US President Donald Trump’s failure to adhere to his election promises on halting the illegal immigration invasion of America is now so blatant that even his former supporters at Breitbart News has been forced to run an exposé on his deception.
A new report in Breitbart, titled “Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as ‘Catch and Release’ Continues” revealed that the detention of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month, and comes as Border Patrol agents report that the Trump administration is simply continued the “catch and release” programs started under Obama.
These programs are “quietly continuing,” Breitbart reported, despite Trump’s election promises to halt them.
According to official figures, Border Patrol agents apprehended 14,535 illegal immigrants along the southwestern U.S. border with Mexico in May.
The numbers of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) jumped 50 percent from April to May (997 to 1,493). During the same period, Family Unit Alien (FMUA) apprehensions jumped by 41 percent from 1,118 in April to 1,577 in May.
According to the Breitbart report, Border Patrol agents “believe the resurgence can be attributed to the Trump Administration’s quiet continuation of the Obama ‘catch and release’ program, Breitbart Texas Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby and investigative journalist Ildefonso Ortiz reported.”
“Obama’s catch and release is definitely continuing and our government is releasing illegal aliens into U.S. communities,” Border Patrol agent Brandon Judd told Breitbart Texas in his capacity as president of the National Border Patrol Council.
“The steps taken for such releases have slightly changed and the numbers are not as high, but it is still occurring. Under Trump, ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is holding more illegal aliens than what they did under Obama, but make no mistake, ICE is still releasing a good number of illegal aliens into U.S. communities. Americans need to know this.”
An indication of the growing resentment against Trump from his former supporters can be seen from the next sentence in the Breitbart report, which specifically uses the word “betrayed” in reference to the President:
Agents previously expressed feeling betrayed by the new president’s administration after Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly appointed Kevin McAleenan as head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the U.S. Border Patrol.
“He nominated this guy .. the problem is that this guy was hired by Barack Obama and was made deputy of [CBP] and all of the things we fought against on the border happened under this guy’s watch and he would have been the one responsible for implementing them. That’s DACA, DAPA and Catch and Release.” Darby said in a Pursuit of Happiness interview referring to some programs started under the Obama Administration.
“This is the guy who was picked by Barack Obama to enact Barack Obama’s open border policies,” Darby explained. “This guy for some reason has been picked by Trump to be the boss of the border patrol agents who did so much and believed so much in Donald Trump.”