As the band Semisonic so famously sung: “You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here”…..
That was the message to 306 illegal Central Americans after they were rounded up by our wonderful CBP this week in Arizona!
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been fantastic under the Trump Administration!
Of course, that’s due in large part to President Trump giving them the funding and authority to do their damn jobs! Something that didn’t happen for much of the prior administration.
And do their jobs they have, as they apprehended ANOTHER 306 illegal immigrants in Arizona near the border again this week.
Do American’s want the wall?
You’re damn right we do:
Don't forget, as Politico had previously reported, Trump has been successful in keeping all assylum seekers on the Mexico side of the border while they seek assylum, a major win:
The Trump administration will compel certain asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico during the course of their asylum hearings, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday.
Nielsen said in a written statement that migrants who arrive at the border “illegally or without proper documentation” could be returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings.
“Aliens trying to game the system to get into our country illegally will no longer be able to disappear into the United States, where many skip their court dates,” she said in the statement. “Instead, they will wait for an immigration court decision while they are in Mexico.“
The announcement came as the secretary was set to testify at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee this morning. Democratswere expected to grill Nielsen over the death of a 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody last week.
Congress is also grappling with the possibility of a partial government shutdown if it can’t pass a spending bill by midnight Friday. President Donald Trump has pressed Congress to provide $5 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but a measure passed in the Senate Wednesday keeps funding flat and only devotes $1.3 billion to barriers.
At a noon meeting with House Republicans, Trump said "he will not sign the bill that came from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security," House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters. “So what we're going to do is go back to the House and work with our members.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, according to a pool report, that "border security" means "steel slats or a wall."
The Mexican government will temporarily authorize migrants who have received a notice to attend a hearing before a U.S. immigration judge to wait in Mexico, according to an announcement on the Mexican Foreign Ministry website.
The new policy will almost certainly be subjected to legal challenges. The Trump administration has experimented with a range of strategies to discourage illegal immigration and asylum-seekers, only to see the plans derailed by federal courts.
A San Francisco-based federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction against a November Trump proclamation that sought to bar migrants who cross between ports of entry from seeking asylum. Earlier in the day, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., struck down administration policies that blocked victims of domestic violence and gang violence from seeking asylum.
But still many sneak in, as was the case with 306 Central Americans rounded up by the CBP this week.
Here is the press release from CBP.gov:
TUCSON, Ariz. – A group of 306 Central Americans surrendered to Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents near the international border Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station patrolling on the border 15 miles west of Lukeville found 242 migrants. On Thursday morning, agents from the Casa Grande Station patrolling the border on the Tohono O’odham Nation encountered a group of 64 migrants who gave themselves up.
Both groups were comprised of family units, to include juveniles and pregnant women, largely from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Border Patrol agents conducted an initial screening on site, which consisted of an interview and observation of the detainees to identify any health or safety issues requiring emergency evacuation. The initial screening identified one pregnant woman and four children requiring immediate care.
The five subjects were transported to a hospital in Goodyear, treated and released to Ajo Border Patrol Station agents for further processing. Subjects not requiring emergency medical attention were transported to Tucson for further processing and medical evaluation by Border Patrol paramedics.
In Tucson, an additional nine children, ages 1 to 13, were identified as having flu-like symptoms and were taken to a local hospital for further treatment.
Border Patrol agents save people every year who are overcome by the elements, including people found suffering from dehydration, heat stroke, hypothermia, drowning in the river, injuries, and left for dead by smugglers in some of the most remote areas of the desert when they enter the country illegally.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
Our friends over at Breitbart had even more on the story:
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two large groups of Central American migrants who illegally crossed the Mexican border into Arizona. The groups consisted mostly of family units and unaccompanied minors. At least five of the migrants required medical assistance.
Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station came upon a group of 242 migrants while they were patrolling the border on December 19 about 15 miles west of Lukeville, Arizona, according to information obtained by Breitbart News from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The following morning, Casa Grande Station agents came upon a group of 64 migrants while patrolling the border in the Tohono O’odham Nation. Both groups of migrants surrendered to the agents without incident, officials stated.
The agents reported both groups consisted mainly of family units — including juveniles and pregnant women. The groups came to the U.S. mainly from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Officials did not say if these groups broke away from or were connected to the so-called caravan migrants.
Border Patrol agents carried out initial screenings with the migrants which included an interview to determine if any of the migrants were experiencing health of safety-related issues. During that screening process, agents identified five people — one pregnant woman and four juveniles who required immediate medical assistance. Agents arranged transportation for those file migrants to a hospital in Goodyear, Arizona. Doctors treated the migrants and released them to Ajo Station agents for processing.
Agents at the Tucson station identified nine additional juveniles displaying flu-like symptoms The juveniles who ranged in age from one to thirteen were taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment, officials reported.
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