USA Today Reporter: Border Crisis Obama’s ‘Katrina Moment’

The Washington Free Beacon

USA Today reporter Susan Page called Obama’s decision not to visit the border during his trip to Texas “a Katrina moment.”

Several other panelists on MSNBC’s Daily Rundown expressed surprise that Obama has announced he will not visit the border, despite the growing crisis as migrant children flood the border.

“This is unacceptable to more than Republicans on immigration, the situation we have there,” Page said. “And boy, is that going to anger some of his core constituents who have wanted him to do more on immigration, not less.”

Carolyn Ryan of the New York Times argued that the “national funk that we’re in” is “partly due to a sense that things aren’t working,” and suggested the border crisis adds to questions about the Obama adminsitraiton’s competence.

“You can see that 30-second tv ad,” Chuck Todd remarked. “You start with the health care rollout. You go to the VA. You go to Syria. You go to Iraq. And you can go to the border. And you can draw a straight line.”



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Also at the site, McCain Calls for Aid Cuts to Countries Fueling Immigration Crisis

…More than 50,000 children, predominantly from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally since October.

“We should tell these countries in Central America that no more aid, no more assistance, no nothing until they stop this from happening,” McCain told KFYI radio in Phoenix.

McCain, who was the GOP architect of the Senate’s immigration plan, also said the United States should not tackle comprehensive immigration reform until the border is secured…



Related:  At Ace of Spades HQ:

Meanwhile, Breitbart has published a leaked DHS memo that states that part of the reason for the border surge is the widespread knowledge that Obama has stopped deporting people.

No single factor causes [illegal, non-Mexican] migration to the United States. Rather, several factors combine to cause this, including poor economies and violence in home countries, potential employment opportunities in the United States, family reunification, and success at not being immediately repatriated drive [illegal, non-Mexican] migration to the United States.


Comment at AOSHQ:

7 He could stop it all by simply saying ‘there will be NO AMNESTY.’

Posted by: — at July 07, 2014 07:26 PM (MMC8r)


Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac — Here’s the Texas Governor’s Counteroffer

…“I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote in a letter to Obama…


More Illegal Immigrants from China Crossing Border

Border union officials see more Chinese nationals in the Rio Grande Valley…


From June 21st, White House Planned and Prepared Way in Advance for Illegal Border Crossing Surge. Orchestrated Crisis or Not?

Finally, an event the president can’t claim he was surprised about or heard about in the news! Yes, for the first time ever, his administration actually planned well in advance, for the massive swell of illegals coming across the border. Specifically they planned for 65,000 illegals, mostly children under the age of 17, to come across the Texas border.

They planned for the surge by issuing an RFI on on Jan. 29, 2014, titled, “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children”…

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