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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    More like we have no control and more then just kids are coming over the border using Obama’s loop hole in order to stay!

  2. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Oh, yeah. I forgot, there’s no crime in the U.S. No rapes, murders, sexual attacks. Maybe I should escape my crime ridden area (Chicago) and go cross the border into Arizona. I’m sure that state is a paradise. Right?

  3. SuperMax52

    SuperMax52 said, 2 months ago

    Over 80% of the “new” immigrants said violence at home WAS NOT THE REASON for them coming to the US. We are taking children who lived perhaps in a small village where there is little crime and relocating them to places like Chicago?

  4. TXPAScot

    TXPAScot said, 2 months ago

    @SuperMax52

    If they didn’t love the U.S. before, they’ll REALLY love it now…

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 2 months ago

    Harley, Rx, SuperMax, where are you getting your information? You’re making an awful lot of assertions and assumptions here.
    Put yourself in their shoes for a moment. You are a twelve year old boy. You find your way all the way across Mexico (since the “loophole” applies to non-contiguous countries, they are NOT Mexican) and scramble across a dangerous border — ALONE.
    Could you do it? What would make you do it? How bad would things have to be to flee your home country as a 12-year-old without your parents?

  6. karljegolf

    karljegolf said, 2 months ago

    Learn what’s really going on before you make your cartoon!

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    But…But…But…St. Ronnie made EVERYTHING in Central America into a Paradise…or so we were told.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Put yourself in their shoes for a moment."

    sure!
    ..
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/09/are-illegal-immigrants-wearing-obama-shoes-now-photos/

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    @motivemagus

    You find your way all the way across Mexico"
    with the help of the Mexican government. Nothing like letting an invading force come across your borders, as long as they do not stay right, Why it would be illegal for them to stay in Mexico. But Mexico has been leaching off the USA for generation, let them deal with it, right?

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, 2 months ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    You, at least, have the option.

  11. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 2 months ago

    Actually, an internal government report indicates that lax immigration enforcement, not violence, is the primary driver of this surge in illegal immigration:
    “In late May, the U.S. Border Patrol interviewed unaccompanied children (UAC) and migrant families apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley. Of the 230 total migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos to UAC and adult female OTMs traveling with minors. Migrants indicated that knowledge of permisos was widespread across Central America due to word of mouth, local, and international media messaging—prompting many to depart for the United States within 30 days of becoming aware of these perceived benefits, according to the same reporting.”
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/14/Leaked-Intel-Report-Violence-in-Central-America-Likely-Not-Primary-Factor-in-Border-Crisis

  12. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 2 months ago

    Good lord, Obama is now showing compassion to children. What’s next from this evil man?

  13. Quipss

    Quipss said, 2 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Anecdotes are fun but how about we look at this by the numbers .
    ************************************************
    So, how big is 40,000 ? (number based on following website)
    (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jul/17/border-crisis-trickling-nevada-obama-immigration/)
    Seems big, right ? The thing is that the USA has
    350,000,000
    compared to
    40,000
    to be 1% of the USA population the number would need to be 3.5 million, to be 1% of 1% it would need to be 35 thousand.
    So this “Flood” is a grand total of 0.012% of the population. Now these are children so lets compare it to other children whom represent 19.4% of the population (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html)
    This would bump it up to about 19.4% with rounding. Or as a % (40,000 / 61,500,000) represents 0.05%.


    So, how about rather than spending money to send the children back to gang violence riddled countries make a humanitarian gesture and take these children in. How about make it so that the vagina you crawled out of does not consign you to a life of poverty?

  14. Quipss

    Quipss said, 2 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    As a bit of a fun fact children refugees amount to 0.012 % of the US population. In Lebanon Syrian refugees now amount to about 1/3 of the population.

  15. jonpeterson001

    jonpeterson001 said, 2 months ago

    Tripel Axel, there is an important point in your quote that I think has been missed by many of the peope calling for troops at the border, “Of the 230 total migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws…”

    The PERCEPTION is the problem. Reality is we are already grabbing more of them than we can handle.

    Perhaps we just need to start a PR campaign to change that perception more than we need more forces on the border.

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