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Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will take up to $385 million from programs, including those that fund cancer prevention efforts, to house an increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children in its care.

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I support this. If we are going to detain him we have moral obligation to care for them.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-03-11 01:24 AM | Reply

I support this. If we are going to detain him we have moral obligation to care for them.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-03-11 01:24 AM | Reply

It would be better if they took the funds from the 'Donald Trump Ego Wall'...

OCU

#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-03-11 02:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We should send a bill to Guatemala or Mexico for letting them pass through so easily.

These are these countries citizens that are overwhelming our nation. Why dont I ever hear liberals getting mad at them?

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-11 08:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

But aren't we only detaining them because they refuse to stay home or go back home & isn't the strategy to overwhelm facilities & abilities until the only "humane" option is to let them enter the country further perpetuating the problem & increasing the numbers of illegal aliens?

#5 | Posted by kingcuke at 2019-03-11 08:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"We should send a bill to Guatemala or Mexico for letting them pass through so easily"
@boaz

Yeah Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall..... how'd that work out for us?

#6 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-03-11 08:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

We need to build a secure holding area where we can process asylum claims without letting them into the country as asylum claims are rejected at like a 70%+ clip in normal times - which will be much higher with the current crop of economic migrants. Australia uses this system with Nauru and Manus Islands. There is no reason to release into the interior of the US until their asylum is granted.

#7 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-11 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 | Posted by boaz

Overwhelming? LMAO - please define "overwhelming". Pure rhetoric. Total undocumented in the country is 2-3% of the nation's total population. Numbers coming in and of undocumented in the country is and has been dropping. Even before Trump was elected it had been dropping for some time.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-03-11 10:20 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by nobiasposter101

Because that makes sense? Civilized countries don't lock up refugees. They hold them long enough to process them - i.e. just put them in the system - unless there is other reason to hold them. Why would you lock up people claiming to be Refugees? You say economic migrants - they are among them for sure but not most of them. Most of these people fleeing Central America are doing so because as a direct result of our failed policies dating back to Reagan and even earlier.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-03-11 10:25 AM | Reply

"Total undocumented in the country is 2-3% of the nation's total population."
#8 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2019-03-11 10:20 AM | FLAG: Total BS guesstimate as no one really knows how many have entered illegally over the years and they are not standing up to be counted.

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-03-11 10:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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People keep overlooking the fact that the vast majority of undocumented in this country are here on expired visas, which means that NO matter how long or high a 'wall' is built, it would have NOT stopped a single one of these people. If you entered this country on a visa you probably walked through a port-of-entry either somewhere along the border, at an airport or a ships terminal, but you certainly did NOT swim the Rio Grande nor run across the Arizona desert.

OCU

#11 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-03-11 11:07 AM | Reply

If we are going to detain him we have moral obligation to care for them.
#1 | POSTED BY MODER8

So let people die of cancer because walls are immoral?

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-11 11:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

People keep overlooking the fact that the vast majority of undocumented in this country are here on expired visas,

You are including work visas given out during catch and release ...

This is a fake statistic meant to divert attention to what people believe these illegal immigrants entered the country legally ......

Sorry you don't understand how the system works. ... people want to get caught at the border so they can acquire a work visa, then they over stay that visa.

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-11 11:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

If you entered this country on a visa

They didn't enter the country with a visa..

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-11 11:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

When 33k p/m on average illegal immigrants show up at the border in a month why yes it does overwhelm facilities & abilities, especially with unaccompanied minors, hence the tent cities.
Do you really think illegal border crossers aren't coached on the script that by words alone grant the right to an asylum hearing?
Asylum hearings for gang related & domestic violence aren't granted for our own citizens.
Is it a humanitarian crisis, absolutely; can it be solved at our border? No.
While the often repeated remarks of only 2-3% of the population are illegal immigrants, & most illegal immigration comes from expired visas & "they" only take jobs that Americans don't "want" it ignores the cummulative effect of illegal immigration.
Formerly good paying trades jobs that sustained our middleclass are now minimum wage no benefit jobs where a prerequiste is Spanish speaking.
The view from the heights of white privelege is not the same as that of the poor working class.
There can't be open borders therefore regulation is necessary & proximity to & ease of crossing shouldn't be the main criterion.
When the refrain of "our broken immigration system" is heard the subtext is always more & we simply don't need more.
What's broken is employer sanctions fix that & illegal immigration will fix itself.

#15 | Posted by kingcuke at 2019-03-11 12:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

$385 million for kiddie gitmo straight into the pockets of campaign cronies and used to hire guards that sexually abuse the kids.

#winning

#16 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-03-11 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would be better if they took the funds from the 'Donald Trump Ego Wall'...
OCU

#3 | POSTED BY OCUSER AT 2019-03-11 02:22 AM | FLAG:

or from his golf weekends at -----------.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-03-11 12:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

How many of you know anyone who doesn't have a job because of "immigrants" (not counting, e.g., H1-B, etc.), much less "illegals"?

#18 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-03-11 01:03 PM | Reply

We need to build a secure holding area where we can process asylum claims without letting them into the country as asylum claims are rejected at like a 70%+ clip in normal times - which will be much higher with the current crop of economic migrants. Australia uses this system with Nauru and Manus Islands. There is no reason to release into the interior of the US until their asylum is granted.

#7 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-03-11 09:53 AM

So, you're suggesting we concentrate them?

#19 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-03-11 01:46 PM | Reply

Sorry you don't understand how the system works. ... people want to get caught at the border so they can acquire a work visa, then they over stay that visa.

So it would stand to reason they're not sneaking across in low coverage sectors to avoid getting caught, right?

So building the wall will not change that either.

Way to say a bunch of nonsense showing how little you actually think about what you post.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2019-03-11 02:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#18 most people I know have not only not lost their job to an illegal, but they also enjoy cheaper produce and select services because of illegals.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2019-03-11 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

people want to get caught at the border so they can acquire a work visa, then they over stay that visa.
#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris a

That is some special kind of stupid, I mean we could weaponize it. Extract that stupid and put it in a bomb or something. In no time our enemies would be drooling morons.

#22 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-03-11 04:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Nothing surprising about the poor in the world trying to get to better conditions.
Latinos into America
Aficans into Europe
Asians to Australia

If the 3rd world could be devolped... the people wouldnt need to relocate and scare conservatives

#23 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-03-11 06:04 PM | Reply

If the 3rd world could be devolped... the people wouldnt need to relocate and scare conservatives
#23 | POSTED BY 503JC69

Unfortunately, 3rd world development (as it always has) means 1st world ownership of profits and natural resources on their own terms, and debt for the 3rd worlders.

#24 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-03-11 06:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Re: #18 | POSTED BY WHODAMAM
Why shouldn't H1B visas count?
I'm sure I'm not the only former programmer given the opportunity to train my replacement, an H1B visa holder.
Still an abuse of the system for the employer class.
Perhaps no one else is old enough to remember when meatpacking provided good union jobs & as those jobs went so are the trades going.
It's a race to the bottom & in a global labor market wages fall to a subsidence level.
There are not enough living wage jobs for every worker who wants one, one of the reasons why workforce participation is low & wages are falling or stagnant.
"Up until the early 1980s, an annual minimum-wage income -- after adjusting for inflation -- was enough to keep a family of two above the poverty line. At its high point in 1968, the minimum wage was high enough for a family of three to be above the poverty line with the earnings of a full-time minimum-wage worker"

#25 | Posted by kingcuke at 2019-03-11 08:51 PM | Reply

Why shouldn't H1B visas count?

Because they are legal. They way they are used deserves scrutiny, but they are not the "border crisis" that has been escalated to a "National Security Emergency".

#26 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-03-12 12:46 AM | Reply

So let people die of cancer because walls are immoral?

#12 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-03-11 11:11 AM | REPLY |

Or do what's right and NOT detain them or build a wall and spend the money researching cancer.

#27 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-03-12 04:11 PM | Reply

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