Deporting illegal immigrants to their home countries in Central America has convinced some migrants that they will not receive amnesty in the United States and discouraged them from making the journey to America.
Though mainstream media outlets and Democrats insist that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty did not lure illegal immigrants, Central American migrants have said otherwise.
In fact, Reuters reported that it took “the sight of several planeloads of Central American migrants being deported, including mothers and children” to “drive home Obama’s” recent message “that most of those who enter the country illegally will be ejected and has gone some way toward debunking the coyote-spread myth of a U.S. amnesty.”
Carlos Solis, “who runs a shelter in Arriaga,” told the outlet that many Central Americans mothers “are increasingly wary of risking the gauntlet and no longer believe rumors of a U.S. amnesty.”
The number of illegal immigrants who have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border drastically increased after Obama enacted his temporary amnesty program for DREAMers in 2012. There have been nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant juveniles apprehended at the border since October of last year, and federal officials expect at least 150,000 will be detained in the next fiscal year.
Obama administration critics like Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have insisted that reuniting migrants with their families in their home countries would be the compassionate way to handle the border crisis and would discourage more migrants from being raped, maimed, or possibly killed while making the harrowing trip to America.