Simon: Sure, Parents Should Send Their Kids Alone To The USA
And, it’s giving Obama gray hairs or something. Here’s Politico’s far left opinion guy, Roger Simon
No matter how much you love your children, if you were a parent in Honduras, you might be tempted to ship them to the United States.
According to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world. In 2012, Honduras had 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people. The United States had 4.8, Canada had 1.6 and Mexico had 21.5.
Honduras is also very poor. Unemployment is high, and there is less development than even in Haiti. There are also gangs that recruit, enslave and murder children.
So if you were a Honduran parent and smugglers offered you a chance to get your child to the United States, you might take it, assuming you could gather the money to pay.
There’s another interesting article trending at Memeorandum along with Simon’s:
Here are the facts: Debra Harrell works at McDonald’s in North Augusta, South Carolina. For most of the summer, her daughter had stayed there with her, playing on a laptop that Harrell had scrounged up the money to purchase. (McDonald’s has free WiFi.) Sadly, the Harrell home was robbed and the laptop stolen, so the girl asked her mother if she could be dropped off at the park to play instead.
Harrell said yes. She gave her daughter a cell phone. The girl went to the park–a place so popular that at any given time there are about 40 kids frolicking–two days in a row. There were swings, a “splash pad,” and shade. On her third day at the park, an adult asked the girl where her mother was. At work, the daughter replied.
The shocked adult called the cops. Authorities declared the girl “abandoned” and proceeded to arrest the mother.
In Honduras, it’s fine to send your kids off with coyotes, drug runners, and cartel members to head on the over 2,000 mile trip. In America, if you leave your kids alone, The State will come and arrest you and give your kid to Social Services. Heck of a contrast, wouldn’t you say?