Media reports support the findings of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report acknowledging that the Obama administration’s failure to deport illegal immigrants is among the “pull factors” prompting more people to follow suit. But the administration instead blames the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, signed into law by George W. Bush, for making it nearly impossible to deport unaccompanied minors to Central America.
A DHS report acknowledges that the failure to deport illegal immigrants is among the “pull factors” prompting more illegal immigration.
Former U.S. representative, three-time presidential candidate, and physician Ron Paul has spoken out publicly about the catastrophic impact the deluge of unaccompanied children illegally entering our country has had on our nation’s hospitals.
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.