House Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says illegal immigrant children would “just stand at the fence” if the federal government built the double-layered fence required under the 2006 Secure Fence Act.
During a press briefing Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Hoyer, “Should Congress revisit building a physical, double-layered fence as was included in the 2006 Secure Fence Act?”
“Let’s say you build a fence, just hypothetically, and you saw five hundred children standing at the fence, and you saw them standing there 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, 96 hours. There’s a fence there and they can’t go anywhere and they stay there. What do you do?” Hoyer responded.
“This is a humanitarian crisis, not a…these are children who are being used, or children who are fleeing from what they perceive to be danger,” he added.
“The issue is, most of these children, as I understand, are not sneaking across the border,” Hoyer continued. “Most of these children are wanting to be taken into custody. And yes you could build a fence so they could just stand at the fence, and they’re…one was a four-year-old child.”
CNSNews.com also asked Hoyer: But would they even come if there was a fence?
“Well, and they may not,” he replied. “But clearly we have to indicate that they…we cannot give these children sanctuary except under extraordinary circumstances. Obviously we have refugee status and protective status for people. But just the wholesale coming over the border, children of either teens or less, is not sustainable in the United States.
Send them back and bill the country of origin and have the UN support it. Isn't the UN all about universal responsibility for children?
If the fence was there they would be on Mexican Soil, so they would be Mexicos problem which it should be since Mexico allowed them to travel through their whole country illegally.
Bring sun block. What's the matter Steny are you seeing future corrupt votes getting burnt???????
So what if they stand at the fence. Sooner or later they will get the message and not come to the fence. The absolute fact is that the Demos could care less what happens to this country as long as they win elections for ever. Every time they do one of these Obama dumps, they further destroy this country and Obama knows it and it is his mission to do just that. We are on a path to total economic destruction led by the Demos and since the population is now in the max of voting,,,how the hell will we ever stop it? Fema is buying up all the MREs it can get,,,,think about it, how many do they need when it all collapses, and who will be making them on a sustained basis when it all fails??
Better than the dim bulb democrats plan to bring them AND LOTS of DISEASE into OUR midst, Just to ILLEGALLY TILT THE NEXT ELECTION. That IS the REAL reason they've ORCHESTRATED this "crisis." Stupid Obama plans to grant amnesty WITH VOTING RIGHTS because the democrats poll numbers are RIGHTLY in the crapper.
Yep as long as they stay on their side of the fence,I'm good-----good fences make good neighbors !!!!!
I have been following very closely all of the Obama Administration's choreographed efforts to waste hundreds of millions of dollars of Taxpayer money through Federal Contracts that pamper these illegal Aliens and provide them with better social services than Americans. They get free Medical, free Housing, free Food, free Lawyers, free Transportation, etc. Please see my numerous blogs/stories at: http://federalabuse.blogspot.com
Maybe we should be looking to trade a registered demonRAT foe an unregistered demonRAT.
This is why God gave parents to raise children not governments. But our government wants to raise our children with a bent mind towards communism and progressivism.
It's amazing... I wonder how these children fed themselves for hundreds of miles to the border?
Lat Them stand their they will eventually get tired and go back home where they Belong, I'm sure they would like to leave and get out of the stinkeing fell hole that their Goverments and our created with NAFTA , and CAFTA And the NORTH AMERICAN UNION agreement that old Bush sighned on to. But if they Come Here then our Country will BE NO BETTER THAN THE HELL HOLE THAT THEY LEFT.