The migrant children amassing by the thousands at the Southern border of the United States should be deported except in “extraordinary circumstances,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday.
A number of liberal Democrats are calling on Congress to reform its deportation laws to allow more of those youths to remain in the United States as an escape from dangerous conditions in their home countries, particularly Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
But Hoyer, the Democratic whip, warned that adopting a system of “wholesale” sanctuary would set a precedent the U.S. can't sustain.
“We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country. We also have a crisis in terms of: this country cannot absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people, particularly children, who want to come across our border,” Hoyer said Tuesday during his weekly press briefing in the Capitol.
“Clearly we have to indicate that we cannot give these children sanctuary except under extraordinary circumstances,” he added. “Obviously we have refugee status, and protective status, for people. But just a wholesale coming over the border ... is not sustainable in the United States.”
The comments came just hours after President Obama asked Congress to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the border crisis, including $1.8 billion to provide “appropriate care” for the children and $1.1 billion to beef up security at the border.
Hoyer emphasized that he hasn’t examined Obama's proposal thoroughly, but strongly suggested he supports the package, which is not paid for by changes elsewhere in the budget.
“My basic response is [that] this is a reasonable request and that the House of Representatives and the United States Senate will respond positively to it. And I hope that's the case,” he said. “Obviously, we have a responsibility to look at that to see if it's a correct number.”
There is another lesson to be learned here besides the perfidy of Obama and his gang of socialist/communist/democrats. And that is that the fundamental reason their home countries and parents can offer so little in the way of prosperity to these children is that they have authoritarian command-control governments where bribery and corruption are a way of life. The less free the government and the more control its functionaries have over business, the more room there is for bribery and corruption. The misguided, who support Obama and gang, should take a good look at the poverty here demonstrated, because that is what their policies will bring to America. Not right away, and not , hopefully, so dire, but over time and relentlessly the socialist command control policies now being implemented, and the lawlessness now being demonstrated by Obama, will, if continued, bring down American prosperity by a substantial amount. Which is, of course, what Obama wants. Instead of urging these governments to become more free and to offer more opportunities for their citizens to prosper, Obama talks to these countries as if somehow their corrupt authoritarian governments are okay, and somehow it is America's fault they are so poor. He and his gang like socialists like Chavez and Castro, apparently oblivious to the lack of prosperity such governments always achieve. It is no accident that Obama and gang have put 75 new people on food stamps for every job they have "created".
I lived most of my life in Central America. They are losers and will never change, It's culturally engrained. It's the way they think. If you live there, the only way to get anything done is to bribe someone. They are as corrupt or more corrupt than The Living God and his band of thugs.
These children are here because Obama and gang encouraged them to be sent here, so that he could continue his attack on the freedom, prosperity and sovereignty of America. He thinks he can use them for political purposes and is doing his best to do so. Like so many socialists/communists he thinks the end justifies the means.
"...this crisis is going to destroy the dems in nov.
Didn't princess Nancy say the GOP was nearing extinction? Wrong dream....she may have seen progs in her "vision", which is fast becoming a nightmare. America now know progs are PATHOLOGICAL LIARS of the nth degree.