As Independence Day nears, over 52,000 unaccompanied immigrant minors are still warehoused in inadequate facilities across the country after fleeing the violence of drug-torn South and Central America countries. As the Obama administration struggles to find a solution to the crisis, FEMA reached out to Congress to solicit input on the situation.
The Hill reports that the very best solution that Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) could come up with to solve the refugee crisis was to suggest that FEMA take action to send the chiildren back to whichever countries they mostly came from.
Because 92% of the unaccompanied minors have come from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the very best option we have is sending the children back to those countries, perhaps even building a shelter for them there, he wrote in his letter to FEMA, “Therefore, my top three suggestions for shelter locations are as follows: San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.”
Alternatively, Gosar suggested, FEMA could take action to send the children back to the country and specific towns that they originated from, (making it much more likely that they will have family to return to that will try to care for them) or turn them over to Ministries of Health in those Central American countries to sort out the details.
What a beautiful way to celebrate a country built by immigrants and America as the “great Melting Pot” this holiday. Good job, Representative Gosar.