Arizona Central May 29, 2014 by Daniel Gonzalez
Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas, officials acknowledged.
Andy Adame, a spokesman for the Border Patrol in Tucson, confirmed that over the weekend federal officials flew about 400 migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Tucson to be processed. He said the migrants were flown to Arizona because the Border Patrol does not have enough manpower to handle a surge in illegal immigrants in south Texas.
The accompanying raw video and video report show that all the illegal aliens released are overweight adult females and numerous minor children. Of note, the women are wearing dress type flat shoes and wearing clothing that shows they did not walk across the border. The clothing is clean and clearly not worn in some trek after crossing the Rio Grande. It is clear that they were transported across the Rio Grande in rather large boats with the anticipation of quick release.
Leftwing activists admitted that ICE has been releasing large numbers of illegal aliens for months:
Laurie Melrood, a volunteer family advocate in Tucson, said ICE has been dropping off small numbers of migrants at the Greyhound bus station there for about seven months.
But on Monday, she said, ICE dropped off about 70 people, followed by another 90 on Tuesday and at least 60 on Wednesday.
The leftists confirm that the recent releases were all women and children:
She said all of the migrants dropped off this week were women and children. In the past, most were adult men and women.
The left is up in arms though. They decry the release, but only because the illegal aliens are not getting free transportation to their destination, but have to pay for the bus trip themselves:
"The conditions under which they are released are inadequate and inhumane," she said.
In response, volunteers in Phoenix and Tucson have been going to the bus stations to help the migrants make arrangements to buy bus tickets to travel to relatives in other cities. They also have been providing food, water and other necessities.
ICE admits that it is releasing the illegal aliens who were arrested by the Border Patrol. Those illegal aliens were not returned to Mexico as they should be.
ICE officials said the migrants being released are families apprehended by the Border Patrol trying to enter the U.S. illegally. After screening, they are being released under supervision and then required to report to a local ICE office near their destination within 15 days.
Their cases will be managed based on ICE enforcement priorities, which focus on removing criminals who pose a threat as well as recent border crossers and immigration violators.
ICE's original policy was that recent illegal entrants were one of their priorities. However, the release of the illegal aliens shows that recently entered illegal aliens are no longer a priority and ICE will take no action as illegal aliens flood south Texas.
Most will disappear, hoping for amnesty.
But Mehlman at FAIR said that once migrants are released, they often disappear and ICE doesn't go looking for them unless they have criminal records.
Which is true, unless you are a felon, ICE will ignore you, and sometimes ignore you if you are a felon.
ICE's priority appears to be assisting the illegal aliens to get where they want to go:
In response to criticism, the agency started giving migrants sack lunches and allowing them calls to make travel arrangements.
A quick look at the illegals show that they don't need a lunch, as the adults are all obese.
So, ICE's priority appears to be encouraging illegal aliens and obesity.