Nonwhite invaders crossing the US border are abducting children along the way to pose as “families” when arrested by US Border Patrol agents, a government lawyer has said.
The lawyer also said that “lax enforcement of US immigration laws” is the primary reason for a 20 percent increase in the number of invaders pouring across the US–Mexican border.
The increase has seen the total number of illegal immigrant families crossing the border so far this year increasing to more than the total for all of last year, new figures show.
According to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security, some 6,788 invaders traveling as families were caught on the southwest border in May, 20 percent more than in April, and putting the total for the first eight months of the fiscal year at nearly 45,000.
This is more than the entire total for 2015, when just under 40,000 invader “families” entered the US through Mexico.
According to a media report, 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 invaders to undertake the border crossing.
The Justice Department’s immigration-law expert told the judge that illegal immigrants are even abducting children on their trip north, posing as “families” to take advantage of the lax policies.
In a statement, the US Customs and Border Protection placed the blame for the surge on “push factors” in Central America.
* In a separate statement before Congress this past week, Craig Healy, assistant director for national security investigations at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said that in the financial year 2015, there were 482,781 visa overstayers.
When added to an already existing backlog, this meant that the government suspected that there are at least 527,127 visa overstayers.