The problem with this story is that it presupposes that the Obama Administration has some kind of interest in enforcing the law, stopping waves of illegal immigration or even preventing the deaths of children. The Obama Administration is trying to overload the immigration law enforcement system and is punishing those officers who are trying to do their duty. Illegal immigration is part of the "fundamental transformation" of the country into a permanent colony of the Third World forever committed to progressive politics. And even the deaths of children is acceptable collateral damage because it furthers the moral blackmail that is being practiced against the historic American nation.
Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013. In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse.
The researchers’ observations were among the warning signs conveyed to the Obama administration over the past two years as a surge of Central American minors has crossed into south Texas illegally. More than 57,000 have entered the United States this year, swamping federal resources and catching the government unprepared.The administration did too little to heed those warnings, according to interviews with former government officials, outside experts and immigrant advocates, leading to an inadequate response that contributed to this summer’s escalating crisis.
[Obama Aides Were Warned of Brewing Border Crisis, by David Nakamura, Jerry Markon, and Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post, July 19, 2014]
This isn't policy failure. This is government policy in faction. And the only other explanation possible is criminal incompetence.