How convenient that the Russian shootdown of the Malaysian jetliner took the immigration scandal off the front page. No doubt Obama is taking full advantage of the current lack of public attention to continue dumping thousands of illegals into various state. Even liberal Massachusetts feels under siege with one Sheriff describing how the Bay State now feels like a Border State. The Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts states how illegals arriving over the past few years have "overwhelmed" city services:
The amount of new foreign born student admissions has nearly doubled in the last two years. This school year alone saw more than 600 new admissions. Among those students, 248 were from Guatemala. Flanagan Kennedy says of those 248 children, 126 were illegal, undocumented minors.And for anyone who thinks that most of these invaders will be sent back, think again. A House Judiciary Committeereport has some shocking news:
"They are not literate in any language, so they do need some skills. And I assume they are enrolling in school to receive those skills," said Catherine Latham, Lynn's superintendent of schools
Latham says me the increase in new students has created overcrowding, forced her to hire more staff, and has impacted state testing scores and drop-out numbers.
"The way this is going, Lynn looks like a microcosm of the United States, in that we have been filled to capacity and we can't take anymore without having the people who are already here suffer," she said.
The House Judiciary Committee has obtained information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that shows 65% of unaccompanied alien minors’ asylum applications have been immediately approved by asylum officers in Fiscal Year 2014. And this is just the first bite of the apple. Many more cases can be approved later. Where an asylum officer does not approve the application, it is then referred to an immigration judge where the applicant can try again. If that fails, they can continue to appeal their case. Once individuals are granted asylum, they have access to all major federal welfare programs.The Judiciary report confirms an earlier story from the Daily Caller:
Asylum approval rates overall have increased dramatically in recent years. Approval rates by asylum officers have increased from 28% in 2007 to 46% in 2013 and approval rates by immigration judges in affirmative cases have increased from 51% in 2007 to 74% in 2013. Combining both of these approval rates, the vast majority of aliens who affirmatively seek asylum are now successful in their claims. This does not even take into account appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals or federal courts. At the same time, an internal Department of Homeland Security report shows that at least 70% of asylum cases contain proven or possible fraud.
The number of foreigners who successfully filed asylum claims in the United States almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, up to 30,393.The L.A. Times also confirms these reports. Included is the following graphic. At the same time the number of illegal minors exploded, the number of those sent back decreased.
That’s 10 times the number from 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, and it is evidence his immigration officials are agreeing that many people in the growing wave of Central American migrants face a “credible fear” of harm if they are returned. Official approval allows the migrants to file for asylum in immigration court, where judges will approve or reject the asylum request.
If you came illegally to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2013, you had better than a four-in-five chance of successfully filing an asylum claim. That’s up from a three-in-five chance in 2008.
Dems: Y'all Come! Our Borders are OPEN!
Meanwhile, Democrats continue to fan the flames of the illegal invasion. Democrat members of congress have been particularly outspoken in promoting the concept of open borders and welfare for all.
We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more. This is America. Our doors are open. #AskDems
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) July 15, 2014
.@SD50DFL we must work to make sure every child has legal representation in this process #AskDems (2 of 2)
— Rep. Zoe Lofgren (@RepZoeLofgren) July 15, 2014
And as more cities and states become overwhelmed dealing with an influx of illiterate, many diseased children and adults, these same Democrats who stoke the invasion will demand working Americans pay more in taxes to pay for the mess they made. No thanks. SEND THEM BACK!