Huge Surge In Illegal Border Crossings – Only 1 in 6 Have Been Returned!
If you thought that the surge in illegal immigration last year was over and done with, I’ve got some bad news for you.
Since October, over 6,000 illegal immigrants have been allowed to stay in the United States. Of all those youth and other illegal immigrants, only one in six have been forced to return to their homelands.
The federal department in charge of securing the border, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has responded to President Obama’s action plan to help illegal immigrants stay in the country by returning fewer illegal immigrants to their countries of origin.
According to some, the influx of illegal immigrants now is worrisome because the heaviest influx of illegals hasn’t even started this year.
What kind of message do you suppose this sends to other countries about the strength of our borders? If unaccompanied minors are allowed to enter the country and be processed into receiving American benefits like public schooling and healthcare, how can we tell other countries that we are serious about protecting allies or ourselves?
ICE’s mission, as stated on their website, is to “promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.”
It becomes hard to enforce the laws against illegal immigration when top officials in the government—let’s just come out and say President Obama—are asking for laws to be subverted and worked around.
We’re turning our border patrol agents into processing clerks for illegals who want to come to America. While it might seem that an important part of these agents’ jobs is to process illegals who arrive meeting the requirements to stay in the country, by locking up their time with unaccompanied illegals these agents no longer have the time to search for illegals who are dangerous.
And while some of the illegals are denied entry to the country and forced to return, others receive court dates to discuss their presence in the country that are several years away. How can we expect children to return to a court in three to five years’ time? That expectation is unrealistic, as well as is the expectation that an illegal immigrant would actual appear for his or her court date. They came here illegally and they know what will happen if they show up.
Is it any wonder that unaccompanied minors continue to flock to the border? They know that they will be let in and so they keep coming. If we want to secure the border, we have to make rules and stick by them—no matter who it is who comes knocking.