Readers on child-migrant wave: Current law adequate solution

| August 19, 2014

Throughout the summer months, children from violence-plagued Central America arrived at U.S. ports of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers. As border infrastructure – from detention facilities and the advocates required to give each and every minor a hearing to ensure their safety – was stressed to the breaking point in efforts to deal with the problem, President Obama requested legislation and newly appropriated money to expedite the children’s passage through the process to get them to appropriate custodians.

Some commentators have blamed a lack of enforcement as primary in the wave of migrants, as some have seen success reaching parents or other family members already in the U.S. A slight majority of Overdrive readers saw current law as adequate on the border, provided adequate enforcement was in place.

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One in five readers favored speeding up the deportation process generally, with another 12 percent overall seeing removal of the requirement for a hearing as a key element in boosting that speed. House Republicans passed a bill that would have removed that requirement, and also reverse the Obama administration’s policy on illegal immigrants who’ve been living in the U.S. since childhood, but Obama rejected the measure as a non-starter, vowing then to deal with the recent child-migrants issue with available resources. 

  • guest

    The “immigrunts” are the next generation Truck Driver. Our Government has assisted all this border hopping…at the behest of Big Business to get more Cheap Labor. It is no Mistake that 11 million illegals are here. It is an orchestrated effort….

  • guest

    These immigrunts want a “better Life” that we Taxpayers can Pay for?? Why dont they stay home?

  • localnet

    Violence plagued what? I had no clue there was a war or revolution down there. Seems to me they are cleaning up their streets and emptying their prisons, as crime in Central and South America is at an Historic all time low. And yes, that has been reported, Google is your friend.

  • bates

    Are you retarded? Have you seen anything about Honduras lately?

  • localnet

    Have you seen what is happening in Chicago lately? Not a reason to open our borders. And no, I am not retarded, and I do pay taxes and have seen first hand the destruction these illegals bring. Deport the entire lot.

  • bates

    Spouting off that “crime in central and south america is at a historic all time low” is simply wrong. Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. Do some research and read a book once in a while. It’s people like you who give the stereotypical “ignorant truck driver” credibility.

  • localnet

    It was reported that since these illegals have been invading our country the crime rate all across Central and South America is dropping. That was reported in more than one news outlet.

    So, you are saying then, since crime is high and not dropping, you what? You encourage the invasion at our southern border? If so, the true ignorant *sshole here is you.

  • guest

    1/3 of America’s prison population is illegal aliens….really tells the story of the”value”of these illegals. lol

  • guest

    So true!! and WHO wants to PAY for these illegals being babysat by Border Agents?? and Charter Buses and Airliners to tend to their NEEDS??? ahahahaha rediculous.

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