• Over 90 Percent Of Illegals Who Crossed The Border This Summer Skipped Immigration Hearings

    When asked what should happen to the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, many of them children, who surged across the border earlier this year, leading immigration activists like Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) stressed that they would “get their day in court as the law mandates.”

    “It is just common sense.  No child should appear in immigration court and be expected to advocate for themselves,” Gutiérrez said in a statement signed by several other Congressmen.

    However, as Houston’s KPRC reports, a majority of those thousands of Central American illegal immigrants who were supposed to show up at deportation hearings and be deported or granted asylum never did.

    Of the completed cases of immigrants who were released over a three-month period, more than 90 percent of them never showed up for their immigration hearings.

    According to the Executive Office of Immigration Review, which tracks those individuals caught crossing the border, of the 15,614 families caught crossing the border, 4,197 have been ordered removed from the country–and a whopping 96 percent who received removal orders, never came to court.

    It is now up to the already thinly spread federal investigators to capture these individuals before they become permanent members of those illegal immigrants who are often deemed to be living “in the shadows.”

    Here’s how the Department of Homeland Security responded to KPRC’s report.

    Officials with the Department of Homeland Security reiterated all those caught crossing the border after Jan. 1 are a top priority to have their cases decided in immigration court and to track down those who’ve disappeared.

    Yeah right.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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