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“HUMANITARIAN CRISIS” OF OBAMA’S OWN MAKING?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 19, 2014) — Last week, commentator Glenn Beck announced that he would be using approximately $2,000,000 from his MercuryOne charity to bring “teddy bears and soccer balls” to thousands of illegal alien children staying at a processing center in McAllen, TX.
Beck arrived at the Border Patrol facility at McAllen on Saturday morning in the pre-dawn hours along with Rep. Louis Gohmert and radio host Dana Loesch.
Sen. Ted Cruz and Gohmert’s media contacts failed to confirm or deny to The Post & Email when asked as to whether or not they would, in fact, be attending and/or assisting with the goods Beck planned to bring to the detention center. However, on Thursday, Cruz’s spokeswoman stated that he would be joining Beck in the relief effort in recognition of the “human element of this crisis.”
Loesch reported that Gohmert said that shots were fired at U.S. Border Patrol agents at 1:00 a.m.
Since last October, tens of thousands of illegal aliens from Central America have crossed the southern border, overwhelming the Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which by federal law must take custody of children who cross the border from countries other than Mexico.
Not all of those crossing the border are unaccompanied alien children (UACs).
On Thursday, ABC News reported that resources are stretched to the point where many illegals are not medically screened before being moved to other locations within the U.S.
Access to the facilities where illegal aliens are staying has been very limited to both members of Congress and the media.
Before making the trip with tractor-trailers full of toys and food, Beck acknowledged that his stance on taking the provisions to the illegal aliens could cost him his media career.
Beck claimed that the media ignored Cruz’s involvement in the effort as a result of “playing presidential games.” As the son of an American mother and Cuban father but born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, there is doubt as to whether or not Cruz is eligible for the presidency as a “natural born Citizen,” as Article II of the U.S. Constitution requires.
It is unknown if Cruz even possesses U.S. citizenship to be eligible to serve as a U.S. senator, as Canada automatically awards citizenship to anyone born within its borders, regardless of the allegiance or citizenship of the parents.
Up to $1,000 daily is being spent on each illegal alien while they remain in the country.
On Friday and Saturday, protests against illegal immigration were planned for more than 300 cities. On Saturday, the sponsoring organization, ALIPAC, reported that “With a coalition of more than 50 groups and organizations of various sizes, protests against illegal immigration and the Obama inspired surge of illegals at America’s borders took place in more than 300 locations. The protests were highly visible and some were small with a handful of people on overpasses with others being larger with hundreds of people. All American activists who participated in these historic protests are asked to post their local news reports, pictures, and videos to share with other citizens and the media at this link…
The number of illegals crossing the southwest border tripled over a recent two-year period. Signs held by protesters included such messages as “Illegals are criminals,” “Stop the invasion,” and “No! Amnesty.”
The states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan and others have been asked to house numbers of illegal children and adults, reportedly for period of “35 days.” Connecticut said its Southbury Training School was not an adequate shelter since it still houses some developmentally-delayed individuals. A public outcry about the plans to house children at an empty Army Reserve Center in Westminster, MD compelled Gov. Martin O’Malley to say that “the undocumented kids would face an inhospitable welcome at the facility in deeply conservative Carroll County, 35 miles from Baltimore.”