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Old 06-30-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Seems like this is something both sides should support although by no means a solution. Rather an optimistic point of view that this will impact immigration reform, I don't see that happening.


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President Obama's surprise request that Congress give him authority to
quickly deport thousands of Central American children illegally crossing the
border is likely to renew the on-again, off-again immigration reform debate that
many Republicans had hoped to avoid.


The administration is asking Congress to approve $2 billion in emergency
funding for beefed-up border security and assistance, as the children — many
traveling without their parents under the mistaken impression that they will be
allowed to stay — slip across the Southwest border. Amid a growing humanitarian
crisis, many of the children are being sent as far away as California and
Oklahoma for processing and shelter.
Obama's bid to deport children complicates immigration reform effort*-*Los Angeles Times
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well today is another story...REFUGEE is the word from Congress.

An "Emergency Refugee Program" is now being spoken about.
I figured as much when I started hearing the politicians refer to these illegal minors/families as "refugees".

Calls in U.S. Congress for refugee status for Central American kids | Reuters
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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Happy -- Some of them are actually refugees from bad political situations.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Happy -- Some of them are actually refugees from bad political situations.
Most of them are just escaping abject poverty.

Go read up on Honduras.
Mexico looks like first class compare to Honduras.

Median age: 21
Over 40% of the population is under 14
Only 30% actually make it to 6th grade.
The majority of the population is illiterate.
The government does not spend to better the nation.

The rise of gangs, etc. is due to most of them not educated or skilled enough to get real jobs.

It's an ugly picture down there.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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Happy -- Some of them are actually refugees from bad political situations.
Lock them up till they can PROVE they'd be real trouble back home. Sheesh!
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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Happy -- Some of them are actually refugees from bad political situations.
Honduras has a bad political situation in large part from Obama himself.

He had NO business in their politics.....things are MUCH more difficult because of Obama.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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Most of them are just escaping abject poverty.

Go read up on Honduras.
Mexico looks like first class compare to Honduras.

Median age: 21
Over 40% of the population is under 14
Only 30% actually make it to 6th grade.
The majority of the population is illiterate.
The government does not spend to better the nation.

The rise of gangs, etc. is due to most of them not educated or skilled enough to get real jobs.

It's an ugly picture down there.
Maybe so but it isn't our responsibility to import them all into our nation. Median age 21? That means they are of child bearing age. That's all we need is more mouths to feed. It's this administration fault though promising amnesty all the time and showing that we are soft touch.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Happy -- Some of them are actually refugees from bad political situations.
That is true and that is exactly where deportation becomes complicated.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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That is true and that is exactly where deportation becomes complicated.
I don't believe anything those people from LatAm say since i'd make more sense to get asylum in another LatAm country than the US. at least the language is the same.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Does anyone really believe that Obama will deport any of those kids?
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