In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday.
What’s more, the stand down order includes a requirement that the whereabouts of illegals released are not to be tracked.
“We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.
Testifying on the two-year border surge of immigrant youths, Judd said the policy shift was prompted by Obama administration “embarrassment” that just over half of illegals ordered to appear in court actually do.
I’m long past the ability to suspend my disbelief that the Obama administration is capable of embarrassment. Instead, I’m forced to conclude that they’re wrecking everything they can get away with during his remaining time in office.
Picture a lame duck — hobbling along with a gallon of gas and a fistful of strike-anywhere matches.