Is it just because this article comes from the Arianna Nation (HuffPost), and has no references, no citations or links that makes this story so irritatingly ridiculous? Or is it just because it comes directly from the Arianna Nation itself that makes it so ridiculous? Children are crossing into America all by themselves, illegally, says the article, and have been doing so for years. But now, there has been a surge in the numbers and America doesn’t know what to do with them. That last sentence ought to be a question, but we will leave it as is. How in the hell could any government not have an inkling as to what ought to be done with children that come into America, by themselves, and illegally? Think of it like going to the store with your child, and where she runs off and disappears the moment you turn your back. What do you do as a parent? Walk out of the store and leave the store to care for the child, or find proper lodging for her? Do you leave all responsibility of your child to the store? And – what does the store usually do when it finds a child alone, by itself, without parental supervision? Does the store take over responsibility of the child, and the cost associated with that responsibility? Of course not, they would be sued, to say the least. Not to mention it also would see a “surge” in “lost” children (not too surprisingly) running around their store. Now – imagine the cost to American taxpayers for all the children illegally crossing into America by themselves. What’s that got to be, and what does it cost the longer we retain them? So – back to the store and its dilemma. What does it naturally do? The store gets the name of the child and announces over its PA system “so-and so is looking for her mother, can she please come up to the front counter and get her”. If no parent presents themselves, the store turns the child over to police. Well, why isn’t America doing that? Or, in other words, why isn’t America getting the names of these children, the countries the have left to come illegally to America and then go directly to that countries embassy or “consular”, leave the children in their hands to care for as both sides work together to return the children to their rightful country of origin and their parents? Why are children who are coming into America illegally automatically America‘s concern and responsibility, and why should American tax payers be left with the bill? Whose problem is this really? And if more of the cost burden was put directly and squarely on the shoulders of the children’s own governments, how soon would we see this problem simply “resolve” itself?