Already this year, more illegal alien families have crossed the border than last year

According to government statistics, more illegal alien families have cross the border in 2016 than in all of 2015.  The reason given by the government's own immigration lawyer is the policy of non-enforcement of the law by the Obama administration.

Washington Times:

Some 6,788 people traveling as families were caught on the southwest border in May — a leap of more than 20 percent over April, and putting the total for the first eight months of the fiscal year at nearly 45,000.

That’s already well above the 2015 yearlong total of fewer than 40,000, though it’s short of the record pace set in 2014, when a massive surge exposed massive holes in the U.S. immigration system.

Federal and local authorities have struggled to explain the latest surge in families, but a government lawyer gave one explanation to a federal judge earlier this month, saying that the Obama administration’s own lax enforcement policies, set in part by the courts, have enticed ever more people to make the harrowing journey.

The Justice Department’s immigration-law expert even told the judge that Illegal immigrants are abducting children on their trip north, hoping to pose as families to take advantage of the lax policies.

Overall immigration — including families, children traveling alone, and the more traditional adult illegal immigration — is up dramatically compared to 2015, powered by a major spike over the winter, and steady increases in the spring.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited Central America, which is responsible for most of the spike in children and families, to try to urge would-be migrants to stay home.

In a statement Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection placed the blame for the surge on “push factors” in Central America, but did not mention U.S. policies that are enticing migration.

“We continue to work aggressively to address the underlying causes of illegal migration, to deter future increases, to further secure our border, and to support broader regional efforts to provide avenues for protection of vulnerable populations in Central America,” CBP said in the statement.

CBP said it’s already deported some 50,000 people back to Central America so far in fiscal year 2016 — though the agency’s own figures show that means they’re falling behind, with nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children and families already having been caught so far this year. That figure doesn’t include the regular adults, who would show an even larger backlog building.

That statement by CBP is lies by ommission.  The idea that the surge in illegals from Central America isn't at least partly due to lax administration enforcement policies is ludicrous.  Word about the near open border policies of the U.S. spreads fast in Central American countries that are sending this tidal wave of illegals.  They have every reason to believe they will be welcomed with open arms once they get here.

It should be noted that those numbers represent only illegals who have been caught.  How many tens of thousands more cross the border and disappear into the illegal black hole is unknown.

In the end, it's a question not of compassion for illegals, but of fairness for taxpayers.  Germany finally came to its senses and is severely limiting the number of refugees who enter the country.  Just a few short months ago, European countries were patting themselves on the back for being so welcoming and tolerant of the refugees.  But a backlash by the voters who are being asked to foot the enormous bill for the care and keeping of refugees forced many European governments to radically change their policies.

By all rights, the U.S. should have reached that point years ago.  But a combination of lies by the administration about enforcement and the shaming of open borders opponents has delayed the backlash that the American voter will eventully deliver if the situation isn't radically changed.

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