A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms for some undocumented families and release others to cities around the U.S.
Documents obtained exclusively by Fox News show Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been paying for hotel rooms for dozens of recently arrived families to relieve overcrowding inside the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, Calif., processing centers. Some ICE employees are working overtime and others have been asked to volunteer to work weekend shifts. “Duties include intake, placements, transports and release of family groups and unaccompanied minors,” according to a memo obtained by Fox News.
The surge has raised suspicions about what is driving the influx, amid claims that illegal immigrants have learned they can attempt to get asylum by using a few key words — namely, by claiming they have a “credible fear” of drug cartels.
“This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody,” said former U.S. Attorney for Southern California Peter Nunez. “It’s beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim.”
Orchestrated by whom? Could it be by the very people who give the magic words “credible fear” their power? Given that the Executive Branch is now run by a community organizer who could not help but be well aware of the Cloward-Piven strategy of deliberately overloading government services, it seems likely.
Claiming “credible fear” doesn’t get you asylum. But it does entitle you to “a series of interviews, hearings, proceedings and appeals that can drag on for years.” Once in the country, few will show up for hearings. Why should they, with amnesty coming down the pipe? Besides, the government can’t be expected to chase down hundreds of thousands of scofflaws.
Documents obtained by Fox News show that recently on a single day, dozens of illegal immigrants were being transferred to an area hotel where rooms cost $99 a night. Others were released to addresses in Texas, Florida and even Brooklyn, N.Y.
ICE sources say the addresses are almost always bogus.
No worries about the $99 hotel bills. That is pocket change compared to lifetime passes on the welfare gravy train.
Although this wave of invaders comes from as far away as Iraq, most are from Mexico.
Asylum claims from Mexico are highly unusual and critics say this is an orchestrated sham — it’s not about getting asylum, they say, but about overwhelming the system and getting a free pass into the U.S. and a court date for which no one will show up.
“Hundreds of thousands of people have never returned and the list of people for whom warrants are outstanding is phenomenal,” said Nunez. “We have a long history of people absconding from immigration hearings of one sort of another, they just blend back into the community.”
ICE sources say an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 illegal immigrants a year do not show up for their court date and disappear into the U.S.
Francis Fox Piven must be very proud of having been put in charge of US immigration policy. Down in hell, her coconspirator Richard Cloward is smiling fondly.
On a tip from Clingtomyguns.