In keeping with its expansiveness toward immigrants from south of the border, the Obama administration is now enlisting the help of an outside organization to more efficiently vet — and tacitly encourage — immigrants from Central America desiring to enter the United States as refugees. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday that the U.S. government would be relying on help from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to conduct initial screenings of would-be immigrants coming from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, to determine whether they meet the legal criteria for refugee status.
“I am pleased to announce plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and offer them a safe and legal alternative to the dangerous journey many are currently tempted to begin, making them easy prey for human smugglers who have no interest but their own profits,” Kerry declared.
The Obama administration also announced on Wednesday that the president was authorizing the State Department to spend up to $70 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to help defray the cost of additional immigrant screening.
One of the major problems associated with immigration from Central America has been the large influx of unaccompanied minors over the last several years — a circumstance directly traceable to incentives in President Obama’s 2012 amnesty. Now, in order to help rectify problems we have created by perversely incentivizing child immigration, the U.S. government is enlisting the aid of an organization hostile to our national interests and our very sovereignty: the United Nations. This is a classic example of how Big Government enlarges itself and pursues interests hostile to those of the people it allegedly serves, by creating the disease and the cure in the same laboratory.
Predictably enough, Kerry defended the administration’s action in the name of greater security. Ignoring the problem of using the resources of an international body hostile to the United States, Kerry told his audience on Wednesday: “Let me be very, very clear. We can both maintain the highest security standards and live up to our best traditions as Americans by welcoming those in need of help to our great country. That is who we are. That is what we do."
Photo shows Central American immigrants riding a freight train toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Mexico: AP Images