This morning there’s a lot of finger-pointing going on about the kids streaming across our southern border, apparently from Central America. There’s plenty of blame to go around and as usual I’m a lot more interested in what should be done than in assigning blame.
I have, well, issues with Victor Davis Hansen but I recommend you read his post on the crisis at the border at RealClearPolitics. Read the first nine paragraphs and then stop. IMO the balance is boilerplate complaints about liberals, Democrats, etc.
In it he asks a series of questions which I think are pretty important ones. He does some blaming, too: he blames those most proximally responsible for the crisis including authorities in Mexico and Central America, the kids’ parents, and, presumably, criminals in Central America.
I think it’s obvious we’ve got to do something for the kids but releasing them with a note that says they’ve got to return to appear before immigration court is as abandoning of responsibility as putting them on top of a railroad car headed for the States.