Texas border overwhelmed with illegal aliens, including children

There is an active marketing campaign to ensure a flood of illegal aliens keep coming from Mexico and Central America. Certainly there are many people south of the border – including the Mexican government – encouraging the migration, but the campaign is actually being “funded” by the words of politicians in Washington, D.C.

The talk of amnesty “getting done” this year does a couple of things. Certainly it influences elections, but it also drives the most desperate in Mexico and Central America to ride and walk north, to America … where health care, welfare and a free education await them. As the “get it done” talk continues, Texas and other southern borders have become overwhelmed.

Angry about the federal government sending from Texas to Arizona immigrants who are in the country illegally, Arizona officials say they are rushing federal supplies to a makeshift holding center in the southern part of the state that’s housing hundreds of migrant children and is running low on the basics.

Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman, Andrew Wilder, said Friday that conditions at the holding center are so dire that federal officials have asked the state to immediately ship the medical supplies to the center in Nogales.

A Homeland Security Department official told The Associated Press that children are sleeping on plastic cots but about 2,000 mattresses have been ordered, and portable toilets and showers have been brought to the holding center – a warehouse that has not been used for detention in years.

It’s not just a couple hundred kids.

The Homeland Security official said as many as 1,400 children are expected to be eventually brought to the warehouse, which has a capacity of about 1,500.

Federal authorities plan to use the Nogales facility as a way station, where the children will be vaccinated and checked medically. They will then be sent to facilities being set up in Ventura, California, San Antonio, Texas, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

It’s not just a couple thousand kids either.

Homeland Security started flying immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of immigrants, including more than 48,000 children traveling on their own, overwhelmed the Border Patrol there.

You thought I was done at a couple thousand didn’t you? Not so much.

Over 90,000 illegal immigrant children could attempt the dangerous border crossing into the United States as Congress and the Obama Administration send conflicting messages about what laws will be enforced, according to a memorandum by Deputy Homeland Security Chief Ronald Vitiello first reported by the Associated Press.

The record number is a 300 percent increase over the previous year. This surge in crossings has been attributed to the belief by many parents in Mexico and Central America that there is a window of opportunity for amnesty for the young because of the ongoing debate among Republican politicians regarding the “Dream Act.”

Still not done.

In the May 30 memo from Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello to the National Security Council’s transborder security directorate, Vitiello said Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics estimates that by 2015 the number of children apprehended while traveling alone could grow to 142,000.

These are just the kids walking across the border. Do you realize how many more adults 18-and-over are crossing? The situation is so overwhelming for the border patrol in Texas, the federal government flew 400 to Arizona and dumped them off at a bus station in Phoenix.

By the time the women arrived disheveled and hungry at the Greyhound station in Phoenix, they had already spent weeks traveling thousands of miles with young children in tow.

Ranging from months old to adolescents, some of the children were sick and lethargic. Others played gleefully at arcade games in the crowded waiting room of the bus station.

The families were apprehended in Texas, flown to Arizona and dropped off by the busload at the station in Phoenix by federal immigration authorities overwhelmed by a surge of families caught crossing the Mexican border into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

They couldn’t be flown home?

This administration and the federal government have absolutely no intention of securing our border. Quite the contrary it seems. We have laws currently in place that are being ignored. If the damn congress-critters did what they said they were going to do years ago, the border might just be secure, but again, they don’t want that.

It’s downright criminal for politicians to speak of “getting amnesty done” and the “Dream Act” for years, encouraging all of these people to “get across” before some imaginary deadline. Trust me, there will be no deadline.

Who will pay for all of this? Who will pay for the housing, health care, welfare and education of these families and children? This is all-inclusive of the administration’s “income inequality” campaign. The so-called “rich” already have too much, so it will only be “fair” to tax the “rich” to pay for this.

We’re doomed.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. sammy22 on June 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

    A new approach: stop “advertising” how great this country is.

  2. scheidel21 on June 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Most of the ideological left (not democrats as a whole) don’t think this country is so great anyways, so maybe they should start making it known to illegal immigrants.

    What I always found funniest is that most illegal immigrants seem to have more in common with the average conservative or libertarian than liberals, yet they seem to be staunch supporters for liberals.

  3. johnboy111 on June 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

    funny how they are sending them to Jan B.”s state??hum..

  4. bien-pensant on June 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Is this not more of Obama’s stated goal to fundamentally change America? There has to be a point where the Border Patrol, ICE, etc. are simply overwhelmed and all of the safeguard mechanisms for the security of immigrants will cease to function.

    This is a huge humanitarian crisis and it is time to federalize the National Guard and call up the Army Reserve to assist the Border Police.

    Here’s a thought: find out where each of these illegal immigrants come from and bill the home country for their feeding and care for as long as that person is in this country. If they won’t pay, subtract it from their foreign aid. (Don’t get me started on why we pay other countries to be our friends!!!!!)

    Did I mention that this whole affair is a Socialist’s dream come true?

  5. sammy22 on June 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    So far, I like my suggestion better.

    • bien-pensant on June 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

      How are you going to accomplish that?
      For many immigrants, the United States represents the zenith of their migration urges.
      How are you going to UN-advertise what the democrat party has put into motion? Real people are coming here for various reasons chief among then the PROMISE of a better life, compliments of the current regime and the democrats.
      So, please explain HOW to reverse the current advertising and false promises.?????

      P.S. Sammy, I lay this exactly, squarely at the feet of the democrat politicians. Is this what they WANT or is it something that they can begin to stop?

    • sammy22 on June 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Poor Democrats! Always in the wrong. But wait, what about all the talk and ink spent by Rush, Jim V, Steve and countless other conservatives exalting “American exceptionalism”??


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