Friday, 13 June 2014 18:50

Former Border Patrol Agents: Illegal Immigration Crisis "Contrived”

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Thousands of illegal immigrants are flooding across the border into Texas and other border states every day, but two things distinguish this wave from earlier illegal immigration waves. 

First, Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans now make up about 75 percent of illegals caught in South Texas, whereas previously most people who crossed the border illegally originated in Mexico. Second, large numbers of these illegal migrants are unaccompanied children. A Reuters article on May 29 cited Obama administration estimates that 60,000 children unaccompanied by parents or relatives will pour into the United States this year, up from about 6,000 in 2011.

The situation was deemed so urgent by the Obama administration on June 2, that the White House issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretary of Homeland Security to establish an interagency “Unified Coordination Group.” The group is to be created, stated President Obama, in “Response to the Influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children Across the Southwest Border.”

A June 12 report in The New York Post noted that in fiscal year 2009, border patrol agents apprehended 3,304 children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, but that number is close to 50,000 this year and is expected to continue increase dramatically. 

California Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, expressed concern on Fox News Radio that the mass migration of children trying to cross our border could result in fatalities.

“This flood is going to mean children dying trying to get in,” said Issa. “And more important, children coming here with the anticipation that somehow they’re going to be granted citizenship and then they will bring the rest of their family … that’s a false narrative.”

The Washington Post reported on June 12 that the sharp increase in the number of illegal migrants coming over the border over the past three months — especially in the number of children traveling without their parents — has overwhelmed the Border Patrol’s detention centers in South Texas, prompting officials to ship the children to converted warehouses and military bases as far away as California. The Post noted that during the past eight months, Customs and Border Protection has detained 47,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them in the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas. This is an increase of 92 percent from the same period during the previous fiscal year.

“We’re fighting a losing battle right now,” said Chris Cabrera, the Border Patrol’s union representative in McAllen, Texas, as quoted in the Post. “We don’t have anywhere to hold them.”

The report noted that many of the migrants — especially women and children — are not trying to sneak into the country but are crossing the border in plain sight of Border Patrol agents. While illegal aliens from Mexico can fairly quickly be processed and sent back across the border, the situation for illegals from Central America is more complicated. The government must first clear their return with consular officials from their native country, then charter planes to fly them home. If the aliens request asylum in the United States, on the grounds that they fear persecution in their home countries, they must establish that their fears are credible.

Whether or not asylum is ultimately granted, the claim serves as a delaying tactic, often allowing the alien to remain in the United States long enough to blend in among the large numbers of “undocumented aliens."

Of course, any attempt to deal with this massive increase in illegal immigration and the notable changes in the nature of the migration — the shift from Mexico to Central America and the marked increase in unaccompanied children — must address the root causes of these changes in migration patterns. A good place to start might be to study the sheer logistics of moving thousands of underage young people — practically all of whom come from homes too poor to own motor vehicles — all the way from Central America to the U.S. border. We addressed this problem at the conclusion of our last article on this subject on June 10:

A question that we have seen no one raise, not to mention answer, is how these thousands of children from poor areas of Central America manage to find their way — en masse — about 1,800 miles through Mexico’s rough roads to arrive in south Texas. While we cannot determine who is coordinating and assisting with their efforts, it is obvious that these children did not accomplish this Herculean feat all on their own. 

The next day, the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) released a statement that utilized refreshing logic in pointing out what should be obvious to almost anyone wondering how tens of thousands of unaccompanied children could travel 1,800 on their own to a common destination:

This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor Illegal Alien children at risk for purely political purposes. Certainly, we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States Government. Anyone that has taken two six to seven year old children to an amusement park can only imagine the problems associated with bringing thousands of unaccompanied children that age up through Mexico and into the United States. I doubt even the Cartels would undertake that chore at any price. No, it has to be heartless corrupt politicians and their minions lusting for more money and power.

We spoke with Andy Ramirez, a recognized national expert on border security who has testified before Congress, the California state legislature, the DHS and the DOJ. We asked Ramirez about the large numbers of unaccompanied children coming across our southern border. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Chief, Ronald Vitiello, said in an internal memo on May 30 that border agents detained 40,000 unaccompanied children last year and they expect to apprehend 90,000 children this year, and 142,000 in 2015.)

Considering both the large numbers and the long distances involved, Ramirez stated bluntly: “There is no way this could have been done by an alien smuggling organization [ASO]. It had to have been done at a much higher level.”

Ramirez told us:

In speaking with my Border Patrol sources and given my own expertise, there is no way this flood of illegal aliens could’ve been accomplished by mere “children,” let alone small alien smuggling organizations. This is a major operation that requires logistical support, and that is well beyond snakehead capabilities. Therefore, it has to be well organized, like a military type operation, and only a government can accomplish such a thing. Given Mexico's policies when it comes to illegal immigration entry into their country, and while knowing that setting up a North American Union has never included any Central or South American nations, it would require collusion between governments. 

Now keep in mind, why are most of these illegal aliens crossing into Texas? Why not Arizona? It would be easy to have pulled that off in Arizona, but to risk the numbers of minors involved would have been a death sentence. So Texas is the answer especially knowing you have media centers like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio for coverage. 

Add in the Obama administration’s refusal to enforce U.S. immigration law, and how South Texas was targeted and the quick response to move the self-reporting aliens, it's clear in connecting the dots that the Obama administration and Mexican government's are co-partners. With Congress questioning DHS (ICE and CBP) about their failure to enforce the law, this is an operation forcing amnesty by decree.

Among those questioning the Obama administration’s immigration policies is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has charged that the crisis is a “direct consequence” of President Obama’s policies.“The parents think, ‘If I send my child [to the U.S.], my child will have amnesty.’ That’s what the president of the U.S. has said. It is the exact opposite of a humane approach to immigration or to securing our borders,” Cruz told Breitbart News.

The Hill reported that White House spokesman Josh Earnest dismissed Cruz’s allegations, saying he would not “put a lot of stock in the ability of Republicans members of Congress to divine the thoughts and insights of children in Central American countries.”

However, wishful thinking along on the part of Central American children did not get them to the U.S. border. As Ramirez noted, it’s a matter of logistics.

Photo of two Guatemalan boys, with their mom, at the Greyhound bus terminal in Phoenix: AP Images

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  • Comment Link Randy Tuesday, 08 July 2014 21:51 posted by Randy

    Yes Diana…You have it nailed down. Your comment tells me you have your finger in the pulse of the whole situation…….. Thank You for your comment!!!!

  • Comment Link Terry Magyar Sunday, 15 June 2014 12:53 posted by Terry Magyar

    Deliver them to their respective embassy, in DC. They belong there, before they should be bussed to AZ.

  • Comment Link Old Mullet Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:06 posted by Old Mullet

    Once again we deaf, dumb, and blind Americans are falling for yet another nObama trap. Notice (in the recent reporting) how much of the illegal traffic "suddenly" appears crossing the border into the U.S. Where is the cooperation so (reportedly) sought after by the Mexican President? Where is their response to our nation sending so many jobs to Mexico? How many American people insist on vacationing there??? Mexico has a formal agreement with China to allow "immigrants" into that country with the sole purpose of them illegally coming into the U.S. THEY KNOW THIS. And what do we do about it? Blame the "border". This could NOT happen without the express knowledge and approval of the Mexican government. Not even our politico leaders could make it happen without that country's permission. We don't have to boycott that country, just stop buying their products (even American brands) and using their resorts. Send a message that we are all for fair trade but not for lawbreakers and support of terrorism. Now, that IS border control.

  • Comment Link Will Jones Sunday, 15 June 2014 08:38 posted by Will Jones

    Illegal immigration by Latin America's surplus slaves, due to the inroads there of the Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions, is an organized army for invasion and conquest of America orchestrated by the Roman Catholic Church.

    Rome's Satanic stratagem is openly published as a signed confession of treason for all Patriots to read:

  • Comment Link Heidi Preston Saturday, 14 June 2014 03:02 posted by Heidi Preston

    Of course it's contrived...nothing happens anywhere that isn't allowed to happen by the Elites/bankers/government officials unless they want it for a specific purpose. I couldn't figure out what the benefit would be of having massive people (no matter what color or nationality) during an economic downturn, but I got a clue if not the whole answer in the speech by the President in El Paso, Texas.

    "So one way to strengthen the middle class in America is to reform the immigration system so that there is no longer a massive underground economy that exploits a cheap source of labor while depressing wages for everybody else. I want incomes for middle-class families to rise again."

    So it's to collect the taxes off the underground economy that doesn't contribute to the banks in taxes, it does contribute to the system in that not all of the money gets sent back to their homelands. It has nothing to do with 'strengthening the middle class' since we all can see (for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear) that the middle class is to vanish and join the illegal immigrants in lower economic class status due to no jobs other than service jobs, military for them and the ones with a little education skilled technical jobs and information processing.

    The healthcare system of medicaid (which in essence is a loan from the government to be paid back later) sets the new immigrants on a slave-debt path as well as the native's (the natives where have we heard that one before...the natives as in the original ones lost their roaming privileges which meant all the lands, herds, nationality and given welfare with no real linage to anything ) so why the new illegal immigrants which would be 'reformed into state citizens,would want the same "equality" as the natives, I don't know. Our lot isn't doing so great either we are all non-people under the system as it stands right now. Do citizens really have a say in the government or is all just a facade?

  • Comment Link S. TOBEY Friday, 13 June 2014 19:22 posted by S. TOBEY

    I do not like what I see in this article. In it, Warren Mass already uses the left's politically correct term "migrants". These are not geese or other wildlife. They are people, coming with their hands out for whatever Uncle Sap will give them (from taxpayers who are already bankrupt far into the forseeable future).

    Call these people what they are: illegal aliens, or illegal immigrants if that is what floats your boat. Do not fall into the trap of using the language of the left, or we will all be strangled with them.

  • Comment Link Diana Friday, 13 June 2014 19:10 posted by Diana

    One of the US’ top “immigrant’s rights” activists, labor leader and Democratic Socialists of America Marxist, Eliseo Medina, admits that illegal immigrant amnesty has nothing to do with compassion or economics – it’s all about permanent political power for the left.
    The global think tank champions population growth within the United States. Illegal immigration is good for the globalists because their presence significantly lowers wages and the majority of the immigrants are low-skilled, poorly educated people who do not fuel economic growth to the level where their low wage status would be impacted. Now, it is true that the next generation of immigrants could make significant economic inroads. However, by the time their presence is economically realized, the bankers will have collapsed the dollar. An unlimited supply of cheap labor.

  • Comment Link John Olsrud Friday, 13 June 2014 18:52 posted by John Olsrud

    Read the article on the new constitution and u will see the light.

  • Comment Link Ruth Friday, 13 June 2014 18:27 posted by Ruth

    Of course all of this is contrived...everything about Obama is contrived, plotted by those that tell him what to do and how to plan and they have from a very long time ago to get him I a make as much a mess of America as possible. What I cannot understand is why is that maniac still there? Has no one the guts to do what is needed? And so; do we not have the voices loud enough to demand he be removed? and do we not have the will to save America for the reasons we was founded to be?

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