White House Admits ‘Rumors’ of Amnesty Motivating Illegal Border Crossings

Caroline May, Breitbart, June 20, 2014

The Obama administration says it is “surging” resources to confront the flood of illegal unaccompanied minors and family units coming across the southern border.

On the enforcement side, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is stepping up enforcement resources to detain more adults with children and increase immigration court hearing capacity as a way to get illegal immigrants from Central America who are ordered removed back to their home countries more “quickly.”

DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters on a conference call Friday afternoon that since October, 52,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended along the southwest border as of June 15, and approximately 39,000 adults with children have been apprehended along the border as of the end of May.


Administration officials were unable to tell reporters Friday how many illegal immigrants released into the country with notices to appear had actually returned for their immigration hearings.

In addition to the “surge,” the Obama administration announced the U.S. will send an extra $9.6 million to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to help repatriate their citizens.

The U.S. will also provide another $40 million for a USAID citizen security program in Guatemala, a new $25 million Crime and Violence Prevention USAID program for outreach centers in El Salvador, and $18.5 million to Honduras to help local police combat crime.

The White House admitted rumors of free entry to the United States are motivating migrants to risk the trek northward. Officials said they are pushing back against “misinformation,” noting that Vice President Biden’s trip to Guatamala to meet with the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico is part of that effort.

“[They will] outline ways in which we will be working together to deal with this problem, again the source, to make sure we are doing everything possible both to support countries in stemming the tide of this migration but also to deal with the misinformation that is being deliberately planted by criminal organizations, by smuggling networks, about what people can expect if they come to the United States,” White House Director of Domestic Policy Cecilia Muñoz said on a conference call with reporters Friday.

“Part of what the Vice President’s effort and the administration’s effort overall is to make sure people have accurate information and that we push back on the misinformation that’s being spread and that’s contributing to this problem,” she said.

The White House elaborated in a “Fact Sheet” distributed Friday that specifically, Biden “will reiterate that unaccompanied children and adults arriving with their children are not eligible to benefit from the passage of immigration reform legislation or from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process.”


Muñoz’s comments about the “misinformation” Friday contradict statements she made earlier in the month. In early June, she argued against the idea that misperceptions about America’s current immigration system was fueling the migration, instead pointing to unsavory issues in their home countries and a desire to be reunified with their parents as the motivation.


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  • MekongDelta69

    “Rumors” = Executive Order

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      “illegal unaccompanied minors” = Newest Refugees

      • Georgia Boy

        More to the point, “Children being used as human shields.” It is an attempt to use our most basic decency against us for political ends. I am not convinced that it is just Mexican smugglers with a new idea to drum up business … What do they have to gain from this, that they didn’t before? Why children specifically? Someone else is involved in this, that wants the law changed, and it might not be entirely foreigners doing it. Keep pushing till we find out the real truth. Who’s really behind this? Whoever it is, you can bet your sweet a$$ the U.S. government knows.

  • dd121

    Just when I thought Obama couldn’t get more lawless or treasonous.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      And with elections looming, the GOP response is…

      • dd121

        Hi Bon, good to hear your voice. Maybe the Cantor loss will give a little religion for their immigration capitulation. We’ll see.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Nah. He’s controlled opposition. GOP always choke in the end.

          • dd121

            Yeah, you’re right. They’re not really on our side anyway.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            No time for negativity, Bon.
            One down, two to go. Three if you count Juan McStain.

  • Samuel_Morton

    So we are bring invaded by Central American countries, and our response is to send those countries $100 million in aid? Are we flying them in first class or something? “Take a vacation on us, and be sure to come back at your earliest convenience.”

    That’ll teach ’em.

    • Ella

      And where is the Red Cross in this so-called humanitarian crisis in Central America and the borders? US govt. started the misinformation with the ‘no deportation” executive orders.

  • borogirl54

    I have heard these kids and women referred to as “refugees” due to gang violence in their countries. Personally, I think that many of them are economic migrants, not refugees. The reason for this is that somebody, a relative or friends paid the coyotes a lot of money to bring them to this country.

    • Adolf Verloc

      Some of these countries have appalling levels of violence and criminality, but that has been the case for decades. The frogs have been in the pot for a long time, and a few degrees rise in temperature is not what is making them jump out.

      • borogirl54

        True. Which is why I think the majority of them crossed simply to be with family. How else would they be able to raise money to pay a guide to help you cross to the US border.

        • RisingReich

          They came here to invade and conquer. To be with family? Get real. I’m quite sure the “family” is here illegally also but that’s not the point.

          We either fight this invasion or die as a Nation.

          This “Nation” is all but over thanks to folks like yourself caring about disease ridden mumo jumbo speaking round and browns instead of the citizens that helped build it.

        • Wholly Unconvinced

          Are you and bossman the same poster? Or just two sides of the brown coin to Engel man’s yellow? It’s constant support from you two. Although you’re the ever so slightly more tactful one. Where bossman crows about the wonderous culture and vitality of the brown, you typically follow up almost immediately with a comment about “well they are only trying to do the best for their families” or “Hispanics do the jobs others won’t do, and they’re proud to earn their way!”
          Neither is, obviously a direct quote of yours, meant only to capture your general gist, but frankly it’s more sickening than either Engelman’s or Bossman’s drivel, they’re at least upfront and direct about it, but you? You’re just a snake lying hidden in the grass… 80% of your comments are just meaningless nodding of the head and going with the flow, but then there’s that other 20%… “but they just want to be with their family… Don’t you guys and gals know what that’s like? Can you blame them?” *sniffle* *sob* and *boo hoo* their families are here illegally, they should not be here at all, and what these illegal, criminal invaders WANT, NEED, or THINK is completely irrelevant, and of no concern of mine.
          There is no justification, no sob story, no reason or excuse. Their first act, first impression on setting foot on American soil was to break our laws. That takes away any right or expectation they think they have for me, or anyone else to give a damn.

          Now please, sow your manure elsewhere.

  • IstvanIN

    Reward bad behavior and you get more of it. Punish bad behavior and you get less of it. Simple, isn’t it?

    • RisingReich

      Good is evil, black is white, up is down, truth is racism.

      2014 is 1984.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        And the only answer to 1984 is 1933.

  • dave

    Does it really matter if amnesty is granted, these disease ridden people are already here. Who is going to deport them, the Republicans? They want them here just as bad as the Democrats. The game is fixed.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Re-elect NOBODY.

      Some greenie rube from wherever is going to hit the ground running. . . taking the pulse of the electorate NOW.

      Takes at least 2 terms to get sophisticated and realize what it takes to please the Adelsons.

    • wildfirexx

      I believe If amnesty is granted to them, they then officially become citizens of the USA, and have the right to vote!

      • dave

        Since we don’t have voter ID laws ,they are voting anyway without amnesty. They have the best of both worlds.

  • TruthBeTold

    Google: “Feds wanted to house children in U.S. illegally at Grand Island hotel” WIVB Buffalo, NY.

    The email also contained a link to a Presidential Memorandum, dated June 2, which directs the government to provide “humanitarian relief” to unaccompanied alien children, “including housing, care, medical treatment and transportation.”

    • Add in Nintendo, Mcdonald’s, and free condoms to make the list of freebies a litte more complete.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    This government. . . is not mine.
    I don’t know who these people are and I don’t care: THEY HAVE GOT TO GO.

    • RisingReich

      The question is how do we remove them?

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Re-elect NOBODY?

        That’s all I got and it’s not even mine.

      • Rope?

        • RisingReich

          The edifice has to crumble first.
          Military rendered useless and unfunded, police unpaid and disloyal to the Marxist commissars, and Whites everywhere under literal physical siege before we can use tools such as the .223.

          • Encouraging whites to have babies, earlier and more of them, is a good start. It will help us make new white people, that’s obvious. It also will help us crash the system because we are 73% or so of the population allegedly in America still, and to the extent we start having kids at 15, 16, 17, 18 and being unable to pay for them, just like the blacks and browns do, we will force the system to collapse under the burden of paying for our pale-skinned sprogs. Also finally get a chunk of welfare money as a race before the ship goes down.

          • Standup Broad

            I’ve been saying this for the last five years. Have a “show” wedding for the relatives and suck the system dry.

          • M.

            Actually, non-Hispanic whites are at 61% (2012 census).

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      I know people right now who’ve said they’ll never stand for the American flag or say the pledge of allegiance again.

      We’ve got a regime that does NOT represent White interests; in fact, it is doing everything it can to wipe out the White population of the U.S.

      I think this should be said in place of the old pledge, it better reflects how a lot of us feel these days towards what our country has become.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I may have to clip that one. <;-D

  • Lies, lies, and more lies. Don’t believe anything real is being done to stop the illegal invasion. You can’t believe anything the US government says about anything anymore.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    From the article:

    Officials said they are pushing back against ‘misinformation,”’noting that Vice President Biden’s trip to Guatemala to meet with the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico is part of that effort.

    Biden: The United States needs a constant, unrelenting stream of new immigrants — “not dribbling [but] significant …

    Answer from Central America: “As long as immigration reform is not approved, our demand for more millions in US dollars is not met, the exodus of children to the United States will continue!” Jorge Ramon Hernandez, the senior representative of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, said at the talks.

    Response from US fedgov:

    The White House announced $254.6 million in new aid for Central American countries today….The U.S. will also provide another $40 million for a USAID citizen security program in Guatemala, a new $25 million Crime and Violence Prevention USAID program for outreach centers in El Salvador, and $18.5 million to Honduras to help local police combat crime.

    Looks like it worked, Win-Win.

    The Obama admin gets new democratic voters and a dilution of the White population; Central American dictators get to get rid of their unwanted, diseased population before it can foment another bloody insurgency and/or revolution and invest tens of millions in their private Swiss accounts…

    Losers: White American taxpayers who are being displaced in their homeland by 3rd world colonists.

  • RisingReich

    Yup – the best way to sanction these countries is to send them millions of dollars you and I worked to earn.

  • MBlanc46

    Why send millions to those hellholes? Spend it here and just prevent the little bahstahds from getting over our border/

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Spend it here and prevent the little bastards from reproducing

  • Truth Teller

    Glenn Beck has a charity, Mercury one. Today he made an impassioned plea for all his followers to send donations so his operation can send food, clothes, toiletries and porta potties to help the poor babies. BP says 80 percent of the invaders are males 15 and over and who knows how many are 25 and claiming to be 16.
    Pi$$ on the flag.

  • JackKrak

    What? We “accidentally” encouraged the next generation of Democrats to come strolling across the border??


  • kenfrombayside

    Keep the pressure on your reps in congress. Giving 11 – 30 million (nobody knows for sure) criminal lawbreakers legalization pure insanity. Plus, they could sponsor their relatives; that would bring the total up to about 50 million aliens in our midst. Of course, these new citizens will vote for the vile democrats and their socialist giveaways. Most of them will be unskilled, uneducated, low IQ etc. Stop this outrageous bill now. Don’t sit on the sidelines.You are not wasting your time. The American people don’t want this bill. You have to do all you can do to stem the third world assault:
    – Contact your 2 US Senators and rep in congress.
    – after biz hours, leave a message on your DC rep’s voicemail. All US Senators have multiple offices so it would be a good idea to hit all of the. Remember, be civil and don’t threaten
    – go to NUMBERSUSA then go to the take action button. You will be able to send faxes to your 2 US Senators and congressional for free. (I also gave a $50 donation).
    – use Business Reply envelopes to state your opposition to America’s insane immigration policies and the proposed amnesty. Don’t give the parties any money.
    – join an immigration group like FAIR. Strength thru numbers!
    – go to the RNC & DNC sites to email them.
    – Use the media: call a talk radio program; write a letter to your local paper. If the media outlet is liberal, then talk about economic impact of massive third world immigration.