US Releases Immigrant Families, Won’t Say How Many

Alicia A. Caldwell, Yahoo! News, June 23, 2014

The Obama administration has released into the U.S. an untold number of immigrant families caught traveling illegally from Central America in recent months–and although the government knows how many it’s released, it won’t say publicly.

Senior U.S. officials directly familiar with the issue, including at the Homeland Security Department and White House, have so far dodged the answer on at least seven occasions over two weeks, alternately saying that they did not know the figure or didn’t have it immediately at hand. “We will get back to you,” the Homeland Security deputy secretary said Friday.

The figure is widely believed to exceed 40,000 since October. It’s believed to be slightly below the roughly 52,000 children caught traveling illegally from Central America over the same period, an extraordinary increase since last year that is driving a humanitarian crisis at the border.

Despite promises to the contrary, this is how it looks when the image-conscious Obama administration doesn’t want to reveal politically sensitive information that could influence an important policy debate. The mystery figure is significant because the number of families caught crossing from Central America represents a large share of new immigration cases that will further strain the overwhelmed U.S. immigration courts system. It also affects federal enforcement strategy, such as where to deploy the border patrol, and political calculations about whether Congress or the White House will relax American immigration laws or regulations before upcoming congressional elections in November.

{snip} Despite promises for better transparency on immigration issues, the administration has been unwilling to say how many immigrant families it’s released–hundreds or thousands–or how many of those subsequently reported back to the government after 15 days as directed.

The government has limited options for detaining families caught crossing the border illegally, usually mothers with children. It has space for fewer than 100 family members at its only detention center for them, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The administration announced Friday that it will open new detention facilities for immigrant families, including a 700-bed facility at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, which is home to the Border Patrol’s training academy. It didn’t say when that new immigration jail would open or how many others it will build.

The administration did not immediately respond Monday to renewed questions about why it won’t reveal the figure.


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  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Just a few more years left for the Traitor in Chief. he knows he has to act fast.

    • AmericanCitizen

      Take these illegals and dump them in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, New Orleans and other inner cities. Watch how fast they pack up and run back to central America.

  • Samuel_Morton

    “The administration did not immediately respond Monday to renewed questions about why it won’t reveal the figure.”

    In other words, the regime has not responded to questions about why they haven’t responded to earlier questions… “Transparency” indeed.

    Why even bother asking about something so completely obvious: that our government is actively working against its own citizens?

    • Olorin


      You and I aren’t “its own citizens.”

      Bazillions of Third Worlditos are ITS constituency.

      That Constitution thang?

      SO outdated.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Anyone who closely follows the immigration catastrophe owe it to himself to read the famous Jeff Sessions “Timeline: How The Obama Administration Bypassed Congress To Dismantle Immigration Enforcement” — most recently updated at Breitbart under this title:


    The particular administrative action most responsible for the surge of unaccompanied minors across the border is:

    June 15, 2012: Obama Bypasses Congress and Unilaterally Implements the DREAM Act

    President Obama unilaterally implemented provisions of the DREAM Act, circumventing Congress under the guise of “prosecutorial discretion.” The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA” program gives amnesty by executive fiat and work authorizations to illegal aliens under the age of 30 who claimed they arrived in the country before the age of 16. ICE officers would later report that this amnesty was being applied to adult illegal aliens who have been arrested for criminal offenses. In an interview the same day, Secretary Napolitano admitted that DHS “internally set it up so that the parents are not referred for immigration enforcement if the young person comes in for deferred action,” thereby further expanding the scope of the non-enforcement directive.

    * * *

    The complete timeline is about 16 pages, detailing about 60 actions to dismantle enforcement and/or deceive the public about what is happening. It is well worth your time.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Jeffay por el jefe! I am hoping Sessions gets re-elected this fall and then runs for the White House. If he combines his defense of our borders and people with a trade policy to end our trade deficits and tops them with a bid to repeal affirmative action and anti-discrimination laws in employment, he might unite whites enough to win.

      • Ella

        Sessions has a good chance to win if he runs against Hillary – our latest aristocracy. I think 2016 will mark a new beginning or total destruction of Whites in America.

  • The US government under Obama is INSANE

    • No; they’re evil.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        And, it’s about to get a whole lot worse:

        Entire villages are emptying out and coming from Central America through Mexico to the United States. They’ll be hitting in the next couple weeks. What you are seeing right now is the tip of the iceberg.

        The Daily Caller reports, “a leaked estimate by a top official in the Department of Homeland Security says the 12-month inflow will reach 90,000 by October, and then grow by another 142,000 in the next 12 months before October 2015.” That’s over 230,000, nearly a quarter million that the Democrats hope to dump on US taxpayers. Soon, this number will have grown by millions.

        http //www thecommonsenseshow com/2014/06/19/what-you-are-not-being-told-about-the-invasion-of-america/

        The “Beast” train that departs from Nicaragua and heads north brings an estimated 500,000 illegals per year into the United States.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      It may appear that way, but they know EXACTLY what they are doing.

      Notice WHERE the government is dumping them: Arizona and Texas.

      This is a well-laid out plan to punish GOP Governors and turn red States into blue States.

  • Ograf

    All of what is happening right now was explained to us in the 1990’s by Dr. W.L.P. This phase of our demise is the “browning” of America and it suits the overall plan.

  • David Ashton

    Don’t know or won’t say? We saw this in England from the 1960s onwards up to recent plans to scrap the usual census system.

    • sbuffalonative

      They’ve been tweaking our census; trying to find ways to define different people. Black, White, Asian, Native American don’t cut it anymore. Everyone wants their own category.

      • Olorin

        56 flavors of transgender!

    • Martel

      The administrative capacities of the UK government belong in the pre-industrial age or modern Zimbabwe. The stories I hear never cease to amaze me, population data is likely as reliable as data on immigration.. The Dutch are the opposite, not as meticulous as the Germans, but we keep our paperwork in order.

      • David Ashton

        In this case I doubt if it is simply inefficiency, although the latter phenomenon has increased generally with illiteracy and laziness.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    And just think. He’s got two and a half more years to bestow more of these gifts on us. Guess Obama really took Jeremiah Wright’s words to heart.

    • Tarczan

      Yup, you don’t need any more explanation for his actions than the words of Rev. Wright.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    If blacks had any sense at all they would be screaming loudest about this. All of those extra hungry mouths ready to collect their welfare. They seem to think YT’s purse has no bottom. They’ll have to learn the hard way.

    • The Verdict of History

      Judging from your name, I’d guess that you’re a New-Yorker.

      So I’d guess you’re very aware of the following:

      Tonight, blacks and latinos in the Charlie Rang-el district are probably about to go splits-vill.

      I’m tempted to say that this portends what will be the fate of the entire Democratic coalition after about 2024.

      The racial kumbaya between blacks and latinos never was, is not, and never shall be.

    • Luca

      “If blacks had any sense…” ???

      I’m still rolling on the floor over that one. Apparently pigment and “sense” have a direct correlation. I’ll let you guess which way it runs.

      The blacks are coveted by liberal politicians specifically for their lack of common sense and lockstep voting skills that are so easily nurtured with welfare dollars.

      If Whites had any “sense” or guts they would would have been fed up long ago, the time for tea parties is over guys. It’s time to gather on the Lexington village square for some real fisticuffs; let’s start with impeachment. I’ve heard enough tough talk, complaining and endless hearings that are a bridge to nowhere.

  • sbuffalonative

    They’re already referring to these ‘children’ as ‘Dreamers’.

    ‘Dreamers’ was supposed to apply to children of illegal parents living in this country.

    The definition has expanded as will the numbers.

    • Kenner

      Let them. It will taint the whole ‘Dreamers’ meme.

    • Jesse James

      I have a dream, that they all go back to their home countries.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Obviously the solution to this problem is to continue to go to work, pay our taxes, and then get really angry about the situation on the internet. That will show them!

    • Sick of it

      Let’s see how the militia fares when they confront the invaders head on in July.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Bless your sarcastic heart.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Not me. I’m planning on drawing both national and international attention to the third world immigration disaster. There are ways to fight those evil bastards who run this ethnic cleansing operation. If this country is going down, you might as well go down swinging. Just the thought of past generations fighting wars so this nation could be filled up with third world turds is enough to make me get sick and throw up. But I won’t go gentle into that good night. Let me die with my boots on.

  • DonReynolds

    NONE of these are “immigrant families” nor are any of these individuals (adult or child) an “immigrant” of any kind. They are all foreign citizens who have entered the USA illegally. They are illegal aliens.
    The ONLY “immigrants” are those who came to this country legally and have legal authority to remain in the country. They typically have a green card, which gives them permanent residency in the USA. After five years, they can apply for naturalization.

  • No answers? The usual response of this criminal tyrant is to lie. Rather unconvincingly, I might add. What do we do about it? Well, complaining to the Republicans might elicit a few words of criticism of the Obammunist, but no action. Long run, but starting now we must begin to withdraw all support from a criminal dictatorship that openly seeks our extermination, while demanding that we pay the bills for our own genocide.
    NO WAY, black man, am I participating in my own genocide.
    You want a race war, well you’re going to get one, but not fought with guns so as to give you an excuse to send in your storm troopers and declare martial law. You’re going to get a war of attrition in which we pull our dollars out of the global corporations that support you. A hamburger? No McDonalds for me. I’ll buy mine from the little local restaurant down the street, just as I buy my groceries from the local supermarket, not Wal-Mart.
    Taxes? Sorry, dummy, but I’m tapped out. Where’s MY EBT card?
    Local elections? I’m supporting the candidate for sheriff who has vowed to fight your tyranny. Blacks in my neighborhood courtesy of your Section 8? They won’t be welcome and I guarantee they won’t stay long.
    I’m going to reach out for every single legal strategy to thwart you and you piles of human excrement. I don’t have it all figured out yet. But ultimately, working together, thinking together, millions of us are going to send your sorry black butt back to the golf course, where you’re most at home. If you’re not arrested and tried for treason first, you slimebucket.

    • Tarczan

      Section 8 and federal loan programs have done most of the damage to formerly white cities. Not trying to be truculent, but I can’t imagine stopping them.

  • IKUredux

    First of all, nobody in this country has any idea as to how many illegal invaders there are in this country. There is no system to keep track. That’s number one. Secondly, this government does nothing but lie to to us. They will lie about EVERYTHING. Since there is no way to know exactly how many illegals there are, we must assume the worst. There is probably triple the amount they claim. First of all, understand that the definition of “White” on the census form, is pretty fing fluid. Please, anybody who reads this website and had the patience to read my comment: Lie about your race on the next census form. As a matter of fact, lie on every single form you fill out for anything. Why not? The whole GD thing is a fing joke! Our society is a joke! Come on! Women and gays and trannies fighting in an armed conflict? Seriously? You think an army populated by Klingers and women are going to win a battle? Much less a war? Frankly, I find it hard to believe that any self respecting macho Hispanic male would even want any part of this. Oh wait, he probably won’t. Can’t wait to see how the Muslim, trannie, gay, feminist coalition works out in the future. Yay! Death to the Christian White male. Holy crap, the world is falling apart, where are all the White men who need to fix this? I hope underground in a secret society, or off colonizing the heavens.

    • Who Me?

      “First of all, nobody in this country has any idea as to how many illegal invaders there are in this country.”
      Right, last I heard a couple of weeks ago, “they” were estimating about 12 million. The first time I heard (or paid attention) to the numbers of illegal invaders was way back in 1980, and the number then was about 10 million. It’s only *maybe* 2 million more in the 34 years since, despite the countless hordes of thousands poring over the border daily and nightly? Send these officials back to second grade math and teach them to count again.

  • Ella

    Is this a joke? We are asking what immigration laws are even enforced to be relaxed?

  • MekongDelta69

    “…and although the government knows how many it’s released, it won’t say publicly.”

    I know who knows! Lois Lerner! But she ain’t sayin’…

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    although the government knows how many it’s released, it won’t say publicly.

    This is the most transparent administration in history
    –Barack Obama

    The data WAS there but the computers crashed and the records were accidentally deleted. The FedGov asked the IRS Information Technology division to try and recover the data but it proved to be unrecoverable and none of it was backed up.

    How many illegals were released?

    I’d say it’s safe to assume ALL of them were released – but not before they were signed up for AFDC, WIC, EBT cards, TANF, Section 8 housing, how to file for EITC when the time comes, SSI, along with being registered as democrat voters.

    No need to show up to vote, voting will be done automatically!!

  • Alexandra1973

    Know what cracks me up? Referring to illegals as Democrats as if Republicans are any better.

    • WR_the_realist

      Well, on immigration it works out like this:
      Democrats: 100% traitors
      Republicans: 50% traitors

      • Dave West

        There’s only a few Republicans who have any balls, Jan Brewer and Jeff Sessions come to mind. Only a President Pat Buchanan or President Dave West would solve this mess.

  • IstvanIN

    You never tell the enemy where you are going to station your troops, especially fifth columnists.

  • ThomasER916

    You can thank the Culture of Critique for aiding and abetting this invasion.

    Postville Iowa was home of the largest illegal immigration bust in US history. It took place at America’s largest Agriprocessor, a Kosher food plant owned by Orthodox Jews.

    It’s all one, big, magical coincidence.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      They also had a large meth operation going on inside the slaughterhouse. Hey, anything to make a buck, right? And destroying Whites in the process is certainly an added bonus…

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        Why are so many whites so stupid that they will eat that stuff and do heroin, and other types of drug and other abuse? No on is forcing down their throats.

        I read a comment years ago concerning the cocaine wars in the 1980s. A cocaine producer in Columbia said; “we will destroy the white race cocaine.”

  • Who Me?

    The government has limited options for detaining families caught crossing the border illegally, usually mothers with children. It has space for fewer than 100 family members at its only detention center for them, in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
    Neverminding all the other blatantly obvious problems here, this has jumped out at me each time I see it. What brain-dead office drone designed this set-up initially? Any facility for south and/or central American “families” should be aware that these “families” usually consist of 10-12 persons of varying ages. And, WHY are they taking people apprehended along the International border, (Texas, Arizona, etc.) and hauling them all the way to Pennsylvania? What kind of sense or logic is at work (or not) here?

  • MBlanc46

    Insult added to injury.

  • Greg Thomas

    The answer is ALL “immigrant” families are being released. It is a great time to be an illegal invader in America. We have a government that hates Whites and no longer recognizes United States sovereignty.

  • MooTieFighter

    God, please get this administration OUT!!! Just how fast can these people destroy this great country?

  • IstvanIN

    As a teenager I worked for Grant’s and the going out of business radio ads are burned into my memory. Each one ended with because Grant’s is going out of business…forever”. And so is the US.

    • Dave West

      Another administration, Republican or Democrat, isn’t going to be much better, they will just be a little less cocky about it; especially when we have idiot establishment Republicans trying to recruit all those “family values” hispanics.

  • OhWow

    Population replacement.

  • De Doc

    At this point the Obama administration is just flinging feces into our faces and laughing at us.

    • Dave West

      You just gave me a really disgusting, but funny image. It involves the Kenyan doing the flinging of the feces and the whites in the administration standing behind him laughing.

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  • bubo

    “Camp of the Saints” happening in real time. Every major city east of the Mississippi has already been destroyed by blacks, now browns will ruin the rest.

    It’s hard to see any scenario short of a gene selective plague that will get us out of this demographic nightmare.

  • ViktorNN

    As someone with a fair amount of liberal views it’s stunning to see this level of betrayal from “our” government.

    When it comes to immigration, every decision this administration makes is the wrong one.

    It really feels like we’re being run by an occupying govt that is hostile to the interests of average people.

    White liberals really need to wake up and understand that this “post-racial” administration is anything but. At the very highest level this is a group of non-whites who are intentionally trying to accelerate demographic change in this country to favor non-whites. It is low intensity racial warfare. How else can it be understood?

  • AndrewInterrupted

    “…Marxist Occupiers Release International Trespassers, Won’t Say How Many…”

  • Earl Turner

    This is nothing less than an invasion. It is the Reconquista co-opted by Bath House Barry and his non-Eskimo masters for their own ends. White conservative Christian Americans are the target. We are the largest threat and must be subdued. That will require non-whites. Bath House Barry knows that his own people are too lazy and stupid to make an effective force, though they are still useful as disposable shock troops. Therefore he’s importing mestizos by the thousands even though he knows that they hate blacks and will turn on both him and his fellow black people at the first opportunity.

    Keep your powder dry folks. As this country disintegrates, with the Southwest becoming Aztlan and the Southeast becoming New Africa, it is up to us to carve our own section out for a white homeland.

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  • Olorin

    I’ve been asking your first question–though in slightly more PC terms–of otherwise intelligent people I know who voted for him. Twice.

    I sense it’s a bit like the ex-Catholics who voted for JFK. They WANT to believe. They can’t quite do it themselves, but they think that it’s good for the rest of us.

    BTW, the Iowans who voted for Mr. obAmA were largely in the university towns. Many of them are from the Northeast. About six counties contain the majority of obAmA voters. (Polk and Warren [Des Moines], Linn [Cedar Rapids], Scott [Davenport], Johnson [Iowa City], Woodbury and Plymouth [Sioux City].)

    Cursor over the counties here to see the 2012 POTUS vote:

    • Iowa also has a gaggle of rural counties in the east to northeast part of the state that are reliably blue, mainly because they’re more or less extensions of Minnesota/Sweden.

      Go one state to the south of Iowa? Lots and lots of red.