DHS hits redo button on deportations

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the federal government announces plans to let deported immigrants return to the U.S.

According to the Los Angeles Times[1], the Department of Homeland Security is gearing up to allow thousands of previously-deported illegal immigrants to return to America, just so long as they have ties to Southern California. If that weren’t enough, U.S. taxpayers will be footing the bill for a media campaign in Mexico, alerting these deportees of the new opportunity.

The plan is apparently part of a settlement between the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  According to the ACLU, the settlement is all about “immigrants’ rights”. The government, going forward, also has to inform illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. about their right to a hearing, and provide information about free legal services.

This new policy is shocking to the core, and in more ways than one. For starters, consider the message this sends to all deported immigrants. This latest policy is supposedly restricted to Southern California, but which state is next? How many ad campaigns will legal, American taxpayers have to fund calling for deportees to once again, re-enter this country illegally? The absurdity of the situation would be laughable if it weren’t so deplorable.

The “settlement” has the potential to not only widen the floodgates already opened by the Obama Administration, but obliterate them altogether.

There’s something else more sinister at play here as well. The federal government, under President Obama, works to make it harder for border patrol officials to do their jobs. In the LA Times piece, Gabe Pacheco, spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, was quoted saying “At every turn, they’re tying our hands.”

Think about that. Border patrol officials, who work to protect and secure our borders, can’t effectively do their jobs because of interference from the Obama Administration. It’s sad.

At Tea Party Patriots, we believe the federal government should spend less time trying to appease pro-amnesty groups, and more time securing our borders and protecting American taxpayers. But that’s just us.