National Security

Illegal Immigration…When Will The Insanity End?

By Rene Sotolongo:

Illegal immigrants who come to the United States’ southern border are being taught how to manipulate the U.S. immigration system and break our laws.  In fact, it’s the Mexican Government teaching them how to do it. Trump was right. We are being taken advantage of… and we need a wall.

It’s true. The Mexican Government actually hands out brochures to illegals at the border. According to Fox News, The Houston Chronicle and several other media outlets, the roughly 32-page booklet is a literal “how-to” manual on breaking US Immigration laws. Mexico has been providing these manuals since 2005.

But the question is why?

Well the answer is simple: money.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, (immigration control advocacy group) the welfare payout to illegal immigrant households averages $5,692 yearly based on figures obtained for year 2012.

The result? Last year, Mexicans living in the United States sent a record $15 billion to their families back home. This number is so large that it has become Mexico’s second biggest source of foreign revenue after oil.

But what is even more insane is the disparity between the support that illegals get compared to our native-born sons and daughters. A majority of households of illegal immigrants, 51 percent, receive some type of welfare compared with just 30 percent of non-immigrant U.S. households.

And remember, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the average welfare payout to illegal immigrants is about $5,692. Compare that with the average $4,431 welfare payout to non-immigrant households collecting the benefit.

The total cost of these programs are over $103 billion in welfare benefits to households headed by immigrants

Is it no wonder that immigrants are flooding our borders? They want to get in before Obama leaves office. And is it no wonder that foreign governments are doing nothing to stop it?

On December 4, 2016, during an appearance on “Full Measure” with Sharyl Attkisson, Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, had this to say:

If you remember about a year ago the Congress, myself, Kay Ranger and other folks we added $750 million to help the Central American countries address some of the issues. A year later, they’ve only allotted out $23 million, as of a week ago. We gave them the money they should have had a plan to allocate these resources. Problem is $750 million for Honduras, Central America, Guatemala where most of the kids and family units are coming in, and as the numbers are rising we still haven’t done anything with those resources.

Are you kidding me? We gave almost ¾ of a billion dollars to foreign governments to have them stop the immigration issue? How about we give that money to Trump and just have him build the wall?

Seriously, more than 408,000 people entered the U.S. illegally though Mexico in fiscal year 2016 alone. But it’s not just Mexicans.

In 2016 there was an increase in Pakistanis entering the U.S. from Mexico — more than 300, up from just 31 in 2015. That is nearly a 1000 percent increase.

In 2015, only about 339 Haitians were taken in by Border Patrol. But in 2016, that number skyrocketed. Over 5,000 Haitians illegally entered through California alone.

In 2016, the Border Patrol also took in nearly 200,000 Mexicans who entered illegally, 75,000 Guatemalans, 72,000 from El Salvador and, 53,000 Hondurans.

More than 15,000 illegal immigrants traveling as families from Central America were arrested last month (November 2106) at the U.S.-Mexico border — the largest November on record and the second-worst overall, according to data released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Border Patrol officers arrested a total of 47,214 illegal immigrants in November, 44 percent more than the same month last year, The Washington Times reports.

It’s a mad rush for the border… and this current administration is doing nothing to stop it. In fact, the Obama administration is purposely pulling back resources to allow this influx of illegal aliens to occur. Just look at the last article I wrote on Operation Phalanx.

Oh, but it gets better. Many foreign governments are refusing to accept their citizens back when we try to deport them.

Case in point: Haiti is refusing to accept all of the citizens the U.S. is trying to deport. One notorious case is that of Jean Jacques. He came here illegally in the 1990’s and shot a woman in the head. Upon his release from prison, he wasn’t deported. Instead he went on to stab another young American woman to death.

And don’t even get me started on the tragic death of Kate Steinle

These women did not have to die.

And what does Obama do? He releases more illegal alien criminals from prison. For the record, there were 19,723 criminal illegals released by ICE in 2015 alone. Over 200 of them were convicted of murder and 900 of them were sex offenders.

This is pure insanity.

Trump was right. Foreign governments are not sending their best and brightest. They are sending their “problem children” to the United States.

As Henry Cuellar  said; “It is because people from different parts of the world — Africa, the Middle East, other parts of the world — are now realizing that all you have to do is get to the southern border of the United States and there’s a process there,” Cuellar said. “You can claim a legal defense and you just get to come in. I mean, people, the smuggling organizations know exactly what they’re doing.

And it is we, the American citizen taxpayer that get’s the bill…paid for in taxes and in blood.

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to crack down on illegal immigration when he takes office in January. Immigration advocates are now urging President Barack Obama to release thousands of Central Americans who are seeking asylum before he leaves the White House. Are you kidding me?

Wake up America, this is an absolute national crisis.

Rene C. Sotolongo is an OpsLens Contributor and a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who served for over twenty years as an Information Systems official. Sotolongo also specialized in homeland security and counterterrorism.

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