The new head of Customs and Border Protection said on Wednesday that the Obama administration’s leniency on deportations and deferred action programs have contributed to the increase in the number of illegal immigrant children crossing the country’s southern border.

Gil Kerlikowske told the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee that the agency’s “facilities are not designed to hold these large numbers, nor are our ports of entry.” Therefore, border patrol agents should not spend their time babysitting foreign children from south of the border.

“The deferred action, the family unification, is an issue,” Kerlikowske said, according to CQ Roll Call. “But I’ve also looked at the surveys of some of these people who were talked to back in 2013. . . . The crime and the gang issues in their own country are a push-out–sometimes there’s family violence also.” He added, “And then of course there’s the economic incentive to come to America, which has always been there. But I certainly understand this issue of family reunification being a part of what is really a complex problem.”

According to reports, the number of “immigrant children entering the United States has spiked from about 6,000 in fiscal 2011 to roughly 34,000 in fiscal 2013,” and officials estimate that around 60,000 more “will have entered by the end of fiscal 2014.”

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  • This Obamatard Antichrist is deliberately poisoning the future of the country he hates.

  • David Ashton

    Yet another “unintended” consequence?

  • Lord Sandwich

    I spent plenty of time on the Mexico border in the 1980’s. I watched the green busses ship the illegals from San Antonio back to the bridge from Laredo. Why do I suspect there are no more busses?

    • I got stopped by the Border Patrol in about 82 driving from Laredo to SA. They thoroughly searched my car. I think it was because I drive old cars and mine was 12 years old at the time. Old cars looked suspicous to them.

      • Alexandra1973

        Back in 1990, when I lived in the Detroit area, we had an Australian family come to visit us. Mom and the mother had been pen pals…and I was pen pals with one of the daughters.

        So we all decided to head across the river to Windsor, Ontario. Because we had Aussies with us, we couldn’t do the usual thing where you stop briefly, tell the guy in the booth where you’re from, and where you’re going…nope, we had to go into the building while Mom’s car was searched. The Aussies’ passports had to be checked, the whole nine yards.

        • Paleoconn

          Anarcho-tyranny, as the dear departed Sam Francis called it. Obama’s deportation record, as pitiful as it is, is actually worse than it appears. This administration has gotten into the habit of including border arrests in their deportation stats. I bet they also use border arrests in their border arrests stats too. two birds.

  • Illegal family with 6 kids. Cost per year of educating a kid in some states – $15,000 each.
    That’s $90,000 a year. You think the illegal mom and dad are going to pay that much in taxes. NOPE, whites are going to pay. Pay till you bleed, Pay till there’s nothing left.

    • borogirl54

      That is why illegal immigrant students should not receive in state tuition or state funded financial aid. Legally they are only entitled to a K-12 education.

      • Diana Moon Glampers

        Why are they entitled to that?

        • Pro_Whitey

          Because of an intentionally anti-American interpretation of the Constitution. Equality these days is a universal legal solvent. All someone has to do is claim that a policy treats people unequally, no matter how valid, and the judges stand ready to destroy all law, all custom, and all common sense.

      • Greg Thomas

        They should not even be entitled to that, but thanks to another liberal hijacking, Brown v.Board of Education, we are stuck “educating” foreign invaders.

        • Alexandra1973

          Educating? More like babysitting.

    • MBlanc46

      We’re long past nothing left. The feds and the states have been spending money that they don’t have for decades.

  • Luca

    Family Values do not stop at the Rio Grande. Apparently neither do the minor children.

    What kind of person releases their children into the hands of human traffickers and drug smugglers only to have them walk through miles of desert?

    My parents wouldn’t let me cross the street without proper supervision and training.

  • IstvanIN

    I have said it many times before, but if you reward bad behavior you simply get more of it.

  • bear grylls

    Its for the children. As usual low life third worlders who mistreat their children anyway will use them to get what they want.

  • Greg Thomas

    “But I certainly understand this issue of family reunification being a part of what is really a complex problem.”

    It’s only “complex” because these traitors do not want to enforce the law. That complicates the issue everytime.

  • mobilebay

    This nation is being systematically destroyed. It didn’t start with this administration, but they’ve stepped it up and even many of the so-called conservatives in Washington have jumped on the “votes and ‘contributions'” bandwagon. Traitors all!

  • Ella

    Child tax credit fraud gives free monies from American workers that pay income taxes. Five Mexican kids would equal 5K p/y. We outsource our breeding in the US, and then politicians scream about the wealth inequalities to attract votes.