Since the surge of “children” — primarily male teens — from Central America in 2014, the Obama administration has tried various ways to open the floodgates to this segment of illegal aliens. The latest attempt, billed as “family reunification,” extends to these children the same benefits as refugees.
Except most of them are not refugees, according to a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analysis.
To better manage the “crisis,” a new refugee-resettlement program set up in Central America coordinates with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Children who “qualify” would be flown to the United States.
Trouble is, most of these children who leave their homes in Central America “do not do so for fear of persecution” and, by the U.N.’s definition, are not refugees, writes Nayla Rush for CIS. “Wouldn’t it make more sense to provide them with the care they need away from danger but in their own country or close to it?”
The U.N. agency’s policy is clear: “States are responsible for protecting the human rights of all persons within their territory, including refugee children.” Never mind the projected $1 billion-plus U.S. cost for “unaccompanied children” in 2017.
Once established in the U.S., these “refugees” can obtain legal status and sponsor their illegal relatives living the U.S.
This is nothing more than a means to an end, focused not on what’s best for the children but on illegals’ amnesty.
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