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.
THAT'S EXACTLY CORRECT, DEM-WIT! THEY WOULD STAND AT THE FENCE ON MEXICO'S SIDE. If that had happened from the get-go, there would be no invasion. We'll let you and Mrs. Dem-Wit go on the Mexican side and find their parents!
Stand in line at the border or immigration? After awhile they'll figure it out. If they can't they don't belong here...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
Steny Hoyer has always been what the horse leaves behind. Why doesn't he take them to his home?
Eventually they would just go home and stop coming.......
MEXICO must face their irresponsible action of letting these people use their "country" aka drug cartel as a
Mule trail and take care of those people with their abundant drug revenues...
mr hoyer ,if i saw 500 hundred children standing at the fence for 96 hours,i would tell the police were our there parents,and go after there parents for allowing these children,to go alone which is a crime,if there parents our in the usa,then i would first see if the parents are here legally,and if they are i would bring charges against these parents for allowing these kids to be in a very dangerous position,and let there parents be jailed,and if the parents are here illegally then i would charge the parents for endangering the welfare of a minor,and deport the parents and there children.