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Government Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children
The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace, William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow at the National Review Institute

Posted on 08/08/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Government records show discrepancy in apprehensions and court receipts.

The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of Fiscal Year 2013, government records show.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show more than 85,000 total apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014 through June. Information from the same time period provided to National Review Online by the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review shows 41,592 total receipts marked as juvenile in immigration courts. Kathryn Mattingly, spokesperson for EOIR, tells NRO the receipts refer to new Notices to Appear (NTA)—the document the Department of Homeland Security uses to charge an illegal immigrant with being removable from the United States.

EOIR has recorded 20,814 receipts marked as juvenile in fiscal year 2014 as of June 30, but Border Patrol recorded 57,525 apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during the same time frame. This means immigration courts only have receipts for fewer than four out of every ten unaccompanied alien children apprehended by Border Patrol this fiscal year. Mattingly said EOIR stands behind the numbers of receipts it has recorded, but would not speak about the difference between the number of juvenile receipts and CBP’s apprehension data.

Within DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have the authority to charge unaccompanied alien children. An ICE spokesperson declined to comment on this story and a USCIS spokesperson referred questions to DHS, which did not respond to requests for comment. A CBP spokesperson responded to NRO’s requests in an email with a link to apprehension data publicly available on CBP’s website, but did not provide comment about the number of NTAs issued to illegal immigrant children.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, tells NRO it is difficult to determine how much of the discrepancy in apprehensions and receipts appears deliberate and the how much resulted because federal officials were overwhelmed with work. “But I think it’s really willful negligence on the part of DHS leadership to allow this already dysfunctional system to become even more overwhelmed,” she says. “It’s just like deliberate chaos.”

Immigration courts have completed only 9,630 cases marked as juvenile in fiscal year 2014, government data shows, despite more than 20,000 juvenile receipts recorded and more than 57,000 UAC apprehensions made in fiscal year 2014 as of June 30, 2014. Mattingly tells NRO it’s important to remember that some of the juvenile cases completed this year may have been first brought in previous years. Not all of the cases completed in fiscal year 2014 were brought in fiscal year 2014.

Part of the discrepancy between the numbers of apprehensions and receipts in the month of June 2014 may be attributable to a new policy implemented by ICE in that same month. The policy makes ICE attorneys wait to file immigration court proceedings until after the Department of Health and Human Services notifies ICE that the unaccompanied juvenile has been placed with a sponsor, or 60 days elapse, ICE spokesperson Virginia Kice has previously told NRO. She said the policy is intended to free up immigration courts’ dockets by eliminating the need for change of venue hearings. While the new policy could explain some of the discrepancy for the month of June 2014, it does not apply to the discrepancy for the previous months of fiscal year 2014 and for the entirety of fiscal year 2013.

No federal official NRO contacted or spoke with provided an explanation as to why the discrepancy exists among apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children and receipts for juveniles.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; daca; dreamers; immigration

1 posted on 08/08/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Admin Moderator

Suggest you put this in Breaking News.


2 posted on 08/08/2014 4:43:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
.....“But I think it’s really willful negligence on the part of DHS leadership to allow this already dysfunctional system to become even more overwhelmed,” she says. “It’s just like deliberate chaos.”

It is.

We are under the rule of Commies. From chaos comes control.

3 posted on 08/08/2014 4:48:09 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why keep a receipt if you never intend to return or account for the item?


4 posted on 08/08/2014 4:49:18 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: rockinqsranch

Put the politicians in a pile and have a bonfire.

Control the border and enforce immigration law or be thrown on the fire.


5 posted on 08/08/2014 4:52:32 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Revolving door... they’re not even keeping records


6 posted on 08/08/2014 4:53:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Human trafficking, courtesy of zero.

Wonder how many young boys were shipped off to his “down low” club, never to be seen again?

I am not kidding.


7 posted on 08/08/2014 4:55:30 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

Probably shipping some to Reggie Love.


8 posted on 08/08/2014 4:56:44 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The EXEMPT Congress and EXEMPT Judges
and EXEMPT Indonesian Emperor could not give a damn.

Their sole goal has been their enrichment
via the destruction of America
from within and without,
and it is truly “Mission Accomplished”.


9 posted on 08/08/2014 4:58:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis

10 posted on 08/08/2014 5:01:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So they can’t keep track of actual, visible, wetback border varmits? But they swear they can keep track of ebola-packin’ African travelers and can keep the stuff from spreading here? Yeah, you betcha.


11 posted on 08/08/2014 5:01:46 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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Calculating bastards. Everyone knows you can’t return without a receipt.


12 posted on 08/08/2014 5:03:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No federal official NRO contacted or spoke with provided an explanation as to why the discrepancy exists among apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children and receipts for juveniles.

This is the most outrageous statement in whole article. How can the feds be allowed to stonewall this level unaccountability? I hope the authors at the very least have forwarded their information to the appropriate inspector generals and congressional overseers.

13 posted on 08/08/2014 5:08:31 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: cherokee1

but... They can probably pinpoint any legally owned farm animal to drone strike it from outer space.


14 posted on 08/08/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Juan age 11
Distinguishing marks: Facial tattoos

yeah I can see why there’s not a receipt for Juan


15 posted on 08/08/2014 5:19:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

of course they don’t. planned all along.


16 posted on 08/08/2014 5:30:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Ray76

works for me. pig roast.


17 posted on 08/08/2014 5:31:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: glorgau

What kind of parent leaves their kids behind and then turns them over to who knows who to make a horrendous journey - without the parents? The whole thing is unthinkable. And then how do we know who is grabbing the actual children (as opposed to the not so childish gang members) when they arrive here?

You’d think people would be screaming about “parents” doing this to their kids. It’s unbelievable!


18 posted on 08/08/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coups d’état .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

REMINDER!!!

These numbers are only the ones we caught and know about. I wouldn’t be surprised if the number that makes it across is 5 times what we are told about.


19 posted on 08/08/2014 5:48:42 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like the jobs reports...”Unexpected”


20 posted on 08/08/2014 5:52:14 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (We the people.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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- Corrupt Scummy Bastards

- may they be gunshot by a tattoed MS13 wittle boy

-


21 posted on 08/08/2014 5:54:24 PM PDT by devolve (- - Balack Hussein Ebola the Turd --)
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To: devolve

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- correction : GUTSHOT

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22 posted on 08/08/2014 5:56:57 PM PDT by devolve (- - Balack Hussein Ebola the Turd --)
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Two percent a day keeps the 404 away.
Don't let FR fade away!

23 posted on 08/08/2014 6:01:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have you ever went to a very large function and are trying to find out where you belong are what you are suppose to do etc, the chaos there is, and the mess and confusion etc. WELL that’s exactly where this Country is on every level, every Department. From the boy at the top, to the person who takes the calls. You do that with millions of people and you have serious problems. We are in serious trouble whether intentionally are not. Only going to escalate hourly.


24 posted on 08/08/2014 6:01:51 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Competency isn’t required for government work.


25 posted on 08/08/2014 6:12:29 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A few years ago, I read a story about at least one agency that is not keeping accurate records and is not issuing reports. I believe it was refugee-related.

This was awhile back. Makes sense now, in a perverse fashion.


26 posted on 08/08/2014 6:18:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who expected anything Washington does to be well managed? If ICE doesn’t keep good records of those entering the country, why would any other department?

It is a reflection from the top....the president.


27 posted on 08/08/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: Aria

Libs believe that parents have abandoned their children because they can see themselves doing the same.


28 posted on 08/08/2014 6:49:01 PM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lack of a paper trail is part of the plan; they are not supposed to be found.


29 posted on 08/08/2014 6:52:09 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: Tennessee Nana; Liz; stephenjohnbanker
Rubio sent a message:

Oh come on, they just come here for a better life..
Its an act of LOVE.
They are hard working....patriotic.... social conservative
Just like we want in our party”

30 posted on 08/08/2014 7:02:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
you wan to see our receipts? we don' need no stinkin' receipts
31 posted on 08/08/2014 7:32:03 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Aria

I agree. And yet, an American woman may go to jail for letting her 7 yo son(with a cell phone) walk to a park 6 blocks from his house. Would I do that - no. Was that IMHO a smart thing to do - no. However, I don’t know how safe her neighborhood is, how many times she had walked with him, counseled him, etc. I remember going across the street and down about a 1/2 block or so when I was 9 to play on playground equipment at a school. Of course, I think things were much safer for everyone then.


32 posted on 08/09/2014 5:41:12 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: All
THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL: Obama rubber-stamper Leon Rodriguez, an attorney, oversees the legitimization of the border swarm. Moreover, Rodriguez administers EB-5 visas as head of UCIS (A DHS agency).....EB-5's are said to involve major threats to US national security.

===============================================

BACKSTORY In an earlier statement----citing a Homeland Security Investigations memo----Sen Charles Grassley said the oversight federal agency ICE identified key vulnerabilities in EB-5 visas:

1) Export of sensitive technology/economic espionage.

2) Use by foreign government agents/espionage.

3) Use by terrorists.

4) Investment fraud by regional center.

5) Investment fraud by investors.

6) Fraud conspiracies by investors and regional center.

7) Illicit finance/money laundering.

==================================================

Rodriguez's confirmation hearings revealed he was a board member of Casa Maryland---a latino-centric advocacy group---pushing for unlimited immigration, and has connections to nationwide immigrant groups.

=================================================

ACTION--CONTACT FBI TIPS PAGE WEB SITE---YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS---https://tips.fbi.gov

<><> Taxpayers demand Rodriguez, UCIS, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, La Raza, and other tax-funded latino groups, be investigated. Supboena official filings, phone records, emails, snail mail copies, hard drives, bank accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, debit cards, wire transfers, social media contacts, and the like.

<><> Taxpayers demand to know if govt factotums like Rodriguez, and the aforementioned tax-funded groups, are consorting with violent organizations advocating the overthrow of the US govt.

<><> TAXPAYERS demand to know who these people are communicating with, and who is directing their activities.

33 posted on 08/09/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Tennessee Nana; 2ndDivisionVet; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; Jane Long; stephenjohnbanker
I can see why there's no receipt for Juan age 11-- Distinguishing marks: Facial tattoos.....

Observing the teen and pre-teen "children" riding atop freight trains and swarming at the border...being hyped as "innocent unaccompanied minors."

...we should keep in mind it is very common in these savage hellholes for young children to be members of gangs and cartels.....who are trained to use deadly weapons....

.....and are apparently planning to use them ....on us.

34 posted on 08/09/2014 2:14:55 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


35 posted on 08/09/2014 2:16:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: All
....a USCIS spokesperson referred questions to DHS, which did not respond to requests for comment....

THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL: USCIS rubber-stamper Leon Rodriguez, a recent Obama appointee, oversees the legitimization of the border swarm. Moreover, Rodriguez administers EB-5 visas as head of USCIS (A DHS agency).....EB-5's are said to involve major threats to US national security.

===============================================

BACKSTORY In an earlier statement----citing a Homeland Security Investigations memo----Sen Charles Grassley said the oversight federal agency ICE identified key vulnerabilities in EB-5 visas:

1) Export of sensitive technology/economic espionage.

2) Use by foreign government agents/espionage.

3) Use by terrorists.

4) Investment fraud by regional center.

5) Investment fraud by investors.

6) Fraud conspiracies by investors and regional center.

7) Illicit finance/money laundering.

==================================================

Rodriguez's confirmation hearings revealed he was a board member of Casa Maryland---a latino-centric advocacy group---pushing for unlimited immigration, and has connections to nationwide immigrant groups.

=================================================

ACTION--CONTACT FBI TIPS PAGE WEB SITE---YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS---https://tips.fbi.gov

<><> Taxpayers demand Rodriguez, USCIS, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, La Raza, and other tax-funded latino groups, be investigated. Supboena official filings, phone records, emails, snail mail copies, hard drives, bank accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, debit cards, wire transfers, social media contacts, and the like.

<><> Taxpayers demand to know if govt factotums like Rodriguez, and the aforementioned tax-funded groups, are consorting with violent organizations advocating the overthrow of the US govt.

<><> TAXPAYERS demand to know who these people are communicating with, and who is directing their activities.

36 posted on 08/09/2014 2:19:18 PM PDT by Liz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And yet again, those that supposedly work for We the People, think we are stupid: ‘No explanation as to...”

Of course there are those of us whom understand: a leviathan gov’t who’s far eclipsed the constraints of the Constitution, as well as the upcoming (and future) elections. Oh, can’t forget the cheap labor to drive down U.S. wages per Commerce and their ‘buddies’....


37 posted on 08/09/2014 8:40:16 PM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: i_robot73

Maybe the harddrive they were on got “recycled”? This administration is replete with degenerate liars.


38 posted on 08/09/2014 8:47:45 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: i_robot73

Maybe the harddrive they were on got “recycled”? This administration is replete with degenerate liars.


39 posted on 08/09/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: sickoflibs; Tennessee Nana; Liz

” They are hard working

(if you watch them)

“....patriotic....”

Snort!

“social conservative”

double Snort


40 posted on 08/11/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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