The Obama administration has created yet another paradox: housing the illegal alien children pouring across the U.S. border at the Border Patrol training center in New Mexico where agents train to prevent and interdict illegal aliens sneaking into the country, according to a Washington, D.C., watchdog group on Wednesday.
"The U.S. Border Patrol [academy], is now a facility where agents are trained to capture illegal aliens out of the U.S. while at the same time its' going to be used as a shelter for the very lawbreakers that make the Border Patrol agency a necessity. It borders on insanity," said former police commander Stanley Bucholtz who now serves as a corporate security manager in the Southwest U.S. "If it wasn't for the Federation for American Immigration Reform [FAIR] this latest [President Barack] Obama scheme would go unnoticed."
The academy, officially called the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, N.M., is expected to offer hundreds of illegal aliens who have crossed the Mexican-Texas border housing, food, medical treatment and other services, Bucholtz noted. It's expected to house at least 700 illegal aliens, according to Fox News.
“Housing illegal aliens who have taken advantage of lax immigration enforcement on the same base where Border Patrol candidates are being trained to enforce our laws is a mixed message," said Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). “It’s a real life lesson – and a demoralizing one – for men and women who have sworn to uphold the law only to be stymied by political pressure from the Obama administration.”
“Housing illegal aliens who have taken advantage of lax immigration enforcement on the same base where Border Patrol candidates are being trained to enforce our laws is a mixed message."
“We must stem this new tide of illegal migration,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said. “We are building additional detention capacity for adults who are apprehended crossing our border illegally with their children, and will increase the number of expedited removals from among this population, consistent with our laws.”
Secretary Johnson appeared on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to brief members of Congress, and said he would consider all legal options to gain control of the border situation. Republicans had argued that Obama's policies have served as a magnet for illegal aliens who believe that once inside the United States they will stay.