A group of protesters staged a demonstration near a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta, Riverside County, California, on July 1 that resulted in three buses carrying 140 illegal immigrants being carried to the station to turn back. The immigrants, many of whom were women and children from Central America, had illegally crossed the border into Texas recently and had surrendered to Border Patrol agents there. Instead of detaining the aliens and deporting them back to their homelands, the Department of Homeland Security — following current standard procedure — flew them on a U.S. government charter flight to San Diego.
The allegations are shocking: A government-contracted security force is threatening to arrest medical personnel at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, if they reveal information about the rampant disease among the illegal migrants at the facility.
Senator John McCain has called on the Obama administration to create an emergency refugee program for child immigrants coming to the United States from Central America.
Despite threats from House Republicans to try and hold President Obama to the constitutional limits set for the Executive branch, the White House press secretary indicates that Obama has no intention of showing any restraint, particularly on the issue of immigration. According to Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the Obama administration has grown impatient with Congress and intends to move forward with its agenda.
Many call the boundary between the United States and Mexico an “open border,” and instead of deporting illegals, federal officials have been releasing them within the United States.