Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, is not happy. He told Congress that Border Patrol have been given orders by DHS to catch and release illegal aliens when caught after crossing the border into the US.
Border Patrol agents have been told by DHS that the Obama administration has no intention of deporting many of the illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak into the country, and so not to clog up the courts they should be let to go wherever they want within the US.
Mr. Judd provided his testimony in written answers released Monday by the House Judiciary Committee, saying that even in some criminal cases, agents are ordered to let illegal immigrants go without ever issuing them a Notice to Appear, or NTA, which is what puts them into deportation proceedings.
Mr. Judd said they took their case directly to Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who told them not to bother.
“Deputy Secretary Mayorkas told us that the Border Patrol needs to focus its resources towards the worst of the worst. He said that by prioritizing those we choose to deport, we will help alleviate the burden on an already overburdened court system,” said Mr. Judd.
Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees the Border Patrol, declined to comment on Mr. Judd’s testimony.
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