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Syracuse NY mayor to Obama: Send those immigrant kids up here!


posted at 1:01 pm on July 19, 2014 by Jazz Shaw
 

Even as Congress struggles with the ongoing crisis at the border and the President plans some sort of meeting with Central American leaders, there seems to be no shortage of elected officials who want to get in on the action. Of course, if you’re looking for help with a huge problem on the Texas border, your first thought might not be to ask somebody in upstate New York. But that won’t stop the city’s mayor, Stephanie Minor. (Go ahead… say “Mayor Minor” five times fast.)


The mayor’s latest pitch came in a letter to President Obama.

“We have a network of people who are used to dealing with refugee issues. And we have, most importantly, a compassionate community that wants to welcome these children and give them a safe place while these issues are worked out,” said Miner.

The Mayor is not alone in offering a helping hand.

“They’re somebody’s children. They’re loved. Parents made a great sacrifice, let them go, sent them here. I think that the parent that sends a child in a situation like that is hoping that their child will be received warmly and welcomed. Treated hospitably, and shown compassion,” said Bishop Robert Cunningham, Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese.

The general idea is to house any incoming illegal aliens at the vacant campus of Maria Regina College, and the local reporters are eating it up. I’ve dealt with the media up here for some time, having had to work a couple of campaigns for Republicans, so it’s no surprise that the articles give very little coverage to the people who showed up at the proposed site to protest the plan. But they were out in numbers and saw things differently.


“You can tell the community is more behind us just by the honks,” said Carol Lucey, the New York State leader of Overpasses for America.”

Carrying signs and American flags, those opposed to housing the children said they came to protect America.

“We need to take care of our own first,” said Michelle Coon, of Constantia, and an Overpasses member. “There’s hungry children here in Syracuse. There are homeless children here in Syracuse.”

This is clearly not the first case where somebody thought of sending the incoming children to nearly the opposite ends of the continental United States rather than keeping them close to the deportation point. And the media is quick to note that “no local or state money” will be required to house them. (No mention seems to be made of the fact that the federal money which will be used is coming out of the citizens’ pockets also.) One of the oddest claims being made by the Mayor and her media allies, however, is this one:


How long will they stay?
 The average stay is less than 35 days.

That seems odd, since one of the most liberal sources on the web admits that the current backlog of cases stands at more than 375,000 and the average wait time is currently 587 days. But Syracuse is going to clear them out in an average of 35 days? Is anyone buying this?

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/19/syracuse-ny-mayor-to-obama-send-those-immigrant-kids-up-here/
« Last Edit: July 19, 2014, 04:11:02 PM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Syracuse NY mayor to Obama: Send those immigrant kids up here!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 06:03:15 PM »
They want them in Massachusetts, too - even Cape Cod! I know, house a bunch of them at the Kennedy compound at Hyannis. There must be plenty of space there.
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Patrick delivers forceful speech on migrant children

Casts shelter for migrants as a moral necessity
By Michael Levenson and Oliver Ortega  | Globe staff | Globe Correspondent   July 18, 2014

Eyes filling with tears as he quoted Scripture on Friday, Governor Deval Patrick strongly defended his plan to provide temporary shelter for up to 1,000 children who have crossed the US-Mexico border illegally and said he had identified two possible locations for them, one in Western Massachusetts and another on Cape Cod.

The facilities are Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and Camp Edwards in Barnstable County, which housed evacuees from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The bases are being submitted for federal approval, and only one will be selected, said Patrick.

Speaking at a news conference, the governor sought to move the issue beyond the caustic national debate over immigration and used the Bible to frame the problem as a moral one. He seized on the influx of migrant children in a way that other governors have not, showcasing the sort of oratory that helped propel him to office in 2006.
    
“I believe that we will one day have to answer for our actions — and our inactions,” Patrick said, choking up as he was flanked by religious leaders, including Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston.

However, many officials and residents around the bases voiced strong opposition to bringing migrant children from Central America, saying that they had not been consulted and that they believe the children will pose a public health and financial burden.

“The people up here are going to be up in arms over it,” said George Moreau, president of the Chicopee City Council. “It could be a major disaster for this country.”

Others raised logistical concerns. Staff Sergeant Kelly Goonan, public affairs officer at Westover, said the base does not have barracks where the children could stay.
 
“We do not have the facilities or personnel to house the children, especially during the weekends,” she said. “We have all four branches of the military, minus the Coast Guard, on our base, so the weekends fill up the limited space we do have.”

Peter J. Meier — chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Bourne, which includes part of Camp Edwards — said the board is set to discuss the plan Tuesday. He said 80 percent of the residents in Bourne he has spoken to oppose the idea.

“We need to take care of our own people before we take care of anybody else,” he said.

The governor conceded that there are many unanswered questions about the plan, including how many children might come to the state. He said the federal government may ultimately decide against using either base as a temporary shelter.

Some governors and officials in other states have resisted the federal government’s requests for help. Patrick said he held a press conference Friday to explain his reasoning for offering the shelter.

Patrick reiterated that the shelter will be managed, paid for, and staffed entirely by the federal government. It would be ready for up to 1,000 children ages 3 to 17 and remain open for up to four months, he said. The children, aides said, would receive health screenings and vaccinations before entering the state. They would not attend local schools, but remain on the base while federal officials give them food and schooling and schedule them to appear before federal immigration judges. ...
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Re: Syracuse NY mayor to Obama: Send those immigrant kids up here!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 07:44:37 PM »
I think they should send, oh, 10,000 of them since he is so eager to help.
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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Re: Syracuse NY mayor to Obama: Send those immigrant kids up here!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 08:48:25 PM »
80% against it, huh? Now who do these government tools work for again?

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“They’re somebody’s children. They’re loved. Parents made a great sacrifice, let them go, sent them here. I think that the parent that sends a child in a situation like that is hoping that their child will be received warmly and welcomed. Treated hospitably, and shown compassion,” said Bishop Robert Cunningham, Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese.

Idiot. Loving, caring parents don't see their kids as scouts if they have to take birth control pills for when they are raped.


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