Due to overcrowding at detention centers, DHS/ICE will release between 1,800 and 2,000 illegal aliens into the United States in the El Paso, Texas region. Catch and Release is back in play more than ever now, putting American citizens at risk from people who have already broken our laws… some of them are violent and some carry diseases.
The Annunciation House organization in southern El Paso houses and cares for released border crossers and illegal aliens. Their executives are reporting that approximately 600 border crossers and illegal aliens, mostly from Central America, will be released each day… Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this week.
There is no arguing that there is a national emergency and a humanitarian crisis on the border. The wall that all of the left and some on the right are blocking would go a long way towards stopping this. Those coming here illegally should not be allowed in at all. They should be properly vetted and follow our immigration laws. It’s a national security issue of extreme importance and could have potentially deadly outcomes.
People who have illegally crossed the border are initially taken into custody by the Border Patrol, where they are held for up to 72 hours. While in the patrol’s custody, they are interviewed, given medical exams, and a determination is made whether they will be turned over to ICE for immediate deportation.
Catch and Release was supposed to be a thing of the past, but it never stopped. Over the last several months DHS officials have whispered among themselves that it has actually gone to new heights. ICE union officials declared this week that the program was in “overdrive” under the direction of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Hundreds of illegal aliens are being released into the U.S. every week. They have a court date but most never bother showing up. If they do, they are backlogged three to five years. That’s insane, especially for a situation that just should plain not exist in the first place.
Although ICE could not confirm these numbers, they gave the following statement to Breitbart News:
“After decades of inaction by Congress, the government remains severely constrained in its ability to detain and promptly remove families with no legal basis to remain in the U.S. As a result, family units continue to cross the border at high volumes and are likely to continue to do so, as they face no consequence for their actions.
“The current volume of family units crossing the border combined with limited transportation resources, time restrictions on families in government custody, and finite space at family residential centers have all contributed to the current state of events. ICE is releasing families to NGOs that provide assistance with immediate basic needs such as temporary shelter, food, water, clothing, and transportation services; however, many of these organizations are overwhelmed due to the ongoing influx of families at the border.
“The Flores Settlement Agreement which was intended to address the detention and release of unaccompanied minors, has resulted in over 20 years of litigation regarding its interpretation and scope, and has generated multiple court decisions resulting in expansive judicial interpretations of the original agreement in ways that have severely limited the government’s ability to detain and remove unaccompanied alien children and family units.”
The vast majority of border crossers and illegal aliens, which now stands at somewhere between 11 to 22 million, that are released into the interior of the U.S. are never deported from the country. This country has been successfully invaded from Mexico and Central America and they never even fired a shot. There are roughly 1.7 million illegal aliens with deportation orders and they can’t even get them out of our country. It’s a disgrace and dangerous.
More from Breitbart:
“In an expansive report recently, Breitbart News confirmed that between December 21, 2018 and March 5, DHS released a total of 84,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. This release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities and dropping them off with the promise that they will show up for their immigration and asylum hearings, sometimes years later.
“Federal immigration officials expect the Catch and Release program to be supercharged this year as the Trump administration most recently expanded the program and cut back on ICE detention space that would have decreased the number of foreign nationals released from DHS custody.
“Current illegal immigration projections predict that aside from the border crossers and illegal aliens who are caught by Border Patrol, then released into the interior of the country, there could be about half a million illegal aliens who successfully cross into the U.S. through the southern border, undetected, this year.”
How long will we let this go on? Until our overburdened economic and healthcare systems fail? Until entitlement programs fail? They already have. Diseases that have not been seen in this country in a generation are now back as well because of all this. And don’t even get me started on spies and terrorists. We’ve held the door open for them, as well as gang bangers, human traffickers, and drug cartels. The left is good with all of that but most Americans sure as heck aren’t.
The answer is not more retention centers and funding more courts, it’s building the wall and securing it as well as not letting in these people in the first place. Follow the law and stop this Cloward and Piven death dance the left has forced us into. We are stone cold fools for letting this go on.