GOP Rep: Deport Illegals, Don't Give Them Hope for Amnesty

GOP Rep: Deport Illegals, Don't Give Them Hope for Amnesty

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) called on the Obama administration to send the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border back home instead of luring more of them to make the “treacherous journey” with hopes of receiving amnesty.

In a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate on Wednesday, Gosar said the country’s border security is “laughable,” interior enforcement is “non-existent,” and President Barack Obama is giving illegal immigrant children plenty of hope with promises of amnesty.

“The only way that we can disincentivize Central American immigrants from illegally entering our country is if we change our policies, tweak our laws, cut the bureaucratic red tape, and immediately send them back to their countries of origin,” he said. “Until then, this self-imposed crisis will continue to worsen. Additionally, sending illegal immigrants home immediately spares them from the inhumane living conditions that currently exist at HHS detention facilities,” and he suggested three Central American cities where the kids can be housed.

“According to a recent report released by the House Homeland Security Committee, more than 92% of these individuals who have been part of the recent influx at our southern border come from just three countries-El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras,” Gosar said. “Therefore, my top three suggestions for shelter locations are as follows: San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.” 

Obama has indicated that he will enact as many executive actions as he can to change the country’s immigration laws, which Gosar said would only be a magnet that attracts more illegal immigrants.