Media Shocked to Discover Child Migrants Means Child Labor

Every time you think that the Left is as hopelessly clueless about the consequences of its policies as is it megalomaniacally ruthless about lying and abusing power to implement them, something like this happens.

Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S. – New York Times

Arriving in record numbers, they’re ending up in dangerous jobs that violate child labor laws — including in factories that make products for well-known brands like Cheetos and Fruit of the Loom.

I can’t imagine who might have seen this coming. People with working brains and a week’s worth of life experience perhaps.

What other outcome did the New York Times anticipate when it loudly agitated for migrants to be able to cross the border in the millions, when it insisted that detaining child migrants and refusing to release them to anyone who showed up to claim them was the cruelest thing imaginable?

Where did it expect those kids to end up?

1 In gangs like MS-13

2 Child labor alongside their families

For a paper that claims to have a global scope and understand history, the Old Gray Lady seems to know nothing of either.

It was almost midnight in Grand Rapids, Mich., but inside the factory everything was bright. A conveyor belt carried bags of Cheerios past a cluster of young workers. One was 15-year-old Carolina Yoc, who came to the United States on her own last year to live with a relative she had never met.

About every 10 seconds, she stuffed a sealed plastic bag of cereal into a passing yellow carton. It could be dangerous work, with fast-moving pulleys and gears that had torn off fingers and ripped open a woman’s scalp.

The factory was full of underage workers like Carolina, who had crossed the Southern border by themselves and were now spending late hours bent over hazardous machinery, in violation of child labor laws.

Has the New York Times rethought the wisdom of funneling across underage migrants who, in the best case scenario, are going to end up like Caroline?

Nah. It just wants to enforce labor laws.

That’s like dumping tons of heroin into Michigan and then urging tougher drug laws. If the Left hadn’t created a massive supply of illegal underage labor, this wouldn’t be happening.

Twelve-year-old roofers in Florida and Tennessee. Underage slaughterhouse workers in Delaware, Mississippi and North Carolina. Children sawing planks of wood on overnight shifts in South Dakota.

Mission accomplished. Gives yourself a pat on the back, lefties.

“No human is illegal”? Pretty sure this is illegal in both senses of the word.

The pro-illegal alien Left now gets to own 12-year-olds being torn apart by machinery to make Cheerios.