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Perry’s conspiracy theory on child migrants is wrong

According to New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas recently hinted “that the influx [of children from south of the border] could be some sort of Obama administration conspiracy.”

I suppose that Perry’s apparent ignorance could be forgiven.

He and almost everyone else seem to be ignorant of the fact that the law requiring unaccompanied children crossing into the United States from Mexico must be taken in by the U.S. government and processed through a rather long and time-consuming treatment to be sure that the children are not being trafficked here for illegal use and employment.

This law was passed by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush in happier Republican days.

President Obama would have to be a conspirator extraordinaire to have “conspired” with Republicans into earlier concern for our neighbors’ children.

Edward McC. Roberts


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