The New York Post, America’s finest daily newspaper, finds itself at odds, like the rest of the country, over the hottest issue of the moment – immigration.
Even saying that is not so simple.
Because we’re really talking about ILLEGAL immigration (50,000 each month) and unaccompanied alien children showing up by the thousands in search of asylum.
The argument takes a nasty turn over the wisdom of separating kids from their parents. Some say this is cruel. The government says it’s the law.
The Post says – “Stop breaking up families.” Faulting Trump, so runs its lead editorial to start the week. (Separating families, as noted, happened all the time under Obama.)
But columnist Karol Markowitz faults the parents. Her headline reads, “Please leave your brainwashed kids at home.”
She has a point.
Obviously, the word’s gone out that the way to get into America is by using your kids as fodder for sympathy. Show them in cages and America will open its heart and its borders.
Not a dry eye in the house is what they’re after…and on Monday all three major networks played the violin, dutifully producing images of children crying for their alleged parents.
Homeland Security, according to Secretary Kritsjen Nielsen, finds that there’s been a 314 percent rise in fraudulent claims as to strangers averring to be parents.
May someone suggest that this is more than cynical, but child abuse.
For this is precisely a trend being waged shrewdly by people who’d rather skip entry and citizenship formalities, when storming the border is so much quicker. Not only that, but Democrats and Republicans will seek measures to let you stay, through amnesty or other means, the rule of law be damned.
That’s pretty much where we are at the moment as competing bills are being Introduced in Congress, all or most in favor of those who infiltrated with kids as props.
In a word, we’ve been outsmarted. They are clever. Hamas knows how to use kids as protective shields better than anyone. But that’s a serious topic for another time. Meanwhile…
People everywhere, in seems, have learned to play on our heartstrings. No doubt plenty of these asylum seekers are legitimate. But others are not, their claims quite dubious. Homeland Security, according to Secretary Kritsjen Nielsen, finds that there’s been a 314 percent rise in fraudulent claims as to strangers averring to be parents.
That story, the human trafficking, does not make the news because the media, as we expose here, has a particular story to tell, and whatever does not fit gets tossed.
Does everyone in the world have a right to come to America – and stay? Yes, say politicians from both sides of the aisle. No, says Trump,
On topic again on Monday, Trump said, “The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. Not on my watch. Look what’s happening in Europe.”
He’s urging Democrats to stop obstructing, but rather “come to the table” to work out legislation that “protects our borders.”
Yes, Europe, a continent without borders that’s been deluged by migrants who’ve turned the place unrecognizable -- thanks to Merkel. The rape epidemic is through the roof.
Does America want this? Mid-term elections are coming, so we’ll know soon enough.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.
He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently the two inside journalism thrillers “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “News Anchor Sweetheart, Hollywood Edition.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com