US legal system encourages migrants to bring kids on dangerous journey to US
On Friday morning, CNN correspondent Dan Simon surprisingly admitted that U.S. law has sent the message to Central Americans that it is a good idea to bring childen with them to the country because it increases their chances of being able to stay, citing the mother of eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who recently died of the flu in Border Patrol custody.I blame Democrats and liberal judges for creating this "attractive nuisance" approach to immigration. It endangers the children and then Democrats compound the problem by blaming the Department of Homeland Security for not taking care of them. They have set up a system that guarantees healthcare to migrants that is more immediate than that given veterans at the VA.
Between 4:08 a.m, and 9:03 a.m. Eastern, Simon appeared four times and recalled that Alonzo's mother had recently been interviewed by Reuters. In one appearance, he recounted:
We are getting a better understanding of why this father and this son made this entry into the United States. The mother spoke to Reuters, and one of the things she told them is that they were under the impression that if you travel with a child, you have a better chance of gaining entry into the country. She says she was essentially encouraged by neighbors to do this.
He then repeated a quote she gave to Reuters: "'Lots of them have gone with children and managed to cross even if they're held for a month or two.'"