Gathered at the summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Nashville on July 13, several governors shared their views about Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell’s efforts to gain their support for hosting thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who have illegally crossed our borders.
On July 8, President Obama sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner requesting emergency supplemental appropriations in the amount of $3.7 billion to “comprehensively address” the “urgent humanitarian situation” on “on both sides of the Southwest border.”
An internal summary of Border Patrol operations at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales (Arizona) Placement Center stated that 16 unaccompanied immigrant children being held at the facility are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) transnational criminal gang.
Media reports support the findings of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report acknowledging that the Obama administration’s failure to deport illegal immigrants is among the “pull factors” prompting more people to follow suit.
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report recently leaked to the public acknowledges that the failure to deport those who have entered the United States illegally is among the “pull factors” prompting more people to follow suit.
As the crisis stemming from the uncontrolled wave of illegal immigrants flowing across our southern border continues, several key players in the scenario — the secretary of Homeland Security, the governor of Texas, and the commander of the U.S. Southern Command — have expressed their views on what needs to be done in response to the illegal immigrant invasion.