We have illegal immigrants in this country who want to bring their children from their native country. They hire people to go get them and bring them into the United States.
According to a U.S. District Judge, Andrew S. Hanen, this is a dangerous and risky procedure.
“Time and again this court has been told by representatives of the government and the defense that cartels control the entire smuggling process,” Hanen wrote. “… the government is not only allowing [illegal immigrants in the U.S.] to fund the illegal and evil activities of these cartels, but is also inspiring them to do so.”
The Department of Homeland Security, according to Hanen, has decided that, when they intercept these cartel smuggling operations, to finish the job. They take the children to the illegal parents who illegally contracted to get their children brought into the country illegally.
The judge attempted to lift the curtain on what is happening behind the scenes of the Obama administration’s changing approach to immigration enforcement. It has been well-documented that DHS is allowing some illegal immigrants already inside the country to skirt deportation, and particularly those who came to the U.S. as children.
But the “conspiracy” outlined by Hanen would take that controversial policy a big step further. He detailed the case of an illegal immigrant parent in Virginia, but used that as an entry point to describe what he suggested was a broader program.
Hanen claimed that, in more than one case before his court, immigration officials are arresting human traffickers smuggling children into the U.S. — and then “delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States.”
“The DHS has simply chosen not to enforce the United States’ border security laws,” he wrote.
Hanen says he appreciates the feelings of the parents involved, but that this DHS practice is dangerous.
I would love it if we made it easier for people to legally immigrate into this country. But the Department of Homeland Security is obviously engaged in practices that are not only illegal, but dangerous. What is the point of having a legislative body (you may have heard of them: Congress), when their laws can be ignored and overruled by people who are supposed to be enforcing those laws.
And why is DHS treating illegal immigrants better than they treat American citizens?