In an exclusive interview with WND and Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, a 13-year Border Patrol veteran revealed many in the recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied minors, are coming prepared to game the U.S. immigration system, even repeating the mantra, “Obama will take care of us.” “I don’t usually get into the political part of it,” explained Chris Cabrera, now a vice president in the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, “but I find it odd that their whole thing is, ‘We are going to get amnesty when we get here. Where is my permiso? Where is my permission to go north so I can get my medical care and my schooling and all that? President Obama is going to take care of us and make sure we’re all OK.’ “Whether it’s the adults or the young kids, one thing we consistently hear is, ‘Obama will take care of us,’” he explained.Officer Cabrera's solution?
He also suggested the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States appear to have been coached on what to say when they cross the border. “The ‘magic words’ are something along the lines of ‘asylum,’ or ‘political asylum’ or to say ‘fighting in my home country,’” Cabrera said. “They know these words … because we can’t send them home because it’s too dangerous back there.”
The only way to stop the flow of illegal immigration and child smuggling across the border, he says, is to eliminate the entitlement mentality with a return to strict, border enforcement.Amen to that!
“What needs to be done is 100-percent detention and 100-percent removal,” Cabrera says.
The article includes a video of Cabrera's statements, and also that of an interview with Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who has visited the border and had some things to say:
Cabrera’s comments backed up statements made earlier in the week by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., who told a national TV audience the children were coming through Mexico from Central America by Obama’s “invitation.”Senator Inhofe is right to point out that Obama's administrative amnesty has contributed to this. Inhofe also believes that the 2008 law which is used to justify not immediately deporting these minors is not applicable to this situation. That's exactly what Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies says. See 2008 Trafficking Law Largely Inapplicable to Current Border Crisis.
“I think we’re overlooking the obvious here,” Inhofe told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Thursday. “I went down and talked to these kids. … These kids were here in this country at the invitation of the president. I think everyone knows it, nobody says it.”
Todd asked Ihhofe to clarify his comments.
“[Through] his DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, [Obama] is making it sound as if, ‘Come here, we’ll take care of you,’ and they all believe this,” Ihhofe said. “I talked to them individually, and I speak enough Spanish that I could do this. All of them were programmed to say that they had relatives here, they’re invited to come up here, they’re going to stay here – at the same time the HHS says, ‘We’re not going to send them back.’ So long as they have that assurance, more are coming in.”
The Jerome Corsi article Children crossing border: 'Obama will take care of us' also reports more interesting information Officer Cabrera has to share:
Cabrera acknowledged a change in policy in which the detained illegal immigrant unaccompanied minors are being shipped out of Border Patrol detention facility in vans, instead of buses, “to keep it under the radar and maintain a lower profile.”These minors are supposed to be released to people in the U.S. with some sort of previously-existing relationship. But how careful is ICE about that?
WND inquired where these Central American unaccompanied minors who entered the country illegally were being shipped after they left the Border Patrol facility. “Previously, four or five years ago, the Border Patrol very heavily scrutinized where detained illegal agents were being sent after being processed by us into the United States,” he explained. “I believe now it’s so crowded and overrun that nobody in the Border Patrol has the time or the resources to do it. Some are taken to another Border Patrol processing center and from there to a detention center. Some are taken to buses and trains and let go, but from there nobody really knows where they go.”
[Cabrera]did indicate that detained, illegal, immigrant, unaccompanied minors have to have some tie to a family member or family friend to be released by ICE into the United States. “We can’t release a 12-year-old or a 14-year-old on his or her own recognizance, but the checks going into determining how close a relative or even if the person is a relative don’t seem to me to be sufficiently rigorous,” Cabrera said.What's going on at the border is an invasion facilitated by the government. It's also a humanitarian disaster which endangers the lives of the illegals themselves.
[Cabrera] was especially concerned for the children being released into the open population. “If you are going to release a child, we ought to know if the person we are relying upon is not a pedophile or a criminal,” Cabrera insisted. “You have to be 100-percent sure, because if something happens to this kid, and we released him to that person, we are responsible for it. This is a child. They are emotionally fragile and physically fragile and anything can happen to them.”
Cabrera explained that usually the children coming across the Rio Grande carry with them some written information designed to be handed over to the Border Patrol identifying relatives currently living in the United States. “Usually they will have all their personal information written on a piece of paper,” he revealed. “They will have a backup in their wallet, or in their shoe, or sewn into their clothes. Some of them will write it on the back of their belt, so they know the information won’t get lost. And when they get apprehended, they know to tell the Border Patrol processing agent, ‘Here, this is where I am going. This is my mother, my father, my brother, my sister,’ so they can call and try to make contact.” Cabrera acknowledged the difficulty of verifying this personal family information. “We don’t know who wrote that paper, obviously,” he said. “We have no way of verifying who this supposed family really is, and as a Border Patrol agent, we never even see this person come in because the unaccompanied minor is going to be picked up by that family member in the United States somewhere or other down the line.”
Why doesn't the congressional GOP leadership put everything else on hold, get together and make a real plan to stop it?