According to a new report from the Associated Press, the Obama administration is simply flummoxed by a new surge of illegal immigrants coming across the border. After managing to overcome last year’s unprecedented surge of unaccompanied minors, the administration has been caught flatfooted by the new surge currently overwhelming Border Patrol officials.
Immigration agents went to the border and interviewed more than 300 illegals to see why they were suddenly so anxious to get into the country. And what they found would only surprise a liberal. According to intelligence files retrieved by the AP, the majority of those interviewed said that they expected to be allowed to stay. Not only that, but they thought they would be entitled to public benefits!
And the Obama administration just can’t believe it. They’ve been running public service announcements in several Central American countries, telling people that it’s much too dangerous to trek across Mexico to get to the U.S. One can only imagine what these PSAs look like. “No, you must not come to the U.S. But if you do…who knows? Anything can happen!”
The AP was quick to point out that illegal immigrants are not eligible for welfare. At the same time, they failed to point out one of the biggest benefits of all: the ability to have a child on U.S. soil. This is what Donald Trump was talking about this summer, but the message got lost in all the controversy about the term “anchor babies.” Maybe we should have listened more to the message and less to the liberals crying about racism.
“This internal Border Patrol document shows that the Obama administration’s lax immigration policies are the culprit for the ongoing surge at our borders,” said House Rep. Bob Goodlatte.
Due to a ruling by a federal judge last year, immigration officials cannot hold families in their new Texas detention centers. This ruling forced the feds to release families on bond, and most of the illegals interviewed pointed to this as the primary draw. They expected to be treated in like fashion when they arrived.
This is why it didn’t really matter if Obama’s amnesty was blocked by Republicans or not. He got what he wanted just by putting it out there on the table. He knew that it would serve as an enticing carrot for those who wanted to make the journey. And any Republican out there pushing for a path to citizenship is just as guilty as he is.