HINT: The executive branch changed its enforcement policy..... the children are dying because of liberal immigration policies and enforcement, deal with it.
#33 | Posted by AndreaMackris
It is not all of a sudden.
And a president certainly is responsible.
In fact, it was the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act that helped redefine how we handled undocumented immigrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada. Under this act the law requires that undocumented children from other countries be handed over to the Department of Health and Human Services to be cared for. They're also given legal counsel and advocates to explain how to seek asylum or other ways to stay in this country.
So when children from Central or South America come here, this act requires that we care for them.
Shocking, I know. Republicans blaming President Obama for something that was caused by the Bush administration.
That hasn't happened since a Republican tried to blame President Obama for our troops being out of Iraq.
Another interesting fact that you will promptly ignore:
As part of an effort to stem the flood of children caught trying to cross the nation's southwest border, President Obama is trying to change a 2008 law that dictates how the federal government handles those immigrant children in order to speed up their deportations.
As for why now?
It takes a while for the word to get out about these laws but it does eventually get out.