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Old 07-27-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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In Central America, I wonder what happened to the parents of the kids who entered the US. Did the govts of Honduras etc., punish them in any way?

What if an American parent wanted a better life for his kid so he put the kid on a bus to Canada? Wouldn't that parent be charged with child abandonment?

What if the Honduran parents start coming to America to claim their kids? Wouldn't they be allowed to take the kid home? I'm afraid they're going to say, "Thanks for feeding my kid for years, gotta go!"

It's been suggested that a lot of these kids are actually over 13. But the press keeps saying they're kids as if they're 8.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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In most cases, nothing happened to the parents. The parents are still alive and their governments don't give a hoot.

I would certainly hope that if a parent put their minor child on a bus to Canada, that the parent would be charged with child abandonment.

If the Honduran parents show up to claim their kids, they will have no intention of taking them back to Honduras. Instead, they will be demanding to stay here and will whine use emotional blackmail if anyone tries to separate them. For some of these irresponsible parents, it's all part of the plan---pay a coyote to smuggle the kid into the US. Once the kid is allowed to stay, the parents show up and demand to stay, also.

Yup. A lot of them are over 13. Some are even adults pretending to be teenagers.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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The majority of kids have been released to their families already here.

The majority of these "kids" are teenage and older boys.
Beards, mustaches and the need for men's 6x underwear should tell you something.

These "kids" are coming from third world countries.
Many don't make it past 3rd grade and take to the fields or streets to earn money.
And why should they even stay in school when less than 39% of the teachers have had any formal training themselves.
They are poor and illiterate and can't get jobs so they join gangs and commit crimes.
65% of the country lives in poverty and less than 30% ever make it to 6th grade.

It's in their best interest to have you think that darling little children are coming here on their tricycles to escape death.
Keep the emotions high so no questions will be asked and laws that otherwise couldn't be passed will be.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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Remember Elian Gonzalez in 1999?

If he got sent back home, shouldn't these kids?
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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Remember Elian Gonzalez in 1999?

If he got sent back home, shouldn't these kids?
I sure do, and rooted for his father all the way. Elian is quite happy to be a Cuban, and it was none of our business in the first place. His late mother would never have been in the running for Mother of the Year, even if she had made it to Florida.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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In Central America, I wonder what happened to the parents of the kids who entered the US. Did the govts of Honduras etc., punish them in any way?

What if an American parent wanted a better life for his kid so he put the kid on a bus to Canada? Wouldn't that parent be charged with child abandonment?

What if the Honduran parents start coming to America to claim their kids? Wouldn't they be allowed to take the kid home? I'm afraid they're going to say, "Thanks for feeding my kid for years, gotta go!"

It's been suggested that a lot of these kids are actually over 13. But the press keeps saying they're kids as if they're 8.
Agreed and HOW!

The "parent abandonment" thing went by me too.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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People are talking about these kids as if they were orphaned in some war or hurricane. But, as we said above, they weren't.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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In most cases, nothing happened to the parents. The parents are still alive and their governments don't give a hoot.

I would certainly hope that if a parent put their minor child on a bus to Canada, that the parent would be charged with child abandonment.

If the Honduran parents show up to claim their kids, they will have no intention of taking them back to Honduras. Instead, they will be demanding to stay here and will whine use emotional blackmail if anyone tries to separate them. For some of these irresponsible parents, it's all part of the plan---pay a coyote to smuggle the kid into the US. Once the kid is allowed to stay, the parents show up and demand to stay, also.

Yup. A lot of them are over 13. Some are even adults pretending to be teenagers.
Not only that but from what I understand some of their parents are already here illegally. How could they abandon their kids in their countries supposedly too dangerous for their kids to live in?
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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People are talking about these kids as if they were orphaned in some war or hurricane. But, as we said above, they weren't.
Agreed. It's a big scam against the US and those "parents" are in on it.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:02 AM
 
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Remember Elian Gonzalez in 1999?

If he got sent back home, shouldn't these kids?
His father was in Cuba and actually wanted his son back, unlike the selfish illegals who abandon their children for a "better" life in the US. They know what the future will be for those kids, yet they leave them behind. And when the kid makes it to the US the parent(s) boo-hoos about not seeing their children for 12 years.
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