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Democrats’* Deterrence Strategy Continues To Spectacularly Fail At Dissuading Children From Escaping Deadly Violence

Today, the Customs and Border Protection released the number of apprehensions of Unaccompanied Children and Family Units for the month of April, 2016.

In April of 2016, 5,219 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the Southwest U.S./Mexico border, almost 2000 more than the previous fiscal year.

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For Family Unit subjects, 5,616 individuals were apprehended compared to 3,087 in the previous fiscal year. Importantly, the April numbers are remarkably close to the 6,511 individuals apprehended in FY 2014.

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When will the Obama administration learn that detaining and deporting children will do nothing mothers from saving their children from a violent death?

That is almost beyond the point given that the Democratic party is more interested in the illusion of being tough on the border while failing catastrophically at its purported mission.

*22 Democratic Senators, including leaders Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, declined to  oppose President Obama’s much-publicized 2016 deportation raids against families and unaccompanied children.

As such, Obama’s strategy of deterrence–which includes detaining and deporting children in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador as well as a strident media blitz in those same countries urging them to refrain from saving their own lives–must also be attributed to the entire Democratic party.*

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