According to the testimony of Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Control Council, at this time under the Barack Obama Administration, America’s immigration laws are basically worthless. His shocking testimony delivered to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday outlines a combination of factors ranging from Mexican drug cartels taking advantage of the way American Border Patrol rules are laid out, and the Obama Administration telling the agencies in charge of the borders to release illegals coming into the country due to the embarrassment of them not showing up at their deportation hearings. Thanks to the Washington Examiner:
“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,” he testified before the immigration subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.
“Simply put, the policy makes mandatory the release, without an NTA [notice to appear], 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. The operative word in this policy is “claim.” The policy does not require the person to prove they have been here which is the same burden placed on them during deportation proceedings. Instead, it simply requires them to claim to have been here since January of 2014.”
And so, all of those undocumented minors that came into the country requesting asylum, some legitimately, some not, since 2014 have no compelling reason to show up at their deportation hearings, or any other court appearance. Essentially, the Obama Administration has made them disappear within the country.
What makes this prospect frightening is that there simply is no way to trace these people as they move about the country. So long as there are felonies committed, illegal aliens – who already show a lack of respect for American law – are free to roam the streets avoiding detection. Living off the grid in the United States is not difficult with help. We Americans concerned about government protection attempt to limit our footprint. Illegal aliens do the same.
So, how effective is immigration law at stopping illegals from crossing the borders? Since the Obama Administration has given stand down orders to the border patrol, it may as well not exist.
“Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions. There are little or no consequences for breaking the laws and that fact is well known in other countries. If government agencies like DHS or CBP are allowed to bypass Congress by legislating through policy, we might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” Judd concluded.
Judd’s full testimony is available in PDF form, and includes details of the Mexican drug cartels exploitation of American law enforcement tactics and policies.