By Joseph R. Carducci
September 26, 2014
Amazing how the liberals who have been so much in favor of supporting the idiotic immigration policies of our feckless immigrant in chief failed to see this as a real possibility. We are now beginning to see credible reports that many of those illegal immigrants who crossed the border with their families have failed to report to ICE officials in order to have their cases processed legally. What a huge surprise.
Families Not Showing Up For Follow-Ups
According to an official with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, nearly 70 percent of illegal immigrant families have never showed up for their follow-up appointments. These are folks for whom Obama has already chosen to ignore actual immigration law and released into the United States. Of course, they have to ‘promise’ to return for follow-up appointments in order for their cases to be processed.
Given the data obtained by the Associated Press on this matter, it would seem that approximately 41,000 illegal immigrant family members were released into the US and then subsequently failed to appear. Part of the problem is due to the fact that there are limited housing and detention facilities which can hold illegals. Although ICE won’t give solid information on the numbers of illegals who have failed to appear, they did say final deportation had been ordered for at least 860 people who were caught at the border since May. They also said that of those, only 14 had reported as ordered.
There have actually been more than 66,000 immigrants traveling as families (generally mothers and younger children) apprehended at the southern border since October. More than 90 percent of this total are from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala…and can’t be repatriated immediately. They are ordered to report within 15 days to their nearest ICE office and then released into the USA.
Democrats, Obama Avoid Issue
This must be quite embarrassing to the White House and the Homeland Security Department. Reports also indicate they have dodged answering this question (as to how many immigrants have been released into the country) at least seven times over the last two weeks. Typical excuses ranged from saying they either didn’t know those figures or that they weren’t immediately available or on hand. Maybe this is why many Democrats don’t think it’s their duty to protect the border.
Sure. We all know just how truly transparent and trustworthy the Obama Regime has been on such issues.
Another excuse being used to justify all of this illegal releasing of immigrants into the United States is the lack of housing and detention facilities. Obviously, splitting families is not what we want to accomplish and there are only three separate places capable of housing families together. There is a temporary detention center in Artesia, New Mexico and another immigration jail in Texas is being converted (will house about 530 people). Another facility is also going to be opening in Texas later this year.
Obama’s Policies Creating Problems, Raising Costs
Once again, we are seeing the effects of the senseless immigration policies Obama has been pursuing. Leaving the borders open and then even choosing to ignore current laws tend to have the effect of encouraging more illegals to come. If we are going to simply release them, why should they come and report to ICE officials…did anyone really think that just because we make them ‘promise,’ they would return? Plus, while the illegals are here, it is getting quite expensive to educate the kids.
What do YOU think about all this? Simply more expected fallout from Obama’s ill-conceived immigration policies? Or is all of this surprising? What can be done to fix the situation now?