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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Texas border innocents - refugees, immigrants and orphans

Oddly enough, we Americans are the ones who are the illegal immigrants. Indeed, the ancestors of the Central American refugee immigrant orphans (in Texas) were in America for centuries before the first European settlers ever claimed any boundary between North American nations.  

Refugee children desperately seeking asylum in Texas because of fear of gang violence and assasinations in their Central American homelands are, arguably, also orphans. Unless the children who make the treacherous journey to Texas alone can explain who their parents are, and how to locate them, they're technically refugee orphans. In my experience, relating to three years living in the Philippines, this particular status for children, who are not American citizens, might qualify them for adoption by US families.

While living on the US Navy Base in Subic Bay, Philippines with my family, we witnessed many humanitarian adoptions of young Filipino children, when their parents essentially gave them up, leaving them, technically, as orphans.

Obviously, while I'm not an adoption attorney or an immigration expert, I know what I saw in the Philippines. I'm even familiar with many of the families who adopted orphaned Filipino children.

Therefore, I submit the following hypotheses about how the immigrant refugee orphans, currently being processed by immigration in Texas, might receive humanitarian care.

Because the US "do-nothing-congress" did nothing to help these tragic refugee immigrant orphans, and, moreover, being that the parents of these children obviously gave them up to the journey they undertook to escape Guatemala, then, they're, technically, eligible for adoption by US families. That's my opinion.

Moreover, I submit that many of the children are already being screened for adoption, given the above criteria, ie, they're unable to identify their parents.

While observing children eligible for adoption in the Philippines, in the groups I knew, virtually all were, eventually adopted by US families. There's little doubt, in my mind, that the same phenomenon is happening in Texas.  If immigration can identify the children as orphans, they will be adopted by US families.

Unfortunately, many deserving children will also be returned to Central America. This is sad because, frankly, the children who are returned to their origins will be sent back as a "message" to parents to stop the flow, because it won't be tolerated. 

Nevertheless, many other children will, more than likely, find a way to remain in the US. Evidently, the children's families were willing to risk sending their children on a dangerous journey to the US, to offer them the opportunity for a better life than what they expected in their violence ridden homelands.

God Bless the people helping the immigrant refugee orphan children, with some mothers among them, who are seeking asylum in the US, by crossing the Texas border. Americans opposing this asylum are denigrating their own immigrant ancestors, who came to the United States for the very same reasons as the refugee immigrant orphans and their families.

Oddly enough, we Americans are the ones who are the illegal immigrants. Indeed, the ancestors of the Central American refugee immigrant orphans were in America for centuries before the first European settlers ever claimed any boundary between North American nations.  

Compassionate Americans are, no doubt, providing refuge for as many of the innocent refugee immigrant orphans from Central America as possible. Probably, many Americans are already making inquiries about the possibility of adopting the children.

Nevertheless, given the volume of children at risk for refugee, immigrant, orphan status, it's irresponsible for the US Congress to adjourn for a 5 week summer vacation while continuing to do nothing to resolve our nation's inadequate immigration policies. 
American taxpayers should be refunded the salaries collected by Congress, while they are doing nothing.

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