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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Obama Transporting Illegal Aliens Away From Border
"Corruptus in Extremis"
And the "secure the border" GOP Congress
does jack shit about anything.
(The New American) - The Obama administration continues to flagrantly disregard our nation’s immigration laws. According to Judicial Watch, the Department of Homeland Security has been transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without processing their paperwork or issuing court appearance documents.
Sources at Border Patrol informed Judicial Watch that the transported individuals are being classified as “Other Than Mexican” (OTM) and are coming from Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The agents claim that 35 OTMs were transferred 116 miles from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station after being in custody for only a few days.
Judicial Watch reports,
A security company contracted by the U.S. government is driving the OTMs from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector where they were in custody to Phoenix, sources said. The firm is called G4S and claims to be the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in more than 100 countries and 610,000 employees.
The OTMs are reportedly told to contact family members in the United States to provide them the money to purchase the bus tickets, but taxpayers ultimately foot the cost of the bus ticket for those who claim to have “credible fear.” Meanwhile, the agents are not asking for evidence that the family members are here legally, nor are they issuing court appearance documents, asking only that the OTMs “promise” to show up for a hearing when summoned.
DHS denies these claims, but law-enforcement officials state that the DHS has issued these directives because they do not have the room to detain the illegals. They’re telling us to put them on a bus and let them go,” said one law-enforcement official in Arizona. “Just move those bodies across the country.”
This report, part of an ongoing Judicial Watch investigation into the security risks along the southern border, features only a snippet of a much broader crisis in which illegal aliens are being released and vanishing into unsuspecting American communities,” Judicial Watch writes.
This is not the first report on the federal government’s new catch-and-release policy, however. According to March congressional testimony by Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, Border Patrol agents have been instructed by a top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release illegal immigrants caught attempting to sneak into the country so as to not clutter the courts. Judd indicates that this is the policy even in some criminal cases.
Judd’s testimony echoes the findings by Judicial Watch, noting that the administration’s catch-and-release policy amounts to "amnesty,” as the illegal immigrants are not even being issued a Notice to Appear, NTA, which is required in order to begin deportation proceedings.
Efforts by Border Patrol agents to address concerns raised with the implementation of catch-and-release have been ignored, Judd testified.