High-level Department of Homeland Security officials revealed to government watchdog group Judicial Watch last week that young migrants who enter the U.S. illegally are relocated by DHS to the location of their choosing on taxpayer-funded commercial flights, according to Breitbart.
The minors are dressed in civilian clothing to avoid drawing attention to them.
Check it out:
Labor personnel from “front-line” DHS agencies “have complained about the cost and security risk of flying illegal alien minors to any destination of their choosing with the U.S,” says Judicial Watch.
Moreover, DHS personnel had what was described as a “closed-door” meeting late last year with President Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
According to a statement obtained from Judicial Watch:
It appears that the Trump administration has chosen to ignore the concerns of rank-and-file federal agents, instead opting to quietly extend the controversial Obama-era policy that relocates illegal immigrants to unsuspecting communities nationwide. It is known as ‘Catch and Release’ and frustrated DHS sources tell Judicial Watch the Trump administration is essentially facilitating the ongoing commission of a federal immigration crime despite its tough border security rhetoric.
It was reported back in December that Texas had begun to see an increase in migrants coming across the border. Migrant processing centers have been hitting full capacity.
Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera, in his capacity as president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Local 3307, told KRGV reporters, “I get texts probably three or four times a week saying that the processing center down in McAllen is at capacity. It’s at a 1,000, 1200, 1300 and they’re having to shut it down where no more people can come in. So, we’re now having to send it back to the station.” In the August report from CBP, apprehensions of illegal immigrants along the southwestern border were up for the fourth straight month, Breitbart Texas reported.
— Advertisement —
The issue has only gotten worse since that time. In the first three months of the new fiscal year which began on October 1, Border Patrol agents are arresting illegal immigrants crossing the border at levels that rival Obama Administration years.
In December 2013, the number of migrants apprehended and determined to be inadmissible rose to 36,695. In the months leading up to the June 2014 report, those numbers would increase to 66,541. That number in December 2017 rose to 40,513, an increase of 3,818 over the same month in 2013.
Judicial Watch claims that the practice of “catch and release” has contributed to a surge in illegal immigration since there are no real repercussions for the relocated individuals.
Breitbart Texas’ managing director and editor-in-chief Brandon Darby reported in 2014 that National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) sources revealed that illegal migrants were allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification. “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” said NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza.
“This is not the CBP or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza. “This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”