It seems that the US government is determined to allow illegal aliens to infiltrate across our southern border whether we like it or not.
The Obama administration has revived the maligned illegal immigrant “catch-and-release” policy of the Bush years, ordering Border Patrol agents not to bother arresting and deporting many new illegal immigrants, the head of the agents’ labor union revealed Thursday.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Congress that Homeland Security was embarrassed by the number of illegal immigrants not showing up for their deportation hearings, but instead of cracking down on the immigrants, the department ordered agents not to arrest them in the first place — meaning they no longer need to show up for court.
Mr. Judd said the releases are part of President Obama’s “priorities” program, which orders agents to worry chiefly about criminals, national security risks and illegal immigrants who came into the U.S. after Jan. 1, 2014. Mr. Judd said illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions have learned that by claiming they came before 2014 — without even needing to show proof — they can be released immediately rather than being arrested.
“Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions,” Mr. Judd testified to the House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee. “That fact is well known in other countries.”
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What this means, of course, is that terrorists, criminals and other low-lifes are going to take full advantage of our lax policy enforcement. I have no doubt whatsoever that some of those now streaming across our southern border are going to commit crimes in this country, whether 'conventional' ones or acts of terrorism.
When Americans die because of these unbelievably stupid, short-sighted, ideologically-driven policies, will the person or persons who gave the order(s) to implement them be held responsible and called to account? I won't hold my breath . . .