Dems refuse to help fix border crisis because bashing Trump is more fun

Monday, July 29, 2019
By Paul Martin

By Karol Markowicz
NYPost.com
July 28, 2019

Now that Democrats have stopped calling the untenable situation at America’s southern border a “manufactured crisis” and recognized it as a “humanitarian crisis,” perhaps a bipartisan solution can be found to at least one aspect of the problem: the continuing flow of unaccompanied children across the border.

But we shouldn’t hold our breath. The left — activists, the media and Dem politicians — are more interested in badgering the Trump administration than solving the crisis.

On Thursday, Brian S. Hastings, chief of law-enforcement operations at Customs and Border Protection, testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

“While many factors drive illegal migration,” he said, “the rise in migration is, in part, a consequence of the gaps created by layers of laws, judicial rulings and policies related to the treatment of minors. Unfortunately, this well-intentioned mosaic of legal requirements helped create the conditions underlying the humanitarian crisis at our southwest border today by providing clear incentives to attempt to cross our southwest border illegally, with a child.”

Put another way, America has been encouraging children to make the treacherous journey from their home countries to the United States.

“Families belong together” read the activist signs. Perhaps additional signage can be provided to explain how we keep families together when tens of thousands of children keep flowing across our border, often traveling alone or accompanied by people other than their relatives.

The numbers keep rising. The Washington Examiner reported that “a record 61,000 unaccompanied migrant children have surged over the US-Mexico border and been handed to federal care facilities since October.” The total for fiscal year 2016 was 59,170.

Immigrants keep showing up and, inexplicably, sending their children across the border alone. Odd, given the supposedly anti-immigrant posture of the Trump administration. Perhaps, unlike Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they know there are no concentration camps on our border.

The media don’t help. The stories indict our immigration policy when, in fact, there aren’t many good options when a child crosses the border into the United States alone.

Last week, CBS News toured the San Benito facility outside of El Paso, Texas. The resulting article blared: “Migrant facility could be holding unaccompanied children for years.”

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