By Andrew Thomas
What the Obama administration has gingerly called a “humanitarian crisis” is rapidly accelerating. The ongoing, open rush of Latin Americans scrambling north across an insecure porous border to gain entry into the United States now produces an estimated 35,000 illegal immigrants a month. The actual numbers cannot be known but could easily be higher.
The Obama administration dismisses talk that the president’s own conduct contributed to the situation. Obama’s proposals for blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, through so-called comprehensive immigration reform he has urged Congress to pass, were oft-repeated and heavily publicized throughout Latin America. Most directly, the president declared, for all intents and purposes, his administration will not enforce federal law and deport illegal immigrants who are juveniles.