In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
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 July 21, 2014 / 23 Tammuz, 5774

Show some mercy, will you? Send the kids back home

By Jack Kelly

JewishWorldReview.com | Illegal immigration exploded shortly after President Barack Obama issued an executive order halting some deportations.

In fiscal years 2000 through 2011, fewer than 4,000 “unaccompanied alien children” from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were apprehended at the border each year. That jumped to 10,146 in FY 2012, doubled to 20,805 in FY 2013 and has doubled again this year.

The UACs — some of whom may be wearing tennis shoes adorned with Mr. Obama’s picture, according to DMLDaily.com — come because they think they’ve been invited. President Obama “is helping us,” a little boy told a reporter for the Fox News affiliate in Detroit. “All Guatemalans can come to the United States and stay.”

The little boy is mostly right. Of 47,397 UACs apprehended at the border between 2009 and 2013, just 3,525 (7.4 percent) have been ordered to leave the country.

The government spends $252 per child per day to care for the 52,193 UACs apprehended from Oct. 1 through the middle of June, a Texas congressman told Newsradio WOAI in San Antonio. Not many Americans can spend that much on their children.

The president asked Congress for $1.8 billion “to provide appropriate care for unaccompanied children.” After checking air fares on several websites, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., estimated it would cost as much as $30 million to fly them home.

We have to send them home to slam the door on future illegal immigration. The kids come because they think they’ll be allowed to stay. They’ll keep coming unless and until they’re disabused of that notion.

A law passed in the waning days of the Bush administration prevents the president from sending the UACs back, the White House says.

But the Wilberforce Act — designed to protect children from “severe” forms of child trafficking, such as being brought here to be prostitutes — applies to no more than a handful of the children flooding across the border.

And the law “already provides the administration with flexibility to accelerate the judicial process in times of crisis,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who sponsored it in the Senate, told The New York Times.

Even if it didn’t, if it were legal for the president to ignore immigration law by allowing certain undocumented aliens to stay because they were born in the United States, he could ignore bothersome restrictions in the Wilberforce Act, too, said Conn Carroll of the Washington Examiner.

More UACs, some with infectious diseases, arrive at a rate of about 250 a day. The administration is looking for 180 facilities around the country “to house the flood,” reported WOAI. An overwhelmed Border Patrol no longer keeps a sharp lookout for criminals and terrorists.

Immigration reform has been a “win-win” issue for Democrats. Either Republicans agree to enfranchise millions of likely Democrat voters or get blamed for obstruction. But if this crisis were engineered to blackmail the GOP, it’s backfired.

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, whose El Paso district is 87 percent Hispanic, told The Washington Post he’s surprised by the anger expressed by many constituents who “feel like we can’t take care of everyone, and these children and their families are gaming the system.”

Just 28 percent of registered voters in New Mexico, 46 percent Hispanic, approve of the president’s handling of the wave of illegals, according to a poll this week.

Some blacks, who’ve suffered more economically during Mr. Obama’s presidency than any other ethnic group, are outraged by how much he plans to spend on the illegals.

“Where can I get asylum?” a lady in Baltimore asked radio host Laura Ingraham. She said she can’t let her children play outside because her neighborhood is so violent.

“All these kids? Why can’t they go back?” asked an African-American mom in Houston. “What about the kids here in our neighborhood?

“Barack will go down as the worst president ever elected,” said a black resident on Chicago’s South Side.

Terry Anderson, a radio talk show host in Los Angeles who is black, said the people he talks to in the black community “all ask me the same question: ‘Why are our politicians and leaders letting this happen?’ ”

Concerns about disease and crime prompted residents in Murieta, California, Lawrenceville, Virginia, and Westminster, Maryland, to oppose, fiercely, efforts to settle UACs there.

The only Democratic pols who’ve criticized Mr. Obama represent border districts overwhelmed by the influx. They may have company soon.

“We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” Bristol County, Massachusetts, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the Boston Herald.


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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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