America’s Border Non-Enforcement Policy

What you’re about to read is outrageous, irresponsible, government at its absolute worst. It should merit front page newspaper stories in 3 inch high type, congressional hearings, and firings by dozens.

But instead, it’s just another day for America’s lackadaisical border enforcement policy or more accurately, America’s border non-enforcement policy:

“The number of illegal immigrants from Central America and Brazil caught crossing into this Texas border city jumped threefold in the past year as they rush to exploit a legal loophole, U.S. authorities said.

The U.S. Border Patrol has nabbed 15,195 non-Mexican migrants crossing over the Rio Bravo around Eagle Pass in the past eight months, a rise of almost 240 percent on the same period last year, officials said on Monday.

Agents say what they call “OTMs” — “other than Mexican migrants” — now account for 90 percent of all migrant detentions in the sweltering trade and ranching hub of 40,000 people. That is up from the 5 percent to 10 percent nationwide normally recorded by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Officials in Eagle Pass attribute the dramatic spike to news filtering out in countries in Central and South America that U.S. authorities are unable to hold the influx of immigrants in swamped local detention facilities.

“Word is out that we are unable to detain the other than Mexican crossers, and they are exploiting a bottleneck in the system,” Dennis Smith, the Border Patrol’s spokesman for the local Del Rio Sector, told Reuters.

Whereas Mexican citizens are processed and swiftly deported, non-Mexicans are either detained or let out on bail pending an appearance before an immigration court.

Following a security and criminal background check, those not deemed a security threat or found to have a criminal record, are released with a notice to appear before an immigration judge within 30 days.

The immigration summons, dubbed “the diploma” by local residents in the remote border community, allows them to travel on into the United States legally, crossing Border Patrol road blocks set up to collar illegal migrants in south Texas.

Oh, you’re entering the country illegally, but you’re not from Mexico? Great, great, here’s a document that allows you to go wherever you want for 30 days. Make sure to be back in 30 days for your deportation hearing, though…wink, wink.

This is nothing less than an open borders policy under another name, it’s a disgrace, and it’s a slap in the face to the US border patrol. These guys are out there risking their lives, night in and night out, to keep terrorists, drug runners, and illegals out of the country, and the politicians are demanding that they let the illegals win.

This is wrong, it’s an affront to justice, and it should not be allowed to continue…

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