$1M PR campaign to counter border surge
So Obama’s answer is to ask them not to come? Heaven forbid we secure the border instead.
Check it out:
The Obama administration is launching a pricey public relations campaign to convince Central American children not to make the dangerous and illegal trek across the U.S. border — but Washington’s warning that those who cross will not get papers is belied by the reality on the ground.
While administration officials stress that children crossing the border will not get “permisos” to stay, statistics suggest they won’t get deported any time soon, either.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, in an interview on Sunday, struggled to answer questions on whether the tens of thousands of Central American children who recently have entered the U.S. illegally will be deported or allowed to stay.
And the Los Angeles Times reports that deportations for illegal immigrant minors have dropped precipitously in recent years.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement data, according to the report, show that the number of minors deported or turned back at ports of entry fell to 1,669 last year, from 8,143 in 2008.