Skip to comments.Border Agents Dispute Claim That Illegal Immigrant Tide Is Slowing ($$ to Mexico up 7.9%)
Posted on 05/15/2012 11:33:58 AM PDT by kristinn
But federal law enforcement agents on the border are skeptical that the illegal immigrant tide is slowing. And new information from the U.S. financial sector shows that more money is flowing from American cities to Mexico in the form of remittances from immigrants than last year.
Federal law enforcement officials interviewed by The Washington Examiner say security is being compromised as the government seeks to keep a lid on the border as a campaign issue during the presidential election cycle. Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are being told not to make arrests of noncriminal illegal immigrants, and not to patrol areas of high traffic along the roughly 2,000-mile Southwest border.
A Border Patrol official working along the Texas border said administration officials are deliberately failing to document what is actually happening on the border. "In many cases my supervisors make it clear that they don't want increased apprehension numbers, which means no arrests," he said.
The government is also failing to patrol hundreds of miles of federal wildlife reserves that fall under the jurisdiction of the Interior Department. That has given smugglers and illegal immigrants a clear corridor to enter the county and has skewed national arrest figures, an official said. The U.S. is allowing "drug and human smugglers in without a fight" in parts of the Southwest, he said.
Statistics from the Bank of Mexico, that country's largest bank, showed that remittances totaled $3.29 billion in January and February, up 7.9 percent over the same period last year. Remittances to Mexico are on a pace to total about $19.7 billion this year, according to the recent reports.
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50% federal “management fee” on Western Union (etc) transfers to Mexico.
For the children and fluffy otters.
But if its true there has been no change in the numbers of illegals here then there will be when the State runs out of $$$, which will happen very soon.
All these recent stories about this just sound like: See, the problem has solved itself, so we might as well extent amnesty to the 11,000,000 (or 20,000,000, or more) who are already here and working hard, attending church, making straight A’s in school, etc., etc.
Haven’t believed a word of it.
That makes sense. If Pedro and Juanita are moving back to Mexico in massa, then I would expect them to take their money with them.
“Well, it certain seems as though the tide has slowed.”
Reporting from the Inland Empire, So. Cal we haven’t noticed any decline at the Home Depot parking lot, nor at the Gamble St./Van Buren blvd. day labor pickup locations.
Matter of fact seems more of those day laborers than ever are out there.
Wrong! The vast majority have always sent every unspent dollar back to Mexico to either support immediate or extended family or to buy things such as property there because they got more for their dollar. (The properties they did buy in the US were the no money down subprime give aways, the value of which have collapsed.)
The ones and not sending as much back to Mexico, because they have kids here, are getting more in US handouts then they could earn in Mexico - and don't leave. For the others, when they go home for good, all their unspent money is already in Mexico.
I even saw a white guy with a leaf blower strapped to his back the other day.
Much of the remittances are from illegal and legal Mexican immigrants on welfare and other US entitlements.
In other words, we give illegals welfare money to “help them make ends meet” and they send 30% of it back to support relatives in Mexico.
In California many illegals are receiving multiple entitlement payments under multiple false identities. It has gotten so bad the Republicans tried to pass a law requiring finger printing for welfare recipients which went nowhere.
The Democrats responded by actually passing a law making illegal for any Government agency to request finger prints from anyone on entitlements.
Even here in Massachusetts, it’s common to see a line form at the Western Union machine on payday, to send money out of the country.
And that money won’t be recycled back into our local economy.
Well, I lay this whole immigration flap....at least where arizona is concernted right at the doorstep of Sheriff ‘Nosey Joe’ Arpaio. There would be no problems at all from the lovely gang members who pour across the Arizona bordera with dittys chock full of pharma that a LOT of people want and need. No problems that is if Joe and his posses would only mind their own beeswax......No wonder the fine folk at the DOJ..are tryin to muzzle these Maricopa meddlers...that Joe uses to herass swell enterprising community organizers like: the
NorthSide Las Cuatro Milpas L.C.M
South Side Lunatix L.T.X
Mariposa Park Malditos 31st M.P
NorthSide Phoenix Locos
EastSide Outlaws bloods
West Side Dipomat Bloods
WestSide City Crips
JUST TO NAME FEW...
Also here’s somthin that’ll frost yer bailbondsman...not 10 months ago the Sheriff ran a devastatingly successful crackdown on us called ‘OPERATION WOLFPACK’ resulting in the arrest and indictment of more than sixty (60) prison and jail gang members on multiple felony criminal charges including participating in a criminal street gang, promoting prison contraband, trafficking in stolen vehicles, narcotics trafficking, identity theft and witness tampering. You try runnin a drug bidness with heat like that on yer back, mang....WHAT’S A THUG TO DO?....Looks like Sheriff Joe is doin a great job for the citizenry but he’s a pain in the butt to an eterprising thugs like me n my bras n eses...I’m warnin everybody...if this keeps up I’M goin home n gettin a job....bet on it!