U.S. Border Patrol report contradicts White House on illegal immigrants

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WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 — A July Gallup Poll reveals that illegal border immigration is the number one issue in America. And now a U.S. Border Patrol report released on Friday shows that the White House has been less than transparent in reporting the number of family units, not unaccompanied minors, but whole families who are illegally crossing the U.S. border into Texas.

Tens of thousands have crossed over into the U.S. in recent months under the belief that Obama’s “DREAM Act lite,” the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, and the White House policy known as “prosecutorial discretion” guarantee that they will never have to go back.

DHS secretary Jeh Johnson says:

“Family unification for a child is something that is critical, so I want to see every child with a parent who is able to take care of him and the law requires we do what is in the best interest of the child, and that’s what we’re doing,” he said.

Once the youths cross the border, “our goal is to quickly and safely transport the children … into a safe and secure environment that is in the best interests of the children, pursuant to the requirements of the law,” he said.

The William Act is a 2008 law that allows the repatriation of Central American youths and children once they’re legally declared “unaccompanied alien children.” It requires the U.S. to settle them in the United States until judges decide whether they can stay in the country.


The law was not intended to open the borders, but to allow severely-traumatized victims of forced trafficking to apply for green cards in the United States. The youths being brought over from Central American are not being trafficked and would not be protected under the law; instead coyotes are exploiting parents, charging up to $6,500 per child to bring them across the border where most are then sent to live with parents and relatives living in the United States

The reports shows that the number of youth and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013 to 57,525 while the number of “family units” has increased five-fold to 55,420.

In the Rio Grande section, which sees the largest number of crossing immigrants, the number of adults, parents and children outnumbered the number of unaccompanied children.

Furthermore, most of the unaccompanied minors are actually aged 14 to 17 and are coming to the U.S. not to escape violence, but to find work.

The White House and agency officials, trying to portray the influx as a wave of children fleeing abuse and violence, have falsely portrayed the influx in an effort to move the president’s immigration reform agenda and negatively portray Republicans who are frustrated by the Obama Administration’s failure to guard the border

The Washington Post reports:

“Almost everyone in the region’s Salvadoran, Honduran and Guatemalan immigrant communities knows someone whose son or niece has traveled here from the border. New children often appear in school classrooms, health clinics and social service programs, speaking no English and still getting over their shock,” the Post reported July 14.

“Four years ago, [Allis Godoy’s] teenage son David made the hazardous trip. Two and a half months ago, her youngest daughter, Madison, finally reached her side … [once] she was flown to Washington and greeted by the mother who had last seen her when she was 6 months old,” according to the Post.

The post writes that Godoy, is an illegal who works as a low-wage worker in a D.C. restaurant.

“It is not safe in Honduras. There is so much poverty and delinquency,” said Godoy. “I never wanted to leave them, and my dream was to go home after a few years. But it didn’t work out. Everything was so hard here, and I didn’t have the courage to go back empty-handed.”

As is often the case, it is the lawyers that will benefit as a portion of the $3.7 billion that Obama has requested will pay taxpayer-funded lawyers to help the foreign youths use the immigration courts.

Furthermore, Obama appoints the immigration court judges that decide whether the youths can stay.

While the number of “family units” has grown, a fact hidden by White House and agency officials, administration officials are attempting to portray their actions as justified by the law, a popular meme among liberal media.

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, says the influx is child migration, and a law stating that the U.S. Government must act “in the best interests of the children” justifies the administration’s actions even as the U.S. Border Patrol report contradicts the White House.

Johnson also blames the GOP for this crisis on the border.

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  • imito

    Finally, the truth is starting to come out. While everyone is screaming about the “unaccompanied children”, the truth is that most of the little ones are ACCOMPANIED by a parent. As accompanied children, neither they nor their parents are eligible for protections under the TVPA. They can legally be sent back right away without a hearing. But the POLICY of this administration has been to release them with a Notice to Appear. There is no legal justification for this.

  • Narvel Willie

    Great article! The illegals must be deported soon as possible.

  • joamerican

    The U.S. Border Patrol Has A “No-Apprehension Policy”

    In 2011 federal law enforcement officials were ordered not to arrest undocumented immigrants, supposedly as a way for the government to lessen apprehension numbers at the border. In fact, the weak U.S. economy and the Obama administration’s supposed stepped-up enforcement efforts were principal excuses for the order.

    In 2012, the Obama administration released a new policy ordering agents not to go after illegal immigrants convicted of crimes unless they have committed at least three misdemeanors — and said that minor misdemeanors shouldn’t count.
    Tens of thousands of criminal illegals have been released onto our streets since that time.
    There is a sharp increase in the numbers coming across the border and the patrol have been told not to pull their guns on them, even if attacked. This policy encourages more criminal illegals to enter the U.S.

    More than 36,000 criminal aliens were released back into the community last year according to a report by The Center for Immigration Studies, a report based on ICE figures. That’s on top of another 68,000 criminal aliens who were let go in lieu of processing them for immigration removal charges in that year.

    In 2013, ICE reported 722,000 encounters with potentially deportable aliens, most of whom came to their attention after incarceration for a local arrest. Yet ICE officials followed through with immigration charges for only 195,000 of these aliens, only about one-fourth because of current Obama policies shielding them from arrest. They are a protected class!!!

    Mr. Obama and his czars have encouraged the illegal crossings of tens of thousands of future DREAMers, criminal illegal immigrants, and entire families of illegals from Mexico and Central and South America. He will not send them back!

    These illegals are being told they will receive amnesty and indeed President Obama is implementing de facto amnesty.

    Obama has dismantled our Immigration Laws and has Created this Immigration Crisis

    Our nation has become a lawless free-for-all. Children are being sent across the border with coyotes, criminal illegals are being allowed to stay, families are encouraged to immigrate illegally, and deportations have been halted.

    Illegal immigration is a direct result of the left in this country demanding amnesty and demanding that families be kept in tact.

  • Shane

    It is now becoming clear that Obama and the Dems in COngress do not want to secure the border or deport illegal aliens. Let’s make them pay for this in November! Vote out all Democrats!

  • Elizabeth Simmons

    … and, let me guess … my tax dollars get to PAY for these non-children, as well as uninvited children. On the other hand, this CLEARLY demonstrates there is a Bunch of Money to go around, including helping our VETERANS.

  • texgal03

    Does anyone wonder how these poor downtrodden illegals manage to scrape together the $6,500 for coyotes to assist them getting across the border?

  • public voice

    are these kids life threaten by Gang: When they are in Mexico, they are already hundreds of miles from the Gang. Not to mention at 50,000, the gang are outnumbered.

    are these kids escaping poverty: No, these kids escaping poverty spending 7000 – 9000/kid coming to US.

    will crossing the “danger” border into USA fix the crime back home: No, their siblings and family will still suffer.

    To help protect them needs to start from the root of the problem, their home country.

    I speak English and will “Press 1, now”. 🙂