Vanloads of illegal immigrants were reportedly transported last week from the Mexican border to Phoenix — where they could get a Greyhound bus ticket and just “disappear into the shadows.”
According to Judicial Watch (JW), about 35 “Other than Mexican” nationals were transferred from the Tucson Sector, where they were in custody, to Phoenix –over 100 miles north.
Sources tell JW that the batch of OTM’s from Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala, were not given any official court documents but only had to “promise” to show up for a hearing when notified.
A security firm, contracted by the U.S. government and headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, is apparently transporting these individuals from the Mexican border to other parts of the country.
Border patrol agents who work on the front lines are outraged. Judicial Watch is filing public records requests to get more information involving the arrangement between the security company, G4S, and the government.
The Dept. of Homeland Security denies that any of this is going on, but border patrol agents say these illegals are being released “in droves” because there’s no room in detention. The so-called “catch and release” policy went front and center during a congressional hearing earlier this year.
The chief of the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union that represents line agents, testified that those with no criminal convictions are released immediately into communities around the country.
He also said that, shockingly, an estimated 80% of apprehended illegal immigrants are released into the US.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske told a separate congressional committee: “I would not stand by if the Border Patrol was — releasing people without going through all of the formalities.”
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