H/T One Old VetRedState has posted a thorough and effective discussion: Obama exploits immigrant child crisis that he created by Steve Berman June 20th 2014
In 2011, US Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS), under DHS, announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This was basically a hall-pass for illegal immigration: for anyone illegally in the country who was under 16 and here before June 15, 1997, or anyone who gets in and is under 16.This links to Homeland Security’s June 5 press release Secretary Johnson Announces Process for DACA Renewal
DACA had no Congressional approval, and was implemented by fiat of He With a Phone and a Pen. It’s patently illegal…
DACA had a two-year lifespan. Yet, knowing that thousands of unaccompanied minors are flooding into the US over our border with Mexico, DHS has renewed DACA.
Berman reasonably says
It stands to reason if the administration let DACA expire, there would be less unaccompanied minors flooding our borders. But Obama has doubled down and renewed DACA…He suggests two reasons-
One plausible reason for this is that Obama agrees with the extreme position held by groups such as National Council of La Raza: all Latinos, American-born or not, deserve to live in the USA because America has more opportunity than Mexico or other Latin countries.
...another reason Obama holds to this: Hispanics favor Democrats 2 to 1 over Republicans. In essence, Obama and the Democrats are buying votes. A 16 year-old in 2011 coming to the USA will now be 18 and can renew their DACA status, get a driver’s license in California, and with lax California voter ID requirements, probably register to vote and in fact, cast a ballot.
Obama is using these children as pawns to implement his goal of universal citizenship for illegal immigrants.Berman is absolutely right about this. Of the twelve stories on the crisis the Drudge Report was carrying at 5-34PM EST today only one was not from a local TV station, foreign new service or one of the conservative webzines -The Daily Caller, Breitbart or The Washington Times. The honorable exception: U.S. Plans to Step Up Detention and Deportation of Migrants by Julia Preston The New York Times June 20 2014, which Drudge sharpened up with the headline Open Border Backlash. The mass MSM is completely MIA.
Of course, everyone in the country would know this is happening, if the press covered it.
VDARE.com, which saw the Dreamnesty threat from the start, applauds. But there is a glaring omission from the story, reminiscent more of RedState’s shameful PC phase rather than the spirit which recently gave us Eric Erickson’s denunciation of the McCarthy coronation atrocity.
We all know by now that the Obamacrats are a Minority Occupation Government determined to cement themselves into permanent power by any means necessary, and the MSM is simply their propaganda department.
The question which must be asked – the only important question remaining – is Where is the GOP?
RedState does not ask.