Los Federales To Fly In Children From Central America For Illegals

Is it any wonder that “57% of Likely U.S. Voters think the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally”?

(Fox News) Images of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border defined the immigration crisis last summer.

Now, the federal government is intervening so these children won’t have to make that trek -– they’ll get to fly into the U.S. instead. For free.

A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security program seeks to stop the surge of immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the southern border by giving their U.S.-based parents the option to apply to have their kids picked up and put on a plane, without paying a penny.

The parents are eligible as long as they have some sort of legal status. As first reported in The Daily Caller, this would include permanent residents and even illegal immigrants given a work permit and deportation reprieve under President Obama’s recent executive actions, though much of that is on hold due to a pending court case. Of them, those with children under 21 and living in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras reportedly could apply.

“I think many Americans are going to be surprised to learn that illegal aliens here in the United States are getting the Obama administration to go and get their children and fetch them,” Tom Fitton, president of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, told Fox News. “And all at our expense.”

I’m not surprised in the least by this action. I wouldn’t even have been surprised had this occurred under President Bush, much less under Mr. Obama. The kids would be considered “refugees”, hence, eligible for all sorts of government benefits, including food stamps and living expenses.

Obviously, Democrats are for this, creating an interesting political fantasy

“I think it’s good for the tax base,” said Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha. “Every year, 13 billion dollars are put into the Social Security Trust Fund from undocumented immigrants. So if you have immigrants here who are working, who are doing the jobs that need to be done, that’s money going into our tax system. People will say that it’s free health care, that it’s free education. Nothing in this town is free.”

How, exactly, do kids add to the tax base? Is Mr. Rocha suggesting that we put them to work? How many illegals are paid under the table, because they are, you know, illegal? But the ultimate point is that they should not be here. We have laws for a reason

“My gosh, what does the rule of law mean if you break the law to get here, and then you get the government to help bring the rest of your family?” Fitton asked.

If you are caught driving drunk, and haven’t harmed anyone or damaged any property, you’ll still be penalized heavily under the rule of law. If you refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding, you’ll have the Government breathing down your neck, possibly fining you or forcing you out of business. If you come across the border illegally or overstay your visa (the true cost of illegal immigration is more than just economic), the Government will attempt to legalize you, give you government benefits, and even fly in your kids free of charge!

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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