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DHS reports rise in the number of families crossing into the United States
The Agency says that undocumented immigrants taking advantage of loopholes in the law that require that the family be released after they are caught; William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.
As the trump management of the merger of several political and legal setbacks in its efforts to curb illegal immigration, the message South of the border could not be clearer, with families and unaccompanied minors flooding into Texas, Arizona and California.
A an alarming new report from the Department of Homeland Security shows the number of families increased crossing into the U.S. illegally in the last month. The Agency said that illegal immigrants were taking advantage of a loophole in the law, which will be released in a “family” as soon as they are caught.
New figures showed a 10 percent increase in August of unaccompanied minors, a 38-percent increase among the families entering illegally or ask for asylum. Overall, people who are arrested or stopped at the border amounted to nearly 47,000 in August, 17 percent from July and up 52 percent from August 2017.
“These figures are a result of our error, what is necessary to control the border,” said Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the right-leaning Center for Immigration Studies.
The administration had tried, the separation of parents and children to deter immigrants from the dangerous trek through Mexico, but a political outcry forced them to reverse the policy. It is also holding in families is trying to stick up for your appointment in court, but the courts, the policy is rejected. As a result, Customs and Border Protection sources say, immigrants look to take advantage of an opportunity, gridlock in Washington and, while the administration is trying to figure out his next step.
“My question is, how many illegal immigrants have to go to the USA for a political demand that something be done about it,” said Krikorian, who favors stricter border security.
The numbers say something completely different to Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum.
“The situation in Central America is so bad, the parents decide that the risk of losing said your kid on the US-government is better than to risk losing your child to violence,” Noorani. “This is the legislator allows for two possibilities. You can continue to try a failed strategy to force our way out of a problem… Or you can develop cross-party solutions that tackle the causes, the search in Central America and care for migrants fleeing violence and persecution, protection and to a fair trial in the United States”.
In the last nine months, 98.6 percent of the families living in the U.S. illegally or without papers, from countries other than Mexico, stay here, and officials say it is probably the most never leave.
“We know that the vast majority of the families who have been dismissed, although they have no legal right to remain in legal status, not always to or are removed,” DHS spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton said Wednesday in a statement. “Over the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, only 1.4 percent of the family units were in their home countries, from non-contiguous countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.”
The highest number of minors and families input came from Guatemala (64,000), the following of Honduras (43,000), El Salvador (up to 16,000), and Mexico (11,000).
FBI agents immigrant families together try to hold on, but for longer
The biggest change agents see, is the size of the groups they encounter. Instead of a handful of immigrants, or groups of under 10, you will now understand, when groups of 20 or more. In Lukeville, Arizona, last week, representatives of a group of 50, about half a mile wide. Instead of the execution of agents, and searched out immigrants to apply for asylum.
“Right now, the word is out. You bring up a child,” a Border-Patrol agents in Arizona told Fox News. “This is your ticket. If you are an adult, you can be held. If you as a family or as a small, you can’t. You know it. The smugglers tell you.”
The Trump administration said Tuesday it is trying to rush through a tripling of the amount of bed space for unaccompanied minors, it years in his internment camp in screw, Texas, can be up to 3,800 children.
It also has added 44 new immigration judges and has to change a policy, to stick together so that families in detention until their immigration to be heard cases. This is likely to face legal challenge, especially since a Federal judge Dolly Gee rejected to the changes in her ruling that families in detention are released after 20 days.