Driven by an agricultural disaster and lured by news reports in their home countries that a feckless Obama administration has essentially declared amnesty for illegal aliens, thousands of women and children are flooding holding centers in Texas and Arizona.
Since being overwhelmed by an influx of illegal immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border last month, including huge numbers of children unaccompanied by adults, the Department of Homeland Security has been transporting migrants – by bus and plane — from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to sites in Arizona, The Associated Press reported.
One center in Nogales, Ariz., expected to receive more than 1,000 unaccompanied children from Friday to Sunday alone. Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, said federal officials are asking the state to ship medical supplies to the center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is going into action to deal with the crisis, according to AP.
Check out this report from Fox 10 in Phoenix here.
The Nogales center is just the beginning, though. The children will be vaccinated there before being sent on to centers in California, Texas and Oklahoma, AP reported.
The immigrants are mainly coming from Central America, which makes it more difficult to deport them than just sending them back to Mexico.
According to the Arizona Star, one reason behind the sudden surge is a coffee fungus that has destroyed coffee crops and wiped out plantation jobs in Central America.
However, Wilder said the true depth of the crisis is a creation of the Obama administration.
“They keep coming. This will not stop. The call has gone out to Central American countries, countries abroad, that if you get here the doors are open,” Wilder said.
KRGV Channel 5, in the border town of McAllen, Texas, reported that migrants from Central American countries like Guatemala are hearing news reports at home that mothers with children are being welcomed in the U.S. with plane and bus tickets to the interior.
And where are the news outlets in Central America getting the idea that the U.S. is open to all comers?
From the White House, says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“It is a direct consequence of the presidents illegal actions,” he said, according to Breitbart. “The parents think, ‘If I send my child [to the U.S.], my child will have amnesty.’ That’s what the president of the U.S. has said. It is the exact opposite of a humane approach to immigration or to securing our borders.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans Friday to allocate about $2 million in grants pay lawyers and paralegals to represent minors who enter the country illegally – taxpayer money going to pay for non-citizens.
So thanks to a natural fungus that’s destroying coffee crops in Central America, there’s a real humanitarian crisis brewing on America’s southern border that’s a perfect storm of Obama-era liberalism in action.
Politically motivated lawlessness lures immigrants to make dangerous journeys from Central America to the United States – a veritable manna of vulnerable women and young children streaming into the hands of human traffickers.
The federal government creates a crisis of epic proportions, then leaves the mess for the states to clean up. And for those lucky women and children who escape the depredations of perverts, pimps and other criminals that plague them on the journey north – congratulations, we got you a lawyer.
Welcome to Obama’s America.
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