For John, BLUF: We need to get a handle on Immigration, but those folks in DC don't even know there is a clue bag, let alone where it is. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The LA Times we have reporter Cindy Carcamo talking about a Federal Judge ordering the release of illegal immigrants (The photo cutline uses the term "entered the country illegally". Here is the headline (and Link):
Here is the beginning of the story:
Immigration officials urged a judge to reconsider her ruling to release hundreds of women and children from immigration detention facilities, warning that it would result in an uptick in border crossings, Department of Homeland Security officials said in a written response to the court late Thursday.Yes, what will happen to those Mothers and Children, and perhaps even the associated Fathers? Calling Dr Moynihan!
The ruling “would greatly impact DHS’s operational capacity and its ability to secure the borders,” they stated, adding that border officials have already seen increased border crossings of unaccompanied children and families this summer, especially in the Rio Grande Valley.
Obama administration officials also signaled that the ruling could force immigration officials to “separate parents and their children by detaining the parents and releasing the children” from immigration detention.
The filing is a response to a July 25 ruling by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee, who found the family detention facilities “deplorable,” stating that federal authorities were in serious violation of key provisions of an 18-year-old court settlement that put restrictions on the detention of migrant children.
The ruling has left questions about what the U.S. will do with the large number of children and parents who crossed the border from Latin America during a Central American exodus last summer.
Of course the Administration does appear to be at cross purposes with itself in this situation.
And we do have some members of our General Court talking about making our Commonwealth a Sanctuary State. This would be a bad idea at several levels.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff