Dependably, Frances Robles of the New York Times is providing the journalistic justification for the President’s current lies about the border crisis.  Gangs attacking children, the Times claims, is the notable factor suddenly driving waves of illegal immigration over the southern border.

The Times does not care much for crime victims on this side of the fence, unless a very specific formula may be met: the victim must be a minority — sexual, racial, or otherwise — and the offender must be a white person, dating preference heterosexual.  If that stage can’t be fully set, a “white Hispanic” or sexually ambiguous, meth-addicted redneck will do in a pinch.

Most importantly, minority-on-minority crime, like the current bloodbath in Chicago, must be denied.

But crime in foreign vistas lack the American handicapping.  And so the Times happily volunteered to paper over the chasm between the President’s claims about gang-driven migration and the facts on the ground.  “Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border” ran the headline of Robles’ piece.  In it, he offered mealy-mouthed acknowledgements of other “causes” of  the current youth migration, but only to clear the stage to discuss crime:

Many children and parents say the rush of new migrants stems from a belief that United States immigration policy offers preferential treatment to minors, but in addition, studies of Border Patrol statistics show a strong correlation between cities like San Pedro Sula with high homicide rates and swarms of youngsters taking off for the United States.

It couldn’t be that “swarms of youngsters” take off from certain cities because word spreads locally of immigrants successfully clearing the unprotected American border, could it?

There is no denying that Honduras is currently the “murder capitol” of the world, and San Pedro Sula in the murder capitol of Honduras.  But it has held this ignominious title for several years.  Nor do migration rates rise and fall with rates of violence in the city.  According to the Times, “homicides dropped sharply in 2012 after a gang truce in neighboring El Salvador,” but rates of unaccompanied minors traveling from San Pedro Sula to the U.S. has

 

 

 

Join the conversation: