Obama to expand refugee programs for Central American migrants amid new surge

Of course he is.

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From Fox News: The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.

White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope said Tuesday that the administration will expand in-country refugee processing for families coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and launch an effort to temporarily relocate some families facing the greatest threats to Costa Rica. The government is also broadening a nearly two-year-old program to allow some Central American children to reunite with parents already legally living in the United States.

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that program will now allow some unmarried siblings, in-country parents and other caregivers to move to the U.S. with a child approved for the program.

The efforts are designed in part to combat the crush of tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children caught crossing the border illegally this year. But it is unclear how quickly the expanded efforts may impact the flow of immigrants trying to make their way to the United States illegally.

Since the start of the budget year in October, more than 51,100 people traveling as families and more than 43,000 unaccompanied children have been caught illegally crossing the Mexican border. The number of such immigrants has been steadily rising this year after significant decreases between the 2014 and 2015 budget years.

The Obama administration first launched the effort to allow child immigrants to legally come to the U.S. in December 2014. More than 600 have moved to the United States since then. Mayorkas said 2,884 kids have been approved for the program and more than 9,500 applications are pending.

In January, the administration first announced that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees would pre-screen would-be refugee families. U.S. officials will now handle more in-country processing for those families.

Pope said refugee programs in Central America are being expanded because “current efforts to date haven’t been sufficient.” The new programs, she said, are designed to help “promote safe and orderly immigration and border security.”


Pope said it is unclear how many families and children may benefit from the enhanced programs but officials expect requests for help to steadily increase as the programs get underway in the coming months. In the meantime, Costa Rica will also soon start accepting up to 200 people in immediate need of refuge at a time for up to six months.


16 responses to “Obama to expand refugee programs for Central American migrants amid new surge

  1. This is the extent of the hate obama has for America, the land that allowed him to be what and who he is. This must be the way obama shows his appreciation to America for all he and his other half did to this country. Destruction and lies are their game for USA.

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  2. Ross Blankert

    Illiterate folks with nothing, unable to speak English, no job skills, which will be perfect Democratic voters all on welfare and food stamps and Obamacare with their Obama phones. This is what the Democratic party is all about and they don’t care if anyone can find a job or be successful.

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    • Exactly!

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    • Ross . . . I would differ with you when you write “Illiterate folks with nothing, unable to speak English, no job skills . . . . . they often come with things we really don’t want — such as TB, and other diseases that are not rampant in our country at this time. Many of these people have horrible diseases, which are communicable . . . and guess who the lucky (sarc) recipients will be??? You and I and other US citizens who do not deserve this plague being rained down upon us.


  3. What’s going on in Costa Rica that requires the US to be taking their people in? Is there a revolution going on there? I know some people who live there permanently and have vacation homes there.

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    • I have no idea what’s going on in Costa Rica. According to Wiki: “Costa Rica has consistently performed favorably in the Human Development Index (HDI), placing 69th in the world as of 2015, among the highest of any Latin American nation. It has also been cited by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as having attained much higher human development than other countries at the same income levels, with a better record on human development and inequality than the median of the region.”

      And there’s nothing of importance noted on the State Department’s web site.

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      • Ross Blankert

        There is a mixture of cultures here in Panama and in Costa Rica. The education system is spotty. Those who can afford school uniforms, transportation to school, books, and tuition can go to school. Otherwise, they stay home and not learn anything. So with many uneducated children who become uneducated adults, it is difficult to get ahead in life. That does not mean they should all move to the USA and become uneducated welfare dependent Democratic voters. That is their goal. If you are smart and have a job that pays well, you are paying high taxes and are not likely to vote for more taxes with the Democrats. The demographic composition of a nation is what these morons are trying to change and not the rescue of poor people in Costa Rica. Expats here in Panama are trying to get away from the crap in the states. As poor as some folks are here, they are proud and they work and take care of their families. They still have a culture and faith. I guess the Democrats want their vote and their souls.


  4. I wish Obama would start an “exit” refugee program. I would gladly move, to New Zealand, to escape what’s happening, and will happen, here. One only needs an iota of common sense to realize that the flow of illegals, refugees, and their progeny will only bring our country to its’ knees. With language and cultural barriers, these people (including Liberals, and various other groups w/their agendas) will destroy the young, fragile culture of the USA.The middle class will foot the bill. We are the new slaves in America.


    • jmcwilliam35 . . . you have hit it spot on. The real tragedy in this whole thing is that process will cripple us as a nation, and as a people. Those of us who are the middle class will surely become slaves, good only for producing dollars with our sweat and toil to pay for more “indigent, freeloading people, who have NOTHING of value to add to our society.

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  5. Mary Patricia Wilk

    Moving people away from their country is ridiculous with absolutely no rational logic to it. These people need to remain in their country and they must get involved in changing what’s happening in their country and stop expecting others to take care of them. There isn’t a refugee crisis anyway as this is just the global elites’ attempt at tearing down the walls of every nation in order to bring in their one world and total dictatorship. People of every nation must stand up and tell them “NO MORE – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”. Bringing them into the USA is also the Dems way of illegally getting more votes this November. They knowthey’ve lost thousands of their base during the last two elections – their sick, destructive, failure policies aren’t wanted by the majority of American citizens. The stealing of the election is in the works already starting with the main media, and we must pray to God to not let them get away with it this time. The time to stop them is now and God is our only sure bet of an answer to this evilness.


  6. Barack Obama has gone out of his way to prove himself to be an Enemy of the American People. He has done everything he possibly could to destroy not only the American Republic, but the Culture and our Way of Life. He is a Traitor to All of Humanity. (And his Day of Reckoning is known but to God).
    All right, we all know this. But why is it that very few people can see the same about George W. Bush? Or that both political parties are wings of the same Bird? Our Ruling Elite, with its Magick, always strives to prevent us from seeing the Big Picture—of seeing the past, and comparing it to the present, so we can estimate the future (or at least the proximate results)?

    I have heartily recommended Alex Jones in the past. I have also recommended Henry Makow. I also recommend Joel Skousen, Lyndon Larouche and Webster Tarpley. There are hundreds more, all available on the Internet. Use the Internet and study its resources, while we still have it: Barack Obama will soon be the footnote in history that he seeks to be; Meanwhile, the Matrix will move on to its next abomination. AIM FOR THE BIG PICTURE. (Good post, nonetheless, certainly).


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  8. James Stamulis

    Meanwhile we have a congress we elected to stop Obama but instead helps him bring in these illegals and in fact Ryan let a bill get passed to take illegals into our military like what can go wrong with that? God help us.


  9. USA must stop helping its enemies, dont, dont give any money to them, only idiots help their enemies.


  10. These people From Honduras and Central America are not enemies. They are displaced families. They are fleeing the violence created when Hillary provided arms to overthrow their government. Why did Hillary do this? Money. Bribes are collected through the Clinton Foundation. This is a humanitarian effort which is necessary to clean-up what US caused in first place. It goes without fanfare. It goes without questions. Hence, never an answer to the real ‘why?’

    How about we jail Hillary and disgorge her ‘Clinton Foundation’ profits instead? Maybe the Clintons should be the ones to pay for this, apparently they collected substantial funds through their involvement in other countries’ wars. Weapons for sale anyone???


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