They’re selling snow-cones in Hell, folks. Sarah Palin is taking the liberal position on immigration. Okay, sort of. Part of the immigration debate has caught her attention and she’s weighed in on it. And she is in agreement with us. Partly.
You may have seen reports about the Department of Homeland Security keeping hundreds of undocumented children in terrible conditions as they work on getting them back home. Most of these children came from Central or South America. Unlike immigrants from Mexico, who can be sent back home rather quickly and easily, immigrants from these countries can’t be processed as quickly. So they wait in detention centers.
This week, it came to light that DHS was flying undocumented children from Texas to Arizona after an unprecented 48,000+ unaccompanied children crossed the border into Texas, overwhelming their system. So they put several hundred of them on planes and flew them to holding centers in Phoenix and Tucson. When the Arizona Daily Star reported on the conditions at the holding facility in Nogales last week, the news spread about the conditions there. The Nogales ICE “Center” is an old warehouse. It has no indoor plumbing, no kitchen facilities and no mattresses. For over 700 — soon to be 1,400 or more– children. The warehouse has a capacity of 1,500.
When Sarah Palin heard about the conditions, she offered a very rare nuanced opinion. She even said that she was on the edge of quitting the Republican Party (I know! Whaaaa?). I guess she does have a heart in there somewhere. Sarah took to her Facebook page to air her views:
“Finally, they have won me over. I actually agree with the liberals’ war whoop. I, too, demand that this issue of young illegal aliens flooding across our border into horrendous conditions be taken care of. Now!”
Showing some compassion (a rarity with conservatives anymore), Palin said that the heat, lack of facilities (some porta-potties) and, worse, possible sexual exploitation are unacceptable to her. That they are child abuse. And that the GOP’s stubborn stance on immigration reform was WRONG.
“As a Christian I find it unforgivable to ignore this issue of overrunning border security into these conditions in southern states, and this one issue is just about driving me to renounce my Republican ties because, see, even leaders on the RIGHT side of the aisle haven’t exerted all Constitutional power to stop the madness. A few have tried, but until they’re sent reinforcements, then atrocities like the child abuse and exploitation you’re now getting wind of will only get worse.”
But then she returned to form by blaming the whole thing on President Obama. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. According to Palin, the POTUS has “orchestrated” the “crisis” to take attention away from… immigration? Palin thinks that Obama will use his “tyrannical tactics” to justify his “abuse of executive power.” Because he’s going to use that power to “fix” the problem. This is part of his evil plan to control every American’s every move, every thought. Oh noes!
But lest you think that Palin wants to accept these kids — now numbering about 1,400 — into our country and put them on the path to citizenship, think again. She remembered herself and backpedaled a bit. She’s all for spending money on this problem, but only to send these kids “back home to their parents.” Obviously, Palin has no idea that some of these kids came to America to be with their parents. Well, I guess we can’t expect her to understand more than the fact that brown children are in danger and being mistreated. Hey, it’s a start. Now, what flavor of snow-cone do you want?