Skip to comments.Government Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children
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 DOJs 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 CBPs 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 NROs requests in an email with a link to apprehension data publicly available on CBPs 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 its really willful negligence on the part of DHS leadership to allow this already dysfunctional system to become even more overwhelmed, she says. Its 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 its 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.
Suggest you put this in Breaking News.
We are under the rule of Commies. From chaos comes control.
Why keep a receipt if you never intend to return or account for the item?
Put the politicians in a pile and have a bonfire.
Control the border and enforce immigration law or be thrown on the fire.
Revolving door... they’re not even keeping records
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.
Probably shipping some to Reggie Love.
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”.
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.
Calculating bastards. Everyone knows you can’t return without a receipt.
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.
but... They can probably pinpoint any legally owned farm animal to drone strike it from outer space.
Juan age 11
Distinguishing marks: Facial tattoos
yeah I can see why there’s not a receipt for Juan
of course they don’t. planned all along.
works for me. pig roast.
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!
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.
Like the jobs reports...”Unexpected”
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