Leaving aside the outrageous, “the Borders are secure” remark, Reid says in this clip that we would not be having this problem at the border had we passed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”. Wait a minute, I thought that the line was that these “children” were escaping intolerable conditions in their home countries, i.e., being raped, forced to join gains or be killed.
It sounds like Reid is saying that had we granted amnesty, that is what Comprehensive Immigration Reform means, to the illegals then these rapes and killings would not have happen, and they would not be swarming our border to escape them.
As to whether not they are refugees Fox News reported this:
Misperceptions(sic) about U.S. immigration policy behind surge of illegal children, report says
A new intelligence assessment concludes that misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy – and not Central American violence – are fueling the surge of thousands of children illegally crossing the Mexican border. The 10-page July 7 report was issued by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), which according to the Justice Department website is led by the DEA and incorporates Homeland Security. Its focus is on the collection and distribution of tactical intelligence, information which can immediately be acted on by law enforcement.
“Of the 230 migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos to UAC (unaccompanied children) and adult females OTMs (other than Mexicans) traveling with minors,” the report said.
Maybe the UN might just want to back out of this, unless of course, they are in cahoots with Obama.