Thu, 17 July 2014
A procedure advanced by a Republican administration, passed by Congress, then signed into law by President Bush, mandates investigation into immigrant claims of physical danger. The process is slowed by a shortage of legal staff and judges to hear cases. President Obama asks for millions to recruit and hire those needed to speed up the process. His request combines those millions with the billions Congressional conservatives have demanded to increase border security.
Congressional conservatives say no.
Some Republicans insist that they regard pretty much all of the influx of children as dangerous gang members.
We can hope the national character is not reflected by such bias. The sad fact is that mobs and the public officials who react to them do say something about individual character.