Border Agents: DHS Has ‘No Intention’ of Deporting Illegals

A top Homeland Security official told Border Patrol agents the Obama administration has “no intention of deporting” many of the illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak into the country, ordering instead that they be released so they don’t clog up the courts, a leading advocate for agents testified to Congress.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the orders are a new “catch and release” policy, which he said “amounts to amnesty” because it means many illegal immigrants are never asked to leave the country.

It also suggests the Border Patrol is being ordered to break President Obama’s own enforcement priorities, which say new illegal immigrants — defined as those who came after Dec. 31, 2013 — are priorities for deportation, and are supposed to be arrested and processed.


Mr. Judd provided his testimony in written answers released Monday by the House Judiciary Committee, saying that even in some criminal cases, agents are ordered to let illegal immigrants go without ever issuing them a Notice to Appear, or NTA, which is what puts them into deportation proceedings.

Mr. Judd said they took their case directly to Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who told them not to bother. (Read more from “Border Agents: DHS Has ‘No Intention’ of Deporting Illegals” HERE)

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  • 4freedom

    We all see what happened in Brussels today, open border and no deportation invites this type of activity. The next president should hold O and his admin responsible if attacks of that nature occur here.

  • Bill Meeker

    Supervisors within the Border Patrol should demand these new directives be in writing and when appointed Administration become so indecisive that no one knows what to do, they can always go back to the “old-fashioned” policy dating pre-2008 … follow the Constitution and rule of law which all were sworn to uphold upon joining the Border Patrol.

  • Linda

    Why should the dembos deport them when they are part of their voting base ?