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Old 07-01-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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City officials first stated that the kids would be housed in Dallas for up to 120 days. Now they are saying it will be for 6 months, with an opportunity to extend that to even more time. These kids aren't going anywhere, and I have no doubt more are on their way.
I have no doubt that this is what will happen.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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A major part of the problem is locating the parents or relatives. Some of them live in the states while others are still in central/south America. The longer we wait on solving this problem the worse it will be. These kids need to be deported as soon as possible so that the people sending them will stop doing so. We can't afford to drag our feet on this issue.

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Old 07-01-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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These kids aren't going to be deported.

They're "refugees" now.
They're "unaccompanied minors" now.
They're "God's children" now.

So the USG will have to take care of them.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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These kids aren't going to be deported.

They're "refugees" now.
They're "unaccompanied minors" now.
They're "God's children" now.

So the USG will have to take care of them.
Yay for us taxpayers. Kind of annoyed that WE weren't consulted, since we'll be the ones paying for it.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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These kids aren't going to be deported.

They're "refugees" now.
They're "unaccompanied minors" now.
They're "God's children" now.

So the USG will have to take care of them.
We're all God's children so I fail to understand why that is relevant.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:46 AM
 
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They're still kids, probably lonely and scared without their parents. I wish the best for them
The kind of parents that would do this to their kids aren't the kind of parents any kid should have.

The whole point in this is to exploit those kids -- get them smuggled in, they get in on Obama's DACA and then the parents are allowed to either stay or come and join them. Not just the parents, all other siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins will soon be arriving -- "family reunification" has been promised them.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Most of them aren't kids. Never heard of kids wearing men's underwear, have you? It's their parents to blame for this. How did they arrive here without their parents in the first place?
They are kids. And this is a nightmare...and this is coming from a poster that many on this board probably consider "pro-illegal immigration" from some past posts. The southern border has been completely overwhelmed by these children.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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The kind of parents that would do this to their kids aren't the kind of parents any kid should have.

The whole point in this is to exploit those kids -- get them smuggled in, they get in on Obama's DACA and then the parents are allowed to either stay or come and join them. Not just the parents, all other siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins will soon be arriving -- "family reunification" has been promised them.
That's what I want to think, as well. But these are ignorant central American village people who have "heard" that they can send their kids to the USA and all will be Ok for their kids.

Prior to WW II, European parents sent their children unaccompanied on trains to countries that they deemed safer.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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That's what I want to think, as well. But these are ignorant central American village people who have "heard" that they can send their kids to the USA and all will be Ok for their kids.

Prior to WW II, European parents sent their children unaccompanied on trains to countries that they deemed safer.
European parents were sending their kids because they were being being persecuted/murdered by their governments. It was well documented in the 1930s that Jews were being severely mistreated by the german nazi gov't. These kids are NOT being persecuted by their government. Just because they live in a corrupt, crappy country that they don't like doesn't give them the right to just cross over into another one.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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European parents were sending their kids because they were being being persecuted/murdered by their governments. It was well documented in the 1930s that Jews were being severely mistreated by the german nazi gov't. These kids are NOT being persecuted by their government. Just because they live in a corrupt, crappy country that they don't like doesn't give them the right to just cross over into another one.
I'm not saying it gives them the right. Not at all. I'm saying their parents are not monsters, and they might think they are doing the right thing. The whole situation gives me an ulcer. And it wasn't just the Jewish parents who sent their kids to what they thought were safe (turned out not to be so much) countries.

I'm not an apologist for this, it's truly out of control and I'm as upset about it as anyone else.
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