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A Flood of Teenage Immigrants? The DHS’s Solution: ID Card Compliance

Written by Gary North on August 6, 2014

This was posted yesterday on one of my GaryNorth.com site’s forums.

You seem to have little to say about the illegal immigration issue unfolding on our southern border. Do you have any information why this is occurring now? Do you have any thoughts on how it should be dealt with and why?

First, I invoke Franklin Roosevelt’s law of politics: “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

Second, the story has two halves: outside the USA and inside. We need to consider both in order to make sense of either.

Third, immigration arrests were down by 75%, FY 2000 to FY 2013.


Fourth, the media are focusing on a small component of this immigration this year: immigration from Central America. It’s up this year to about 204,000. With three months to go until the end of fiscal 2014, this might hit 250,000.

There is not a word from the Border Patrol on immigration from Mexico in FY 2014. There is also not a word on former immigrants from Mexico who are returning to Mexico. This has increased since 2000. Net immigration from Mexico has been close to zero for a decade.

Fifth, the lure is the hope of amnesty. If they can get on this side of the Mexican border, they may be allowed to stay.

My subscriber wants to know “Why now?” I’ll tell you why now.


I cite the Wikipedia article on The REAL ID Act. It’s the law. It has been for nine years.

The REAL ID Act of 2005, Pub.L. 109–13, 119 Stat. 302, enacted May 11, 2005, was an Act of Congress that modified U.S. federal law pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedures standards for the state driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards, as well as various immigration issues pertaining to terrorism.

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28 thoughts on “A Flood of Teenage Immigrants? The DHS’s Solution: ID Card Compliance

  1. cal sibert says:

    So now they are saying we need ID cards? We just don't need them when it comes to voting I guess.What a joke.
    Aren't they afraid of the incredible burden this will be? (sarcasm intended).



  3. They need to issue one of these to BARRY then he would have one that was LEGAL and he would not have to use the STOLEN ONE HE USES NOW.

  4. Send every illegal back to where they came from. If they come here legal they need to show proof they can support themselves. NO welfare of any kind.

  5. Stick to economics, Gary. Even then you're not very good at that, so maybe just quit what you're doing and retire.

  6. Your ancestors were illegal immigrants, FYI.


  8. DennisC37 says:

    However, our ancestors came her to be Americans. Now they come here to turn America into what they ran away from. Send the dirt bags back.

  9. You have no concept of what millions of illegal alien children are going to do to what is left of our economy.

  10. Yes, they need to know who we are and where we are. They are not concerned about the illegals because they are part of their forces and we are not.

  11. No they are not. American Indian, German and enough Irish to take you down. You might want to check Ellis Island. Don't you just hate people who don't check their facts???

  12. ChimpImp says:

    Jesus never condoned violating a country's laws. Don't even think you know what he would have done. These immigrants do NOT have to come here. Do not make insipid remarks just for the sake of making insipid remarks.

  13. ChimpImp says:

    They were???? How do you know that???

  14. justjammin says:

    You are young and naive. We need to take the money that we normally send these countries, go there, build refugee camps, provide shelter and security. NONE should come here. All that does is diminish the ability of charitable Americans to help those in need…. including those at home. CHARITY is up to the individual, not our government deciding for us.

  15. We have all been sold out and betrayed .

  16. Just how do you figure my ancestors were illegal immigrants? They came from England and Ireland, through Ellis Island, and became citizens according to the law. Therefore, your statement does NOT apply to them. Think before you write something so stupid, again.

  17. We would not be in this chaotic situation with our immigration if our laws had been enforced as written. The law defines what is legal and what is illegal. We know that this has been going on for many administrations back but Obama has topped every one else by his true belief that we're not deserving of protecting our borders because we have abused other countries and are exceptional, wants us to come down to the level of third world countries and obtain more voters for the Democratic/Progressive Party.

  18. I'm shocked! Shocked!

  19. How are these illegals able to get these ID cards so very easy! Because of voter fraud we have attempted to keep the law about showing photo ID to vote, but according to the democrats this is just too difficult to obtain these ID's and also that it's nothing more than racist! But, an illegal alien can be handed one by the government in about, what, a few seconds?

  20. AmericanPatriot says:

    The only one that can claim that is an Indian. Are you?

  21. first. Every intercepted border crosser is photo'ed, finger printed and DNA'ed and given 90 days in a detention center in a 3rd world country. In addition, anyone caught can NEVER be in America legally for any reason.
    second. announce in 6 mos. Any illegal found here as above, can never be legally in the country for any reason.
    third. announce that in 9 mos, every employee in the country will be run through e verify.
    Fourth. Any illegal alien found after the 9 mos will have any and all assets confiscated.
    fifth. Any employer found with an illegal employee after 9 mos. who can't show fraud by the alien gets a heavy fine or jail.

    That will clear out a lot of illegals who will no longer have work, they will sell their houses and cars and go home. Cost to us…very little

    Please go to Numbers USA (dot/com) and join for free. You can copy and fax this PLAN into the body of any of their faxes. The faxes go to your reps. And the faxes are free.

  22. David in MA says:

    Have they put their foot in their mouth?
    This I.D. Card can also be used as a voter registration card, yes?

  23. David in MA says:

    Maybe Jesus might have said: Welcome brothers and sisters, here, have some bread and a fish. Tomorrow we go fishing and comb the fields, because after today, if you want to eat, your going to have to work for your meals. And, by the way, you have to register with the authorities so they can tax you.

  24. David in MA says:

    Don't: hire them, feed them, shelter them and let them know they are not welcome…..ignore them to the fullest, then maybe they will return to where they came from on their own.

  25. David in MA says:

    That IS part of the immigration law.

  26. RE: Fifth. The real lure is not just amnesty – it’s welfare. It’s a healthy situation when people come for jobs. It will be a sick (perhaps deadly) situation when people start coming for welfare and the vote.

  27. The public gullibility on this is directly related to their ignorance of geography. If you told them that kids were making their way, with no adults and no means of support, from Michigan to the Arizona border they'd say, No way! But that's the distance involved. Also there's the small problem of crossing a foreign country. On foot. Do you get the idea that maybe, just maybe, the Mexican government and our government are in cahoots on this? Not to mention the Guatemalan government. This is a total no-brainer. Excellent analysis, Gary.