July 12, 2014

No, this is not another opinion as to whether “comprehensive immigration reform” will be passed this year. While we thought that the defeat of Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his reelection primary put the final nail in the coffin for this year, other immigration issues have now further embalmed and then cremated the body of any immigration reform legislation, perhaps in perpetuity.

There was even the threat only a few weeks ago that President Obama would use his “pen and phone” in an effort to craft some sort of immigration friendly executive order beyond his previous actions to exempt “Dreamers” from deportation and provide them work permits. Even that effort appears dead without a zombie in sight.

The hope of honest immigration reformers and their pro-amnesty allies for ANY immigration reform looks to have been killed not by Republicans in Congress, primary elections surprises, or by Tea Party Patriots, but by a recent surge of over 250,000 immigrants crossing into Texas including approximately 50,000 children, most unaccompanied. Within a few weeks, this surge of humanity has created a social and health crisis that the Obama Administration has begun transporting across state lines to communities reportedly as far away as Massachusetts and California.

And while pro-immigration apologists blame this sudden surge of Central American immigrants on “poverty and drug cartel violence” even the mainstream media has not been able to avoid the clear evidence, spoken by the children and adults themselves, that they were told that “if they could make it across the United States Border, that President Obama and America “would let them stay.”

And what else are these people to think? President Obama, with a wave of his pen signed an executive order on behalf of “Dreamers,” those persons brought to the United States unlawfully as children by their relatives, exempting them not only from deportation, but allowing them to legally work. And while both Democrat and Republican supporters of the immigration reform act passed by the Senate deny that it confers amnesty to those in the country unlawfully, it does provide those persons with the ability to remain, apply for legal status, work, and ultimately receive citizenship.

Now the “humanitarian crisis” is front and center in the national media, further compounded by the rejection of relocation efforts in communities not just by our neighbors in Murrieta but in communities across America. While immigration advocates desperately seek to rebrand the situation as a refugee situation due to violence in their home countries, these advocates avoid any question as to how the situation with the drug cartels has changed in a matter of months driving this humanitarian surge. They avoid it because it has not changed.

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