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President Obama accused of being insufficiently engaged in border crisis

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/14/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

As hundreds, if not thousands unaccompanied children cross border, some say Obama knew it was coming

With hundreds, if not thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the United States' southwest border with Texas - and more on the way - America's border security and policies may be in transition. Republicans and some Democrats have since accused U.S. President Obama of being insufficiently engaged in a disaster that many say he should have seen coming.

President Obama wishes to make clear to parents and adults in Central America that there is no payoff for sending their children on the dangerous journey northward.

President Obama wishes to make clear to parents and adults in Central America that there is no payoff for sending their children on the dangerous journey northward.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/14/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Border crisis, immigration, Texas, President Obama


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Obama's Democratic Party is highly conflicted over what needs to be done next. Deporting children who have traveled thousands of miles and turned themselves in to U.S. authorities. Most are fleeing deteriorating situations in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The crisis raises questions about the administration's competence. It has shaken faith in the current administration in much the same manner as the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and last year's inept rollout of the health-care law. There are even heightened concerns about the care of patients at veteran's hospitals.

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Obama wishes to make clear to parents and adults in Central America that there is no payoff for sending their children on the dangerous journey northward. "He feels intensely a responsibility to prevent an even greater humanitarian crisis," Cecilia Muńoz, the White House domestic policy director says.
 
Deporting most of the children who have already arrived, however, doesn't sit well with members of Obama's party.

"It is contrary to everything we stand for as a people to try to summarily send children back to death in a place where drug gangs are the greatest threat to stability, rule of law and democratic institutions in this hemisphere," Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said in Nashville, where the National Governors Association was meeting.

The politics of immigration in the U.S. has long been seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama and the Democrats. If they could get a comprehensive overhaul passed, they would win. And if Republicans blocked it, the GOP would further alienate crucial Hispanic and moderate voters.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Tex.) agreed in an interview: "I would like to see him place greater emphasis on the interests of these children who are refugees from extreme violence and instability in their home countries" instead of "an acceleration of the deportation process at the expense of these children."

O'Rourke added that he has been surprised by the anger he has heard toward the immigrants from many of his El Paso constituents, who "feel like we can't take care of everyone, and these children and their families are gaming the system."

As far back as May 2012, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) warned Obama in a letter that "there is a surge of unaccompanied illegal minors entering the United States. Apart from being part of an obvious humanitarian crisis, these unaccompanied illegal minors have left the federal government scrambling to triage the results of its failed border security and immigration policies."

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