Illegal immigrant children, often unaccompanied, have been flooding across the porous Southern border of the United States in unprecedented numbers in recent days, creating a mushrooming humanitarian crisis. Sarah Palin took to Facebook Friday to lay the responsibility of that crisis squarely at the feet of the Obama administration, and to demand resolution – for the children.
Sarah Palin wrote of the exploitation of innocent children for a political agenda, According to Breitbart, Palin didn’t stop at blasting President Obama, nor did she stop at only blaming Democrats. There is room for blame in the Republican party as well, wrote Sarah Palin. Every person who has participated either willfully or passively shares in the responsibility, according to Sarah Palin, that has resulted in endangering a great number of children.
Sarah Palin wrote “as a mother – a bleeding-heart compassionate woman and mother.” Palin asks, “How dare anyone turn a blind eye and further harden your horrid heart when you see these pictures snuck out of the innocent children’s holding pens?”
Earlier The Inquisitr reported that Central American news media is, in part, responsible for sending the message to their people, “Go to America with your child; you won’t be turned away.” A Guatemalan mother told KRGV that she heard that message on her local news.
Since that report, it has come to light that newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are also spreading the word that it is fine for kids to come to America, according to the New York Post. Sarah Palin is not happy that families are being told that the Obama administration will give them a good life, complete with food and housing, English classes, and the opportunity to play sports, while the immigration authorities try to locate their families. Sarah Palin believes that the White House is behind these messages filtering through to foreign families.
What the Central American media leaves out is the danger that those children will face along the way. Sarah Palin reminds the administration:
“These victims are brought here (by SOMEONE in authority in their own countries) facing sweltering 110-degree Arizona heat, illness, unsanitary conditions with unbelievable hygiene issues, Texan food the kids don’t like because it’s too foreign to them, and possibly sexual exploitation. By any definition, this is child abuse!”
Sarah Palin is not alone among conservatives in her condemnation of the situation. “It’s a tragic situation,” according to talk show host Glenn Beck. He agrees with Sarah Palin, “No one – even the staunchest opponents to illegal immigration – wants to see kids suffering in a makeshift shelter, missing their parents and longing for the better life promised by the American Dream.”
Beck asked his viewers Monday night, “Has the Obama administration engineered a humanitarian crisis in order to advance progressive policies on illegal immigration?” It is apparent from Sarah Palin’s Facebook message that she believes that to be the case. Palin posted:
“So, GOP and Democrats alike, where are you on this humanitarian issue of child abuse?
“Hang on to your hat, because here’s the issue: Barack Obama has orchestrated this newest ‘crisis’ in order to overload the system with the intention of ‘fixing’ the problems his own policies create – by fiat, and that infamous phone and pen; screw the rule of law. He’s warned you by proudly claiming his executive orders can bypass the peoples’ representatives and obviously ignore the will of the people.”
Sarah Palin’s tone is clearly one of exasperation and frustration with the administration as she continues:
“This exploitation of foreigners’ children is an inhumane ploy to entice families to break laws by literally shoving kids across one of Obama’s infamous and irrelevant lines, with assurance that parents, aunties, step-uncles and third cousins twice removed will get to cut in line too – that sacred line that previously led law abiding, hardworking immigrants to build this great nation. Barack Obama will keep phoning in and penning the message that he will NOT secure borders, so, hey, extended undocumented relatives, you’re free to join the kids being used and abused to snag that golden ticket. Obama surely knows a nation is not a nation without borders, while we must surely know this is the ‘fundamental transformation of America’ that he promised and some of us warned about.
“Congress and American voters, how long will you let Team Obama get away with this? The recent avalanche of devastating crises caused by a president believing he is above the law has set the most dangerous precedent a once-free people can imagine.”
The cost to American taxpayers for this crisis is staggering. It is reported that the cost of housing and taking care of these children is $250 per child, per day. (How is that even possible?) But Sarah Palin agrees that they must be cared for, now that they are here:
“I actually agree with the liberals’ war whoop. I, too, demand that this issue of young illegal aliens flooding across our border into horrendous conditions be taken care of. Now!”
Sarah Palin is heartbroken by the tsunami of children coming across the border, but does it go beyond coincidence, as Palin and others assert? Is Sarah Palin correct that this is a humanitarian crisis choreographed by the Obama administration in order to create support for their amnesty agenda? Is Sarah Palin justified in blasting the President for maneuvering and endangering innocent foreign children for politics?
[images via bing and Breitbart]