Our immigration system is a mess thanks to Obama. And now a judge is set to release 1,000 of them due to overcrowding at illegal detention centers:
GUARDIAN – One thousand undocumented mothers and children currently detained in immigration centers in Texas and Pennsylvania could be freed imminently at the order of a federal judge, unless the US government can avert the crisis in its immigration policy over the next 10 days.
Emergency talks were under way in Washington on Monday between US immigration officials and attorneys representing hundreds of children who are being held in detention allegedly in violation of child protection laws. Unless agreement can be reached between the two sides by 24 May, the families are likely to be released upon order of the courts, punching a large hole in the Obama administration’s deterrent approach at the border.
The Department of Homeland Security has argued that detaining families was a necessary response to last summer’s extraordinary “surge” in the number of children – some unaccompanied, others with their mothers – who tried to cross into the US having fled violence in Central America. But the three detention centers, in Dilley and Karnes City in Texas, and Berks County in Pennsylvania, have since then been inundated with complaints over their treatment of children.
Some of the minors in the Berks center have been held for more than a year, and others are younger than one year old, yet they have been detained in conditions that their lawyers say clearly breach child protection rules recognized since 1997.
Neither side of the negotiations would talk to the Guardian, citing a judge’s order that imposes secrecy on the proceedings. But immigration lawyers familiar with the case said that the next 10 days could prove critical in determining the fate of the Obama administration’s hardline approach to undocumented migrant families detained at the Mexican border in 2014.
Honestly, the fact that we even have illegals in mass detention centers is bothersome. They shouldn’t even be here, but if they are here we should be able to detain and deport them. Obviously the latter isn’t happening which has probably been the plan all along.