The federal government is shipping “unaccompanied minors” to the Paradise of the Pacific.
Immigration attorneys in Hawaii tell me at least eight illegals have been dropped off in their state – and they’ve been told to expect more.
“We have lots of attorneys happy to take these cases pro bono if needed,” said Clare Hanusz, chairperson of Hawaii’s chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “If they cannot afford representation, we will definitely find someone to take the case.”
The boys and girls arrived by jetliner — and were quickly taken away by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We don’t know if the kids were flown first class or coach. ICE won’t comment.
We also don’t know if the children were given leis – or one of those delicious fruity drinks served in carved-out coconut shells. ICE won’t comment.
Hanusz told me she was not surprised to learn that illegal immigrant children were being sent to the islands.
“It’s our understanding that they were released to family members,” she said. “We have a small Central American population here.”
Since news of their arrival was broadcast, Hanusz said she’s been overwhelmed with people wanting to help from churches to residents offering to adopt children.
“That’s really been gratifying,” she told me. “These are kids that have needs that all kids have. The response has really shown there is a lot of aloha and concern for these kids.”
How about that – an all expense paid trip to Honolulu!
The Obama Administration should just pull out all the stops. Throw a big luau for the kids. Roast a pig! Play some Don Ho classics! Get some dancing girls – with the grass skirts! Hula, Hula.
They can just charge it to the taxpayer’s bill. As they say on the Big Island — Mahalo, America.