There is no sign of a slowdown in the flood of undocumented children illegally entering the U.S. Some are traveling alone, others are with their parents. Gary Tuchman is in Arizona where he got a first hand look at the treatment they are receiving. Gary also visited the border fence to demonstrate how easy it is to get across.
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The Fox News covered the influx of "children" through Texas border this evening. As the newscaster is describing the problem, the camera pans through the crowd of "children". Many of these youngsters were, in fact, hairy men. Towards the end of the news coverage, the newscaster said that he is a father and "children are children" and we should feel for these children and their plight. As he is speaking these words, the camera, instead of panning again on the men, focuses on two young children. Come on! Let's be real. Yes, there are some young children with their mothers (many of whom are pregnant with another one). Let's change the laws of our country to STOP automatically providing citizenship to every baby dropped across our border. This will remove one huge incentive to cross over illegally. Let's stop automatic access to our services. We have enough people here already to care for.
This must be stopped. They are sent here because the US offers free everything and are told they will be fed, housed, clothed and educated for free! But I see homeless all around me where I work and our country does not and cannot take care of THEM! These poor folks live on the streets and are right here under our eyes and we don't help them. These illegals should not be helped if we cannot help our own ! Close the borders! Send them back.
Most of these "children" do not have birth certificates and, after coming to the U.S., enroll in public schools. They, then, can qualify for free breakfasts and lunches. Some of these "children" are not children at all but, rather, adults pretending to be under 18 years of age. School districts can not prove it. If one is pregnant, one can enroll in a special secondary school for pregnant and parenting "teens", and receive even more free (for them) food programs, help of nurse, toys, child equipment (car seats, strollers, etc.). I have worked in such a school and seen hispanic females with between one and three children. Motivation to learn is not the point of attending school. They get free (for them) childcare, food, equipment, and socializing with others in the same situation.
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