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NM Mayor: 95% of Illegals in Detention Centers Now Being Handed Bus, Plane Tickets to US Locations

NM Mayor: 95% of Illegals in Detention Centers Now Being Handed Bus, Plane Tickets to US Locations

Thursday on Newmax TV’s  “America’s Forum,”  Artesia, NM Mayor Phillip Burch said since the cases from his town’s detention center have been handed over from Virginia judges to judges in Colorado they are now simply housing, feeding, providing clothing and schooling to illegal immigrants until 95 percent are being handed bus or plane tickets to locations within the Untied States of their choosing.

The mayor said when he was visited by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson he was told there would be “a rapid detention process,” but now the mayor is happy the detention center in his town is being closed down because the bogus center is a waste of taxpayer money.

Burch said, “We have ceased calling it a detention center because there not very much detention going on,” he explained “what we are seeing is immigrants being detained and brought to this site when they cross the border only to be housed, fed, clothed, 24 hour a day medical services and even schooling and then be released into the Untied States. If that going to be the ultimate outcome we could just let them go at the border.” 

He added, “If the result is going to be that 95 percent end up being released other than deported it makes little sense to me to spend millions of dollar’s to detain them for a short period of time only to release them into the general public.” 

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