A new report suggests that illegal immigrants crossing the United States border will be released into the country – sometimes for years at a time – as long as they use what are described as “magic words” upon being caught.
A policy change in 2009 by the Obama administration allowed illegals to be released to the public if they express fear of returning to their country of origin. Officials indicate it could take two to three years to substantiate those claims, meaning illegals would be in the country for a very long time.
They had previously been held in detention centers while the claims were verified.
Officials say the claims of fear predominantly turn out to be false, but the illegal immigrants have been ‘coached’ to exploit this loophole.
Via Fox News Insider:
Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan said Tuesday that prospective illegal immigrants have been coached to use “magic words” when apprehended by US Border Patrol agents, that will allow them to be temporarily released in to the country.
Dinan told Melissa Francis that family members already here in the US as well as others in their home countries have been told to express fear of returning to their home country, which is sufficient under current federal policy for them to be released into the public while their complaint is processed.
However, many illegal immigrants official expressions of fear are found by officials to be unsubstantiated, albeit as many as two to three years after they were initially released on their own recognizance.
The percentage of illegals requesting asylum for fear of returning to their country has gone from 1% just after the Obama administration made the policy change to nearly 10% this past year. A ten-fold increase.
The “magic words” being used by illegals to enter the country aren’t, surprisingly enough, “How do I register as a Democrat?”
In 2013, border patrol agents alleged that illegals were telling them specifically that they had a “credible fear” of the drug cartels in their home country.
“They are being told if they come across the border, when they come up to the border and they say certain words, they will be allowed into the country,” said one agent. “We are being overwhelmed.”
Cross-posted at the Political Insider