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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 12, 2014 / 14 Sivan, 5774

Immigration cruelties of the 'compassionate' sort

By Jay Ambrose




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children are streaming across our border with Mexico to escape horrors at home and finding new troubles here. These may be far less heinous than what they fled, but many have endured something akin to torture on the journey, will mostly have to return home anyway and meanwhile have a president of the United States to thank for their predicament.

Though something new, at least in this magnitude, the situation adds up to cruelty of a kind seen all over the immigration map, often put in place not by nativists, as anyone short of mindless on these issues is often called, but by people who are supposedly compassionate while failing the test.

Most of these children, unaccompanied by parents, are from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and are desperately poor. They were sometimes abused at home. They were further terrorized by drug crime gone manic. A Reuters interview with a teenage girl tells what it can be like. Though now with her mother in Virginia, she walked great distances in getting here, went hungry, was raped by a migrant smuggler and initially worked in unpaid servitude after arriving. She thought coming here was legal.

On reaching America, many of the children quickly find otherwise. They end up in the custody of the Border Patrol and are then handed over to representatives of the Health and Human Services Department. They may get stuck in the equivalent of large cages, can go for days without a shower and may have to sleep on plastic cots. Some say the food they're eating is making them sick.

The government, while spending hundreds of millions trying to cope with this ever-growing crowd, is doing no such thing. One Border Patrol official complained that the agency was so overwhelmed that it was having a hard time also dealing with other duties such as drug smuggling and gun runners. As with the interviewed girl, the children may eventually be taken to a parent or other relative in the United States, but will still face deportation proceedings hard to win.

It was President Barack Obama who issued the invitation for them to go through all of this. During the 2012 presidential election campaign and without benefit of Congress, he announced he would stop deportations of illegal immigrants who came here as children. The policy, which was sure to win still more Hispanic votes as it eased lots of worries, did not apply to children arriving after 2007, but it is scarcely rare that imperfect understandings get widespread.

In this case, even a White House official has said the current, unmanageable influx appears partly attributable to false stories that foreign children showing up alone would not be shooed away. In 2011, before the campaign promise, the number of illegally crossing children who were apprehended was something like 6,000. It is already 47,000 this year and the total next year is expected to be 140,000.

The deplorable plight of the children should be obvious to all, but the helplessness of many other immigrants is often made to seem opportunity at last. For the uneducated and unskilled, it is seldom anything of the sort.



They can't get more than low-wage jobs, cannot navigate the culture and are often assimilated into an underclass culture where the norms are single-parent homes, gang membership and dropping out of school. Prior to the 2008 recession, these immigrants and their descendants were the major cause of American increases in poverty, even though educated, skilled, entrepreneurial immigrants fare well and are an enormous boon to the economy.

What that suggests at the least is that reform should aim at bringing in far more of those who can contribute and far fewer of those more likely to find hardship than rescue. We meanwhile need to employ workable ways to prevent grotesquely exploited and frequently dangerous illegal entry as prelude to any amnesty agreement. To skip these basics would be heartless.


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Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.



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