Finding them is no problem, we just go to the bus terminals and they are standing there waiting to go into the interior.
I am also hearing stories that many of these "kids" are seventeen or eighteen years old and are filling up the city. Reportedly they're hanging out in bands in retail parking lots begging for money. An influx of jobless, parentless youth with no skills and minimal, if any, education, cannot end well for El Paso or for the U.S. as they continue to spread through the nation.
Driving this flood of illegal child immigrants are policies like "The Dream Act" which promise to give amnesty to the children of immigrants. Of course, that promise was originally supposedly predicated on the concept that these children were the unintended victims of their parents' illegal behavior--they had no say in being brought to a nation that became the only country they had ever called home and it was, therefore, inhumane to deport them. Now, however, we are seeing a flood of underage minors actively engaging in illegal immigration because they perceive that they have a free ticket to the U.S. The Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal spotlighted this issue today in an interview with a woman from Central America whose fifteen year old son chose to cross illegally into the U.S.
Anybody left in the U.S. who has any illusions that policies that are fostering this influx of illegal immigration are humane needs to go back and read "The Pied Piper of Hamlin." In the poem, the piper lures away the village children with promises of a lifetime of delicious food and fun only to take them into the heart of the mountain where they disappear and are never heard from again. Likewise, the Obama Administration has become the Pied Piper of D.C., promising a glorious future it cannot possibly deliver. At a time when our social service programs are financially strapped, over 100 million Americans are out of the workforce and a reported twenty percent of American households do not have one single family member who is working, the Obama Administration has led tens of thousands of young people to believe that they will find work and prosperity in this country. In reality, with no education, poor English skills and limited opportunities, many will undoubtedly end up in crime or prostitution to survive.
At its heart, the failure of the Obama Administration's immigration policies is the failure of all liberalism--which assumes that there will always be money and resources to pay for every program and to support every person. It is the epic failure that stems from a government that refuses to follow the laws, that invites open immigration with no vision or plan for how to integrate the newcomers into our society. It is the failure of a government that refuses to recognize that immigration should and must, like any other successful relationship, be mutually beneficial. The immigrants must offer something to our society other than just their own needs. Simply being young is not enough to make a person a desirable future citizen.
What is happening in El Paso and other border communities is a crisis and a tragedy. But if we as a nation do not start dealing with this quickly it is a crisis that will not stay confined to the border. Congress needs to take action immediately to do whatever it can to stop this flow of migrants before our whole nation begins to suffer from the overload and these children have to face a lifetime of bad consequences from having been lied to about life in the United States.