At the current levels of illegal border-jumping in the United States from Central America, a full 15% of them are unaccompanied minors. These children are basically stuck on a truck or bus, driven to the border, sent over into the U.S. with adult strangers and, with a wing and a prayer, are assumed to reach their target destination.
Unfortunately in today’s booming Mexican and Central American human trafficking industry, many of these children never make it to the states without first being molested, abused, or raped. Even the coyotes who are tasked with picking up these mass groups in the deserts near the border have been known to take several of these children for their own nefarious purposes.
That being said, the parents who are sending them on their merry way are not taking into account the extreme danger to their children, and the Liberals in charge in D.C. are not taking into account the massive costs involved in housing and caring for these waifs. Enter the fast-talking lawyers to ensure that this is by-passed. Progressives have just gotten the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to agree with them that these children should be granted American citizens’ rights to a hearing.
Yes I’m Right:
Via Washington Examiner:
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said unanimously that unaccompanied minors, as children who migrate illegally [that]are known, are entitled to bond hearings that determine whether they can be released until their case is heard in court.
The judges said the federal government must follow the terms of a 1997 lawsuit settlement that required bond hearings for minors.
Once in the custody of HHS, minors are typically detained for a brief period before being permitted to join relatives or other sponsors in the interior of the country, until they have to appear in court.
Government lawyers argued those statutes overruled the 1997 settlement, but the appeals court disagreed. The government may appeal the decision to a full panel of the 9th Circuit, or to the Supreme Court.
Yes I’m Right continues: The right to a bail hearing sounds great and is a right that Americans enjoy. Americans being the operative word there. This would be an open and shut issue if these were citizens we were talking about, but what is happening here is that once again, illegals are being given rights that they aren’t supposed to have.
The well-argued case against the granting of citizenship to illegal immigrants’ children by virtue of Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment has been thoroughly presented and a true interpretation of the right pertaining only to Black freedmen and their children directly following the end of the Civil War is there for the reading.
To grant citizens’ rights to these children is the equivalent of a “heckler’s veto” where a person of no authority is given the weight of authority through agreement by a third party who also has no authority. This ruling will be challenged and defeated by the Supreme Court. The Trump administration won’t bother with attempting to put this through the full Ninth Circus simply because the results will be exactly the same. At least with the Supreme Court, the merits of the argument based on the Constitution will be debated, instead of an arbitrary, moot point by activist judges hand-picked by Leftists to rule in their favor.
Source: Yes I’m Right