Efforts to shift the illegal immigration debate to family separations has done nothing to stop imminent threats at the southern border.
In recent weeks, upwards of 17 violent street gang members have been apprehended attempting to make their way across the Rio Grande Valley region and into the United States. Among those captured by Border Patrol Agents were members of the murderous MS-13 and 18th Street gangs.
According to reports, more than 100 MS-13 criminals were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a single gang sweep earlier this year, and more than 10,000 have reportedly crossed the border illegally. MS-13 arrests at the border have reportedly skyrocketed as criminals learn that Democrats are pushing for open borders and continue to bog down the Trump Administration with lengthy court battles and attempts to hamstring ICE.
The next time someone is harmed or murdered, consider these true facts about the struggle to enforce the law.
Loopholes Help Illegal Families Stay
According to recently released data about the struggle, only 1.4 percent of families who entered the country illegally during 2017 have been deported. An estimated 94,000 families crossed into the United States without first applying for a green card or asylum.
The Trump Administration has been forced to issue a series of reforms designed to close the legal loopholes. The administration has worked tirelessly to stave off the wave of illegals as Democrats push for open borders and sanctuary cities.
White House officials reportedly understand that “this is a long game and they are in it for the long haul,” policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies Jessica Vaughan reportedly said. “They are not in it for flash-in-the-pan measures that deal with only a small fraction of the cases.”
Recent information demonstrates that catch and release loopholes are attracting record numbers of illegal immigrants.
“In fact, of the nearly 100,000 family units from countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras apprehended or encountered at the border in Fiscal 2017, only 1.4 percent of them had been removed by the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2018,” Vaughan reportedly said. “Secretary Nielsen has been urging Congress to act and close these loopholes that pull family units to the United States.”
During the height of the Obama Administration, nearly 120,000 illegal immigrants were allowed to remain in the U.S. annually, the most in history. The Trump Administration has cut that figure to under 70,000 as it continues to push for reform.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expects the majority of these illegals won’t be returned to their home countries until 2109.
Human Traffickers Advertise Loopholes
It may seem hard to believe, but current immigration laws are so fraught with loopholes that human smugglers advertise them. The most popular loophole promoted by coyotes and cartels is the 2015 Flores legal standard.
The Flores decree requires that illegals who sneak children across the border must be released within 20 days of apprehension. Illegals literally mock U.S. law when caught at the border. One illegal man reportedly thumbed his nose at Border Patrol agents, pointed to his daughter and said, “She was my passport.”
Following Congress’ failure to pass the president’s “Four Pillars” standard that would have reformed the immigration process and closed such loopholes, migrants traveling from South America surged across the border. In some areas, the Border Patrol has been overwhelmed. Still, Democrats have pushed to weaken ICE in an effort to grow what they hope to be a new voting base.
The movement has had a devastating impact. Violent crime, including murder and rape, is on the rise from illegals hiding in the United States. Human traffickers are also preying on unwitting people from other countries. Many have met horrific fates.
Human Trafficking on the Rise
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, human trafficking continues to be a global epidemic motivated by greed. The criminal enterprise accounts for upwards of $150 billion annually.
Those who pay coyotes to shepherd them across borders too often find themselves subject to sexual slavery, extortion or are murdered. Open borders and immigration loopholes have helped these underworld practices flourish. One recent boots-on-the-ground example occurred near Laredo, Texas, when border agents uncovered a major human trafficking operation.
After K-9 agents detected the presence of human cargo in a tractor-trailer, 47 migrants were discovered hiding. The human traffickers first ignored orders to exit the rig and a chase ensued. So prevalent has human smuggling grown at the Southern Border that the Department of Homeland Security has implemented “Operation Big Rig” to thwart trucking illegals across the border.
~ Liberty Planet