
So Obama has basically hung an “Illegals Welcome” sign over American’s proverbial doorpost with his amnesty policies. And what makes it worse is that Republican leaders are supporting it.