Why don’t politicos and media confront countries of origin on “immigration”?

Border crossers

Photo: US Customs and Border Protection

The issue labeled “immigration” has become a bouncing ball, rebounding off heads of Republicans, Democrats, and select media.

At present, Mediate fawns over a Univision/Fusion anchor who is “one of the most confrontational newsmen.” The anchor even called out Speaker John Boehner about immigration—what a coup.

Americans concerned about the costs and cultural impact of mass migration are deemed racists.

Meanwhile, no one follows the money. And no one calls out the countries exporting their own immigrants and citizens to the U.S.

For instance, CBS News-San Francisco reported couples from China and Taiwan pay $30,000 to come to the U.S., bear a child, and obtain citizenship for the child. One couple told the TV station that besides the education the child will receive here, the family would “get benefits U.S. citizens get.” The practice is so common there’s a cottage industry in “maternity homes” in some cities.

Reuters carried a story about a sixteen year old girl’s journey from Honduras. She paid a smuggler $9,000 to get her into the U.S. Where, exactly, does a teen who presumably wasn’t born wealthy get her hands on $9,000?

Reuters said, “Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border…”

Those “tens of thousands” are attracted by the magnet the Obama administration put in place by legislating amnesty from the White House.

In all the debates, political speeches pandering for votes, and rhetoric aimed at insulting Americans, no one raises a central question.

What responsibilities do the countries of origin bear? Are these countries addressing their own obvious failure or refusal to provide a stable environment for their citizens as is the case in Venezuela where Hugo Chavez’s “21st century socialism” tanked the economy and freedom as well?

Isn’t Mexico only too relieved to send her own “immigrants” north?

Aren’t Asian countries delighted to lower their population numbers by any means possible?

Is the U.S. taxpayer entitled to reparations from these oppressive governments? No one ever broaches that subject.

What are the real costs and cultural impact of this influx of foreign nationals?

Why hasn’t a single politico or media personality taken a “confrontational” approach to what amounts to a foreign policy disaster? It’s even worse when you consider the U.S. actually has trade deficits with many of these countries.

Furthermore, why has no one in Congress considered one possibility that is as broad as the goofy grin on Vice President Joe Biden’s face?

Follow the money. Who benefits from those $30,000 and $9,000 fees?

The other question is obvious. How vulnerable is the U.S. at a time when many countries seek our destruction? We paid a price for the federal government’s refusal to enforce laws ahead of 9/11. That’s worth thinking about.

Drudge praised the Univision anchor as “the last journalist standing.” On that we would disagree.

Photo: US Customs and Border Protection

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/May 29, 2014)

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About Kay Day

Kay B. Day is a freelance writer who has published in national and international magazines and websites. The author of 3 books, her work is anthologized in textbooks and collections. She has won awards for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Day is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Authors Guild.
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