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Obama Seems Remarkably Uninterested in The Chaos at the Border. by The Elephant's Child

illegal alien border crossers

From Brietbart:

California Border Patrol union representative Ron Zermeno told ABC that he has been placed under a gag order in an attempt to avoid negative news about the southern border from getting out to the public. Zermeno said the order was designed to prevent him from saying that no agents will be securing the southern border.

Apparently the Border Patrol has been moved from the border to taking care of “processing” the thousands who are flowing across the border, leaving the border completely open. The administration also does not want us to know that these migrants are bringing diseases that we have mostly stamped out. There is great emphasis on “unaccompanied alien children”, yet the pictures I see are some small children with their mothers and a lot of young men, 14 and older. The young men seem to be the dominant numbers.

The administration does not want photos taken, they don’t want reporters to see them, they don’t want members of Congress to see. Deportations of illegal immigrant children have decreased drastically even as the number crossing the border increases. The last year of the Bush administration, the government was dealing with 7,000 to 8,000 cases a year. Since October of 2013, there have been at least 50,000, and federal official estimate there will be 150,000 to 160,000 next year.

The number of immigrants under 18 who were deported or turned away at ports of entry fell from 8,143 in 2008, the last year of the Bush administration, to 1,669 last year.  The White House has stated flatly that they “can’t stay” and will be returned home. However, under the law, the unaccompanied minors being caught must be turned over to HHS, which “coordinates care for them, finds them safe housing and helps to advise them on their legal rights, as their cases are decided.”

The problem is the “safe housing” part. That seems to be reuniting them with relatives already living in the US, and told to appear in 15 days before an immigration judge. Yet we learn from Border Patrol people that less than 20 percent of those released ever turn up for the hearings.

President Obama had another round of golf with his close friends, is off to Texas shortly for a series of three fundraisers, but will not visit the border. One might think there was nothing particularly important going on. I see a world in chaos, and a president who is not really interested, or is not concerned, or has essentially given up. The administration simply isn’t serious about sending these kids back where they came from, which is needed as a message that there is no amnesty and invading will not work. Obama is delivering 290,000 illegals to U.S. homes. That suggests that about 58,000 might turn up for their hearings, and that would leave 232,000 remaining here — permanently illegal.


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