"Because of the large numbers we were seeing in a short period of time," Janek said, he directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to lower shelter standards to the same level as after a hurricane. [Texas Eased Rules for Housing Immigrant Children, by Christopher Sherman, Associated Press, August 5, 2014]Illegal aliens, just by showing up, are now entitled to the same level of state protection as citizens fleeing a hurricane. And Texas shelters will be abused to serve the same purpose that they serve during a natural disaster.
Perhaps, in some loathsome way, this is only fitting. The hurricane of Central Americans is a disaster- albeit a manmade one. Because of our pathological altruism and the cowardice of Conservatism, Inc., we’ve made no preparations for this storm.