How large is the human tsunami? Hint: it’s not even summer, and the number coming across the border is already more than all of last year.
Not only that: the administration is determined to cram in 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year and has cut the screening process from two years to three months. FBI Director James Comey testified last year that the government does not have the capability to screen the Syrians for jihad connections, but Obama has ignored that assessment.
In fact, the government has delivered at least 441 Syrians into American communities, including 49 to Florida, just since the horrific slaughter of 49 last week in an Orlando gay bar. On that case, evidence continues to mount that the government was unable to protect us from Omar Mateen, even though the Orlando shooter left a long history of violence and threats.
Still, the 10,000 Syrians being admitted pale in comparison with the big picture of Obama’s Muslim immigration program, which is on course to issue a million green cards to residents of majority Islamic nations during his time in office. What possible benefit could that have for America? The policy significantly endangers the safety of all citizens.
Obama Administration on Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries, Breitbart.com, June 17 2016
The Obama Administration is on pace to issue more than a million green cards to migrants from majority-Muslim countries, according to an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data.
A chart released by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest Friday details the surge in immigration to the U.S. from majority-Muslim countries since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. . .
Back at the border, the number of illegals welcomed to America is nearly 45,000 for the first eight months of the fiscal year.
Illegal families surge across border; 2016 already worse than 2015, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, June 17, 2016
The number of illegal immigrant families jumping the border so far this fiscal year has already topped all of 2015, according to Homeland Security statistics released Friday that show the administration’s border problems continue to grow.
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.