Illegal immigration dilemma: Are migrant children refugees or criminals?

Jun 13, 2014 Read more: Christian Science Monitor 11

The growing crush of vulnerable migrant children crossing the Rio Grande and entering the US through south Texas has put urgency to a vexing question for the US immigration system: The rush on the border has created what the White House and many others have called a humanitarian crisis.

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LANDMINE THE BORDER

Danbury, CT

#1 Jun 14, 2014
Crimmigrants.
Deport.
wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jun 14, 2014
Criminals

Since: Aug 13

Hyderabad, India

#4 Jun 16, 2014
Ask your sole, illegal immigrant means show "illegal" who illegal they are "criminals" .. Refuses include "legal alien as well".
sandy1

New City, NY

#5 Jun 16, 2014
Criminals. Throw them out,Now!!
sheepleloveroyal ty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#6 Jun 16, 2014
The smugglers or coyotes are definitely criminals. Human and/or sex trafficking is a big problem now. How come the smugglers are not pursued and prosecuted more aggressively.

Then these "kids" are told to call their "parents". First how do we know their "parents" or "relatives" are not part of the smuggling operation. How do you verify anything including birth dates/certificates. Are the people these "kids" are calling given a background check for citizenship or legal status?

This is one of the big problems with ILLEGAL immigration. You don't have the time or ability to verify anything including names,dates and/or health & criminal status.

If they want to speed up or enhance the existing process, fine but to open the borders with no process is fool hardy. And that's what they are doing by allowing these ILLEGAL border crossers to stay, opening the borders.
blade

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 16, 2014
You people are disguating , only a scumbag demonizes kids, hate mongering lowlives
sheepleloveroyal ty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#8 Jun 17, 2014
blade wrote:
You people are disguating , only a scumbag demonizes kids, hate mongering lowlives
Not demonizing the kids. Demonizing the criminal element that brought them here and domestic factions that are enabling a crime. Demonizing those who are exploited this contrived "migration" for political gain.

There is a legal process to citizenship, visas, asylum and refugee status. There are ways to bring poor conditions and atrocities to light in these kid''s home country. Can these kids and enabling adults name the drugs dealers and gangs that giving them trouble? Can they name corrupt politicians? Can they make some kind of list of actual needed services, items and processes in their home country? Can't fix a problem unless you can locate & identify it. Sooner or later people in these countries will have to fight for and make change on their own rather than run or roam like a gypsy.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#9 Jun 17, 2014
blade wrote:
You people are disguating , only a scumbag demonizes kids, hate mongering lowlives
It looks like the plan is working. Encourage a rush on the border to get sympathy from the ignorant by "leaking" pictures to the media of the suffering caused by the promises of amnesty and an easy life in the U.S. The fact that this administration and the open borders crowd is using people, especially children in such a manor is outrageous. The fact that the ignorant and uninformed are falling for this contrived "humanitarian crisis" is just pathetic.
lolol

Rio Rancho, NM

#10 Jun 17, 2014
have you seen some of the pictures of these poor chilrens ? late teen gangbangers. For just making a 1 to 2 thousand mile trip up thru south america they all seem so well fed and clean looking. Most teens don't look that good after an afternoon at the mall.
nope to dope

Kansas City, MO

#11 Jun 17, 2014
blade wrote:
You people are disguating , only a scumbag demonizes kids, hate mongering lowlives
Only disgusting uncaring parents would put them in the hands of drug cartels/coyotes to be transported alone. Only disgusting people would use the children like pons/human shields to enrich themselves via there unlawful activities. If these were American citizens doing the same things they'd be charged with child endangerment/child neglect/child abuse. It's you who is disgusting and a scumbag.
ronnie

Lehi, UT

#12 Jun 17, 2014
lolol wrote:
have you seen some of the pictures of these poor chilrens ? late teen gangbangers. For just making a 1 to 2 thousand mile trip up thru south america they all seem so well fed and clean looking. Most teens don't look that good after an afternoon at the mall.
You must not have seen the video where white American teenage volunteers are handing them boxes of new clothes, new shoes, toys, diaper's etc... the beginning of the leeching , teaching.... Obama spent 2 billion on this patch of garbage, they even showed the scabies and measles ridden teenagers, this scum brought with them....

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