The New York Times editorial board believes the border crisis is merely “a myth.”
In a weekend editorial, the Times said the “White House is getting it mostly right” on immigration and blasted Republicans, who are “throwing up roadblocks” with “dangerous overreaction.” The Times praised the Obama administration’s request for $3.7 billion in aid to deal with a crisis they think is a “myth.”
“The besieged border is a myth, and the arrival of a few thousand weary refugee children on buses does not make the myth true,” the Times wrote. “Republicans are feeding the cycle, stoking panic about a border under assault, even to the point of demanding that Mr. Obama call out the National Guard. Nativist protesters are blocking buses of migrants in places like Murrieta, Calif.”
As Breitbart News has reported, “at least 57,000 illegal immigrant children have unlawfully entered the country since October of last year, and federal officials estimate that 150,000 more will next year.”
The number of illegal immigrant children crossing the border has spiked since President Barack Obama unilaterally enacted the Deferred Action program. And communities from Virginia to California are telling the federal government “enough is enough,” as they surreptitiously try to dump illegals in unsuspecting communities.