The moral blackmail that President Obama and his media are using to force Americans to give away their country rests entirely upon that most trite of arguments — “It’s for the children.” There’s only one problem — they aren’t children.
Nearly all of the illegal immigrant children who have been apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last two years have been teenagers.
According to a new Pew Research report, in fiscal year 2013, 91% of illegal immigrant “children” apprehended at the border were teenagers. Of the nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant “children” who were apprehended since October of last year, 84% have been teenagers.
Pew obtained the government figures through a Freedom of Information Act request, and the numbers paint “the first publicly available detailed portrait of the age and home country of child migrants —unaccompanied and accompanied – caught at the U.S.-Mexico border from Oct. 1, 2012, to May 31, 2014.”
Pew also noted that while the number of children ages 12 and younger who have been apprehended has increased, “the number of apprehensions of children who are accompanied by a parent or guardian has increased at a far faster clip, nearly tripling (160% increase) in less than a year.” According to the data, “in the partial fiscal year 2014 data provided, 22,069 accompanied children were apprehended, up from just 8,479 during all of the previous fiscal year.”
[Pew Research Report: Nearly 90% of Illegal Immigrant ‘Children’ Are Teenagers, by Tony Lee, Breitbart, July 22, 2014]
Of course, will the exposure of this lie even matter? All the usual arguments for mass immigration — that it’s good for the economy, that it makes the country more “vibrant,” that we need more foreigners to fight in our military — aren’t even made anymore. All that’s left is the naked desire to dispossess the American people through any means necessary. And that’s enough for the invasion to continue.