With Coyotes and Greyhounds, Illegal Aliens Ride Deeper Into U.S.



As border crossings surge at the southern border, greater numbers of illegal aliens and asylum seekers are taking buses into the U.S. interior.

Amid the growing crush, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 84,500 migrant family members since late December. Free to go on their way, migrants are leaving the driving to Greyhound.

In Phoenix recently, ICE dropped off 50 illegal aliens at a Greyhound depot. They departed with a promise to show up at their immigration hearings. Wink, wink.

Though derided by President Trump, ICE Catch and Release practices are loading up buses at the border, thanks to court rulings expanding the rights of migrants who claim “credible fear” to stay in the country, and the latest federal spending bill that limits the number of beds at border detention facilities.

In an effort at crowd control, Greyhound announced last week it would no longer allow U.S. authorities to drop off migrants inside bus stations. Now aliens congregate outside until they can scrounge up the necessary fare.

Meantime, additional funding for “Alternatives to Detention” (ATD) effectively gives more migrants a ticket to ride. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that a third of the people on ATD immediately cut off their ICE-issued ankle monitors. One government contractor said his company routinely retrieves the abandoned tracking devices from Phoenix bus station trashcans.

Beleaguered border communities, as well every city and town where illegal aliens disembark, pay a price for all this. The expense goes far beyond the cost of a bus ticket.

A Phoenix-based migrant-aid group that monitors local Greyhound stations, is clamoring for city officials to pitch in more “resources” to accommodate the rising tide of illegal border crossers. Last Mile AZ also wants ICE to help arrange travel plans so migrants won’t be left wandering the streets.

“It’s becoming a real crisis,” activist Aliza Young observed.

Indeed. Say, how about a wall?

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Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

15 Comments

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    I like millions of Americans believed that Trump would be the one president that would end this disaster. I couldn’t be more disappointed in him. The situation has grown far worse under his watch, now they aren’t even giving them ankle bracelets, just a package of court date information. This isn’t even catch and release, just open borders. If you travel around the country, you can see the drastic changes to communities over the past several years. Our culture and heritage will forever be changed in less than a decade. I sincerely have to question whether or not, this was ever really an issue for Trump in the first place. I for one will not give him another bite at the apple. The handwriting is on the wall, we have lost our nation.

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      You do realize that when he does something to slow illegal entry and a court overrules him he has no choice but to obey the court? The border patrol is overwhelmed and they cannot just turn them around at the border because of the court orders.

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        Trump has the authority to put the troops on the border and close the border, but he does nothing.

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          They walk up to border patrol agents on our side of the border and claim asylum. The courts say they have to be given a date to appear in immigration court which is usually years down the road.

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            12thGenUSCitizen on

            All of you please state if you have contacted via, mail, call or the on-line form with your concerns… I have done this daily. Anyone realize that the psycho…planner to kill children, robbers, spoiled son of a judge..who got him off didn’t loose by very much.. 2020 is a goner at the rate our soil is being raped..24/7…non stop. It makes me ill… Dialing #2 Spanish since LBJ” s AFDC “no know thy sperm donor exponentials” from womb to tomb rewarded both domestically and for the global overpopulated female heathen b reeders..with hoards of illegiitmates…plus DNA entire and villages…refugees…INVADWORES…we will be having a miracle..if we are not done for in a Kill or be Killed 24/7 existence…NOTE re: Future Court Dates back to the pre planned invasion of the prior WH occupants whereby…the same over run was rewarded.. 95% DID NOT SHOW UP…And for same reason when Salvadoranians wer e given privileges to work in the USA after a flood or something…ALL HAVE STATED “We will not leave!. INVADWHORES… We are not longer worthy…any soil that sends it own generations systematically to be disposed of on foreign soil then takes in their population like the Vietnamese, Laosions, Cambodians…whom have NEVER ASSIMILATED since l975…while we lost our loved ones…What is the point..continued…NUMBERS USA the PLAGUE of the CENTURY.. Thank LBJ,. Bush Sr…whom had a definite part in the ASSASSINATIOIN of JFK.

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          12thGenUSCitizen on

          All of you please state if you have contacted via, mail, call or the on-line form with your concerns… I have done this daily. Anyone realize that the psycho…planner to kill children, robbers, spoiled son of a judge..who got him off didn’t loose by very much.. 2020 is a goner at the rate our soil is being raped..24/7…non stop. It makes me ill… Dialing #2 Spanish since LBJ” s AFDC “no know thy sperm donor exponentials” from womb to tomb rewarded both domestically and for the global overpopulated female heathen b reeders..with hoards of illegiitmates…plus DNA entire and villages…refugees…INVADWORES…we will be having a miracle..if we are not done for in a Kill or be Killed 24/7 existence…

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    Yazmin Linares on

    What with the epidemic of hundreds of thousands of homeless in this country you’d think this government could stop the influx of illegals from Mexico which by the way has been going on for decades which started with Mexicans!!!!

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    Illegal advocate groups run to judges in the Ninth Circuit to get them to rule against any Trump enforcement programs. The problem is that it can take months or years for these cases to work their way to the Supreme Court and in the meantime the lower court’s ruling is nationwide. These important cases need to be immediately sent to the top court.

    As far as the ankle bracelets those have to be numbered and assigned to one individual. Anyone found without theirs should be immediately deported if caught, no appeal. It’s their responsibility to wear it and if lost they are required to let ICE know. Somehow illegals are always able to find their way to the welfare office for their anchor babies, but most can’t find their way to court.

    Let an American remove an ankle bracelet and see how fast they are in jail. But as always there are two sets of rules. Just like illegals can use a citizen’s Social Security number and mess up their credit and complicate their life for decades and nothing is done to them even when caught. But let an American do that and they’re charged with identity theft.

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    David H Lake on

    With the California high speed rail or the Pelosi freeway they can quickly travel to SF for sanctuary and to buy the American Dream home for only $1.2M that the middle class left behind when they were driven out by high taxes and real estate costs.

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    Trump likes to pretend that he’s protecting the border against illegal entry, but we all know he’s caved to the Dem’s, the courts, the Open Borders Lobby, and the Cheap Labor lobby. Flush that inspiring Inaugural Address right down the hopper; it’s an overripe turd!

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      How Would You Handle Families Busting Through the WALL Trump Can’t Get $5B From Congress For?

      How do you get rid of them…

      I agree with you that Trump’s giving up on immigration attorneys and trying to stop that insane mob of ‘greedy” American professionals, IMO, I’d give up too. Obama stacked the courts with insanely too many Open Border Party (OBP) judges for us tax payers to fork out to. Then there’s Congress and guys like McCain that vote against this $5B WALL…that’s Trump’s fault too? Especially if he lashes out at the deceased McCain for hand ing out the DNC FISA Dossier that started the Trump Tower wire tapping witch hunt for Trump impeachment…Hades, I gave up with eVerify when I found out our own Social Security Agency finds Social Security Number duplication and doesn’t care, for the last couple decades too..

      Nothing is simple in this mess…but one thing is true, Trump is up against a horrifying DC Swamp and they cross party lines too…to make it all transparent to the public would be a shock too. There’s many things I know now I wish I didn’t know, but know I need to know the truth.

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    What happens to all these illegals? after 180 ? days they can apply and get work authorization. Their kids have to be educated in the local schools. They have to live some place.

    All of this takes resources away from US citizens and legal residents; strains our infrastructure; schools; hospitals; etc.

    This isnt right.