DHS secret revealed: Tens of thousands of illegals released during the border crisis didn’t show up for their immigration hearings

posted at 6:01 pm on September 25, 2014 by Allahpundit

Of course they didn’t. Who thought they would? This is precisely what amnesty shills have in mind when they demand “due process” for illegals. You’re detained, you’re given a date to meet with immigration agents or appear before an immigration judge to decide whether you’ll be deported, and then you’re sent on your merry way into the United States — never to be seen by the state again. The point of “due process” is to give illegals an easy way to avoid the process. DHS understands this.

So rest easy. Our immigration system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to.

An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments.

The ICE official made the disclosure in a confidential meeting at its Washington headquarters with immigration advocates participating in a federal working group on detention and enforcement policies. The Associated Press obtained an audio recording of Wednesday’s meeting and separately interviewed participants.

On the recording obtained by the AP, the government did not specify the total number of families released into the U.S. since October. Since only a few hundred families have already been returned to their home countries and limited U.S. detention facilities can house only about 1,200 family members, the 70 percent figure suggests the government released roughly 41,000 members of immigrant families who subsequently failed to appear at federal immigration offices.

The same ICE official admitted in the meeting that, of at least 860 people caught entering the U.S. since May and subsequently slapped with an order of final deportation, 14 showed up to be deported. Let me stress, in case the boldface above didn’t catch your attention, you’re not supposed to know any of this. It’s potentially a giant headache for Obama as he tries to muster the courage to issue his executive amnesty later this year, after the voting suckers of America have cast their ballots and can’t punish his party for another two years. That’s why, as the AP notes, officials in the White House and DHS repeatedly dodged questions about the number of immigration scofflaws (at least seven separate times) in June when AP reporters demanded to know if they had any data. Apparently, only pro-illegal friends of the Most Transparent Administration Ever can be trusted with this information. In fact, I assume the reason it was shared with them is because DHS knew how happy it would make them to know that the system’s performing as terribly as they’ve hoped. That’s a nice consolation prize for amnesty shills after O broke their hearts by delaying his order for a few more months.

Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies. Don’t tell me “they’re busy campaigning.” That’s stupid three times over: Some things are obviously more important than campaigning; the number of Republicans called back as part of the committee would be small to begin with; and given the fact that amnesty’s become more important to midterm voters as Obama inches closer to an illegal executive order, a hearing on just how broken the process is would be fine politics. Let’s go.


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You are kidding. Who could possibly have predicted this?

rjoco1 on September 25, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Let me put on my shocked face.

HumpBot Salvation on September 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Ya think?

Meople on September 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM

I am shocked and appalled.

jdpaz on September 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Golly, didn’t see that coming at all. /

Diluculo on September 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies. Don’t tell me “they’re busy campaigning.”

I kinda like it when you get P.O.ed AP.

JusDreamin on September 25, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Damnit HumpBot, you beat me to it.

Closet Optimist on September 25, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I’m guessing none of them will show up for their “workplace violence” or “man-caused disaster” hearings either.

CurtZHP on September 25, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Due process?

More like due not process.

Aizen on September 25, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Of course ISIS is a threat… They’d never sneak people over the border during war time…

What’s Obama doing about that? Why is it so important to bomb ISIS there but not do a thing about it *here*?

Skywise on September 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Quick, call the DOJ

Jackson on September 25, 2014 at 6:10 PM

The country is in the best of hands. time to go out and buy more ammo…(kidding).

warmairfan on September 25, 2014 at 6:11 PM

This may sound counter-intuitive but: if someone’s flouted the law in the recent past, there’s a non-trivial probability that they may also in the future.

jdpaz on September 25, 2014 at 6:12 PM

“Our immigration system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to.”

Exactly!

RedPepper on September 25, 2014 at 6:13 PM

SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

But only if you’re a freaking low-IQ, low-info voter.

GarandFan on September 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

This may sound counter-intuitive but: if someone’s flouted the law in the recent past, there’s a non-trivial probability that they may also in the future.

jdpaz on September 25, 2014 at 6:12 PM

That’s just crazy talk…

JusDreamin on September 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

How many are already collecting EBT and welfare benefits…?
I would bet thousand of those border jumpers already live in Sec. 8 housing.

NeoKong on September 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Meh…there’re just here to do the jobs y’all won’t do…Muchas gracias, pendejos…

bimmcorp on September 25, 2014 at 6:16 PM

This border hearing model is the framework to be used as the Future Terrorist Detention Center replacing Guantanamo Bay.

“Alright, ISIS fighter. You are to return here in 3 months for a hearing. Do you promise to come back?”

portlandon on September 25, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Expected and planned for and desired right from the beginning by this administration. They are evil enemies of our country.

rlwo2008 on September 25, 2014 at 6:17 PM

How do you become a illegal alien, I think my benefits would improve.

Sven on September 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

So rest easy. Our immigration system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to.

Which is by not working at all.

Oh, the sheer irony of “comprehensive immigration reform.”

Aizen on September 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM

the 70 percent figure suggests the government released roughly 41,000 members of immigrant families who subsequently failed to appear at federal immigration offices.

What happened to the 30%(thousands) who did show up? Nothing, that’s what.

Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies.

Because those people ARE the White House’s amnesty allies.

xblade on September 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM

I’m SHOCKED, I tell ya, SHOCKED. Uh, not!

yesiamapirate on September 25, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Calm down. They’re doing the jobs Americans democrats don’t want to do.

MT on September 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM

We really are a stupid stupid country.

CW on September 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM

How long before these companies hiring these folks and probably the entire country, get hit with new charges of slavery? And will the charges be bogus? These people who think it is funny to skirt the laws eventually get busted and drag us down with them.

Cindy Munford on September 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies

The reason why the Republicans won’t hold hearings to draw public attention to the Democrats’ flagrant lawlessness when it comes to illegal aliens is this: the Republicans are fine with it.

Since he became president, Obama has been paying out billions of dollars a year in food stamps to illegal aliens — in clear violation of the Food Stamp law, which says illegal aliens are not eligible for food stamps. Congress has known about this multi-billion-dollar a year theft of taxpayer funds from the start, yet they have done nothing (with the exception of Jeff Sessions, who wrote a letter).

Another example: when the Heritage Foundation served an FOIA request on Obama’s DHS to get the documents showing what type of “background checks” were being done on the hundreds of thousands of DACA (Obama’s DREAM Acty-by executive order amnesty), DHS admitted that it has not been doing the checks — even though Obama promised Americans when he signed the order that “thorough” background checks would be done on all DACA applicants, to ensure that criminals and gang-bangers were not getting amnesty.

Did the Republicans make sure that the public knew that Obama was simply rubber-stamping “approved” on hundreds of thousands of amnesty applications? Did the Republicans make sure the public knew that DHS had claimed it did not have the money or the manpower to do the promised background checks on a few hundred thousand amnesty applicants — yet Obama and the Democrats assure us that DHS will have no problem performing such checks on millions of applicants in the next amnesty? Did Republicans remind Americans that the government itself admitted that the last mass amnesty, in 1986, was rife with fraud, and estimated that 1/3 of the approved amnesty applications were based on forged documents?

Of course the Republicans did none of these things, nor will they. Their masters in the Chamber of Commerce want amnesty, and they are determined to give it to them. They don’t give a damn about the best interests of American citizens, fairness to legal immigrants, or the interests of the nation as a whole. They just want to get re-elected, and hold on to their power and perks.

Our entire political system is corrupt, to its core.

AZCoyote on September 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Calm down. They’re doing the jobs Americans democrats don’t want to do.

MT on September 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM

They’re voting for those that American’s wouldn’t vote for.

portlandon on September 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Fundamental Transformation of the United States of America

Enjoy…!

Seven Percent Solution on September 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

I M P E A C H M E N T

NWConservative on September 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Finally. An actual scandal.

libfreeordie on May 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Girl, bye.

slickwillie2001 on September 25, 2014 at 6:39 PM

“Unexpectedly”.

Oxymoron on September 25, 2014 at 6:41 PM

im sure the commentors on this site will find at least a dozen differant ways to deny obama any credit for this or spin it as a bad thing.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 31, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Not this time precious, this is all Barry’s.

slickwillie2001 on September 25, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Middle class is DONE. Thanks Libs.

bernzright777 on September 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Some of them can probably be found on the New York City subway system in the near future.

Some with TB…perhaps some with explosives.

MichaelGabriel on September 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies.

Because they support it and would not do anything anyways. Kind of like why I do not want McConnell in charge of doing the first budget since what? 2007. Because he will do such a bang up job that we will have made permanent hundreds of billions in new spending by making it official spending rather than unofficial spending.

astonerii on September 25, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Who scares you the most Valerie Jarrett , Susan Rice or Justice Kagan

gxbhkt on September 25, 2014 at 7:09 PM

This is exactly why we need immigration reform and why I am getting sick of so-called “conservatives’ derailing that by pretending that “immigration reform” means “amnesty” when it does NOT. Our laws need revamping. We need to make the loopholes that the agencies can use smaller. We do need a legitimate guest worker system for certain jobs, but we need to make it harder for those people to stay and not go home.

We need to end the “family reunification” priority on immigration, we need to end this idiotic notion that you can just give someone a court date and they will show up, they need to be detained until that date, not set free. These loopholes need to be closed. For that we need “immigration reform”.

crosspatch on September 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Who scares you the most Valerie Jarrett , Susan Rice or Justice Kagan

gxbhkt on September 25, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Chief Justice John Roberts. Senator Mitch McConnell. Speaker of the House John Boehner.
We expect it from the other team. We should not have to accept it from our own. We should be able to escape it when we vote in Republicans.

astonerii on September 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

crosspatch on September 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Will Obama sign such a law?
I’ll answer for you… No, he will not.
He will only sign a law with Amnesty attached.
So, you can argue anything you want about needing to change the law all you want. But the fact remains any changes to the law comes with Amnesty. Thus, if you are arguing for changes to the law, you are in fact arguing for amnesty.

astonerii on September 25, 2014 at 7:14 PM

20 million are on obama’care’, illegally.

Boner is silent.

To Hades with ALL the traitors to the land.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2014 at 7:18 PM

This is why Republicans are no longer trustworthy. They should be raising hell over this.

Murf76 on September 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Illegals can now serve

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Anyone not showing up for an immigration hearing should be declared guilty and deported the next time they encounter any law enforcement officers.

Laurence on September 25, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Who scares you the most Valerie Jarrett , Susan Rice or Justice Kagan

gxbhkt on September 25, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Kagan, but only because she’s there for life.

slickwillie2001 on September 25, 2014 at 7:27 PM

The Dem’s needed votes to hold the Senate. why should anyone be surprised!

GreatGarloo on September 25, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Kagan, but only because she’s there for life.

slickwillie2001 on September 25, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Oh, you’d better bet Valkyrie’s insinuating herself into things that are gonna be affecting us for life.

Cleombrotus on September 25, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies.

The committees are controlled by Republicans.

Valiant on September 25, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Most people thought America was too big to be thrown under the bus…

workingclass artist on September 25, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Obama now has his obliging army to go along with his dependent voters…

“A small number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will have an opportunity to join the military for the first time in decades under a new Department of Defense policy unveiled Thursday.

The new rules will expand an existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training.

For the first time, the program — known as Military Accessions in the National Interest, or MAVNI — will be open to immigrants without a proper visa if they came to the U.S. with their parents before age 16. More specifically, they must be approved under a 2012 Obama administration policy known as Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA….”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/

workingclass artist on September 25, 2014 at 9:51 PM

I’m thinking it’s time for the R word.

(Please don’t ban me, I have history here.) ;)

Bee on September 25, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee general public shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on form an angry mob with rope and torches and appropriate “farm tools” over why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies the administration refuses to enforce the law.

FIFY

GWB on September 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Many of us citizens are estimating accurate results to bad deeds but no one is listening. Calling this “shocking news” is like saying Obama’s busy not golfing.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 4:58 PM

My (serious) guess is that the hordes of illegal aliens Obama and DNC are encouraging, helping, leading and rewarding has a lot to do with padding Obamacare. It’s a way for the Dems to claim “it’s working” while crying about “refugees” who are moreorless being paid by the DNC (via rewards in the USA) to violate the USA’s laws.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Anyone not showing up for an immigration hearing should be declared guilty and deported the next time they encounter any law enforcement officers.

Laurence on September 25, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Yes, of course, you’re right. In a responsible nation, you’re right. But this isn’t a responsible nation lately and the only people the current Left-govt. levies penalties upon are US citizens.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 5:05 PM

This is why Republicans are no longer trustworthy. They should be raising hell over this.

Murf76 on September 25, 2014 at 7:21 PM

And if the Dems keep the Senate majority this Fall, I blame the GOP — I will blame the GOP for not representing the nation’s laws and enforcing them against this invasion of foreign nationals, AND for allowing if not assisting in renaming many of them as “refugees” when they are nothing more than foreign nationals exploiting the USA.

The only party that can alter this terrible course the Left has taken the USA on is the GOP and if and as they do nothing to stop it, they become helpers of the ruin taking place.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 5:08 PM

This is exactly why we need immigration reform and why I am getting sick of so-called “conservatives’ derailing that by pretending that “immigration reform” means “amnesty” when it does NOT. Our laws need revamping. We need to make the loopholes that the agencies can use smaller. We do need a legitimate guest worker system for certain jobs, but we need to make it harder for those people to stay and not go home.

We need to end the “family reunification” priority on immigration, we need to end this idiotic notion that you can just give someone a court date and they will show up, they need to be detained until that date, not set free. These loopholes need to be closed. For that we need “immigration reform”.

crosspatch on September 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I agree with your objectives there BUT “immigration reform” IS amnesty — it’s amnesty as it is now presented overall to voters.

What’s needed is some other terminology that’s appropriate to goals: “guest worker program” IS needed BUT ONLY IF other loopholes are eradicated like “anchor baby” citizenship and there’s some ironclad method involved whereby “guest workers” have to return to their own nations on fixed schedules or else face deportation and immediate removal from future “guest working”. Families in US or not, if a guest-worker, then a guest only with requirements written in stone.

Most citizens on the Right who DO call “imm.reform” “Amnesty” RECOGNIZE that the Left and most Progressives will inevitably use such programs to further erode laws and standards — a flood of “guest workers” who never leave, who use social services, who birth children from whence welfare rolls increase, who agitate the nation toward further demolition toward communism.

Until there’s terminology and one-by-one legislation that first removes the loopholes, no “guest worker” program can ever be anything but yet another advance toward increased populations in the USA of illegal aliens — using US resources paid for by citizens to the denigration of citizens.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Expected and planned for and desired right from the beginning by this administration. They are evil enemies of our country.

rlwo2008 on September 25, 2014 at 6:17 PM

AZCoyote on September 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Both those, well said.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 5:19 PM