Border Agents Say Obama Administration Low-Balling Border Stats
“The number of arrests made at the border of people from Afghanistan and Pakistan is up significantly this year compared to last, the president of the National Border Patrol Council said when he testified during a House hearing on Tuesday,” the Daily Caller says.
“Brandon Judd, who has also served as a Border Patrol agent for nearly 20 years, also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security that he has witnessed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials fudge alien apprehension statistics by low-balling the number of “got aways” — illegal border-crossers who enter the country but avoid being apprehended by border agents.”
Illegal Aliens Already Hiding Because of Trump
“After years of increasing comfort with their status in the U.S., illegal immigrants say they’re being chased back into the shadows, and they blame Donald Trump. The GOP presidential front-runner put immigration back at the top of the political conversation in June when he announced his campaign, blaming Mexico for sending some of its worst elements to the U.S. And the issue has remained at the top ever since, propelling Mr. Trump and renewing a national conversation that immigrant rights advocates had thought they’d won,” the Washington Times reports.
Belgian Terrorists Still Don’t Need a Visa to Enter U.S.
“Leading lawmakers identified Belgium as a hotspot for terrorism months ago and are warning that many of the radicalized individuals living there are still able to travel to the United States without first obtaining a visa and undergoing thorough security checks,” the Free Beacon reports.
“Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon Tuesday afternoon that current flaws in the U.S. visa waiver program—which facilities travel to the United States from partner nations including Belgium—have created a loophole that could permit radicalized individuals to legally enter the United States with minimal background checks.”
Immigration Enforcement is About Security
“Our immigration laws are completely and utterly blind as to race, religion and ethnicity and only make one distinction — the distinction between United States citizens and foreign nationals (aliens). I began my thirty-year career with the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) as an Immigration Inspector assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. I remained in that position for about four years before I moved on to becoming an INS Special Agent,” says Michael Cutler.
“Our immigration laws were the absolute guide that determined whether or not to admit an alien into the United States. We conducted the inspection to make certain that aliens did not belong to one or more classes of aliens who are statutorily excludible and that they will likely not violate the terms of their admission.”