Obama Quietly Lays Aside Thousands of Deportation Cases

Illegal immigrants are seen at a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services facility in South Texas in this handout photo courtesy of the office of U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) taken within last two weeks and released on June 12, 2014. Immigration activists filed a complaint with the U.S. government on June 11, 2014 alleging systematic abuse of more than 100 unaccompanied migrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Groups such as those that filed the complaint are pushing for policy reform to give an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country a pathway to citizenship.    REUTERS/U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar's Office/Handout via Reuters

Over 56,000 illegal aliens who have come to the U.S. from Central America since 2014 are already embedded in cities across the nation, and the Obama administration has quietly delayed their deportation proceedings for up to seven years.

According to the New York Times, numbers from the Justice Department indicate those 56,000 delayed deportations only represent about half of the illegal Central American “families” who have come to the U.S. since 2014, and about one-fourth of all the illegal Central Americans during that time period.

The reason the feds aren’t following through with deportations?  Officials claim it’s to save money.  

Because so many illegal immigrants were failing to appear in court as required, Homeland Security started using GPS ankle monitors in 2015.   But then another problem arose – they weren’t reporting in to be fitted with their ankle bracelets either.   Now the government has decided it saves money to just push those cases to the back burner – some all the way back to 2023 – saving them the daily fee of $4 to $8 per person to monitor the ankle bracelets.  

Those who are complying with the monitoring and reporting in according to the rules are being processed for deportation, some even faster than expected.   Retired immigration judge Paul Schmidt said, “The whole thing is docket chaos.”

The New York Times writes that interviews with immigration lawyers, federal officials, and both current and former judges reveal that this has been going on behind the scenes for months, without any public attention.   “It amounts to an unannounced departure from the administration’s widely publicized pronouncements that cases tied to the so-called surge of 2014 would be rushed through the immigration courts in an effort to deter more Central Americans from entering the United States illegally.”

Instead, illegal immigration in 2016 is on track to even surpass the “surge of 2014”, as border patrol said the word is going back home from those who are getting through that “now is the time to come.”

In August we also shared a report revealing that over 100,000 illegal immigrants were allowed to remain in the U.S. within the past year – their deportation orders overruled by immigration judges across the country, resulting in a “back door amnesty.”

According to ICE agents, illegals aren’t being deported for one reason – so they can vote:


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