By James Hirsen
Thousands of illegal immigrant children, who somehow made the arduous journey from Central America, have arrived in the United States. The sheer number of illegal border crossings by minors, who are reported to have made the trek to the U.S. unaccompanied by parents or guardians, has severely strained the capacity of the U.S. Border Patrol’s detention facilities in South Texas. In order to adequately house the children, officials have had to resort to the use of warehouses and military bases, some of which are located out of state.
In the 2009 fiscal year, the total number of children detained by border patrol agents amounted to about 3,000. About 6,000 unaccompanied children crossed the border illegally in 2011. Now, astoundingly, projections for the year 2014 put the number of children who will come here illegally at around 90,000.
A surprising number of politicians and scores of mainstream media professionals are conditioning the public mindset to believe that, somehow on their own, the illegal immigrant children were able to navigate the 1,800-mile distance it took to get through the Mexican badlands to United States safety. However, mere common sense would dictate that moving such a large number of children from point A to point B would necessitate some type of organized logistical support. [more...]