We all know that the Obama administration would love to simply grant amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens who are in our country. After all, think of all those potential votes, right? But now the situation has gone too far. It’s one thing for Barack Obama and his team to not take border security seriously. It’s quite another to blatantly ignore the law. And that’s exact what’s happening as Border Patrol agents are being told to NOT arrest illegal aliens.
First, let’s touch on the politics. It appears that since Obama can’t handle the budget, the economy, foreign policy, or just about anything else, he has picked now to make his push for “immigration” reform. He’s also feeling the pressure to do so by members of his own party.
On Tuesday, Obama held a meeting with a number of administration officials and a select group of “stakeholders” on the immigration issue. According to the background information provided about the meeting, Obama “remains deeply committed to fixing the broken immigration system.”
The United States has been enriched by a steady stream of hardworking and talented people who have helped make America an engine of the global economy and a beacon of hope around the world. As we work to rebuild the economy, our ability to thrive depends, in part, on restoring responsibility and accountability to the immigration system. President Obama believes Democrats and Republicans should come together to tackle an issue that is critical not only to our national security but also to the economy and our global competitiveness.
It’s just more of the same. Yes, immigrants have enriched America, and they continue to do so. LEGAL immigrants. I capitalized “legal” for emphasis, but equal emphasis could be put on the word “immigrants,” in that our country was built by people who came to America to BE Americans… to embrace our culture and become part of the American melting pot.
The press release then offers this gem:
The President takes seriously his responsibility to enforce our immigration laws and secure the border. Over the last two years, the Obama Administration has dedicated unprecedented resources to secure the border, taken important steps to make interior and worksite enforcement of our immigration laws smarter, and more effective, and made improvements to the legal immigration system.
Well… so much for fantasy. Now, it’s time for reality.
An Arizona sheriff has come forward, saying that he has been told to stop arresting illegal aliens. As reported by Fox News, the sheriff “has been flooded with calls and emails of support from local and federal agents who back his claims that the U.S. Border Patrol has effectively ordered them to stop apprehending illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.”
“Upper management has advised supervisors to have agents ‘turn back South’ (TBS) the illegal aliens (aka bodies) they detect attempting to unlawfully enter the country … at times you even hear supervisors order the agents over the radio to ‘TBS’ the aliens instead of catching them,” one San Diego border agent wrote in an email to Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever.
“This only causes more problems as the aliens, as you know, don’t just go back to Mexico and give up. They keep trying, sometimes without 10 minutes in-between attempts, to cross illegally,” continued the email, which was among a number of communications to Dever reviewed by FoxNews.com. “This makes the job for agents more dangerous. Not only are the aliens more defiant, they also begin to feel like they can get away with breaking our federal laws.”
Dever claims that he was told to “keep the number of border apprehensions down by chasing illegal immigrants back toward Mexico.” Then, of course, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes credit for increased border security by noting that apprehensions are down. Is this making sense to you?
So there you have it. Apprehensions are down, because Border Patrol agents are being told not to apprehend. And this is border security? Does anyone think that an illegal alien who is chased back to Mexico will actually give up? This is what we face, and the problem will only get worse as long as people like Obama and Napolitano are in control.