Feds Consider Offering Hondurans Into US Without Making Trek Through Mexico
Two weeks ago nutty Democrat Beto O’Rourke went on CNN’s State of the Union and suggested the US start processing illegals in Central America before they come to the US through Mexico.
Via Sooper Mexican and Top Right News:
It was so crazy it was laughable.
Fast forward two weeks…
The Obama administration is considering offering Hondurans into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico.
The NY Times reported:
Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.
If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises.
Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States. Administration officials said they believed the plan could be enacted through executive action, without congressional approval, as long as it did not increase the total number of refugees coming into the country.