DHS Chief: Obama Administration Working With UN to Make it Easier For Central Americans to Gain Refugee Status in the U.S. That is the headline. We have Cubans coming in by droves – 7000 expected soon, all able to achieve refugee status, let’s have South America move North. Unbelievable. See Thousands of Cuban Refugees Crossing the Border
CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to see if they were prepared for the influx. They released a statement that said in part, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is prepared to process the expected increase in Cubans applying for admission at South Texas ports of entry. CBP officers will process Cuban nationals in accordance with established procedures as expeditiously as possible while maintaining requirements and standards for individuals in our care.”
But I digressed:
Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Jeh Johnson said last week that the Obama administration is trying to make it easier for “individuals” from Central America to gain refugee status in the United States in response to the ongoing surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and families entering the country illegally in recent years.
“We are preparing to offer vulnerable individuals fleeing the violence in Central America a safe and legal alternate path to a better life,” Johnson said in his State of Homeland Security speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
As CNSNews.com reported earlier, according to DHS’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the number of Unaccompanied Alien Children (ages 0-17) entering the United States is up 102 percent in fiscal year 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016) compared to the same period in fiscal year 2015 – 10,105 and 20,455 respectively. More a CNS News