DHS Launches “Family Reunification,” Refugee Program for Central Americans

Judicial Watch, April 1, 2015

To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency.

Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially known as Central American Minors (CAM) and they will be eligible for a special refugee/parole that offers a free one-way flight to the U.S. from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. The project is a joint venture between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department.

Specifically, the “program provides certain children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are undertaking to the United States,” according to a DHS memo obtained by JW this week. The document goes on to say that the CAM program has started accepting applications from “qualifying parents” to bring their offspring under the age of 21 from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. The candidates will then be granted a special refugee parole, which includes many taxpayer-funded perks and benefits. Among them is a free education, food stamps, medical care and living expenses.

During a special teleconference this week officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the State Department explained how CAM will work. Only “friendly” groups and individuals invited by the government were allowed to participate and the event was not open to the media. Judicial Watch attended as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with interest in the matter. Obama administration officials offered an overview of the new CAM initiative and confirmed that the U.S. has deployed staff to the region to handle the influx of applicants. A State Department official promoted CAM as a “family reunification” program that will be completely funded by American taxpayers, though the official claimed to have no idea what the cost will be.

A U.S.-based parent will initiate the application to bring his or her child in from any of the three Central American countries. To qualify they must be a permanent resident, a parolee or a beneficiary of Obama’s recent amnesty or deferred action. Many have probably lived illegally in the U.S. for years. The only out-of-pocket cost is for a DNA test to assure the child belongs to the applicant but Uncle Sam will reimburse the money if the result is positive. A U.S. official will interview the child, then a medical exam and “cultural orientation” will be conducted before the minor flies to the U.S. Once in the U.S. the illegal alien will get “resettlement assistance,” the State Department official confirmed during the teleconference.

If the applicant doesn’t qualify for the more desirable refugee status he or she can be considered for parole, a USCIS official explained in the teleconference, which was attended mostly by immigrant rights groups known for advocating on behalf of illegal aliens. Refugee status is a form of protection offered to those who are deemed of special humanitarian concern to the United States. Parole allows individuals who may be otherwise inadmissible to come to the U.S. on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. The State Department official assured that applicants need not express or document a credible fear to qualify under CAM because “we want to make sure this program is open to as many people as possible.”

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  • Not even Raspail could have imagined that we’d just fly ’em here.

    • Oil Can Harry

      And they’re being flown in by the dept. of Homeland Security- who are supposed to protect our borders.

      • Sick of it

        Those bullets they bought were for us, not foreigners. This is yet one more proof.

  • And people thought we were incentivizing them before…

  • superlloyd

    This is beyond disgusting. Obama and his cronies are showing open contempt for the law and the will of the people. That traitor should be impeached with extreme prejudice.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Why President Obama believes you have no right to object to what is happening to your country:

    “If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave there have been periods where the folks who were already here have said, ‘Well I don’t want those folks,’” he said. ‘Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.’”

    SOURCE: Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans, by Christopher Hooton, The Independent, November 27, 2014]

    • If we follow the example of the Native Americans, we will fight and fight hard for the next 100 years until we win. I guess Obummer never thought of that.

    • Charles Martel

      Well Bath House Barry is using my taxes to bring in the 3rd world

      • TruthBeTold

        He’s trying to do as much damage as he can before he leaves office.

        • archer

          And the Congress is going along with him.

      • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

        Perfectly sensible on his part. Joel Kotkin, a long-time immigration cheerleader, writes in the Daily Beast:

        “With the bulk of the country’s white population migrating rapidly to the GOP, arguably the best insurance for the Democrats is to accelerate the racial polarization of the electorate.”

        SOURCE: “Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty,” DAILY BEAST, Joel Kotkin, 11-21-14

    • He is just repeating the basic arguments of liberal college professors and the sixties era students they taught.

    • LHathaway

      Oh, so Obama says some folks have a right to say, ‘we don’t want immigrants’. If some folks have the right to say that, couldn’t everyone have that right?

  • Luca

    Treason and high crimes. Impeachable, I say. And where are the voices on the Right?

    All I hear are crickets.

    • Jason Lewis

      You hear voters on the right (and a few on the left) screaming to stop but our leaders do the opposite.

    • Murphcon

      They’re afraid to be called racist.

    • Albert

      The democrats want to open the immigration floodgates and the republicans- in spite of all their protests- are all pro-business and cheap labor. I’m thinking we need a legitimate third party.

      • Luca

        I don’t fully understand the “Republicans want cheap labor” theory when we are supposed to have labor unions and laws on the books that should be prohibiting this. We also have minimum wage laws. Bringing in immigrant labor cannot be cost effective in the long run when moving overseas is a far better economical option for most large companies. Moving overseas gets you far lower labor costs, less taxes, less regulations and higher profits. There is no doubt that Facebook, Google and Microsoft (etc.) could be headquartered and run from India or China with satellite offices in the US.

        • Some jobs are not readily exportable. It also helps debase the wages of native born Americans. That is why so many Republicans are not serious about controlling immigration.

        • InAFreeCountry

          You can’t move “Do you want fries with that?” to India. Service sector jobs are the only ones growing.

  • The occupational monkey government in D.C. is my enemy. I legally pay no taxes. I’m doing other things I dare not speak of to bring that government down. Although each of us is only a drop in the of water in the ocean, we can collectively make a difference. Start with small acts of rebellion and work your way up to bigger ones.

  • Doomispixulated

    Wow, just when you think bizzaro just got too bizarre…they open their mouths again.

  • IKUredux

    Every single one of us is now an enemy combatant. Our country has declared war on us. So, it is now time for us to declare war on them.

    The American Revolution 2.0. Or, as I would prefer:American Revolution Redux.

    We are not the world’s keepers. We are not responsible for the world’s peoples. WTF????? Since we are all equal, since there is no such thing as race; then, why is it, that the world’s Whites are constantly called into the third world to administer medicine and food? Why is it, since we are all equal, that we White countries must admit colored failures, from colored failed nations?

    Sorry, colonization doesn’t cut it as failure. Holy crap! Those African nations colonized by Europeans, were better off when they were colonized. They are now all a mess. Which is why they are trying to take their sorry, stupid black asses into Europe.

    Why can’t anyone in power say the GD truth! Blacks are failures! Islam is a failure! Asians do nothing but lie and cheat and spy to help their own ethnic group!

    Why does no one say what is self evident? It is we Whites against the entire world. And, what is even more disturbing: The non Whites have been provided doctored truth about history, and a falsified history of their contributions! By Whites! Of course, some would argue that the people behind this movement, aren’t White.

    Regardless, Enough is Enough. Write it everywhere.

    • If only any politician would say that in a speech. If only.

  • Anglo

    The plan is to destroy American sovereignty and the White founding stock of America and all that we are or were – our language, culture, heritage, and race.

    • Albert

      Heh. The left loves to use the melting pot pretense to justify letting all and sundry into our nation. The problem is that while our nation was indeed built by immigrants, the vast majority of them were Northern European. (English and Germans predominantly).

  • AndrewInterrupted

    All orchestrated by Chicago from the start. Toss the kids over the fence–then teary “unification”. Do these people think we’re stupid??

  • LexiconD1

    Why are the Obama’s on the wrong side of everything? First Michelle claims black girls are smart (go figure, she certainly isn’t), then this. If they were sending the families back the OTHER WAY, they’d be on to something. Now I’m wondering why our Congress sits on their butts and does nothing…Don’t Republicans EVER want to be elected again?

    • The Republican establishment for some time has made the political calculation that “we” (using the term loosely) have nowhere else to go, that “we” will vote for Republicans because of our fear of liberals and Democrats.

      They forget that, contra Baraq Obama’s desire for mandatory voting, “we” can stay home on voting day.

      • John Smith

        Except that our choices will be no better than a democrat – I won’t vote Christie or Jeb, since I don’t want to compromise on immigration or gun rights and I expect both of them will sell us out. Better to lose than let the GOP “brand” prostitute itself ever further leftward – because like freedom lost, you won’t get it back.

      • Albert

        I think we need a national movement to back up a third party.

    • John Smith

      Jack Cashill had a good expose of Barry and Michelle and their backgrounds as an article I read five years back or so. It may also be part of one of his books. It documented that both did fairly poorly on their academics, among other things, including the fraud of Barry being elected president of the Harvard Law Review.

    • Alden

      Drudge headline says enough Republican senators will vote for Lynch to confirm her for AG

      • LexiconD1

        Republicans, if they are stupid enough to do that, are just voting themselves into obscurity. Guess they haven’t figured out that no one HAS to vote for them, or the Democrats. There are others.

        It past to begin voting third party…

        • InAFreeCountry

          I’ve been voting Libertarian for years.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    Once we’ve allowed this, we’ll allow anything.

  • LS Wight

    Yeah, the white genocide is also working well in Europe and Australia and New Zealand as well. You’re forbidden to speak of it.

    • John Smith

      Definitely so in Sweden, where you’ll get jail time.

      • Light from the East

        The Swedish government even banned the “racist” name of some species of birds. That’s CRAZY.

    • Albert

      At least Greece appears to be standing up for itself to protect their culture. Hopefully other nations will take note of their example.

      • IstvanIN

        But notice how the Greek “government” throws Golden Dawn members in prison and actually berates them for giving food donations to Greeks but not foreigners.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders are also stepping up. Hungary took an unexpected, but decided turn for the better as well. It’s not too late.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    The dlimrbsll Democrats are trying to kill of the culture of the USA.

  • Light from the East

    Some people working at DHS had no choice but to do what Obama told them to do because it it the only job they can get paid. Obama threatened several livings of families to get his job done. I know some staffs left the jobs at DHS because they have sense of justice. I never see media reporting the life of these ethical people who are really in need of help.

  • slobotnavich

    Finally, the DNC finds an unlimited supply of low-information, illiterate, welfare-dependent and low-IQ voters to bolster their plan to turn the USA into a Third World country and forever secure their grip on power.

    • Secret Person

      Sometimes I run across a racist hispanic poster who hates whites and declares that California and the Southwest were stolen. I always reply that I hope he enjoys turning the US into another corrupt, crime ridden 3rd world Latin American cesspool because that’s all that hispanics are good at.

      • slobotnavich

        Well, I don’t why you would say that. Think of the tropical paradises of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, etc, the very pinnacles of Western civilization, cultural development, medical technology, scientific advances, and manufacturing prowess.

  • mobilebay

    Well,why not? That just about takes care of anything they need or want. What countries will gift us with their children next.? Maybe Sierra Leone, Kenya or whatever plague-ridden place this administration wants to being here. And just think, we have almost two more years to re-settle the rest of the third world here.

    • InAFreeCountry

      We already have one too many Kenyans.

  • So, in addition to tolerating illegals here, we must, out of “compassion” make sure that they are not separated from their loving offspring (Here is some Kleenex, dear readers, now dry your eyes.). Yes, isn’t it wonderful, we are making sure those children are cared for?

  • InAFreeCountry

    You’ve got to be kidding me. Not only are we rolling out the red carpets and picking them up at the airport, Obama’s piloting the plane.

  • WhiteVeinKratom

    Paying for our own Genocide.

  • WhiteVeinKratom

    They have the direction all wrong. They should be sending the PARENTS back South, not bringing more up here!