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A temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally is seen at Lackland Air Force Base, Monday, June 23, 2014, in San Antonio. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep Michael Bachmann, and Attorney Gen. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott toured the facility Monday. Cruz and Abbott are ramping up criticism of President Barack Obama for more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have poured across the southwestern border of the U.S. in recent months. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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A temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally is seen at Lackland Air Force Base, Monday, June 23, 2014, in San Antonio. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep Michael Bachmann, and Attorney Gen. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott toured the facility Monday. Cruz and Abbott are ramping up criticism of President Barack Obama for more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have poured across the southwestern border of the U.S. in recent months. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

National Editorial: Immigration crisis

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To hear Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold of Corpus Christi tell it, Congress is willing help solve the immigration crisis if only President Barack Obama would “get off the belief that we have to do comprehensive immigration reform.”

This resistance to comprehensive reform, rampant throughout Congress, puzzles us because all the signs point to comprehensive reform as being urgent.

Consider that 52,000 undocumented immigrant children are known to have crossed the southern border unaccompanied so far this year as of mid-June, fleeing violence and poverty in their homelands. The trend is expected to continue.

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another solution

seal the border, threaten to send them to chicago is they don't go back.................

*a commentator said we could

*a commentator said we could send them all back via plane, first class for $8million. that's a lot less than $4 billion. I say do it.

Creating poverty creates a redistribution need

This wave of massive illegal immigration will create a new class of poverty. The cost to support the illegal immigrants will necessitate an equally massive redistribution of wealth. The creation of new poverty will move forward Obama's dream of redistribution of wealth. Everything is according to plan.

I think..

I think people are getting very uneasy about what is going on at the southern border. They are especially uneasy about an obvious open door for terrorists, the reports of incurable disease strands, and the Dept. of Homeland Security secrecy in the face of what appears to be a coordinated invasion. I think people were surprised that DHS could dictate orders to their representatives regarding their movements at the detention centers, and are wondering where these kids are being sent.

And I think people have seen enough to know that if Obama wanted to secure the border he would do so - $4 billion and some verbiage from Congress mean absolutely nothing to him. And I think people are wondering what "Comprehensive Immigration Reform," which everyone knows will be amnesty plus a lot more legal immigration, has to do with any of this.

solution

seal the border...............send them back

How?

BB--how do you propose to "seal" a 2,300 mile border? Are you proposing to put 12 million people into cattle cars and drop off at the border? If we did, how are you going to get food? When I built my home five years ago, most of the sub-contractors had entirely Hispanic crews--where are you going to get brick masons, roofers and sheet rockers to build your home? The walls that we have built are about as effective as the Maginot Line. Why do they come? To work and make a better life and recently to escape violence created by the endless hunger for illicit drugs in the US. There is no point to building a wall with a large neon "Help Wanted" sign behind it. Put the screws to the employers of undocumented workers in order to shut down employment and they will have to find work elsewhere. But, you will have to grow and harvest your own salad.

Nice try. There was no

Nice try. There was no crisis until Obama put it in motion.

Congress not Obama

Obama has maxed out the deportation resources allotted by Congress. And, Congress width Bush's signature made it difficult to deport children. Now the smugglers are cashing in. Obama has deported 2 million in five years. BTW: as climate change reduces crops and floods Low Countries like Bangladesh, where do you think those people will try to migrate to?

excuses.

excuses.

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