This is insane.
Like many of you I’ve been more or less averting my eyes helplessly from what I’ve come to call The Flood — i.e., the overwhelming number of “children” who have been permitted — nay, encouraged, enticed — to cross America’s southern border, where those nice people are waiting for them, herding the little peeps into buses and planes for an exciting journey even further into the interior of the continental forty-eight states. They will be provided for until their parents arrive
to take them home to be joyfully reunited here and begin their new lives as Democrat voters. “Immigration laws”? They don’t need no stinkin’ laws, just do it. That’s the gist of the real “Dream Act” which is in reality America’s Waking Nightmare. It’s coming soon to a street near you.
90,000 kids massing in the southwest, originating in Central America with destinations all across the fruited plains? Their concerted arrival is no accident. This is another choreographed assault on the American people, a planned breach of our sovereign borders, our laws, and our human concern for children — just to name three ideas we’d taken for granted before Obama’s reign began.
So who arranged this? It’s not clear yet; I’m still digging, though it sure sets my PTSD clanging like a bell. Which is perhaps part of The Plan?? Our aversion to this story is a normal reaction to a deeply abnormal situation. The immigration mess in the United States may differ in its particulars from the Eurabian aggression against the indigenous peoples of what was once Europe, but both are malignant and destructive forces arrayed against average folks. Both are designed to kill or to conquer their hosts. Both are systematically moving through the indigenous populations via a deliberate overwhelm. These are both too-big-to-survive population plagues.
Even before this latest onslaught, the bumf and noise coming out of Washington was unintelligible; it seemed too big to metabolize, and in some gut sense, dangerously traitorous. I’m paying for my deliberate ignorance because now it will take me a while to develop a working understanding of the ingredients in this toxic brew we’re supposed to swallow. Yes, the situation should be clear by now. After all, one of Obama’s repeated campaign promises was the new transparency he was going to institute in Washington.
Instead, as our government-induced fatigue tells us, this administration has turned out to be one of the most opaque; much of what has transpired on Obama’s watch is a huckster’s sleight of hand, enabled and advertised by the MSM. Despite what turned out to be deliberately cynical campaign rhetoric, the facts were out there, at least at the local level. But on the larger stage, if you believed him about the plastic wrap he’d use for his administration’s processes, well then he has some desert property in Nevada to sell you. Oh wait, that’s already being parceled out to Chinese solar companies…
According to a report in Newsmax, advertisements ran in various Central American newspapers telling parents to send the kids on up here:
Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are promoting policies by the Obama administration that defer deportation to minors brought to the United States as children by their parents — known as “Dreamers” — and those that are housing illegal children at military bases in the South and West.
“Almost all agree that a child who crossed the border illegally with their parents, or in search of a father or a better life, was not making an adult choice to break our laws, and should be treated differently than adult violators of the law,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is quoted in a story about a new two-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy published by Diario El Mundo in El Salvador.
That’s just a single aspect of this administration’s many-faceted criminal endeavor. But let’s not forget one of its major partners in crime, the transnational U.N., which appears to have played a big role in this vast migration. The National Journal says this “is not an immigration story”, it’s a “humanitarian crisis”. The reporter quotes an interview he had with a bureaucrat from the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (is there a “Low Commission”, do you think?) [emphases below are mine — D.]:
Just a few weeks ago, the United States was projecting 60,000 unaccompanied minors would attempt to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the year. That projection is now 90,000, and it may be surpassed.
“The normal migration patterns in this region have changed,” Leslie Velez, senior protection officer at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, explains. These people aren’t coming here for economic opportunity. They are fleeing for their lives.
“For the U.N. refugee agency to register an uptick in asylum applications in places other than the United States is a huge red flag for us.”
Earlier this year, the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees surveyed 404 children from Mexico and Central America who arrived in the United States illegally, and asked a simple question: Why did you leave? The report found “that no less than 58 percent of the 404 children interviewed were forcibly displaced” to a degree that warranted international protection, meaning that if the U.S. refused these children, it could be in breach of U.N. conventions.
Velez was one of the authors of that report, interviewing undocumented immigrant children across the U.S. immigration system for two hours each.
Recently, I spoke with Velez over the phone to learn more about the forces motivating children to make the journey north. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation.
When did it become apparent that something out of the ordinary was happening with migration out of Central America?
Our sister agency, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, started the clock at the increase in violence and insecurity in the Northern Triangle in 2006.
Around 2008, it was probably the first time it really hit the U.N. refugee agency’s radar. When we went back to the numbers, there was an increase in asylum applications starting as early as 2005. It wasn’t too significant until we got to 2008. And in 2008 to 2013 we noted a 712 percent increase that were lodged in countries other than the United States [like Mexico, Panama, Belize, and Costa Rica].
It becomes significant in 2008, huh? The year Obama is elected to govern the U.S.? Coincidence? Sure it was.
The interview continues:
So why are we hearing about this now?
The numbers have been doubling every year since 2011. And for us, that’s dramatic. For the U.S. government — who has been really challenged in order to process this large number — I think their capacity has really been tested in the last few weeks. I think that’s what generated a lot of attention. Because the numbers have rapidly increased.
And your next followup question is probably going to be, “Why?”
Yes it is. Why?
Out of the 404 children surveyed, only nine of mentioned anything about U.S. immigration policy.
From reports that we are hearing from individuals on the ground, both from our U.N. offices that are there, as well as NGOs — in particular Catholic Relief Services in El Salvador — they have been really clear that on the ground a few important things are happening…
The interview goes on, including these questions:
- Who is making the decision to flee, to go north? Is it the kids themselves, the parents?
- How much choice do the kids have in this and how do they make this decision?
- According to reports, as many as 60,000 minors have come to our border this year. When I hear numbers that high, I wonder, is this a systematic form of travel?
- Are there economies involved in this mass movement of people?
- In the wake of these trends, some lawmakers have called on increased southern border security for Mexico. What do you make of that?
- I’ve been reading that these children are coming north on rumors that the United States will let them in, that the Obama administration has lax policies toward minors. Did you find that at all in your survey?
It’s a revealing interview, with some information on the phenomenon as it spreads throughout other countries. Realizing that most of us face a language barrier here, I went over to Fausta’s blog. On Central and South America, she’s a fount of information. Spanish is her native tongue.
And so what’s on Fausta’s mind today?
Here’s her current top post, where she lays out her analysis of this nightmare — the creation of a crisis the Obama administration can use to consolidate its power by the grim methods we’ve come to expect from our Magic Marxist.
First she enumerates The Plan:
|1.||Create a crisis|
|2.||Overwhelm the system|
|3.||Act by executive order
Second, the MM moves to Consolidate Power.
How? By creating one crisis after another until we are numbed out and turn away from the overload. [See Bill Warner, below]. And don’t forget all those Democrat votes he’ll bring in.
Fausta then lists and links to the Drudge aggregation of these crisis stories. Stories I had been deliberately avoiding, in an attempt to stave off that by-now familiar sense of helpless overwhelm the Chicago Way engenders in many of us.
I often think of Bill Warner’s riveting explanations for Islam’s astounding ability to ravage and conquer whole nations simply by being an utterly ruthless killing machine. When there are no limits, no Geneva Convention regarding what may be done to the “enemy” then… we, the “enemy”, avert our eyes in the face of chronic, relentless genocides. Much as we are doing today while ISIS has its way in Iraq. Then Jihad owns the place. This is the 1400-year-old “secret” for victory: scare people literally to death.
Having watched Obama since his re-election, I see distinct parallels in his tactics, in his thin-skinned hauteur, in his brazen interference in minutiae, his tone-deaf dealings with others… and now, in his creation of and response to the mess at the border. Ignore the U.N.’s propaganda and watch what they do. If this were really a “humanitarian crisis” they’d have deployed their troops to Central America a long time ago. But it isn’t and they haven’t. They don’t even talk a good game.
What finally drove it home for me, personally, was a strike of the immigration blitzkrieg hitting a place we used to visit. Prior to this, the anecdotes were merely variations on a theme I’d been reading about for years in Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch. As things began to boil toward the surreal down along the border states, I could only stand by in dismay. The deeply disruptive incidents in Arizona or Texas were worrying, and one could feel compassion for those whose lives were being disrupted, their livelihood destroyed. But as you well know, distance from a tragedy allows one to watch the stories and switch channels.
Not this time. This morning I ran across a story about Lawrenceville, a small rural place here in Virginia. For generations this town had the singular honor of hosting the only African-American Episcopal seminary in the country. But as rural Episcopalian black folks — and white ones, too — became an endangered species, Saint Paul’s Seminary became a relic. It closed and the buildings were put up for auction. Anyone want to buy a rustic college??
Look at this, the entry for Lawrenceville in all its former glory. Stuck in amber, that wiki still lists Saint Paul’s as extant. The 2000 census is the most recent they list, but I doubt it has changed much — other than the closure of Saint Paul’s, leaving a large, sad hole. The town boasts ~1500 people, of which ~65% are African-American. Since Saint Paul’s closed, no doubt the population declined a bit.
Now look at this, a story in The Washington Times.
Incredible. Into a small town of 1500 people, the feds planned to drop FIVE HUNDRED illegals:
The Obama administration Monday abruptly halted plans to shelter some of the children surging across the border at a defunct college in rural Virginia, as the White House has continued to see its efforts to house the children throughout the country be thwarted by opposition from local officials.
As many as 500 children were to start arriving this week at St. Paul’s College, a recently closed historically black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia. But the Health and Human Services Department’s plans were stymied, at least temporarily, after town and county officials objected to the short notice and complete lack of community input.
“We were stunned,” said Robert F. Pecht III, president of the Lawrenceville Town Council, who learned of the plan Friday evening. “We were told it was a done deal. The lease was signed, and that was it.”
As the feds worked over the weekend preparing the campus for the arrival of the children, whom officials said would be ages 11 to 17, public outrage erupted in the community, which is about 70 miles south of Richmond.
Letters flooded the town council offices, including from nearby residents threatening to boycott the town if the college became a way station for illegal immigrant youths.
Poor Lawrenceville. No input, just a steamroller, moving through Saint Paul’s… Fortunately, the Congressional Representative for the district is demanding that the government walk this back, but I can find no assurances that The Flood won’t, in the end, inundate Lawrenceville and Brunswick County.
Maybe this administration is simply so brain-dead they think no one will notice their own town increasing its size overnight by 33 per cent? From 1,500 people to 2,000? What town with a ten per cent poverty level wouldn’t jump at the chance to feed and educate hundreds of strangers who don’t speak English?
This is like the hare-brained attempts of the Obama mis-administration in its first go-round when it attempted to move the terrorists from their cool digs in Gitmo to more spartan arrangements in the U.S. But no one wanted terrorists in their backyard either. Americans are sooo picky. Besides, as it turned out, the Rage Boys preferred Gitmo. It’s much like a resort, a last resort, perhaps, when you’d far rather be back in the desert jihading, but far preferable to any North American prison.
The illegal immigrant saga isn’t over yet. The feds are going to “talk to town officials” in Lawrenceville this week. It seems they didn’t bother doing that before — you know, ask permission?
I’ll return with more information later this week. I’ll be adding my voice to those who are calling the Congressional Representative for the Fifth District. He likes his job and he wants to keep the city and county happy if he can. But the Obama machine is an all-terrain vehicle so we’ll see if they make him an offer he can’t refuse.
Meanwhile, the crisis at the border is spreading at an alarming rate. Another government-funded distraction to keep us from noticing all the other scandals emanating from the catastrophic mess of governance at this White House.