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The Flood of Illegal Aliens: Created for Opportunity

You might remember that famous statement from Rahm Emmanuel as Obama’s Chief of Staff where he said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Many people suspect that the Obama administration has manufactured a few crises in order to accomplish some of their political objectives. There were the “spontaneous riots caused by a video” that were used to explain the murder of Ambassador Stephens in Benghazi. There was the supposed crisis of 45,000 people without healthcare (It was, and still is illegal to deny health care to anyone) that was used as the reason for the government to take over the entire health care industry. And of course there was the BATF smuggling guns to drug cartels in Mexico, known as Fast and Furious, that was intended to create a crisis that would generate public support for gun control.

I suspect that the recent flood of illegal aliens on our southern border is another manufactured crisis by a President determined to diminish America down to the level of our poorer neighbors. I believe the crisis has been created to generate public pressure for “comprehensive immigration reform”. And, of course, Obama’s version of immigration reform will include amnesty for illegal aliens already here.

There are estimates that as many as 300,000 illegal aliens have entered the country this year. There are a variety of reasons for the sudden onslaught, but one of the things unique about this current flood is that included among the numbers are a significantly larger number of minor children. Many of these are classified as unaccompanied minors. What is also unusual is that most of these illegal aliens are from non-contiguous countries that don’t border the U.S. Most of them are coming from Honduras and Guatemala.

Why the sudden surge? Why so many children (up to 50,000)? Why are they coming from Central America as opposed to Mexico? Simply put, the word has been spread that now is the time to come because you won’t be deported and amnesty is coming. Technically, since 2008, aliens from non-contiguous countries have been treated differently than those from Mexico and it takes much longer to deport them, so it’s easier for them to disappear into “the shadows.” Most of these aliens are given a date to appear at a deportation hearing and the vast majority never report to the hearing.

Additionally, people in Central America are well aware that Obama has already taken unilateral executive action to offer amnesty to “Dream” children and has threatened additional executive action if Congress fails to pass comprehensive immigration reform. They’ve heard that the Republican leaders are pushing amnesty. They are aware that the Obama administration has slowed down the deportation process and reduced the number of deportations. They know that the Border Patrol will not prevent anyone from crossing the border. So now is the time and the coyotes are encouraging them. Some sources of encouragement are suspicious, such as kids showing up with Obama “Yes We Can” sneakers. This is a manufactured crisis.

And it is a crisis that could have been and should have been avoided. In 2006, Congress passed a border security measure which included building a fence. A fence would send a clear message that you can’t just walk across the border, but the fence hasn’t been built because funding was removed when the Democrats gained control of the House in 2007 (imagine defunding an existing law; I thought only crazy Tea Party Senators did that). Strangely, when the Republicans took back control of the House in 2011, funding was never restored. That sent a message. Originally, Congress appropriated $1.2 billion to build the fence. Now Obama wants $4 billion to handle this “crisis.”

There are serious consequences to this manufactured crisis and some day Barrack Obama will answer to God for it. There are reports that up to 20% of the minors are raped or assaulted during the trip through Mexico. We are allowing MS-13 gang members into our land that will rape and plunder more of our citizens while selling drugs to our children. We are allowing terrorists across the border. Sooner or later, there will be a terrorist attack and Americans will die. Our “Homeland Security” is so lax that these aliens are being allowed to fly commercial aircraft without any identification! But, if you want to fly, you may get an anal exam. There are diseases being brought into our country. No one is being permitted to inspect the detention centers and border agents are being warned not to report what is happening.

There are a number of questions that come to mind. We hear reports of border agents changing diapers. Who changed the kid’s diapers before they crossed the border or did they show up covered in feces? I’ve seen videos with grown women holding these babies. Can’t they change their own kid’s diapers? Or do the border agents take the children when they cross in order to deliberately classify them as “unaccompanied minors” and therefore make them eligible for future amnesty? Are we telling the mothers, “You’re in America, now the government will take care of your children.”? How does a train load of illegal aliens get across Mexico where it is illegal to cross the border without a visa? How does an unaccompanied two year old make that trip alone? Where did the Obama sneakers come from? It’s all very suspicious.

The plight of the children that are here deserves our attention. The real solution to this crisis involves getting the word to Central American kids that the trip is dangerous and they can’t stay. They need to know that amnesty is off the table. We need to build the damn fence!

But, we need to take care of the children that are here. It is time for Christian compassion. God’s people need to step up and take care of these children, not the government. In church yesterday we saw a video about adoption. Christians reaching out to desperate children around the world will do more to bring peace and stability to our world than any government program. Hey, if Christians raise these children, maybe they’ll grow up to be conservative voters instead of welfare voters.



Rick David

Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa where he also served as a church pastor with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.