Immigrant Releases Overwhelm Homeless Shelter

KRGV, March 13, 2013

The Ozanam Center in Brownsville is filled to capacity, and the shelter’s management said Washington politics are to blame.

Ozanam Center Director Victor Maldonado said the number of people at the shelter went from 40 to 85 in less than a week.

All of the people at the center are from Mexico and Central America.

One Honduran citizen arrived at the center last week. Federal officials told him he was being released because of budget cutbacks in Washington.

“I’ve been here for five days. They came and dropped me off here. They left me here and never came back. They said they would come back for me,” the man said.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents said they would return for the Honduran citizen. The man said he would not wait for the agents.

“My plan is to go to Houston and go to work so I can help my family back home. I got to do that so we can have some money,” the man said.

ICE agents said they will issue an arrest warrant for the man if he doesn’t show up for his immigration hearing.

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  • Oil Can Harry

    Why would illegal aliens be filling a homeless shelter?

    After all, the mainstream media and the Democratic Party told me these immigrants were dynamic entrepreneurs who were starting their own businesses, creating jobs and revitalizing our economy.

    Why would these brilliant tycoons, so indispensible to our economic health, be lazing about as if they were flophouse bums?

    • StillModerated

      Around here they live in tents at Prince William Forest Park — about 30 of them to a campsite. The Park Rangers won’t bother them for fear of being labeled “racist.”

  • Shattered

    It’s the “one more [crime] for the road” that has me worried.

  • bigone4u

    Conversing with the ICE agents, I can picture the Honduran using the famous line from the Laurel and Hardy movies: “Here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” It would take the idiots running the federal government to create problems for a man by releasing him from a holding cell. The Obumbler administration must be the most incompetent in history.

    • The__Bobster

      Incompetent? No it’s called “Anarcho-Tyranny” and Obongo is very good at it.

  • joesolargenius

    And if this man does not show up for court they will put out a warrant for him and then he will get the Mexican Consular office to give him some fake ID so he can keep sending money to Mexico .They should be paying a bond to get out such as say five thousand so we can at least lower the tax burden a bit.

  • The__Bobster

    ICE agents said they will issue an arrest warrant for the man if he doesn’t show up for his immigration hearing.

    Big deal. 95% of the invaders released never show up for their hearings.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Big deal. The Oogabooga regime will just order him released again. This nonsense has to be hell on morale at ICE.

  • libertarian 1234

    “Released illegal immigrant says he’s skipping town. We’re sure he’s not alone.:

    Yes, and all those tracking devices strapped to their legs will be in many Mexican pawn shops at discount rates if anybody wants a good deal on one.

  • odious liberal

    The illegal aliens laugh at our stupidity.