Majority of Unaccompanied Alien Children Have No Receipts

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


border-crisis

Not an accident. Not incompetence. This is what lawless authoritarianism looks like.

The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of fiscal year 2013, government records show…

EOIR has recorded 20,814 receipts marked as juvenile in fiscal year 2014 as of June 30, but Border Patrol recorded 57,525 apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during the same time frame. This means immigration courts have receipts for fewer than four out of every ten unaccompanied alien children apprehended by Border Patrol this fiscal year…

Immigration courts have completed only 9,630 cases marked as juvenile in fiscal year 2014, government data show, despite more than 20,000 juvenile receipts recorded and more than 57,000 UAC apprehensions made in fiscal year 2014 as of June 30, 2014. Mattingly tells NRO it’s important to remember that some of the juvenile cases completed this year may have been first brought in previous years. Not all of the cases completed in fiscal year 2014 were brought in fiscal year 2014.

So yes all those promises about them all being sent home were ridiculous lies. Not only is the system too backed up, but the entire game has been rigged to make that even more impossible than usual.

Any Republican who claims that the people behind this mess can be trusted to oversee border security in exchange for amnesty, when they are unilaterally running amnesty, is selling just as big of a lie as they are.

  • justsayin

    I think it’s time for heads to roll on this open border nightmare. Thanks to both Demoncats and Republicans ANYTHING can come right on through — Ebola or the next 9/11 bombers. Zero, the Demoncats, and 95% of Republicans should be brought on RICO charges. Brazenly breaking our immigration laws, these worthless traitors should be made to answer for this!

  • De Doc

    All the folks who bothered with the waiting, mountains of paperwork, dealing with overly officious bureaucrats, and paying exorbitant lawyer fees to legally immigrate to the US must be feeling like absolute schmucks about now.

  • Pete

    I have to guess what a receipt is after reading NRO.

    I guess a receipt is a document signed by the parents or guardians picking the kids up in America so that the courts can figure out where to send the summons in the future.

    So for 60% of the kids the Obama administration has conveniently “lost” them.

    Of course if a few thousand of those kids were picked up by child molesters, it will be Bush’s fault.

  • Adrian

    These kids will help us win the World Cup in future years.