In recent weeks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has seen a surge in the number of illegal aliens from Mexico claiming asylum. In fact, the Department is allegedly experiencing such a high number of requests that it is paying for the illegal aliens and their families to stay in hotels while processing centers figure out how to cope with the sudden influx. (Fox News, Aug. 12, 2013)
According to documents obtained by Fox News, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — the agency charged with enforcing federal immigration law — has been paying for hotel rooms for dozens of these recently arrived illegal aliens in the San Diego area at a cost of roughly $100 per night. Illegal aliens that were not brought to a hotel were reportedly released to addresses in Texas, Florida, and New York.
In an attempt to relieve overcrowding inside the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, Calif., processing centers, some ICE employees are working overtime and others have been asked to volunteer to work weekend shifts. “Their duties include intake, placements, transports, and release of family groups and unaccompanied minors” according to a memo obtained by Fox News.
The surge has risen suspicions about what is driving the influx, amid claims that illegal immigrants have learned they can attempt to get asylum by using a few key words — namely, by claiming they have a “credible fear” of drug cartels.
That is about all it takes for me. For years I have written about the terms and conditions of Asylee and Refugee laws. Moreover, we as a collective unit here at The Contemplative Thinker have written, and rewritten, and still some more rewriting of this and other failed policies of several previous administrations. (Please see here.)
In fact, after Onyango moved to the United States in 2000. Her first asylum request was rejected, and she was ordered deported in 2004. But she did not leave the country and continued to live in public housing in Boston. Okay then…seems there must have been a Deportation Order issued by some judge in some Immigration Court.
And even though her application had been denied in 2004, she continued to draw funds from an unknown source, until shortly after 2009 when she was granted asylum by a judge ordered revocation of her deportation order. This is none other than Barack Obama’s auntie.
These figures have left many wondering whether the increase in Mexican asylum seekers is nothing more than a coordinated effort to overwhelm the system. “This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody,” said former U.S. Attorney for Southern California Peter Nunez. “It’s beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim.”
The sudden increase in Mexican asylum seekers may be due to the Obama Administration’s recent publication of a revised Q & A for asylum seekers on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. In particular, the webpage lays out guidelines for how to obtain asylum, making clear that the phrase “credible fear” is key to winning any claim. (See USCIS Website, Questions and Answers: Credible Fear Screening, June 18, 2013)