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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Obama administration contemplates flying refugees to US

From the New York Times;
Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.
If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises.
Now it becomes clear why the administration needs $3.7 billion to deal with the crisis. According to Senator Jeff Session the White House has huddled with the DOJ and the DHS to build a legal case for the executive order. The order could be issued as soon as September.

Regardless of how Americans may feel about the plan simply putting it forward with no discussion with anyone but fat cat donors is not apt to remedy the public distrust of government. It borders on dictatorial arrogance regardless of the dubious legalese that would accompany the order. If this sort of lawlessness is constitutional then the republic needs a new constitution. Voters have every right to demand to know why their senator and their congressman did not defend the constitution rather than capitulate to Obama.

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