Donald Trump is not who I want for our next president, but the one thing I do agree with him on is the need for a wall along our border with Mexico. That needs to be a top priority and next on his list should be a thorough house cleaning in the DHS, the very agency that’s supposed to protect our country – except that they’re working against us, just as O has ordered them to do. When reading this I was astounded to see so many regulations being deliberately overlooked, although I shouldn’t be, considering who’s in charge and how long this has been going on.
Judicial Watch reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell JW. The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way. Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road.
The OTMs are from Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala and Border Patrol officials say this week’s batch was in custody for a couple of days and ordered to call family members in the U.S. so they could purchase a bus ticket for their upcoming trip from Phoenix. Authorities didn’t bother checking the identity of the U.S. relatives or if they’re in the country legally, according to a Border Patrol official directly involved in the matter. American taxpayers pick up the fare for those who claim to have a “credible fear,” Border Patrol sources told JW. None of the OTMs were issued official court appearance documents, but were told to “promise” they’d show up for a hearing when notified, said federal agents with firsthand knowledge of the operation.
A security company contracted by the U.S. government is driving the OTMs from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector where they were in custody to Phoenix, sources said. The firm is called G4S and claims to be the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in more than 100 countries and 610,000 employees. G4S has more than 50,000 employees in the U.S. and its domestic headquarters is in Jupiter, Florida. Judicial Watch is filing a number of public records requests to get more information involving the arrangement between G4S and the government, specifically the transport of illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to other parts of the country. The photo accompanying this story shows the uniformed G4S guard that transported the OTMs this week from Tucson to Phoenix.
Outraged Border Patrol agents and supervisors on the front lines say illegal immigrants are being released in droves because there’s no room to keep them in detention. “They’re telling us to put them on a bus and let them go,” said one law enforcement official in Arizona. “Just move those bodies across the country.” Officially, DHS denies this is occurring and in fact earlier this year U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske blasted Border Patrol union officials for denouncing this dangerous catch-and-release policy. Kerlikowske’s scolding came in response to the congressional testimony of Bandon Judd, chief of the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union that represents line agents. Judd told lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee that illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions can be released immediately and disappear into the shadows. Kerlikowske shot back, telling a separate congressional committee: “I would not stand by if the Border Patrol was — releasing people without going through all of the formalities.”
Yet, that’s exactly what’s occurring. This report, part of an ongoing Judicial Watch investigation into the security risks along the southern border, features only a snippet of a much broader crisis in which illegal aliens are being released and vanishing into unsuspecting American communities. The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest addressed this issue just a few weeks ago in a hearing called Declining Deportations and Increasing Criminal Alien Releases – The Lawless Immigration Policies of the Obama Administration. Judd, the Border Patrol Union chief, delivered alarming figures at the hearing. He estimated that about 80% of apprehended illegal immigrants are released into the United States. This includes unaccompanied minors who are escorted to their final destination, family units and those who claim to have a credible fear of persecution in their native country. Single males that aren’t actually seen crossing into the U.S. by Border Patrol agents are released if they claim to have been in the country since 2014, Judd added.
It’s disturbing to see our Border Patrol put in the efforts they do to catch these lawbreakers, only to be forced to release them because the higher-ups in their department call the shots, illegal or not. In many ways it reminds us of the efforts the FBI has put forth on Hillary’s emails, only to have the DOJ sit on it and do nothing for months.
Commissioner Kerlikowske is just another lying government employee that needs firing along with about three fourths of the other lying lug nuts in the DHS. Under any other administration, these guys would be punished for breaking the law, yet with this admin, it’s the standing order of the day.
As far as the committee hearings go, they could hold them 24/7 and it still would do no good because they don’t have any power to make changes. Sure, they could make new immigration laws, but if McConnell thinks there’s a chance of O vetoing it, he won’t even push it through.
Who serves on Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, you ask?? There are 15 members – 8 Republicans and 7 Democrats – with Jeff Sessions serving as chairman and Chuck Schumer as ranking member, along with some other notables such as John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Dianne Feinstein, Al Franken, Dick Durban and Mike Lee. Bear in mind that just because a member has an R after his name, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a conservative – case in point, our cobwebby old senator from Texas, John Cornyn.
The Border Patrol has their hands tied, the DHS is full of criminals, the hearings are a waste of time and the Senate is useless. We may as well call ourselves the Kingdom of Obamamerica.