They're not lost, and releasing more will simply encourage more to come
The late congressman Mo Udall once said at a committee hearing: "Everything has been said but not everyone has said it." The press has reached that point with respect to the 1,475 alien minors whom the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has purportedly lost track of.
Since writing a blog post on USCIS expanding its anti-fraud capabilities, two things have happened. Both are, in a way, further confirmation of my theory, although there is a decidedly negative aspect to one of them.
It reminded me of the ancient and mistaken myth that incoming migrants' names were changed and shortened at Ellis Island. We now know that that it is not true, but maybe computers can cause the same kind of change, at least in the name of one cashier.
The House of Representatives inches closer to moving on a discharge petition that would force a vote on one of several immigration measures that have to do with how to handle so-called "Dreamers" — illegal aliens "brought here as children, through no fault of their own", as the mantra would have it.
News that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has little to no intention of bringing up for a Senate vote any legislation that might result from the "queen of the Hill" process in the House brought to mind the 1978 classic "Animal House".