White House story falls apart on immigration surge

By Byron York | Washington Examiner

At any other time, the growing crisis on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied young people crossing illegally into the United States, might dominate the news. Yet the situation has received less attention than it might amid the furor over House Majority Leader Eric Cantorā€˜s primary defeat, the collapse of Iraq, the continuing Bergdahl matter, and Hillary Clintonā€˜s book tour. They’re all genuinely important news stories, and they’ve crowded out disaster at the border.

But whether or not many people noticed, this was the week in which the Obama administration’s attempts to deflect blame for the border crisis fell apart.

Most of the illegal immigrants are what Border Patrol officials call OTMs. That is, while they are crossing into the United States from Mexico, they are actually from other countries ā€” in this case, mostly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador ā€” and are classified as Other Than Mexican immigrants.

at Washington Examiner.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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