Past Features

February 5, 2016

Hope and Change
Better hope it's not too late to change -- February 4, 2016 
Border security in shambles under Obama
Agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether'
    Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. His somber assessment was soon disseminated to millions via a banner headline on the Drudge Report: “We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether.”
    Judd told the committee that illegal immigrants are no longer given a “notice to appear” order because they ignore them, the Washington Examiner reported. Agents now refer to NTAs as “notice to disappear.”
    “The willful failure to show up for court appearances by persons that were arrested and released by the Border Patrol has become an extreme embarrassment for the Department of Homeland Security,” Judd said.
    The agent went on to say that Obama's border policy, “makes mandatory the release, without an NTA, of any person arrested by the Border Patrol for being in the country illegally, as long as they do not have a previous felony arrest conviction and as long as they claim to have been continuously in the United States since January of 2014. The operative word in this policy is ‘claim.' The policy does not require the person to prove they have been here which is the same burden placed on them during deportation proceedings. Instead, it simply requires them to claim to have been here since January of 2014.”