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July 7th, 2014
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Should undocumented children be returned?

Govs. Ted Strickland and Bob Ehrlich debated immigration tonight with Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich. Gov. Strickland says, "We’ve got a crisis and we’ve got to deal with it." How do you think we should fix this crisis?

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  1. southerngent

    kurt
    There is a reason that the GOP politicians rarely discuss specifics about where Obama has gone past his authority when using executive orders or making administrative changes to various pieces of legislation. Because when you look at the specifics, in each case congress has GRANTED the president the authority to do what Obama has done... by LAW.

    Bs, executive order is controlled by law, there is only one in question and it will soon be addressed. He backed off after that one and his lawyers started following the law. Everything else is his interpretation of law. The question is why did he resort to this abuse of power and the answer is to protect a growing dissatisfaction of obamacare; the single most destructive attack on individual freedom in our history by any president.

    July 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      Again... WHICH EXECUTIVE ORDER?

      I have yet to hear a specific order where he may have gone beyond what congress has authorized the president to do. Tell me which order is him abusing his authority. Here's a list. Tell me the number of the one you think is illegal.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders_13489_and_above

      July 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      As for the other issues you referred two below:

      The law tying the presidents hands in regard to unaccompanied children is the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. It passed by unanimous consent with no objections in the senate and house and was signed by George W. Bush. Unlike other areas where he has used authority granted by congress to make administrative changes to the law... this piece of legislation didn't give him the authority to do so.

      Do they "have what they need to do it currently"... sure... at a pace slower then the pace new unaccompanied minors are arriving. The "crisis" is that there aren't enough courts to handle the number of arrivals with the level of due diligence to their cases that is required by the above act... and it costs a lot of money to get more courts started and pay for an unforseen number of kids waiting to be heard in those courts.

      Obamacare reporting: The authority to delay is found in 7805(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Here's the address of a PDF explaining this piece of IRS code (called "transition relief") – http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/eotopice82.pdf. This authority was granted in parts and pieces beginning in 1921. It's LONGSTANDING presidential authority... that originates from laws passed by congress. Him delaying those taxes from coming into affect to help with the transition to a new tax is a result of laws passed by congress... it's not him defying the law.

      Congress can't pass a law... well unless the existing law gives the president work arounds (as the IRS code did relating to delaying mandates), they HAVE TO. The fact that they can't do it means that he has to execute the law as written. He's trying to do what he can using the powers congress has given him... but in the case of the 2008 law they haven't given him an out.

      "In conclusion, so according to you Obama can bypass congress and do as he pleases because they gave him the power too. OK then, why doesn't he do it now in this situation?" - NO... not at all what I'm saying. Congress has passed a LOT of laws over the years. Many of them give the president authority to decide things relating to the implementation of laws (such as the ability to delay tax laws to ease transition to new taxes). When those powers have been granted, the president can USE THEM. But when there are no workarounds provided by congress... he's stuck. He has to administer the law as written. And this is the case with the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. If they want to give him the power to turn the kids away at the border they have to CHANGE THE LAW. He doesn't have a workaround otherwise.

      "The government advertised for companies to transport mass illegal immigrants in FEBRUARY, yet they did not start arriving in mass until late may – early june, was this orchestrated by the administration or did they know what was coming and failed to act?." – This sounds like some sort of wacky conspiracy theory. I've never heard about it... but if you want to send me a link about it I'll look into it for you (and probably find some boring explanation that explains what happened that you don't want to hear at all).

      July 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Reply
      • southerngent

        Total liberal non sense, and as far as the executive order, I posted it on the other thread for this subject but you are so vain you ony read your own misinformation so here it is again:

        EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 13535

        July 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm |
  2. Spgfld Tom

    Send them back to their countries of origin! Provide them with a bus ticket, an ObamaPhone, 200 dollars in ObamaBucks, 2 PBJ sandwiches and a Biden/Sebelius '16 souvenirt-shirt. Has President Permisso ever taken responsiblity for this disaster? Never mind I think I answered my own question.

    July 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  3. danicalifornia

    CNN- stop carrying Obama's water. You've been behind the eight ball on all the scandals of this administration and the pulse of the American people. Stop pushing an agenda. There is just no journalistic integrity. Shocking that you are actually allowing posters to tell you what they really think instead of the garbage you are trying to spin.

    July 9, 2014 at 7:29 am | Reply
  4. Sam

    Let them all stay in Washington DC. Set up a tent city on the mall so that the President and all the Agencies working on the hearings can be close up and intimately connected to these unaccompanied minors. If the Government wants to bring them in, let them be processed on the mall, make it he "New Ellis Island".

    July 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Reply
  5. southerngent

    I typically don't believe conspiracy rhetoric but something stinks in the whole situation. Wasn't the dhs looking for companies to do mass transportation of illegals in February, yet this crisis didn't reach current proportions until late May, June. Waa this was orchestrated by the administration or did they know what was coming and failed to act? Just asking.

    July 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Reply
    • southerngent

      Darn, "Waa this was" should have been Was this.

      July 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  6. ProtectAmericanJobs

    The media just keeps putting up pictures of the children of unauthorized foreign intruders to try to push there propaganda and agenda. How transparent and obvious – How stupid do they really think that the American People are?

    I'll share the following comment from someone that posts under the name of XDm9mm – This comment is just brimming with common sense and is right on the money:

    ------------

    To all people SUPPORTING the ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION INVASION of The United States of America I say the following:

    I will wholeheartedly support your belief that the current invasion by illegal alien invaders is welcome on the following conditions.

    1 – YOU invite these people in YOUR homes at YOUR expense.

    2 – YOU HOUSE them at YOUR expense.

    3 – YOU FEED them at YOUR expense.

    4 – YOU CLOTHE them at YOUR expense.

    5 – YOU provide all necessary MEDICAL CARE at YOUR expense.

    6 – When additional schools need to be built and staff hired YOU receive the bill for those services for any above and beyond the local birth rate of US CITIZENS.

    7 – If at any time one of YOUR house guests break the law and need legal counsel in a court of law, YOU pay for those expenses WITHOUT and public assistance.

    8 – If at any time one of YOUR house guests need to be incarcerated due to breaking any of the laws of this country, YOU pay for those expenses WITHOUT public assistance.

    9 – At NO TIME will you receive ANY public assistance. You forfeit any and all eligibility for any housing assistance, food assistance, medical assistance, NO ADDITIONAL TAX exemptions beyond those for your own natural born children.

    YOU ASSUME FULL AND COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ANY ILLEGAL ALIEN YOU WELCOME INTO YOUR HOME.

    Agree with the above, and I'll agree with your compassion.

    by XDm9mm

    -------------------------

    FYI: Our Leaders are Elected By the Citizens of The United States of America to Represent the Interests of Those Citizens and The Country Itself and that They're NOT Elected By or To Represent Lobbyist, the Global Marketplace (WTO, NAFTA, TPP), Foreign Citizens or Illegal Aliens.

    For the last 25-years, our idiotic traitorous political "leaders" have been selling out the bulk of the American citizens, who they're supposed to represent, by allowing the incursion of illegal aliens (cheap labor) and the outsourcing floodgates to open wider and wider without taking any sensible measures to stem the tide.

    When are our frigging idiotic traitorous "leaders" ACTUALLY going to do something about this? – How many more years do they think that they can keep stalling for? – And yes – I'm Angry with Both Parties – As are most American Citizens right now!

    We STILL need to Stop ILLEGAL immigration!

    The first priority is to secure our southern border and our military should absolutely be deployed to shut the floodgates that are allowing thousands upon thousands of unauthorized illegal aliens to continue to pour into our country!

    We should immediately start using our military to Start Keeping ILLEGAL Aliens Out. Bring our troops home from the mindless Middle East and deploy them on our southern border. Let's use our troops here in the USA to Protect Our Country from the Incursion of Illegal Aliens here at Home, instead of keeping them in the Middle East, which is just going to continue to be a never ending region of stupidity and violence. We should also start hiring more of our unemployed veterans as additional border patrol officers, ICE and INS agents. Cause Lord knows, we need to do a better job of protecting our southern border and getting control of our illegal alien problem.

    Economic Fairness for the American People and the Real American Economy: It's called Tariffs, Tax Incentives for Repatriating Industries and American Jobs and Protecting Our Southern Border.

    The very first priority is to secure our border and then go from there.

    July 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  7. Atticus Finch

    When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you do is STOP DIGGING !!
    CLOSE the border – NOW. Get the National Guard.

    I have questions that would love to hear REAL answers to :
    1- when they find the relatives that are here, are THEY legal?
    2- how can our Patrols tell a Mexican from a person from El Salvador or such? We had a heck of time with this in Pakistan/Turkey etc. so the Mexican just says he is from somewhere else and stays?
    3- is all they have to say is 'I am a refuge/ fearful of my life' and they stay?
    4- if they took some of this $ they are paying the coyote, and got themselves a passport, flew to Houston, got off the plane, and says I am refugee, ..what happens?
    5- ok, I am sending my child to US with coyote or alone, and you have a relative here.....don't you somehow contact them and say, 'get to Texas and get Susie coming across border' and give them shelter? No, because this way, they are detained and maybe given refuge status and then stay, which was the goal.
    6- if I come to the check in border gate and say I am refuge, do I get admittance?

    get here illegally and you can stay. Come legally and we send you back or deny access.

    This is nuts for both the illegals and US.

    July 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  8. Tom1940

    And the article's title ends with a question mark? It should not be what – but when. Should the U.S. ask the Mexican President to enforce a series of check points across the southern end of Mexico at it's narrowest point, an area in length approximately the length of the border between the U.S. and the Baja Peninsula, I'm sure, that would stop all undocumented South Americans from proceeding north. Will the U.S. do that? Of course not. The November 2014, Senate and House Elections are on the line, and the Pres (and Dem's), need the Latino Vote. Pure and simple it is not a "practical" solution the Pres. is looking for – it is a "favorable political" solution. (Not what is right – one that is "expedient").

    July 8, 2014 at 11:20 am | Reply
  9. GatorDude

    Remand them to the custody of the U.S. Marine Corps, raise them, enlist them, and send them to fight crazy Muslims all around the world.

    July 8, 2014 at 9:57 am | Reply
  10. DRC

    Of course they should be sent back. This idea that Central America and it citizens have that the US is some kind of entitlement program has to stop. They have absolutely no respect for the US or its citizens. Based on the over all behavior and refusal to assimilate of the "immigrants" already here why should we take them?

    July 8, 2014 at 9:31 am | Reply
    • ProtectAmericanJobs

      I Agree – We need to return them, because if we don't it sets a disastrous precedent.

      This has gotten completely out of control and President Obama's "Plan" is waiting for a "recommendation" by the end of summer and throwing $2-billion at the problem? – What the heck? – Can't he figure this out for himself? – This is just more empty talk and stupidity. – Why the hell do we need to wait until the end of the summer or need $2,000,000,000 dollars when we already have troops on the payroll? – It's a no-brainer, the first priority is to secure our southern border and our military should absolutely be deployed to shut the floodgates that are allowing thousands upon thousands of unauthorized illegal aliens to continue to pour into our country! We don't need a "blue-ribbon-committee" or any other BS to figure this out.

      The very first priority is to secure our border and then go from there.

      These intruders are unauthorized foreigners or illegal aliens. – They're not just "undocumented immigrants". – They are intruders! – And based upon that truth, they have no constitutional rights in our country.

      For the last 25-years, our idiotic traitorous political "leaders" have been selling out the bulk of the American citizens, who they're supposed to represent, by allowing the incursion of illegal aliens (cheap labor) and the outsourcing floodgates to open wider and wider without taking any sensible measures to stem the tide.

      When are our frigging idiotic traitorous "leaders" ACTUALLY going to do something about this? – How many more years do they think that they can keep stalling for? – And yes – I'm Angry with Both Parties – As are most American Citizens right now! – But right now Obama is the worst of all.

      We Need To Stop Unauthorized Foreigners from just Flooding Into Our Country!

      So, we should immediately start using our military to Start Keeping ILLEGAL Aliens Out. Bring our troops home from the mindless Middle East and deploy them on our southern border.

      Let's use our troops here in the USA to Protect Our Own Country from the Incursion of Illegal Aliens here at Home, instead of keeping them in the Middle East, which is just going to continue to be a never ending region of stupidity and violence. We should also start hiring more of our unemployed veterans as additional border patrol officers, ICE and INS agents.

      The American People really Need Leaders That Will Honor The Fact that They Are Elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to Represent the Interests of Those Citizens and The Country Itself and that They are NOT Elected By or To Represent Lobbyist, the Global Marketplace (NAFTA, WTO, TPP), Foreign Citizens or Illegal Aliens.

      Economic Fairness for the American People and the Real American Economy: It's called Tariffs, Tax Incentives for Repatriating Industries and American Jobs and Protecting Our Southern Border.

      July 8, 2014 at 11:19 am | Reply
  11. Adoption vDeportation

    Let's allow the unaccompanied children be adopted voluntarily by US citizens by those that voted "No" to deportation.
    If they don't want them as family, why should they become wards of the State???
    Besides, that will reveal the children who still have parents back in their native country and who then should be deported back to them.

    July 8, 2014 at 9:05 am | Reply
  12. kurt

    The fact is the children are claiming to be political refuges.

    The "law" says that those claiming political asylum go through a process to determine if they are really political refuges or not and then get treated accordngly. The law also says that people coming from their countries of origin are not turned away at the border.

    Those laws are being enforced... but the resources aren't there to handle the volume of refuges/immigrants coming over.

    Obama has his hands tied here. He doesn't have the resources to process the children ACCORDING TO THE LAW in a quick manner. He cannot change the laws... only congress can do that. And the house is threatening him with a lawsuit for not enforcing the laws EXACTLY AS WRITTEN.

    So where exactly should he go with this? Some of you are saying that he should just deport the kids. He CANNOT ACCORDING THE THE LAWS CONGRESS PASSED. He cannot deny them entry according to the law if they're from Guatemala. He can't deport them without having a hearing to determine if they are truly refuges or just illegals searching for economic gain. And he doesn't have enough funds to hire the number of people needed to process 10,000 of those hearings a month.

    Are you asking him to ignore the laws congress passed? Are you willing to stop threatening to sue him for that offense? You cannot have it both ways.

    July 8, 2014 at 9:05 am | Reply
    • Hector Slagg

      Well, Good Buddy,
      If we have an Embassy in these countries they should be able to answer the "So Called" Asylum Claims. That should take about 10 minutes to clear that up. Next stop, transportation back to their country of Origin. The American people don't trust Obama as far as they can throw him to deport these "Fake" Refugees. Guess what? None of them will be deported!!

      July 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • kurt

        The president BY LAW is required to convene a hearing for EACH CHILD to determine their asylyum status.

        If your solution would work, congress woudl have to pass legislation to make it so. Call your congressman and blame him rather then the guy who is executing the laws they passed.

        It's funny how the GOP wants to sue him for not following congressional laws, then yells at him for following congressional laws. Make up your dang mind.

        July 9, 2014 at 11:09 am |
    • southerngent

      Why not he ignores his own law on obamacare? He can simply instruct the justice department or DHS, or DCS to issue a kings decree and return them immediately, or he could simply screw America AGAIN and say they all stay on his order. Btw, why 3.7 billion dollars? Another example of government waste!

      July 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Reply
      • kurt

        Why 3.7 billion? Cost of hiring and training additional judges to hold the hearings, lawyers for those seeking asylum, provide food and shelter for those awaiting hearings and cover the cost of additional staff and expense from deporting those who are determined not to warrant asylum... for those here and those arriving through the end of the year.

        All of that is REQUIRED by the laws of congress.

        As for the obamacare modifications... it's funny how that worked. There are laws on the books which give the treasury department a huge amount of lattitude when enforcing tax laws. When the supreme court ruled that the fines, fees and penalties of obamacare were constutional as they were a tax... it then opened them up for a wide degree of treasury department administrative adjustment under those laws. THat may not have been intended... but that was a consequence of them being classified as taxes. The tresury department can modify times and methods of tax collection and payment without congressional improval... because congress has passed laws allowing them to do just that.

        The things Obama has done administratively are all allowed because congress passed laws allowing the executive branch to do them... including the Obamacare changes. They have the ability to take that power away... by passing a law. They have not done so.

        There is a reason that the GOP politicians rarely discuss specifics about where Obama has gone past his authority when using executive orders or making administrative changes to various pieces of legislation. Because when you look at the specifics, in each case congress has GRANTED the president the authority to do what Obama has done... by LAW.

        It all sounds very good in the broad spectrum, but when you get down to nuts and bolts it turns out he's obeying the laws congress has passed... even when he disregards or changes their laws. Because in the past congress passed laws that give the president the power to do what he's doing.

        Again... they can take it away too. They just have to get off their butts, do their jobs and PASS A LAW.

        July 9, 2014 at 11:23 am |
      • southerngent

        kurt Why 3.7 billion? Cost of hiring and training additional judges to hold the hearings, lawyers for those seeking asylum, provide food and shelter for those awaiting hearings and cover the cost of additional staff and expense from deporting those who are determined not to warrant asylum... for those here and those arriving through the end of the year.

        BS, they all ready have what is needed, all the have to do is do it. As the numbers decrease by processing, the numbers needed for processing decrease, or as you always fail to address, the inefficiencies of government with its enormous waste gets in the way. Ether way, they are spreading them out between states and cities there are all ready enough resources to get the processing done.

        July 9, 2014 at 6:03 pm |
      • southerngent

        kurt
        All of that is REQUIRED by the laws of congress.

        BS, This made no sense. What specifically?

        July 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm |
      • southerngent

        As for the obamacare modifications... it's funny how that worked. There are laws on the books which give the treasury department a huge amount of lattitude when enforcing tax laws. When the supreme court ruled that the fines, fees and penalties of obamacare were constutional as they were a tax... it then opened them up for a wide degree of treasury department administrative adjustment under those laws. THat may not have been intended... but that was a consequence of them being classified as taxes. The tresury department can modify times and methods of tax collection and payment without congressional improval... because congress has passed laws allowing them to do just that.

        Total BS, and you know it. Quote the law?

        July 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm |
      • southerngent

        kurt
        The things Obama has done administratively are all allowed because congress passed laws allowing the executive branch to do them... including the Obamacare changes. They have the ability to take that power away... by passing a law. They have not done so.

        BS, The thing Obama has done is screw WORKING AMERICANS. PERIOD. Quote the law that allows him to change law.

        July 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm |
      • southerngent

        kurt There is a reason that the GOP politicians rarely discuss specifics about where Obama has gone past his authority when using executive orders or making administrative changes to various pieces of legislation. Because when you look at the specifics, in each case congress has GRANTED the president the authority to do what Obama has done... by LAW.

        Bs, executive order is controlled by law, there is only one in question and it will soon be addressed. He backed off after that one and his lawyers started following the law. Everything else is his interpretation of law. The question is why did he resort to this abuse of power and the answer is to protect a growing dissatisfaction of obamacare; the single most destructive attack on individual freedom in our history by any president.

        July 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm |
      • southerngent

        kurt
        It all sounds very good in the broad spectrum, but when you get down to nuts and bolts it turns out he's obeying the laws congress has passed... even when he disregards or changes their laws. Because in the past congress passed laws that give the president the power to do what he's doing.

        So, if the next President, who WILL NOT be a democrat, changes all parts of everything Obama has done that will be OK with you.

        July 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm |
      • southerngent

        kurt
        Again... they can take it away too. They just have to get off their butts, do their jobs and PASS A LAW.

        Again, BS, first of all they can't pass a law because Reid won't allow it, second if it gets passed by congress Obama would veto it, third the house and Republican Senators are having to spend all their time keeping Obama from doing anymore harm to the US domestic and foreign.

        July 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm |
      • southerngent

        kurt
        You post a lot of worthless crap, using a lot of useless wording to say nothing and sometimes quote useless numbers without sources. So, here are a few relative the article.

        25% (only) think the border will be secured under Obama
        18% (only) think illegals should be given blanket amnesty
        62% think a process to legalization should be given (only) if the border can be secured
        40% agreed/w Senate bill s744, 40% oppose.
        29% think the house should pass s744, 44% think the house should review each part separately, 27% undecided.
        28% think comprehensive immigration reform will happen this year
        55% oppose free public education for illegal immigrants

        ****** the reason Obama pushes so hard for reform *******
        31% of illegals consider themselves Democrats, 4% Republican, with 23% leaning Democratic, 15% leaning Republican,

        80% of adult Americans support stricter borders, 93% Republicans, 76% Democrats, 83% independents
        60% Hispanic voters support amnesty only if the 90% influx stoppage is reached
        56% Hispanic voters do not support federal benefits for illegals while going through legalization process before the 90% reached
        64% Hispanic voters support E-verify
        77% adult American voters do not think amnestied illegals should receive federal benefits before citizenship obtained. 90% Republican, 80% Independent, 63% Democrats
        70% do not think amnestied illegals should receive obamacare benefits before citizenship obtained
        59% of registered voters think securing the border is more important than amnesty, 34% think amnesty is more important

        Illegal immigration and amnesty poll. More information on site, suggested reading.
        From fairus.org, Federation for American Immigration Reform – poll Oct. 22, 2013
        I doubt the numbers would be better for your views now given the current situation.
        If anything is misquoted it would be by mistake only.

        July 9, 2014 at 9:01 pm |
      • southerngent

        kurt
        In conclusion, so according to you Obama can bypass congress and do as he pleases because they gave him the power too. OK then, why doesn't he do it now in this situation? Also, answer the question: The government advertised for companies to transport mass illegal immigrants in FEBRUARY, yet they did not start arriving in mass until late may – early june, was this orchestrated by the administration or did they know what was coming and failed to act?.

        July 10, 2014 at 8:00 am |
    • MDR

      Kurt, in every single one of your comments, you either defend illegal immigration or defend Obama's actions on the matter. The first part doesn't surprise me as you have expressed one of your comments that you come form the school of letting them all in unless they are criminals. Unfortunately, the utopia you see is not possible as there are only so many unskilled laborers we can take in into this country. Let's face it, the vast majority of immigrants crossing the borders illegally are lucky to have an elementary school level of education.

      But I digress. Do you really think this is the first time that unaccompanied minors have been caught at the border? Do you thinks this is the first time that someone has falsely claimed their circumstances to gain political asylum?

      No, it is not. In the past, all those minors have been returned to their countries of origin to be reunited with family members there until their case was reviewed by an Asylum Officer or Immigration Judge. It was a lengthier process but it was done by mutual agreements and working with their respective embassies.

      So as you see Kurt, Obama's hands are not tied as you claim. To inform you a bit about the powers that POTUS has when it comes to immigration......The president has the power to return a person found to be an illegal immigrant or a person who has violated their conditions of stay, back to their country at any time. In the event that such nation refuses to take their citizens back (like Guatemala), POTUS has the option to cancel every single VISA issued to that country and to place further restriction on the #of VISAS issued to said country. Furthermore, POTUS has that choice or the person can be returned to the country through where he or she gained illegal entry into the US, in this case, Mexico. If Mexico refuses, as it is them letting all these minors travel illegally through their country as well, then the same measures can be taken against Mexico.

      You and I know that that is all that would take in order to stop this mass illegal migration. But we both know that POTUS won't do that. It's not beneficial to him. So, please, don't tell me Obama's hands are tied.

      July 9, 2014 at 9:39 am | Reply
    • Kev

      Did you 'forget' that Obama now has a 'pen and a phone'? HE can change that law with HIS pen, and BINGO,
      now it's NOT illegal to send them back, BUT, OF COURSE he won't, because he WANTS them here (at lest until the election this fall)

      July 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  13. Hector Slagg

    All illegals should be deported now. If the people will approve a guest worker program then they can stay as guest workers. The ones now flooding the southern border needs to be sent back, now. If thing are so mad in Central America why didn't all these illegals go to Brazil or some other South American country? If these 200,00 are allowed to stay the illegals will continue to come. Their economic situation will be no better here and may actually be worse. They will attach themselves to the Welfare System, funded by the U.S. Taxpayer. When the Pilgrims came to the New World they had many hardships. The excuse that these illegals are fleeing hardships doesn't wash. Send them all back now.

    July 8, 2014 at 8:29 am | Reply
  14. Minnie Mouse

    Absolutely yes, all of the undocumented children should be returned home. We need to do things legally in America. There's no guarantee that there's going to be enough permanent or even temporary homes, food, clothing, medical care ect...There's already a crisis in America with the millions of homeless people not getting the permanent help needed with food, housing, medical care ect.. These are innocent children and it's a terrible situation that they are in but it's not going to be a terrible situation to move them back to the country that they belong, because it's 100% the right thing to do and what is best for them.
    What will be terrible to our country and to these innocent children, would be to allow them to all stay with no solution.

    July 8, 2014 at 7:21 am | Reply
  15. stingerhp

    Y E S..... Illegal is illegal, and what is good for one is good for all.....

    July 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  16. Kelly Bartman

    Yes they should be returned to there origins, and call them illegal immigrants not undocumented children. The bill for feeding, housing and sending them back should be charged to the government of there country also.

    July 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Reply
  17. Yaakov Honasky

    Ms Cutter you are absolutely correct regarding the high cost of litigation against President Obama by Speaker Boehner. It would be more cost effective and appropriate to impeach!

    July 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  18. Smitty

    Send them back. If the libs feel that strong than take a few into your home and pay for their stay.

    July 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  19. Miguel Serda

    well I see that both Gingrich and ehrlich are both republican, one was shamed out of office, and the other defeated several times. and what if their ancestors had been treated as these children are today, and how do they know they weren't? by the way, were their ancestors legal or illegal when the first arrived here back in the day? as for Gingrich, he wouldn't know about his ancestry seeing how his biological father ran off on him and his mother. and if not of that army sergeant Gingrich who later adopted that fat ugly pig newt, he would still be using the name of McPherson. either way, both Gingrich/McPherson and ehrlich are both losers and are today not important in politics anymore. Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:39:09 +0000 To: mrserda@hotmail.com

    July 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Reply
  20. MDR

    Absolutely! During the CROSSFIRE segment at hand, I read a sign that carried the message to stop separating families. I agree with that sentiment wholeheartedly. The families shouldn't be separated. As a parent, I wouldn't want to be apart from my children, and in an effort to do so I'd go through whatever and would do whatever necessary to not be separated from them.

    The solution is simple, reunite the families and send them back through their country of origin. Problem solved. Unfortunately the pundits don't want o hear that. The only solution they present is to let them stay in the country free and clear. Another sad reality that immigration reform proponents don't want to address is the fact that these loving parents had no problems leaving their children behind in the first place. Even worse, they didn't have a problem to let their children cross multiple countries without any protection and exposed to smugglers' treatment. (Many undocumented immigrants have been robbed, beaten and raped by these scum called "polleros")

    Do we have a crisis in this country? Absolutely we do! But this administration won't take the necessary steps and make the hard decisions required to stop these children to feel like they can keep on coming. Guess what? If you start the process to send them back as soon as they are encountered, the message will get back to their countries that it's just not worth the long trek just to be sent back.

    Guatemala's president (if you could call him that) has declared that he won't take any of those children back because his country doesn't have the resources to take care of them. So the US does?! We do not! Our systems are being overwhelmed. And even if by some stretch of the imagination could,......Why should we?! Obama has the necessary authority, and it is in the books, to cancel every VISA issued to a country that refuses to take its citizens back. Even further, in an event such country refuses, the illegal immigrant can be returned to the country through which him/her gained access to the US. We all know that Obama won't take such stance though. He's more worried about securing votes for the Democratic Party.

    July 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Reply

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