July 1, 2013, - 10:15 am
Congressman Asks Top Homeland Security Deportation Official About Schlussel Article @ Border Security Hrg, Official Lies Under Oath in Response
*** bumped up from June 28, 2013 – 4:05 pm ***
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Why is the top Obama Homeland Security official over deportation of illegal aliens lying under oath to Congress about an important immigration amnesty news story I broke on this site? That’s what Thomas Homan, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Executive Associate Director for Enforcement & Removal Operations (ERO), did Thursday when Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-Michigan) asked him about my article on ICE’s new policy of “reverse escorting” illegal aliens into America to prepare for amnesty. It happened at Thursday’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on “Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats.” The video is below, and the questions regarding this website begin at 14:30 (and go to around 18:03) into the video.
Earlier this week, I told you about Obama’s new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy of “reverse escorting,” in which Obama sends ICE ERO’s immigration agents from northern border states to the southern border to pick up illegal alien juveniles caught sneaking into the border. The aliens are then housed at Bethany Christian Services locations and other charities throughout northern border states, where they are kept awaiting amnesty or use of DREAMer status. Normally, these illegal aliens–some of them OTMs (Other Than Mexicans)–are deported back to Mexico within 24 hours. But not anymore.
At Thursday’s hearing, Thomas Homan lied about this when Congressman Bentivolio mentioned he read my column on this website and asked about reverse escorting. Homan went on and on about with some BS about how the ICE immigration agents in Texas have exhausted overtime and so to “save money,” they fly ICE immigration agents from Michigan to Texas to get the illegal aliens and get them to “Health and Human Services” beds. This is baloney. Do you really think they are saving money or don’t have enough ICE immigration agents that haven’t exhausted overtime and that it is more economical and “saving money” to fly agents down to Texas from Michigan, then fly them back to Michigan WITH illegal aliens? PUH-LEEZE.
And here’s the bigger lie: Homan says that this has to do with available beds and that within 72 hours, they have to turn over the illegal alien juveniles to Health and Human Services. Baloney. ICE has detention centers specifically for juveniles, and Bethany Christian Services is not that. It’s a Christian organization that believes it’s a Christian mission to welcome illegal aliens and settle them here. Notice that Homan mentions the Office of Refugee Resettlement. That’s a government agency specifically for helping alien refugees stay here and become citizens, as the name clearly indicates. And Homan mentioned that these juvenile aliens go before an immigration judge and have a hearing before they are removed. Uh, no. That only happens if they challenge the deportation and claim asylum. He mentioned the asylum factor. And, in fact, the Obama administration is encouraging them to claim asylum so they can stay here. Obama changed the immigration rules so that asylum claimants’ claims are immediately deemed valid (with little or no proof) and they can automatically remain in the U.S. while they pursue asylum claims.
It’s not me saying this. It’s the rightfully outraged ICE immigration agents who are telling me about this. And they’re not just in Detroit, as Homan claims. They are in Grand Rapids, Michigan and other locations across the northern border and interior U.S.
If this were really about deportation and beds, ICE would deport these illegal aliens from Texas within 24 hours as was normally done. This is about spending your money to bring illegal aliens into the U.S. interior and help them either await amnesty or find a way to get refugee status and/or asylum. And it’s a way for default amnesty even before there is amnesty.
Thomas Homan is a liar, and he’s just parroting the Obama propaganda. He should be recalled to testify and respond to what I wrote above.
I salute Kerry Bentivolio–who has turned out to be a great Reagan Republican Congressman in just his first term–for noting what I wrote and asking some tough questions. More please!
**** UPDATE: Note that Thomas Homan also belittles the threat of Other Than Mexican (OTM) illegal aliens by only mentioning three Latino countries as OTM aliens’ countries of origin, rather than countries like Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Iran–and other Muslim countries–which we know produce dangerous Islamic terrorists who try to get into the U.S. undetected . . . via the Southern border. And, yes, plenty of ’em are juveniles.
Tags: ERO, Homeland Security, ICE, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Kerry Bentivolio, Other Than Mexican, OTM, OTMs, reverse escorting, Thomas Homan, Tom Homan