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DHS To Open New Immigrant Family Detention Centers

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

US to open immigrant family detention centers

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | June 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is actively looking for additional space to house families caught crossing the border with Mexico illegally, primarily for mothers with young children, officials said. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the statement Friday amid a surge of migrants seeking to enter the United States from Central America.

Why bother to set up more detention centers when the DHS already releases criminals from their current detention centers, including murderers and rapists? (Over 37,000 just last year.)

Mayorkas did not say how many people the new family detention centers would house or where they will be located. The government currently operates only one such facility, in Berks County, Pennsylvania, with space for fewer than 100 people.

Mayorkas said about 39,000 adults with children have been apprehended at the border since the start of the budget year in October.

We have seen reports with much higher numbers. These figures are about as reliable as the administration’s Obama-Care figures.

The administration has released an unspecified number of them into the U.S. in recent months with instructions to report later to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices.

Mayorkas, the No. 2 official at the agency and former head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told reporters he didn’t know how many people have been released or subsequently appeared as ordered.

According to reports, ICE has released about 90% of them. And you can bet only a tiny fraction of them have ever appeared as ordered.

Mayorkas said the administration will also send more immigration judges, ICE attorneys and other immigration officials to the region to help process migrants caught crossing the border illegally and, when possible, quickly return them to their home countries…

Or, more likely, help them get asylum even quicker.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Friday that the first new family detention center would be a 700-bed facility on the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce told the Roswell Daily Record that the new detention facility planned for New Mexico would only be for immigrant families, not unaccompanied minors…

So they will still be set free or taken to their illegal alien relatives in the US.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “DHS To Open New Immigrant Family Detention Centers”

  1. canary says:

    DHS is lying. They are placing the illegal immigrants on US Military Bases in different states and no end in sight.

    Channel 4: 6/20 –

    Today Governor Mary Fallin toured the shelter at Fort Sill housing unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S. southern border illegally.

    She confirmed that 600 children are currently being housed at the Ft. Sill shelter and 135 more are coming in today.

    She said they are expecting to house around 1,200 children.

    Most of the children being housed are between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.

    Any medical care for the children will be paid for by the feds.

    Officials have contacted the local police to increase security in the area.

    Governor Fallin believes housing illegal immigrants at Fort Sill was an inappropriate use of a military facility.

    “This facility is designed for our soldiers to train and prepare to protect our nation,” said Fallin.

    “Instead, the federal government is using it as a cross between a boarding school and detention center for illegal immigrants.

    President Obama should not be using our military facilities as a tool to cover up his failed immigration policies.”

    In her press conference she stated,

    “There are many questions that continue to remain unanswered.
    The Obama Administration tells us the Fort Sill facility will close in 120 days.
    They have not released any plan, however, to reduce the flood of illegal immigrants coming into this country.
    How then, can we expect this facility to be temporary, as they claim?
    This facility appears to be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dealing with a failed illegal immigration policy that is creating a crisis at our border and in communities across the country.
    The Obama Administration appears adrift on this issue, creating policy on the fly, with little planning and no transparency. The outcome is not something that anyone can be happy with.”

    U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, who also toured the shelter, said Fort Sill has been advised to prepare to house up to 1,400 children.

    “Today’s tour of Fort Sill just reaffirmed to me that something must be done to secure our borders and to force the Obama Administration to abide by our immigration laws,” said Inhofe….

    “Since the President created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 and instructed DHS to ‘exercise discretion,’ the average number of unaccompanied children arriving at our borders has surged by 100 percent, and we are being warned it is only going to increase.”

    UPDATE: On Monday morning, officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 255 children are currently being housed at the fort.

    LAWTON, Okla.
    Fort Sill is part of a controversial plan to host the children
    at several military bases around the country.

    The Oklahoma post is expecting to house between 600 and 1,200 children, which has sparked criticism from Republicans and Gov. Mary Fallin.

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin agreed with Cole, stating, “This whole debacle has been another example of the President’s failed leadership and incredibly flawed policies,” said Mullin. “The decision to harbor illegal minors at Fort Sill has rippling effects throughout the State of Oklahoma,

    yet no timely notification of these actions was given to our state officials or congressional delegation.

    Instead, we were made aware of the situation from unofficial sources.

    Even now, we have to dig to get any information….

    The current plan is for the children to stay here for
    up to four months and then the children will either be placed with caretakers or, in some cases, deported.”

    Other military installations in Texas and California are housing illegal children as well.

    Ken Wolfe, the deputy director of the Office of Public Affairs with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, confirms none of the children arrived at Fort Sill on Friday.

    Instead, 135 kids will arrive on Saturday.

    read more and see videos

    Guess it’s a dry run for detaining US Americans

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