Border Agent Testifies: Obama’s ‘catch and release’ Policy Incentivizing Illegals
A US Customs and Border Protection agent testified before a Senate committee today that the Obama administration’s policy of catching and releasing detained illegal immigrants is the primary factor driving the nation’s immigrant influx.
Speaking before members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera outlined how violence in Central American countries is not the only variable leading people to come to the US.
“There are a number of factors that are driving the UACs (UnAccompanied Children) to come,” Cabrera said. “Many point to the endemic violence in Central America. Without a doubt, violence and instability in Central America, where a vast majority of the UACs and family groups are coming from, is a factor.”
“It is not, however, the primary factor driving this mass migration at this point in time.”
Cabrera, who is also vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 chapter, went on to highlight the larger problem: the Obama administration’s policy of refusing to deport detained illegals.