Friday, January 29, 2016
Somewhere along the line it was changed from “Illegal Alien” to “Undocumented Workers.”
We were assured there was no problem and that allowing such porous borders only enhanced our economy and the people were better off here instead of striving to improve conditions wherever they originated from.
We were accused of engaging in hyperbole and exaggerating the problems as a couple years ago, we saw masses of unaccompanied children flood over the border and instead of arranging their return to their parents, for the ones fortunate enough to reach our country and not be killed or slaughtered along the way, arrangements were made by Bureaucrats to house them with people or groups across the country.
Democrats, in their usual manner, vowed more tax dollars be directed to immigration while plans were being made to build more shelter for the influx of unaccompanied children.
All was well, they said, we can easily continue being the world’s welfare office and our own burgeoning federal debt was no consequence.
What they didn’t tell us was just exactly what was being down with these unaccompanied children they were having housed all over the country.
While we were arguing over a county councilor’s facebook page or rehashing old policies of being forced to accept light rail or raising taxes for schools or whatever else the legislature desired it for, it has now come to light that many of these unaccompanied children were being placed in pure hell by the Bureaucrats assigned to help them.
The Washington Post recently published, Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report says.
“The Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and to abuses at the hands of government-approved caretakers, a Senate investigation has found.”
“The Office of Refugee Resettlement, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, failed to do proper background checks of adults who claimed the children, allowed sponsors to take custody of multiple unrelated children, and regularly placed children in homes without visiting the locations, according to a 56-page investigative report released Thursday.”
“And once the children left federally funded shelters, the report said, the agency permitted their adult sponsors to prevent caseworkers from providing them post-release services.”
It is even more disturbing to read in their article, Overwhelmed federal officials released immigrant teens to traffickers in 2014 how Hispanic teens were held against their will in Ohio as slave labor working on an egg farm.
While we worried over being banned on facebook, these kids were being threatened with bodily harm and death if they tried to escape.
While Liberals were blasting us for being cold-hearted or of harboring hate against Hispanics, there were children being placed in slavery and handed over to human traffickers in the very manner we wanted prevented.
And no, it wasn’t every child I am sure. But that it happened to any is inexcusable.
Our immigration laws are not written out of greed or to be hateful to others. They are a protection, not only for our own people but for people from other countries that wish to be here.
And yes, not everybody is allowed in, never have been since all countries began immigration laws. Thousands arriving at Ellis Island were sent back for any number of reasons.
Many Illegal Aliens are good people; I agree and have known some. But not all are. The good people though, that merely want to improve their lives leave themselves vulnerable to unscrupulous traffickers or those seeking slave labor to work and make profits for them.
Open borders is not answer either as what is reported here shows. We simply do not have the facilities or resources to continue being the world’s welfare department.
How many adult or teen women are still out there in forced prostitution is unknown. We do know human trafficking is a problem, a big problem that law enforcement is fighting.
We do not help in that fight by throwing vulnerable people to the wolves as easy prey for human traffickers.
We must enforce our borders and immigration law for everybody’s well being.
As seen above, doing so actually would be “for the children.”
Posted by Lew Waters at 3:06 PM