Past Features

June 16, 2012

On immigrant surge,
White House story falls apart

"If this surge is in direct response to the Obama amnesty program, then failure of the Republican Party to point this out is tantamount to political malpractice." --- Glenn Spencer, September 23, 2012 (PRIOR TO THE ELECTION!)
Washington Examiner -- June 16, 2014   
    Top administration officials have tried to attribute the surge in crossings to violence and poverty in those countries. "The situation is motivated primarily by the conditions in the countries that they're leaving -- El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala," said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. "Violence, poverty -- I believe that is principally what is motivating the situation."
    For its part, the White House dismissed arguments from Republicans that President Obama's DACA decree -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allowed thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in this country if they came at a young age -- created, in effect, a magnet for young people to try to enter the U.S. illegally. At the White House briefing on June 9, Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about statements from House and Senate Republicans "that this was sort of the byproduct of the president putting together DACA, and so, because of the way that that’s been sort of filtered through, immigrant children believe that they can cross the border and stay here."
    "I wouldn't put a lot of stock in the ability of Republican members of Congress to divine the thoughts and insights of children in Central American countries," Earnest answered. "My point is, I’m not sure this withstands a whole lot of scrutiny."
    As it turns out, the Republican explanation does withstand a whole lot of scrutiny.........
ABP Comment: There is a growing mountain of evidence that those who control the Republican Party are co-conspirators with Barack Obama to keep the border open.