Well, you can bet that Obama*** sure had a role in starting (if not planning!) the worldwide stampede by his complete inability to control the situation on the US border. Today we have stories from France and from Indonesia about the “children” (mostly teenaged boys) on the move. At an earlier time in history, teenaged boys would simply be considered invaders.
And, remember it was the ‘unaccompanied minors’ which generated the tension in that Roman neighborhood just a few days ago.
From Aljazeera (the children are blaming the mean old UK). There are a couple of good comments worth reading.
I have been to lots of refugee camps in the past: Gaza [which is entirely one]; the Iraq-Jordan border during the 2003 war; Russian republics neighbouring Chechnya. But I have never before found people in desperate need of someone’s help living in a ditch between two farmers’ fields, close to a very pleasant market town in northern France.
We, like much of the world’s media, have been countless times to Calais, to the tented camps strung out near the port, where people fleeing conflicts from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Syria and other places are all waiting interminably. Their dream, many of them say, is to go to the UK, because they have a perception that it is welcoming to asylum seekers.
The other day an excellent organisation called Doctors of the World contacted us to say there was a new development: that because Calais was full up, people were being forced backwards, many kilometres south, away from the port and into open countryside.
So we went to have a look, and sure enough, near the village of Tatinghem, there was indeed a long ditch.
Inside it was a group of young Syrian boys – the youngest said he was 12 – who were all by themselves. Parents dead, the boys – trafficked through Turkey and Italy – had wound up in Calais but were forced to back up kilometres down the road. [So where did the boys get the thousands of dollars needed to hire human traffickers? George Soros and his ilk? The OIC? Don’t the dumb reporters ever ask that question?—ed]
They did not have their papers or virtually any food. They certainly were not going home, but they could not go forward towards the UK either, since they had no money.
There is a discussion you should read about how those anti-immigrant Brits can’t distinguish between illegal aliens and asylum seekers which is an important concept for do-gooders to consider.
Warning to American do-gooders: as you push for more and more immigrants of all sorts, the general public is naturally going to be so sick of it that they really won’t care anymore who is legitimate and who isn’t. I predict a serious backlash against immigrants and their enablers in the coming years as a result.
Be sure to see the comments, especially those where readers are wondering—so why isn’t the UN pressuring Saudi Arabia to take in Muslim refugees? Good question!
There are 950 “minors” in detention there according to the annoyed UNHCR. From Antara News:
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Currently, 950 children are housed in immigration detention centers across Indonesia, including more than 440 unaccompanied by their families, stated Antonio Guterres from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
However, the total capacity of the facilities is limited, Guterres noted in a written statement received here on Friday.
“The children who arrive in another country in search of international protection are extremely vulnerable and have specific needs. We should treat them first and foremost as children, not as illegal immigrants”, Guterres remarked.
Will Church World Service bring some of Indonesia’s “vulnerable children” to the US?
Don’t we have enough of our own?
Indonesia is a Muslim country, can’t they take care of the Muslim children? Instead look who is here on your dime—Church World Service—one of our nine major resettlement contractors. The next thing you know we will be bringing the unaccompanied alien children from Indonesia to your home town.
With the support of the UN Refugee Agency and the Church World Service (CWS), the Indonesian government has set up two shelters as alternative accommodations for the children who arrive as unaccompanied refugees rather than placing them in a detention house.
Our ‘invasion of Europe’ series can be found by clicking here.
*** All of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ disaster for America is here.