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By Diana West
Friday, July 4, 2014, 8:57 p.m.
 

About those 300 U.S. military advisers that the Obama administration has ordered to Iraq: They belong on the U.S. border with Mexico. They are urgently needed to assess what U.S. military force should be deployed immediately to secure our own border, not Iraq's border, from what is surely the most unconventional and, I believe, the most dangerous war in our history.

As tens of thousands of so-called unaccompanied alien children crash our southern border, we are undergoing a war against the existence, the concept of, the USA as a nation-state.

But the existential danger here comes not from the assault itself. Nightmarishly, it comes from the Obama administration, which, in its greatest betrayal, is leading, or at least supporting, the aliens' charge.

A normal government would have taken immediate steps to halt these border crossings and set in motion the deportation efforts necessary to return these illegals to their home countries.

But the Obama administration is not a normal government. It saw these veritable columns of minor aliens forming, and, rather than stop them from entering the country, actually sought to help them.

How do I know this? From a Department of Homeland Security solicitation notice that appeared six months ago at the federal business opportunities site, FedBizOpps.gov. The notice seeks “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children,” describing exactly the services now required to process, not deport, this massive influx.

DHS, the notice states, has “a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of unaccompanied alien children ... and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters located throughout the continental United States.”

Take Lawrenceville, a tiny town in southern Virginia. One day last month, Lawrenceville woke up to discover that Washington was unilaterally about to turn this town of 1,400 citizens into the host for 500 illegal minors. A grassroots uproar brought a halt to Washington's designs.

I can hear the resettlement crowd asking: “Where is the compassion?” “Where is the charity?” But what they're really looking for is taxpayer money.

As Ann Corcoran, purveyor of the website Refugee Resettlement Watch, has taught me, population replacement is big business, and the zealous bureaucrats who seek to “fundamentally transform” this country make a good, taxpayer-funded living while they're at it.

You're paying for that new illegal minor alien facility now opening in Tucson — the 17th such facility operated by a group called Southwest Key, with an annual budget of more than $150 million, according to NBC affiliate KVOA, “most of which comes from federal government contracts.”

You're paying for the “migration and refugee services” of the very preachy U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. As Corcoran writes, “It is not Christian charity when the ‘church' is paid by the taxpayers to do charitable work.”

No, it's a big Washington con. Don't fall for it. Hold the line. United, maybe we don't need the cavalry.

Diana West can be contacted via dianawest@verizon.net.

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