What You Need To Know About Loopholes Allowing Unaccompanied Alien Children To Stay

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WHAT: A very small percentage of the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) who illegally enter the United States each year are ultimately removed.

Tens of thousands of UAC are released into the interior of the United States each year, including more than 107,000 since fiscal year (FY) 2016. Only about 3.5 percent of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border, however, have been removed.

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Putting into perspective how relatively few removals take place each year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed only 3,598 UAC during FY 2017, while 41,435 UAC were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol.

WHY: Loopholes in our immigration laws hinder immigration enforcement efforts, allowing UAC to enter and remain in the United States while effectively avoiding removal.

In staying true to his oath of office, President Trump and his Administration are responsibly enforcing our immigration laws, including by executing immigration enforcement actions to the fullest extent under the law. Legal loopholes, however, continue to hamstring efforts to enforce our immigration laws and secure our border, ultimately resulting in catch and release.

Catch and release practices have enabled the vast majority of UAC who enter the United States each year to avoid removal. Currently, based on a consent decree in a court case from roughly twenty years ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can only detain UAC for a maximum of 20 days combined. All UAC must be promptly transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reunification with sponsors in the interior of the United States. Further, current Federal law prevents UAC who are not from Canada or Mexico from being promptly returned to their home countries. UAC are unlikely to appear in court for removal hearings once released, and as a result they generally go on to remain in the country.

For years, catch and release has enabled tens of thousands of UAC to enter and remain in the United States. It is time to close the loopholes and ensure Federal authorities are empowered to fairly and effectively carry out immigration enforcement efforts.

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grandma
grandma
3 years ago

LOOPHOLES, LOOPHOLES, and more LOOPHOLES…aka, STUPID, STUPIDER, and STUPIDEST/ DUMB, DUMBER, and DUMBEST.
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Our CONSTITUTION simply does not allow for these ridiculously TREASONOUS things known as LOOPHOLES. SO…logically those people who promote these LOOPHOLES are treasonous, steaming piles and should be regarded as such, aka CONgress.

It is completely ridiculous for patriotic Americans to tolerate such treason. So maybe…just maybe…there have been many unpatriotic, “I don’t care about anyone except me” people letting these turds in our country…

Mary
Mary
3 years ago
Reply to  grandma

We really have given away the fruits of our labor and the laws have en ignored. Civilized and orderly behavior have gone out the window.
Protecting the rights of citizenship have had a back seat to immigration chaos.
Theft of the immigration system has been carried out right under the noses of ordinary citizens by corrupt policies of an unconstitutional movement meant to destroy our way of life, and the balance of powers.

Allan
Allan
3 years ago
Reply to  grandma

US needs to manage border security in a firm and just manner as all other countries. Immigration policy should protect the integrity of US, by controlling who comes in and for the right reasons. Keep out those who refuse to embrace US Laws. Children who are not accompanied by a responsible adult because they were sent on ahead should not be granted entrance. It just doesn’t help to describe them pejoratively. They are pawns in a nasty game encouraged by evil people.

Dean Fileccia
Dean Fileccia
3 years ago
Reply to  grandma

AMEN to that…………They need to be removed and sent home…….Not catch & release……That is for fish but not for illegal aliens………Just Thankful for our 2nd Amendment, everyone’s CPL’s, and the right to use those rights against our illegal enemies……..

Dan
Dan
3 years ago
Reply to  grandma

You have that rite,,TURDS.

Grandpa
Grandpa
3 years ago

This is so stupid! — ENFORCE OUR LAWS!!!
The USA is not a dumping ground for the world’s unhappy people, even if NOT bums, terrorists, thieves, rapists, etc.
STOP BEING WIMPS!!

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

NO MORE HAND OUTS they suport their selves or get the hell out of our country. honor our customs or get the hell out. break our laws go to our jails . Honor our CONSTITUTION or get the hell out. Stand in line to be a citizen of this country no cutting the line use executive order to fix ALL loop holes if congres refuses to act. period

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 years ago

Democrats keep their voters well oiled with entitlements. And they support with en bloc numbers immigrants of all kinds including refugees, illegal aliens, chain migrants, visa-overstays and of course legal immigrants. Everyone knows most come to the U.S. for free stuff. The question is why democrats support it and conservatives do not.

Free votes of course. Every alien who touches a foot across the border becomes a “person” under Article 1, Section 2 (3) and the 14th Amendment. It’s important because each “person” is counted toward the number of representatives in the U.S. House. This also determines the number of members in the electoral college. All these “persons” vote for the party of free stuff.

Allan
Allan
3 years ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

By killing, I hope you mean vote them out.

Lynn
3 years ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

Need to get out and see that republicans don’t lose the house in these next elections or you might as well realize we will become a nation unable to substane it’s self because of all the benefits these illegals receive that poor Americans don’t and the democrates will just love that as they’ll have all the extra voters as they will give them the right to vote!,,

AmericaWakeUpNow
3 years ago

You wouldn’t believe how many “Americans” don’t believe in using force to protect our borders, it’s just sickening!!!

Karen
Karen
3 years ago

I DO!!!!

conservative304
conservative304
3 years ago
Reply to  Karen

Here too, Karen. IN SPADES!!!!!

Allan
Allan
3 years ago

The Force to be applied ought to be by ballots cast, support for the most conservative candidate and redress to one’s Rep. to hold accountable to the Constitution as originally intended.

Joseph Ferrari
3 years ago

We all know that there are good and bad in both Democrats and Republicans and what I suggest is that a list of those both in Congress and in the Senate who are against seeing our country safe be published on the Internet and in the Press so that when voting time comes close we can be aware of who to get rid off, and to give our votes to those who care for our safety. By not securing our borders, and not allowing law enforcement to question those who arouse suspicion of being in the country illegally, means that any terrorist merely needs to go to any country behind our borders and then to enter the USA. In my opinion those who are against securing our borders are guilty by association for all crimes committed by any illegal living in the USA and they should be arrested and charged with aiding treason.
Those favoring allowing people to enter the USA illegally are not do gooders, they are hypocrites.
Why did those people not demand that we bring all those suffering in camps in Darfur to the USA and that we could feed and clothe them and assist them in building a life for themselves? Instead they allow tens of millions to enter illegally who for the most part only want to have the taxpayers support them and they have little desire to work and have little self respect. The first English words they learn is “I NEED”. Isn’t it funny, there are tens of millions American citizens living at or below poverty levels and nobody hears their please of “We need”.

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

This American believes in using force to protect our border. As we say in Texas “Not yes, but HELL yes”.

Dan
Dan
3 years ago
Reply to  Pat

Use all the force neededbuild the wall tall and electrify it above and below ground.

Richard Avana
Richard Avana
3 years ago

We need a border like Israel shoot if they cross they will quit coming here illegally.

Richard
Richard
3 years ago

Those liberal law makers in Northern California needs to be removed ! Or arrested! They are the source of the problem!

Dale cuthbertson
Dale cuthbertson
3 years ago

Change the law nomore entitlement s no welfare food stamps Heath care or free college.

America first!
Americans first!

Dee
Dee
3 years ago

Take away all entitlements and watch how many leave too . Also tax 25% on monies that are sent out of Our Country and watch that abuse change too ..

Dale cuthbertson
Dale cuthbertson
3 years ago

Build the wall stop the insanity

Dee
Dee
3 years ago

Agree !!

Grandpa
Grandpa
3 years ago

Also one thing that NOBODY is mentioning anymore, (collective Amnesia I suppose) is the foreign births, that is still going on, and I do not know of ANY BILL in congress to amend that (collective Blindness?), we are governed by a bunch of self serving money hungry creatures, and apparently
something in the cesspool is morphing human beings into ….something else

Janis
Janis
3 years ago

I want a loophole so that I do not have to pay federal taxes. I want a loophole that allows me to not have to put a stamp on my outgoing mail. I want a loophole that allows me to get $10,000.00 per month Social Security. I want a loophole that gives me no premiums or copays on my health insurance and prescription drugs. I want a loophole that only Republicans can run for office in my State. I want a loophole that charges me no taxes on a gallon of gas. I am a U.S. born citizen who also wants loopholes, yet I never, ever get them. It is time for the loopholes for illegals, regardless of age, who brought them here, how crappy the countries are they come from, etc., to end. I truly believe this illegal immigration issue is like a boil and is coming to a head. More and more people are having less and less compassion for the illegals and the left has fostered this sentiment. I used to feel sorry for the DACAs. No more. I used to agree that we should go after the criminal illegals primarily. No more, deport them all. Leftist politicians and demanding DACA recipients have soured the American people from even considering allowing any illegal to stay here. The military on the border is a good start. Building the Wall asap imperative. ICE raids in the workplace, neighborhoods, social clubs, etc and deporting ALL swept up would be the greatest thing to happen to the USA.

GDM
GDM
3 years ago

I agree with grandma’s comments. We already know (by the DNCs own admission that the reason they want this flood of so called immigrants is because they bank on them voting,illegals or legally therats don’t care. They know the hordes of illegals will vote r crats. Why because the crats give them free stuff. For the crats it’s all about power.they could give a rip about what is good for the country. They are treasons dogs that should be treated as such.

Karen
Karen
3 years ago

It literally makes me sick that Trump’s plan is to leave it up to the governor’s of border states to stop the “disgusting” unwanteds from entering. Excuse me? How many welcome signs has anti-American AH moonbeam got up to bring them into his piece of garbage state then they can go wherever they want to. Are we not supposed to think of this atrocity? He needs to put the Marine Corps on the border to protect the country they are damn proud to defend. Let them try to get by!
Yes I am partial to the Corps, but Army, National Guard, hell let’s just put ‘em all down there and stop those unwanted disgusting people that we don’t want to support!! If Trump won’t do it, we should! I don’t want to hear him talk to try to impress- I want to see him do it! And do it TODAY.

Granny
Granny
3 years ago
Reply to  Karen

That’s what I said, army, navy, Air Force, coast Guard. Bring them all into play. We protect e Rey other countries borders now it’s time to protect our own. Hope Trump doesn’t back down. Time to take our country back.

Joseph Ferrari
3 years ago
Reply to  Karen

Well said Karen. President Trump should be having those Senators and Congressmen who are against securing our borders arrested for treason against the American people who put them in Office. They have allowed murderers, rapists and drug dealers to infiltrate our country and fight against us when we attempt to get rid of them. Start by arresting Pelosi, Warren, Obama , Hillary, Rice and their comrades and get the CIA to nail down the Soros family.

Geneww38
Geneww38
3 years ago

Pray and work to find new Constitutional and Fiscally conservative legislators and then finance and campaign for them
. Thank God for a president that knows what is right and has the bold courage to implement it, in spite of the RINOs, Establishment Republicans and the Democrats who continuously oppose him.

Mike Baumgartner
Mike Baumgartner
3 years ago

The United States should refuse to trade with countries that do not support a minimum wage that is equal to our own standard. This would end all the problems we are having..period…

Charles Harrall
Charles Harrall
3 years ago

President Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promises and working everyday to protect the American people. The Normalcy Bias created by the “Hypocrisy” of the Washington DC politicians primary the socialist Democrats for the last 75 years is the mess President Trump has inherited. He is smart, resourceful, and has proven he stays focused on being responsible as our elected “President of the United States of America.” Anyone who does not support President Trump is part of the brain washed Normalcy Bias population.

Dee
Dee
3 years ago

Make America Great Again !!

Frank Tomaino
Frank Tomaino
3 years ago

Must Build the wall and fully fund the Border Wall. Deport all illegals immigrates including DACA/Dreamers. DACA recipients and their families must return to their country of origin and immigrate legally and existing laws to be enforced. mandate e-verify, (including “contractor”)
Name the wall (Trump Wall)
To Secure the Border and Make America Safe Again, We Need to Deploy the National Guard

Dorothy
Dorothy
3 years ago

One thing that we all should do is contact our ‘unresponsive ‘ representatives and remind them that they work for us. I, unfortunately reside in a Democrat state (Durbin and Duckworth) and they really could care less about what I would like to be accomplished regarding illegals

Larry
Larry
3 years ago
Reply to  Dorothy

Don’t feel bad – I live in Mexifornia – most all senators & reps are Lib/Dems.
All they want are MORE Illegals for votes for them. Shame on Feinstein, Harris, Thompson
and Huffman.

D. Casas
D. Casas
3 years ago

I believe that putting troops on the southern border will help tremendously. We also need to change our immigration laws to eliminate this loophole, along with birthright citizenship, and allowing illegals who cross our border to be admitted immediately after they claim they’re in danger. etc. There are so many things that can be done….IF…..Congress has the will!

John Foley
John Foley
3 years ago

Will the Democrats open up their homes and allow illegals to come live with them?

Dolores
Dolores
3 years ago

Attorneys, the Legal System, is to blame for the horrid changes that have been made into law
starting in the the 1960’s and each decade getting worse and worse. These changes have hurt all decent American citizens……and those who have used these changes to their benefit have been the lawless……….and the lawless include corrupt politicians. Another major detriment to society is the influence of Hollywood, and the media…Social Media; Facebook is a killer to
all society because it destroys people from using their brains; makes their minds lazy; and
there is no inaction with people…….ends all sanity and discourse.

Michelle
Michelle
3 years ago

Why are our parents charged with child neglect and often lose custody of their kids if they don’t take care of them and yet illegals let their kids travel across borders alone and risk their lives to get here and we hand them right back to the neglectful, child endangering parents/families? An unaccompanied minor should immediately be sent back to its native lands and put in the foster care system there instead of being dumped into our countries system and that country should be demanding return of the parents to prosecute them for child endangerment. If an American child can’t cross a state line, let alone a border without there being hell to pay, we sure as heck shouldn’t be keeping another countries children in ours. No more cutesy stories about reunited families! Prosecute the parents and then deport them! Send them ALL back!

Grandpa Babig
Grandpa Babig
3 years ago

Remember loopholes did not fall from the sky. Loopholes is how the legislaters make
Big bucks. Somepeople or some institution paid some key Congressmem big BRIBES.
sometimes millions for them to put the loopholes there. Usually loopholes help various
Groups, but hurt tens of millions of Americans.
How do you think the FREE TRADE is established.Nothing is free, especially in Washington DC every time you hear free trade , somebody got big bucks from China, or,
Mexico or Germany to slant the language in their favor and put millions of American out of work. Trump is the only politician who is calling like it is and trying to fix years ofbad deals.

zee
zee
3 years ago

I Dare Say: Loopholes ie ‘children’ = They Disappear. <<< Any0ne Understand what that means ??? Hint: 'Child trafficking INTO 'the Ugly' .

Alan
Alan
3 years ago

So when, if ever, will that desirable situation actually be attained, and by the way, how come it took so damned long?

Robert Niles
Robert Niles
3 years ago

Trump is our last best hope!!!!

Jane Binkley
3 years ago

The Democrats need to shut up, sit down and stay off Trumps back and he will get the job done.

John
3 years ago
Reply to  Jane Binkley

Jane, that is exactly what they fear the most.

Hipockets
3 years ago

The illegals that are committing terrible crimes and being deported!usually come right back.Why doesn’t the Govt. use a big cargo plane,load it full of the bad illegals!and take them way down to the southern tip of Mexico,making it much harder to return? Or better yet,drop them off in a jungle,maybe they won’t survive to come back.

merridee
3 years ago

The elected officials get in office and soon forget who elected them, and that they are to work for us the people of AMERICA not themselves. If they are not going to work for the good fo the American people they should be fired, without benefits, pay of any kind, and never allowed to work in the political jobs every again. Also punished with LARGE fines! and jail time too.

I Believe our Our CONSTITUTION does not allow for any act of TREASONOUS things known as what is now called LOOPHOLES. In reality the people who promote the LOOPHOLES are treasonous, therefore causing piles of paper work, which only releases the immigrants who enter our country illegally and releases them Here instead of sending them back home, caused more debt for the USA as tax papers are paying their way, this should never be allowed, and CONGRESS should do something about it, by enforcing the LAW and if they can’t do their job should be fired immediately…..or maybe be forced to support the ones they won’t send back home., when they see how much it cost maybe they will decide to follow the law when it comes out of their pocket to support these illegals.
WE should not have to put to tolerate such treason. AMERAICAN patriotic are tired of all the corruption of those who hold and offfice and are working to line their pockets rather then worked for the needs of the AMERICAN CITIZENS, these corrupted people should be removed from office, as they are anti-Americans or have just been bribed from the lefts to do it their way. WE NEED TO UNIT TOGETHER AND FIGHT TO REMAIN A COUNTRY OF LAWS,AND NOT BE TAKEN OVER BY TERRORIST, ILLEGEAL IMMIGRANTS, DEEP STATE GOVERNMETN, SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM . WE HAVE A CONSTITUTION OUR FOREFATHERS WROTE AND SIGNED AND WE NEED TO LIVE BY IT. We need to limit the number of terms a person can serve in politics, and that doesn’t mean they get to transfer to another department, it means they are done period and have to drop out of politics. then they should be deported doo without funds, benefits, heath insurance etc. they should actually have to get a real job and work at it like other tax payers. The corrupt evil Democrats have kept their voters because of all their freebies that are paid for by the working Americans. , theses voters feel they are entitled to more then the working Americans.. They are also supported with a large number of illegal aliens, immigrates refugees, , chain migrants, overstays visas non of thse should be allowed to register and vote, they are not citizens. These people only come here for free items at our expense I ask you otherwise would democrats support it and conservatives do not it is to get votes. Any alien who touches a foot across the border becomes a “person” under Article 1, Section 2 (3) and the 14th Amendment. It’s important because each “person” is counted toward the number of representatives in the U.S. House. This also determines the number of members in the electoral college. All these “persons” vote for the party of free stuff. This needs to change, by not allowing them to vote. In the Bible you had to live in a country so many years, then apply for citizenship and once approved, you could vote. You were not accepted as a citizenship if you committed any crime, J walking, drunkenness, murder, stealing, and might add DWI (though they didn’t have vehicles back in those days) If we went to another country do you think they would accept us a a citizen right away NO, would we get free rent, medical, food, housing, vehicle, NO so why do we allow this in our country…Democrats allow this to get votes. WAKE UP AMERICA Vote them out of office.

John Furlong
3 years ago

The games must stop, all of this bluster and bull****, stop talking the talk and start walking the walk, keep the promise deport ALL illegals and build the f**king wall!

IOND
IOND
3 years ago

If we have a comfortable majority in Congress after the November elections, we can talk about changes that will ensure the country’s security in the future, but if the Democrats win one of the chambers or the Senate’s structure remains 52-48( with 2-3 “republicans” playing for democrats agenda ! ) then the future of the country remains in a critical point !

grandma
grandma
3 years ago

Heard a comment the other day regarding Californicators’ reps sent to Congress.
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No longer are there reps & senators to reflect the views of Americans in their state, which horribly affects the rest of the country. SO…the most logical action would be to STOP allowing CALIFORNICATORS to have any representation UNTIL they get rid of all the smelly, useless, illegal and generally crappy people in their state, along with their CRAZY rules. And let us not forget that many of those in power belong in chains at FOLSOM PRISON or GITMO!..

Amy
Amy
3 years ago

There had to be someway to eradicate the loopholes.

Chance
3 years ago

I thought for a long time, I was the only one who felt this way. Nowi I I know it’s not only me. I am so proud!

BillB
BillB
3 years ago

Agree totally with almost all of the comments above. One thing I would add is that the 14th Amendment does not allow for illegals entering or born to automatically be citizens… read it and look at the date of it’s ratification and it clearly was written to apply only to slaves and their children born here! It applies only to those who are subject to our laws and residents of a state…how can any illegal be subject to our laws or be a resident??? They are illegal and therefore, by definition they are not subject to our laws, nor a resident of the state wherein they “reside”! How is it that we elect people so darn dumb they cannot understand so clearly written an amendment to our constitution? And, the judges who continually overlook this simple amendment and continually improperly interpret it should be removed for treason! Last thing…the date it was ratified was July 9,1868 which was shortly after the civil war, which explains why it was only intended to apply to slaves and their offspring. Too complex for all those high paid (overpaid) elected reps and senators! We need to clean out both houses and the jusicial branch and replace them with common Americans who can read and understand simple English!

Ron
Ron
3 years ago

What I think about Democrats in Washington I can’t put on paper they would delete it. What have they done about the 8 members of the black caucus close association with Farrakhan, called Hitler a great man, kill whites and do away with Jews. What has the Democrats done about this, by the way Obama (a Racist) in a photo with 8, and Farrakhan. These racist should not be in our Government, what are you Democrats doing about it! We have enough corrupt liars in Government. Further Maxine Waters hugging Farrakhan, and she calls the President a racist, she should be investigated.

Richard Boyle
Richard Boyle
3 years ago

And don’t forget how important it is to separate families.

Janice
Janice
3 years ago

Stop handing out all entitlements . The immigrants will go somewhere else to settle if they arent given so much free.
The Dems want to let all the illegLs in as that is their voter base. They don’t seem to care about American citizens anymore .
Lock up all mayors and governors of sanctuary cities.

zee
zee
3 years ago

> One MORE TIME = UAC IS ‘Child Trafficking’ On Many Levels <<Children ‘that Live’ Are Totally Sexually Abused / Pedophilia.
> Children ‘that Die’ ARE Recycled to PlannedParentHood for Vacc’s/ meds/ hormone shots etc.
> FACE the TRUTH as ‘ugly’ as it is.

zee
zee
3 years ago
Reply to  zee

post altered /shortened.
I SAID : (in short) NO Sane Parent would send a ‘child’ Unaccompanied into the unknown. That is the ‘gist’ & will not repeat the ‘original’.

Craig Michael Vandertie
Craig Michael Vandertie
3 years ago

Start by charging, arresting and detaining any and all Federal politicians, judges, or anyone with any political or judicial authority who do not follow the true letter of the law.

William D Manners
William D Manners
3 years ago

the LAW applies to everyone, young and old! If they want to come to the USA they need a sponsor that will make sure they do not end up on US welfare/medical roles and they need to apply for citizenship!!! Enough of those people that sneak into our country that our public benefits that are for American citizens, basically taking benefits away from legal citizens but don’t want to be citizens of our country!!! If they don’t want to be citizens they are saying they don’t want to be here and we should ship them back!!!

Donl Longo
Donl Longo
3 years ago

Forget the LAW, Truck them BACK across the BORDER, and dump them in MEXICO, If they don’t like it tell them to SHOVE IT.

David in MA
David in MA
3 years ago

Thank you slick willie Clinton for ordering the immigration laws to be ignored, this set in motion precedent……. In my reading of the immigration law it seems pretty clear and will someone please explain to me where the loopholes are? I saw none of what I would consider loopholes in the law.

Bettelu
3 years ago

Maybe. Someone could explain to me how politicians be become millionaires ( or higher) while in office. Are we, as taxpayers overpaying their salaries?

Richard
3 years ago

From my experience it all started here >>> The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals
Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
June 17, 1963 the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that any Bible reciting or prayer, in public schools, was deemed unconstitutional.
***They now have in some schools…ISLAM being taught?

Richard
Richard
3 years ago

I believe that if the dem’s win the white house in 2020 there could be a civil war because they are going to try and get rid of guns and rights and flood the country with illegals that is why President Trump must win in 2020

Frederick. E. Maupertuis
Frederick. E. Maupertuis
3 years ago

Dont let utopia and or other assorted fantasies trump two thousand years of civiliztion, at our peril

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