When it comes to dissecting the true reasons for the Obama Refugee Crisis on the southern border, for instance, we discover Malaysia's The Star, where Reuters' Jose Cortes offers us the straight scoop.
Executive summary: while the cartels are responsible for spreading rumors about “permisos,” “permits,” or free passes for those who make it into the United States, the author of that notion is Obama himself.
Driven from home by threats of gang violence and extortion and drawn to the U.S. by hopes of education and opportunity, Carlos, a 15-year-old from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is stuck in southern Mexico, living in a shelter and trying to figure out how to get to California.
He says he has an uncle there, who told him that in America he can go to school and find a job. He says that back in Honduras there's a local gang that wants to kill him. He's thinking of climbing on board "La Bestia", or "The Beast", one of the freight trains that carry thousands of illegal immigrants north through Mexico.
Speaking last week from the rail yards in the town of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Carlos is one of the thousands of young people hoping to reach the U.S. from their impoverished and violent homes in Central America. In the eight months ended June 15, the U.S. has detained about 52,000 children at the Mexican border, double the figure the year earlier. There's no telling how many have gotten through...
...Some combination of hope and fear is driving these children, but the hope side of it is probably illusory. Human traffickers are spreading rumors that illegal immigrants will receive permits to stay in the U.S, while some news stories published in Central America reinforce the idea that children who make it to the U.S. will be treated leniently...
...In fact, there have been some policy changes in the past few years that may be fuelling the rumour mill. In 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave immigration officials discretion to weigh various factors in apprehension, detention, and deportation, particularly in the case of children.
And in 2012, Obama's administration said young immigrants who had been in the United States since 2007, and never been convicted of a felony among other requirements, could apply for a two-year authorization to stay and work in the country.
Donald Douglas concludes his analysis with more candor than is legally approved for antique media:
Of course, none of this is happening, because the Obama White House is mounting a demonic Alinskyite campaign of manufactured crisis, putting untold alien migrant lives at risk, to say nothing of the dozens upon dozens of American communities now fearing for their safety and trying to protect themselves from Third World diseases.
Of course, a humane administration wouldn't have sent thousands of assault weapons to the Mexican Cartels, or gone to sleep while ignoring cries for help from an Ambassador's mission in Libya, or used the IRS to target its political opponents, to name but a few.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.