Obama Orders Border Patrol Agents To Release Any Illegal Immigrants They Catch “We Might As Well Abolish Our Immigration Laws Altogether”
What is the point of having Federal laws and regulations regarding immigration into the United States if those same laws are disregarded by government itself?
That is a question that Brandon Judd found himself asking as he testified before the immigration subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.
“We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether.”
His frustration happened as the Obama administration sent orders down the pipeline instructing border agents to no longer issue Notices to Appear (NTA) in court over their eligibility to be in the country. Judd explained that 40% of those that were given NTA’s never make it to their court dates, and quietly disappear into the shadows. In his testimony, he said,
“The willful failure to show up for court appearances by persons that were arrested and released by the Border Patrol has become an extreme embarrassment for the Department of Homeland Security. It has been so embarrassing that DHS and the U.S. Attorney’s office has come up with a new policy.
Simply put, the policy makes mandatory the release, without an NTA, of any person arrested by the Border Patrol for being in the country illegally, as long as they do not have a previous felony arrest conviction and as long as they claim to have been continuously in the United States since January of 2014.“
Judd points out that the operative word in that statement is “claim,” and that as long as the apprehended individual claims to have been in the U.S. since the beginning of 2014, the Border Patrol is mandated to release them. There is no longer any burden of proof needed to prove that the person is in the country legally.
Judd was testifying before the committee over 2015’s immigration crisis in which tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children were dropped off at America’s southern border. He speculated that the reason that event occurred, and the degree in which it happened made him suspicious that the act was intentional.
Agent Judd believes that the cartels were largely behind the ‘crisis,’ and, while immigration services and border control agents were tied up with handling the care for 80,000 illegal immigrant children, the cartels were using the opportunity to smuggle massive amounts of controlled substances into the country.
The new policies that have been handed down from the Obama administration, Judd speculated, will cause severe damage to the credibility of American laws, and sends a very dire message to those with the intention of breaking them.
“Let me give you an example from my sector in Montana. Several months ago we arrested an illegal alien with a felony domestic violence arrest from another state. He was released because his trial had not occurred and therefore had not been convicted. Mind you he had not been acquitted either but we had to let him go all the same.
Under the law he should have been set up for removal proceedings, but under the policy he was let go. And he was let go even though he first proved that he cared so little about our laws that he entered the United States illegally, and once here, he proved further disdain by getting arrested for a serious violent act against another.
What did we teach him and everyone else he undoubtedly told about his experience? We taught him our laws mean very little, but policies mean everything.”