Past Features

December 25, 2015

Using Kids as Props - Post Graduate Level
Jeh Johnson passes up murderers - plans to deport families

Jeh Johnson and his "immigration enforcement theatre"
Fox News Latino-- December 24, 2015  
Reports: DHS preparing 1st large-scale effort to deport Central American families
    Hundreds, possibly thousands, of families in the United States illegally aren't likely to have a good start to 2016.
    Reports in the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal claim that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is planning a series of raids targeting hundreds of families who entered the country illegally since the start of last year and have already been ordered removed from the country by an immigration judge.
    The nationwide campaign could begin as soon as the first week of January, according to the Post, which cited multiple unnamed sources who spoke to the paper on the condition of anonymity because the operation hasn't been approved by DHS.
    An official told the Journal that the decision to pursue family units --- which include minors who entered the U.S. with one parent --- is intended to convey a message to would-be border-crossers that they will not be allowed to remain in the U.S.
    While not commenting on any possible ICE operation, spokesperson Marsha Catron told the Post that DHS chief Jeh Johnson “has consistently said our border is not open to illegal immigration --- and if individuals come here illegally, do not qualify for asylum or other relief, and have final orders of removal, they will be sent back, consistent with our laws and our values.” [...]
    I'll believe it when I see it,” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, told the paper. “What share is this going to be?... It's a drop in the bucket compared to the number they've admitted into the country. If you have photogenic raids on a few dozen illegal families and that's the end of it, it's just for show. It's just a [public relations] thing: enforcement theater.”