U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents now work on an honor system with people coming here illegally, some of whom are coming to sell drugs. Border agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday. Oh, and there will be no tracking. It’s Fast & Furious for illegal immigrants who will one day be Democrat voters.
We have no idea who these people are and the administration won’t even bother to track them in case they are terrorists.
“We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.
Judd said the policy shift was prompted by the Obama administration to avoid embarrassment.
“The willful failure to show up for court appearances by persons that were arrested and released by the Border Patrol has become an extreme embarrassment for the Department of Homeland Security. It has been so embarrassing that DHS and the U.S. attorney’s office has come up with a new policy,” he testified before the immigration subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.
No need for those pesky “notice to appear” orders because they are ignored and they weren’t working anyway.
Judd said that border agents jokingly refer to the NTAs as “notices to disappear.”
All the illegals have to do is claim they have been in the US since January 2014 without one scintilla of proof. Not even a smidgeon.
Judd said the the new policy “makes mandatory the release, without an NTA, of any person arrested by the Border Patrol for being in the country illegally, as long as they do not have a previous felony arrest conviction and as long as they claim to have been continuously in the United States since January of 2014. The operative word in this policy is ‘claim.’ The policy does not require the person to prove they have been here which is the same burden placed on them during deportation proceedings. Instead, it simply requires them to claim to have been here since January of 2014.”
“Not only do we release these individuals that by law are subject to removal proceedings, we do it without any means of tracking their whereabouts. Agents believe this exploitable policy was set in place because DHS was embarrassed at the sheer number of those who choose not to follow the law by showing up for their court appearances. In essence, we pull these persons out of the shadows and into the light just to release them right back to those same shadows from whence they came,” he said.
Criminals can come in freely and stay if they like or go back-and-forth as they prefer to arrange their drug deals. In a tiny hospital near my home, one of four hospitals, there are ten to twenty heroine overdoses every day and we have illegal immigrants pouring in with the drugs.
The go free policy, he said, has prompted thousands of Latinos to cross the border, and among them are hundreds of criminal foot soldiers, according to other testimony.
More drug cartels peddling more drugs.
“Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions. There are little or no consequences for breaking the laws and that fact is well known in other countries. If government agencies like DHS or CBP are allowed to bypass Congress by legislating through policy, we might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” Judd concluded.
Listen for yourself.