LATIN AMERICA NEWS – The Governor of Nebraska, Dave Heineman, accuses President Barack Obama of covert operations with the undocumented immigrant children who arrive alone to the U.S. territory.
[su_pullquote class=”H2″]By law, the U.S. has 72 hours to try to determine the personal circumstances of each of the children, such as whether they have parents already living in the U.S. and could be reunited. But the officials said the number of child immigrants has “very dramatically” increased in recent days, leading to delays in the processing. Source: http://www.voanews.com[/su_pullquote]Heineman pressed the head of the White House to tell the names of 200 children who were brought to their area after being arrested for illegal entry to the United States through the border with Mexico.
“We want to know who these individuals,the people who sponsor and the communities where they are in Nebraska are, after the federal government moved them across the country without notifying what happened,”said the US politician.
The governor said he knew through Republican Senator Mike Johanns on the move of these infants to their status in the middle of the crisis by the unusual increase in the flow of undocumented unaccompanied minors into the U.S. territory.
According to official statistics, since October 2013, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children arrived in the United States without permission mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, this figure may reach 90,000 at the end of the fiscal year in late September.
The influx of Central American children is occurring as the U.S. is in the midst of a contentious debate over immigration policies. Obama has called for comprehensive immigration policy changes that could eventually permit 11 million immigrants already in the country illegally to gain U.S. citizenship over a period of years.
But many of Obama’s Republican opponents in Congress say that amounts to amnesty for lawbreakers; they have so far thwarted passage of immigration reforms.
President Barack Obama asked the Congress last week for 3.7 billion dollars to face the emergency, an amount considered too high by Republicans.