More on the really, really big field trip:
The media in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
have also highlighted the Obama administration’s announcement last week of additional “free legal services” for undocumented minors who illegally cross the U.S. border.
Guatemala’s La Prensa Libre (Free Press)
In its June 17 edition, the newspaper also highlights Democrat-sponsored legislation in New York State that would grant voting rights, health care and university scholarships to the state’s millions of illegal immigrants. The New York is Home Act, sponsored by state senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) and state assemblyman Karim Camara (D-Brooklyn) would provide the benefits of citizenship to all undocumented immigrants who can demonstrate three or more years of residence in the state of New York.
Not to lag behind,
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez-Molina’s plans to ask the Obama Administration to extend temporary protected status to all illegal immigrants from Guatemala who arrived in the U.S. prior to 2011.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, on a visit to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week blamed the U.S.’s lack of immigration reform and weak drug laws, ignoring the systemic problems that condemn thousands to lives of poverty in Honduras. Yesterday he said
the country welcomes the return of its children detained while trying to enter the United States and has created an interagency committee to tackle the humanitarian crisis.
CNN reports that
U.S. authorities estimate that between 60,000 and 80,000 children without parents will cross the border this year.
Who’s behind this?