Brandon Judd, agent, and president of the National Border Patrol Council, just revealed some horrifying news. “You’re going to see a huge increase take place in the numbers coming across.” We’re about to be invaded, Judd Warns.
Under Obama, agents would arrest illegal crossers at the border and give them a “notice to appear.” Officials called it “enforcement.” Illegals called it a “permiso” or “free pass.” The practice is seen by third world refugees as “an invitation,” to “slip into the shadows and blend in with the 11 million other illegal immigrants” already here. Because those in charge of implementing the President’s policies are not doing their jobs, the “permisos” are as easy to get now as they were under Obama, you just get them from the next step up the ladder.
As Agent Judd reports, despite President Trump’s threats, the huddled masses in Central and South America learned nothing really changed. “The word got back to all of these countries that hey, the catch-and-release program never ended. Once that information got back to countries throughout the world, we started to see an increase.”
Border Patrol agents across the Texas frontier were told on Wednesday not to even bother bringing illegals in for “speedy deportation” anymore. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has run out of room to hold the aliens so they are turning away Border Patrol agents.
That notice came from the San Antonio office, which handles the bulk of Texas border traffic. “We’re going to have to release them out our front door. Even if we try to turn them over, they’re just not going to take them.” Judd explained. El Paso’s ICE unit also told agents it was “at capacity and was refusing family units.”
National ICE Council president, Chris Crane, represents deportation officers. He says, “Obama holdovers are still running the show. We’re putting ourselves right back into the same situation we were under the Obama administration.”
Crane stands behind the President’s efforts but says the swamp is still murky when it comes to immigration officials. “While officers view the President’s position on enforcement as courageous, the Trump administration has left all of the Obama managers and leadership in place, a group that ICE Officers know after the last eight years to be completely incompetent, corrupt and anti-enforcement.” Crane would like to have a direct line to the president in order to bypass the Obama era lieutenants.
Agent Judd agrees. “The people that are supposed to be enforcing President Trump’s policy, they’re just not. They’re not following through on the promises he made.”
When president Trump first took office, his tone and rhetoric alone were enough to scare away potential wetbacks. The flow reduced to a trickle by April when the Border Patrol announced a new record low. Only 11,100 illegals were rounded up that month. As “catch-and-release” quietly continued, news spread that Trump’s bark had no bite. Last month, the count was back up to 26,000 illegal immigrants arrested.
An unnamed official at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, insists “CBP will pursue expedited removal or speedy deportation.” According to the spokesman, “We are in the business of catch and remove, not release.” The only problem is that the “removal” pipeline is clogged solid by overwhelming numbers. ICE has no choice but to give them a “permiso,” saying, come back soon, as they show them the door.
The Department of Homeland Security doesn’t deny the problem, they blame the real cause on the liberal courts. “We enforce the law,” Tyler Houlton, acting press secretary at the Department of Homeland Security insists. The challenge is that deportation is backed up by “litigation, court rulings and debilitating legal loopholes that limit our ability to carry out our mission.”
The agency is forced to “prioritize cases,” because they are “struggling with how to comply with court rulings.” Especially the ones regarding “treatment of illegal immigrant families traveling together.” Houlton points out, “these limitations are exactly why the president has proposed his immigration enforcement priorities and why we are working with Congress to address these problems.”
On Tuesday, President Trump put the acting director of ICE, Tom Homan, up for the permanent position. Kevin McAleenan, the temporary Border Patrol commissioner, is likewise the prime candidate for the official job. His nomination was started a few months ago pending Senate approval. Both acting officials have earned the respect of the rank and file clamoring for stricter enforcement.
Perhaps, while we wait for Congress to get its partisan act together, some enterprising capitalist will start a shuttle bus service from San Antonio to Roxham Road, in Champlain, New York. The burden on our border patrol can be eased while improving our economy at the same time. Refugees are willing to pay an inflated fortune for transportation to Canada’s golden crossing. They have a 50/50 chance of eventually being deported anyway but the odds of getting a favorable flip of the Canadian coin make it seem like the Haitian lottery.