An invasion of kids. This seems like something out of Africa where children are recruited or kidnapped to serve a warlord. Except in this case the kids are sent by their parents to a shot at the good life. "Place yourself at their mercy and they'll have to take care of you." And it isn't an African warlord who expects to benefit, it's the President of the United States.
Byron York quotes the NYT as saying: "Since October, more than 47,000 children traveling without parents have been caught trying to cross the southwest border, a 92 percent increase over the same period last year." See When young illegal immigrants cross border, Obama gives them a lawyer. So now the tiny little trespassers have lawyered up.
Did President Obama plan this? The desire to enter the U.S. illegally from the South has been there for a long time. But talk among politicians of amnesty has only encouraged that. The timing is just right. Those who want to enforce border security as a prelude to immigration reform will be portrayed as heartless meanies just prior to this year's elections. Think of the children.
We know it's coming. There will be thousands of kids being held hostage as tools for politicians. Prepare for sad story upon sad story detailing the children's hardships and travails along the treacherous journey North as well as the awful conditions awaiting them if they are sent home. Get out your handkerchiefs.