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Old 02-11-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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One has to ask...............wtf weren't their illegal parents deported with them? I guess they had to stay to look after their American anchors, right?

And since when do "children" migrate to work??????

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Tijuana.- Without a parent to hold their hands or calm the butterflies in their stomachs, 1,858 children were deported to this city in the last 13 months, federal authorities said.
They had traveled to the United States mainly to reunite with their parents or, secondly, to find work. But in the course of pursuing their dream many had endured ordeals they won’t easily forget.

Mexico opens shelter for deported children - Noticias - SanDiegoRed

 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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One has to ask...............wtf weren't their illegal parents deported with them? I guess they had to stay to look after their American anchors, right?
They may well not know and the kids may well not divulge the information if they know it.

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And since when do "children" migrate to work??????
In rural areas in both Mexico and the US 11 and 12 year olds work. It would not be unusual for pre teen and teens to go off even against parental objections.

You don't really seem to have much of a point here. It would appear the most sensible thing the US can do is send the kids back. There is no way the US is in a position to sort it out. Leave it to the Mexicans.

Are you suggesting that a US orphanage would be good? Send the kids out to foster parents?

Is that not what the Australians did to the aborigines?
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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2000 down, how many more to go? And of course, it is the fault of the United States, for deporting these poor, defenseless children...we should keep them here, and give them citzenship...no matter what. Hmm...where are the parents of these children in orphanages in Mexico? Any family? Grandparents? Sad, these children are suffering, because their parents have abandoned them. That is the worst part about this whole story.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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2000 down, how many more to go? And of course, it is the fault of the United States, for deporting these poor, defenseless children...we should keep them here, and give them citzenship...no matter what. Hmm...where are the parents of these children in orphanages in Mexico? Any family? Grandparents? Sad, these children are suffering, because their parents have abandoned them. That is the worst part about this whole story.
Ahh so you to want to seize these kids. Turn them in to an orphanage? Give them to childless US couples? Ever hear of Argentina?
 
Old 02-11-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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2000 down, how many more to go? And of course, it is the fault of the United States, for deporting these poor, defenseless children...we should keep them here, and give them citzenship...no matter what. Hmm...where are the parents of these children in orphanages in Mexico? Any family? Grandparents? Sad, these children are suffering, because their parents have abandoned them. That is the worst part about this whole story.
Does make you wonder where the grandparents vanished to if this is correct..........

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“What can the grandparents do? The parents tell them to send their kids no matter what, and the child grows up with the idea that they will immigrate because their parents and uncles have also done so,” Zavala said.
They're not orphans by any means.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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Well, my first thought was this. The people charged with the care of these children just let them go off into a foreign country with who knows who...to face no end of risks, but we're unreasonable , heartless and uncaring because we deport them? To a shelter?!
Just another example of hypocrisy.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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So bascially the children where runaway from their parents or orphans.I would thnikt eh parnets of the younger ones would ahve filed missing person reports but who knows its mexico.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 03:27 AM
 
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There's a bit of obfuscation in thr article. They're making it sound like the US is picking up children, and deportuing them. This simply isn't true.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 03:49 AM
 
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When the Border Patrol finds children traveling alone, or with unrelated adults, they're turned over to the Mexican Consulate. If they're sent back to Mexico, it's the Mexican Consulate which does it. The fear is that those travelling with unrelated adults, especially the very young ones, is they may have been kidnapped, and will be forced into prostitution, which is common. To turn them over to the consulate is the right thing to do. Let the Mexican government locate their parents, or legal guardians, and return them.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Well, my first thought was this. The people charged with the care of these children just let them go off into a foreign country with who knows who...to face no end of risks, but we're unreasonable , heartless and uncaring because we deport them? To a shelter?!
Just another example of hypocrisy.
Where did that sentiment come from? This whole situation is sad...but it is what it is.

To spin this story, to point out some phantom hypocrisy[on who's part?] is to much of a stretch...

As I read the story, the reporter did not mention any condemnation for the US for the deportations of these minor children, niether did any Mexican official; so where is this suppose condemnation comming from?

..."turn on the light and see if there is a black cat in the room".
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