People have the best intentions.
But undocumented children in detention was at an all time high in 2014, under Obama, but the media didn’t direct people’s attention to it because they were pro-Obama.
The outrage is sincere now, but it’s been manufactured by the media directing our attention where they want to.
My issue isn’t with intentions or people’s justified emotions, my issue is with the outcomes of encouraging more people trafficking and people smuggling. It’s big business and it’s about preying on people and children.
America can’t actually house the entire world’s population of would-be economic migrants, so we shouldn’t encourage them to live here undocumented.
If they have legitimate asylum claims, let them come legally. If they want to immigrate, let them immigrate legally and safely.
They can follow the rules just like everyone has to. If I break the law, do I not get separated from my family? Where should unaccompanied minors live? In the street? In brothels or in slave labor conditions?
Encouraging them to pay human smugglers and travel dangerously and illegally through international borders and waters to live undocumented in the shadows is not actually helping the children.
Look at this judge’s finding from 09-311 – USA V. NAVA-MARTINEZ
Federal Judge: The Obama Administration Aids and Abets Human Trafficking
Hans A. von Spakovsky Dec 20th, 2013
“As Judge Hanen pointed out, the human-trafficking conspiracy instigated by Salmeron Santos was interrupted when Nava-Martinez was arrested, but the “goal of the conspiracy was successfully completed thanks to the actions of the United States.” Hanen expressed grave concern over the “apparent policy of [DHS] of completing the criminal mission of individuals who are violating the border security of the United States.”
After the child was taken into custody, DHS agents learned that the mother had “instigated this illegal conduct.” Yet DHS delivered the child to the mother and took no enforcement action: “It did not arrest her. It did not prosecute her. It did not even initiate deportation proceedings for her.” As the judge said, “instead of enforcing the laws of the United States, the Government took direct steps to help the individuals who violated it,” conduct for which any “private citizen would, and should, be prosecute.”
What especially angered the judge was that this was the fourth case of this nature that he “had in as many weeks.” All involved “human traffickers who smuggled minor children [and] were apprehended short of delivering the children to their ultimate destination.” In each case, the parents were in this country illegally and had initiated and funded the illegal activity. And in each instance, DHS completed the crime by delivering the child to the parents and refusing to take any action against them.”