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Illegal immigration: No one is afraid of breaking the law

Suspected illegal immigrants apprehended by border patrol
Suspected illegal immigrants apprehended by border patrol
U.S. Border Patrol

Since President Obama’s inauguration, his pro-amnesty attitude and his lenient policy towards illegal immigration has sent the message to the citizens of other countries: If you get here, you can stay. The resulting onslaught of children from Central America crossing into the United States is the most obvious result.

Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council told congress that 40 percent of the Border Patrol’s manpower is tied up dealing with the waves of children coming into the United States illegally. He told the House Judiciary Committee that President Obama’s catch and release policy is to blame for the tremendous number of children from Other Than Mexico(OTM).

“This program is bad policy and encourages people from countries other than Mexico to enter the United States illegally,” he told the House Judiciary Committee. “Under this policy, and in most cases, individuals entering the U.S. illegally know they will be released if apprehended.”

“The result is no one is afraid of breaking the law.” Judd stated.

The general belief, echoed by Judd, is that the cartels are transporting the minors to the United States and then using the resulting chaos to facilitate their more lucrative business of narcotic smuggling.

President Obama’s stance on amnesty took one more step forward yesterday, June 30th when he declared that he would take executive action to help solve the immigration problem. “I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” President Obama stated lamenting on the fact that an immigration reform bill was no longer viable in the Republican controlled congress.

The New York Times reports that his executive actions could have far-reaching effects including granting work permits and stays of deportation to millions of illegal immigrants.

This philosophy can do nothing more than entice even more people to cross illegally into the United States.