HOUSTON, Texas–As a never-ending flow of illegal immigrants continue to enter South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been transporting many of the foreigners to states around the country including California. California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly told Breitbart Texas that by releasing illegal immigrants onto U.S. soil, law enforcement is “completing the work” of human traffickers.
After illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the foreigners enjoy a slew of taxpayer subsidized benefits including food, housing, education, vocational training, recreation, and even legal counsel. Subsequent to spending a relatively short amount of time in the custody of federal agents, most of the illegal immigrants are then released. They promise authorities they will show up in court at a later date for an immigration hearing.
By releasing illegal immigrants, “U.S. law enforcement agencies are completing the work of traffickers and smugglers,” Donnelly asserted. “We have become enablers, and are complicit in the trafficking.”
Donnelly said that many of the minors entering the U.S. illegally are “being brought in with a phone number belonging to someone they claim is a cousin or another family member.” Agents, however, are apparently “not allowed” to verify that the contact is in the country illegally, or whether or not they are even a family member of the migrant.
The assemblyman believes that many of the supposed “family members” are actually cartel members. He asked, “How do authorities intend to protect these children?”
Earlier this week Donnelly penned a letter addressed to California Child Protective Services, California Border Patrol, Riverside Child Protective Services and the Executive Director of the United State Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In it, he asserted that the migrants must be returned to their parents in South America for their own protection.
“These children are being sent to our country by the drug cartels with only a phone number of a contact in our state,” he wrote. “The Border Patrol have been instructed they are not to check the backgrounds or immigration status of the contacts state side. In other words, our government has completed the drug cartels communication ring at taxpayer expense and no government agency is doing their duty to prevent this from happening.”
On June 4th Breitbart Texas’ Managing Director Brand Darby broke the news that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be relocating illegal immigrants from Texas to California. Within moments of that story being published, the official Twitter account of the San Diego CBP tweeted at Darby, insisting the report was “erroneous” and asking for it to be removed from the internet.
Days later the San Diego CBP deleted the tweet from their official account. Subsequent reports, outlining plans to fly immigrants to Southern California, proved CBP had indeed planned the relocation all along.
So far, many residents in Donnelly’s state have made it clear they do not support the relocation of illegal immigrants to California. On Tuesday 140 illegal immigrants were transported via plane to San Diego and then bussed to a federal housing facility in Murrieta. A large crowd of angry U.S. citizens protested the migrants’ arrival, which prompted agents to turn the bus around.
Patrice Lynes, the organizer of the Murrieta protests, told Michelle Moons of Breitbart News that she and others want the U.S. to repatriate illegal immigrants to their home countries.
Donnelly concluded, “President Obama is the human trafficker-in-chief. I’ve called for his impeachment. It is the duty of the federal government is to secure our border.”
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