DHS: most illegals caught sneaking into U.S. still here

Friday, September 14, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

ICE protestAn advocate for tough immigration enforcement says new statistics reveal how dysfunctional the immigration system really is.

The Department of Homeland Security has released some eye-opening stats that show 98 percent of families who entered the country illegally from Mexico in fiscal year 2017 were never deported and still remain in the country.

DHS cites restrictive judicial orders, and legal "loopholes" that mandate families not be held more than 20 days, behind the lopsided lack of deportations.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, says a system is obviously not working when people who are apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol remain here.

"And this shows how we need fixes to our law," she tells OneNewsNow.                                                      
Vaughn says she agrees with DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has been urging Congress to close these, but it's doubtful Congress will take action, she says. 

A Washington Examiner story about the DHS report can be read here.

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