I guess it depends on what the goal is. If the goal is to bring Hispanics here to someday be voters and workers for the democrats, well maybe brilliant. If it is to further “fundamentally change” America by shifting demographics in key states (note Florida is absorbing over three thousand as we speak) so that dems can win the Presidency forever, again brilliant.
If it is to undermine the current elections and basically screw democrats for a number of years, maybe not so brilliant. And trust me, there are democrats penciling in the oval in the “not so brilliant” category as we speak!
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.
Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States.
By moving decisions on refugee claims to Honduras, the plan aims to slow the rush of minors crossing into the United States illegally from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, which has overwhelmed the Southwest border this year. More than 45,000 unaccompanied minors from those three nations have arrived since Oct. 1, straining federal resources to the point that some agencies will exhaust their budgets by next month, the secretary of Homeland Security has said.
Many of the children, particularly in Honduras, are believed to be fleeing dangerous street gangs, which forcibly recruit members and extort home and business owners. The United Nations estimates that 70,000 gang members operate in the three nations.
Now Hotair points out the obvious, being from a gang riddled third world nation is not enough to qualify as a refugee, unless Obama’s people once again simply ignore the rule and just wait for years long lawsuits to run up the chain to the Supreme Court.
The law only applies to people who believe the law applies to them. That is one of the first rules you learn when working as a career police detective. I met and arrested and interviewed bad guys like some of the people in this administration. Their “it doesn’t apply to me” attitude is not something limited to politicians and bureaucrats, criminals often say the same thing. And they work in the same way. They measure the risk vs the reward, and make a decision on whether to break the law or not. In the current environment, there is no risk and it is all reward. The 2012 election cycle and the repression of free speech by agencies within the government have proven that.
All I can say is wow. I can only imagine Charles Krauthammer’s face right now. He actually made a similar suggestion a week ago when Kristen Powers lost her liberal mind. The difference was Charles was kidding.
But think about this for a second. We, as a sovereign nation, are thinking of going to another sovereign nation and declaring it so screwed up that we are going to literally steal their citizens- the ones we like anyway- away from their country and bring them to our country in order to put them to work in low end jobs. Leaving no one worth a crap left in that nation to pull it out of the third world status.
And Obama thinks he is changing the “Bad American” image?
Hondurans are proud people. Once they figure out the insult, it may not go so well.
Once the voters, including the LEGAL immigrants, figure this out, it won’t go well for democrats either.