Those calling for our southern border to be opened to everybody are arguing that those entering the United States are being persecuted. This is hardly the case. They are being told that America is the land of opportunity. Because of our generous welfare system and generally Christian worldview, these children will be cared for.
“Central Americans have adopted the Jor-El strategy. They figure the United States is a nation of Jonathan and Martha Kents.
“Why now? Parents could have done this at any time over the last ten years. Are the children fleeing the Mexican drug cartels? Or are their parents using them as paid escorts?”
As usual, some liberals have gone over the top with their rhetoric. Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) told local reporters he was looking into ways to help the Obama administration deal with the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border.
He said “My inclination is to remember what happened when a ship full of Jewish children tried to come to the United States in 1939 and the United States turned them away, and many of them went to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.”
“His invocation of the Holocaust appears to correspond to the story of the St. Louis, a ship that sailed from Germany in the spring of 1939 carrying roughly 900 Jewish refugees. The ship was forced to return to Europe, where more than a quarter are known to have died in the Holocaust, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.”
What? Where are the Central and South American concentration camps and gas ovens? The parents of these children aren’t about to be packed into trains to be gassed.
If there is a comparable analogy between immigration and the holocaust, we need to look at what’s happening to Christians in Muslim nations.
“Mosul’s remaining Christians were fleeing the city . . . after the brutal ISIS occupiers told them to convert to Islam or face summary execution. In a statement read out at the city’s mosques, the Islamists told Christians that they had until midday to either convert or pay a ‘jizya’ – a tax on non-Muslims. Those who refused to comply would be killed.
“‘We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract – involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword,’ the statement said.”
“‘For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,’ Patriarch Louis Sako, head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, added.
“The patriarch also said that militants were tagging Christian houses with the letter ‘N’ for ‘Nassarah’ – an Islamic term for Christian.”
Does any of this remind you of anything, Gov. Patrick?