How does the federal government deal with the influx of unaccompanied alien children coming into the US? Hire people to help them...
The documents attached to the announcement - posted back in January - indicate the feds knew and were predicting there would be more than 65,000 unaccompanied children flooding into the country this year alone.
So rather than do something about the actual problem and address the situation on the border, what do the feds do? Deal with the kids after the fact. Unbelievable.
And the Houston Chronicle reports word had spread throughout Central America there was a lack of any consequences for crossing the border. You're shocked, I know.
For its part, the administration initially blamed the increased flow of children on the increased levels of violence and instability in Central America. But the VP also plans to meet with Central American leaders to "address some of the misperceptions of US immigration policy and discuss the fact that unaccompanied children arriving as part of this surge will not be eligible for deferred action."
So they agree their immigration policies have an impact. More than the violence in Central America? Good luck getting them to admit that.