Of Course Obama’s Amnesty Was Going To Cause A Massive Spike In Illegal Immigration

June 10, 2014 in Columnists by The Manimal

By Michael Snyder
Republic Broadcasting Network


Some of us tried to warn that this would happen.  When you create incentives for people to come to the United States illegally, of course that is exactly what they are going to do.  In recent months, many political observers have breathlessly been watching to see if “amnesty” for illegal immigrants will get through Congress.  But as you will see below, the truth is that Barack Obama has already created a de facto policy of amnesty for most illegal immigrants, and word about it has spread quickly throughout Mexico, central America and South America.  If you are an illegal immigrant living in America and you haven’t been convicted of a crime, you are probably going to get to stay.  And if you would like to illegally immigrate to the United States, if you get blocked from entering a few times it is not that big of a deal.  You just keep trying until you finally get in.  And once you are successful, there are a whole host of “goodies” that you can sign up for – especially if you go to one of the “sanctuary cities” that Obama steadfastly refuses to crack down on.  In fact, the federal government actually has a website that instructs immigrants how to sign up for welfare programs once they arrive in the United States, and the Obama administration has actually distributed flyers that inform illegal immigrants that their immigration status will not be checked when they apply for food stamps.  So we shouldn’t be surprised at the massive influx of illegal immigrants that we are experiencing right now.  This is a problem of our own creation.

And it doesn’t take a genius to figure all of this out.

All you have to do is talk to the people that are coming here illegally…

Central Americans say news reports in their countries are encouraging them to make the journey north to the United States.

A mother and child told CHANNEL 5 NEWS that the message being disseminated in their country is, “go to America with your child, you won’t be turned away.

The people that are coming here illegally know what the score is.

They know that the Obama administration has basically no interest in enforcing the immigration laws.

As I mentioned above, Obama has already implemented a de facto policy of amnesty.  He has instructed officials to prioritize deportation cases that involve convicted criminals and to throw most of the rest out.  It is a form of “backdoor amnesty” that never received the approval of Congress.  This is something that I discussed in a previous article

Government officials have now been given a list of 19 factors to use when deciding whether to use “prosecutorial discretion” in deportation cases.

Essentially, what is going to happen now is that illegal immigrants are going to get to stay in the United States if any of the following apply….

-arrival in the U.S. as a young child

-actively “pursuing an education”

-serving or served in the U.S. military

-spouse of someone in the U.S. military

-18 years old or younger


-pregnant or nursing

-victim of a “serious crime”

-serious disability or health problem

-caring for a family member with a serious disability or health problem

As you can see, these categories are so broad that almost all illegal immigrants will be able to fit into at least one of them.

And another Obama administration policy that allows minors that came to the U.S. as illegal immigrants to avoid deportation for two years has caused a massive influx of unaccompanied minors to illegally cross our borders

Obama instituted an immigration policy that the GOP says enticed tens of thousands of Central American children to cross America’s southern border illegally without any parents to guide them.

More than 33,000 have been picked up in Texas alone since October. The U.S. border patrol says its forces are overwhelmed, and the courts are bracing for a flood of immigration cases from children held in temporary detention facilities designed to handle a fraction of the numbers. Sanitation problems are beginning to rear their ugly heads.

Obama rolled out a controversial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012, allowing many illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors to escape deportation for two years. The White House gave them another two-year window last week.

In fact, it is being reported that twelve times as many kids are now crossing our borders illegally compared to the time period before Obama implemented this policy.

When border patrol agents round these kids up, they are shipped off to massively overcrowded holding centers where they often sleep on plastic cots without any blankets or pillows…

Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said.

A Homeland Security official told The Associated Press that about 2,000 mattresses have been ordered to the makeshift holding center — a warehouse that has not been used to house people in years.

And the influx of illegal immigrants has been so great in Texas that federal officials are now often just putting them on buses and planes and “dumping” them in other states.  When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer found out about this, she was absolutely outraged

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday she is “disturbed and outraged” after she was informed by federal officials that not only has the government been shipping illegal immigrants out of Texas and “dumping” them in her state, it has no plans to stop.

Federal officials told Brewer Friday that the practice will continue for the foreseeable future, and this weekend more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children will be “dumped” in Arizona. Adults and family units will also arrive, though Brewer was not told how many, her office said.

And this is happening in California too

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) revealed to Breitbart Texas that the San Diego Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol is making plans to receive, process, and then release 500 illegal aliens into the U.S. per week who were shipped in from Texas, specifically from the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector.

The specifics of how the illegal aliens are transported in unclear at this time, however, recently some have been flown at the tax-payers expense and some have been transported on buses.

So what do you think is going to happen to those illegal immigrants?

Do you think that they will dutifully report to immigration officials?

Perhaps a few will, but most of them will end up “disappearing” into their new communities.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to castrate the border patrol.

While other federal agencies are being armed with machine guns and cutting edge weaponry, our border patrol agents are being given pepper spray and pellet guns.

And under one new policy, border patrol agents are instructed to run away and hide when illegal immigrants throw rocks at them…

The 21,000 Border Patrol agents that we now have are now being forced to retreat if illegals are throwing rocks at them and are no longer allowed to block drug smugglers paths as they try to make it into America with their shipment under the new directions from top administration officials.

From now on the agents must keep their weapons holstered as the vehicles drive by since the instructions state that they can’t use their weapons against “a moving vehicle merely fleeing from agents.”

The new rules that were signed by Michael Fisher, Chief of U.S. Border Patrol, force agents to flee when in harms way rather than defend themselves, saying “Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves.”

At this point why do we even have a border patrol at all?

It is obvious that the federal government could not care less about who comes into this country.

But the truth is that we all should care deeply about this issue, because it is having a huge impact on this nation.

According to the FBI, there are now approximately 1.4 million gang members living in our cities and a substantial percentage of them are illegal immigrants.

It has also been estimated that illegal immigrants now make up approximately 30 percent of the total population in federal, state and local prisons.

In addition, according to the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center, Mexican drug cartels were actively operating in 50 different U.S. cities in 2006 but that number had skyrocketed to 1,286 by 2010.

And it is not just increased crime that we need to worry about.

It has been reported that one out of every five children living in Los Angeles County has a parent that is in this country illegally, and 57 percent of all households in the U.S. that are led by an immigrant (legal or illegal) are enrolled in at least one welfare program.

The cost to the taxpayers for all of this is almost incalculable.

But instead of cracking down on illegal immigration, the U.S. Congress is cooking up even more amnesty, and even some very prominent Republicans are supporting it.

In the end, I am certainly not against legal immigration.  On both sides of my family, my great-grandparents were immigrants.  The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we will always need legal immigration.

But as it stands right now, we have made legal immigration an absolute nightmare while keeping the backdoor wide open for gang members, drug dealers, serial criminals and welfare parasites.

We have created incentives for tens of millions of people to come storming into this country illegally, and in the end we are going to pay a great price for that.