Surge in immigrants seeking asylum at Mexican border crossings has forced authorities to pay for hotels for hundreds

Daily Mail: Mexican border crossings are being overwhelmed by a surge in immigrants who are claiming asylum  from drug violence in Latin America.
The thousands of asylum-seekers – reportedly 200 in a single day at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California – are forcing  the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to pay for hotels rooms for hundreds of  immigrants while they wait for an immigration judge to decide whether they can stay in the country.
Thousands more are reportedly released into the country with promises that they will appear at asylum hearings. Federal  authorities say those promises are almost never kept and the immigrants remain in the country illegally.
Fox News reports that 200 immigrants claimed asylum at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry near San Diego, California, in just one day last week. Of those, 30 where taken to a hotel, where they were put up in rooms that cost $99 a night, according to Fox. Seventy were released into the United States  and ordered to appear for asylum hearings at a later date.
The rest were held at the overflowing Otay  Mesa processing center and one at nearby San Ysidro.
Nearly all of the asylum-seekers used special ‘code words’ that force federal immigration officials to allow them to stay in  the country long enough to have an asylum hearing. The top phrase is ‘credible fear’ – the  immigrants say they have a ‘credible fear’of the drug cartels in Mexico. ‘This clearly has to have been orchestrated  by somebody,’ former U.S. Attorney for Southern California Peter Nunez told Fox  News. ‘It’s beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim.’
The attempts are nearly always futile. About 91 percent of asylum claims from Mexico are denied. The immigrants are kept at a hotel until their asylum pleas can be heard by a judge.
Fox News documented one hotel, whose name the news outlet did not report for security reasons, where Customs vans arrived several times a week carrying immigrant families seeking asylum. Armed Customs agents guard guard the door and other escort the new families inside.
I’m sure those illegals will keep their promise to appear in the hearings, not.
Your tax dollars at work.

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Dr. Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn
7 years ago

Everything about this is so clearly and obviously wrong, and yet Congress is voluntarily paralyzed over illegal immigration.
Sigh . . . .

7 years ago

Give it another 6 months and we’ll have most of Mexico over here. Sickening

7 years ago

More Cloward – Pivens strategy . Overwhelm the system , til the system collapses , then the jerks come up with another solution which inevitably will end up in the same clustef@ck to keep the ying and yang going .

John Doeman
7 years ago

Hey, Border Patrol … throw the illegals back across the border immediately and stop wasting our tax dollars on criminals or find another job.

7 years ago

Since so many citizens in our country have lost their jobs and end up having to live in tents, why should non-citizens fare better? Let them stay in tents as well. (Not only that, but American soldiers fighting in other countries more often than not must live in tents as well, while they risk their lives to serve their country.)