Obama lays down the welcome mat for Mexican gang members at border
As if we don't have enough problems with gangs in the US anyway, officials are allowing known Mexican gang members to cross the border in order to be reunited with their children.
It's gotten so bad that the border patrol union is complaining to Washington about the insanity.
Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said that confirmed gang members in Mexico — including those from Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) — are coming into the country to be reunited with their families, National Review reported Friday.
“If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here? … I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Mr. Cabrera told the magazine.
He said that the only way to solve the problem was to implement harsher restrictions on who can be allowed to cross.
“Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don’t think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it’s going to get worse,” he said, National Review reported.
Other Border Patrol officials said that officers must treat minors with gang-affiliated tattoos the same as anybody else wishing to cross the border.
“It’s upsetting that a lot of them are 16 pr 17 years old and a lot of them are not going to face deportation,” said Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz, National Review reported.
Mr. Cabrera told the news agency that the Rio Grande Valley location has nine stations. The largest facility is in McAllen, Texas, with a capacity of 275 people. Its agents sees between 700 and 1,500 people daily.
What I'd like to know is who is ultimately responsible for this policy? What gives ICE this kind of discretion to allow criminals to cross with ease into the US? Even if the law says that minors must be reunited with their parents, certainly there are exceptions to that law - one of them being, you don't let violent, half crazed killers into the US.
The border agents' pleas are falling on deaf ears. They're the ones who must bear the brunt of any criminal activity at the border commtted by gang members. Their lives are in danger already and introducing another criminal element into the mix is making their job a lot more dangerous.
The only way this flood is going to stop is if we start deporting these kids now. Make an example of them so that even in the most god forsaken hovel in Central America, word will reach them that the door is closed and there's no sense trying to open it.
But that's wishful thinking with this administration. Meanwhile, I wouldn't want to be a resident near one of these border crossings right now.