I’ve been reminded today that it is the evil, greedy, hateful Republicans that are to blame for the suffering children coming illegally across our border. I am one of those evil Republicans (shhh, don’t tell anyone, I don’t want to be audited by the IRS)
I brought two Guatemalan boys into this country – legally. We battled with our wonderful loving government for 5 years to get a social security number for the second child and lost 5 years of deserved tax credits. He was one of the last Guatemalan children to make it out by adoption. Within months, the adoptions were closed down because of suspected corruption in the adoption industry there. Since then we have seen orphans and abandoned children sky rocket and the (unfunded by government) orphanages overflow with unwanted children. Adoptions are still closed with no end in sight.
In the fall of 2007, a survey found that Guatemalan institutions housed 5600 children and adolescents; one-third of those were free for adoption. More than 4600 of these children were four years or older. Guatemala sent 4,728 that year to America for adoption. (http://www.brandeis.edu/investigate/adoption/guatemala.html)
Recently, it is estimated there are more than 370,000 orphans in Guatemala. Approximately 5,000 homeless children live on the streets of Guatemala City due to abandonment and the effects of poverty. The chronic malnutrition rate for children under 5 is 50% – the highest in the region and the fourth highest in the world. (http://orphansheart.org/countries-we-serve/guatemala)
These are the stats for Guatemala alone. Add in Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua and you have a lot of suffering children that will do anything to get to America. Nancy Pelosi believes all of these wonderful children have the light of God in them – well I agree with her on that. But can we have them all come to America for help?
Close the borders. Build a wall or a fence or guard it but stop this insanity. I personally have Guatemalans that call me me asking for me to sponsor them to come here. I always say no. Remember, I am a hateful Republican. I guess now they can just walk across without my help.
Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reed, Mr. Obama, Bill and Hillary, and all you mega millionaire Democrats that are so loving and caring – how much do you give to these suffering children in their countries? When was the last time that you flew in your private jets to serve in an orphanage? We know the Republicans aren’t doing that. Why don’t you share some of your wealth with these wonderful children in their home countries so they don’t need to come here? It’s easy to blame the evil Republicans. Everyone knows that we are greedy and hate children.
For what it costs President Obama to play a round of golf, he could probably support many orphanages for a year. He is a loving democrat.
One last note: People are crying about the dangers faced by these children coming through Mexico. They worry about abuse and sex trade and murder. They obviously have not seen how street kids in these countries survive and die everyday whether or not they are trying to come here. It is an ugly life they live.
If you would like to give to help these children in Guatemala, please consider: Orphanresources.org. I work with this organization and they do a great job getting food and supplies to the very needy homes.