The Obama administration toughened its border policies Friday, hoping to stem a surge of women and children into the United States by sending a stronger message that unauthorized migrants will be turned away.
The steps, aimed at those entering from Mexico, include adding more immigration judges to process a backlog of asylum claims and to more quickly deport adults whose cases are rejected. New detention facilities are also being opened for families awaiting hearings, and ankle monitoring bracelets will be used to keep tabs on them, officials said.
I get it. Obama has invited hundreds of thousands of “child” (under 26) refugees to cross our southern border, but never fear: He’ll “process their asylum claims more quickly,” and “deport adults,” of which only a small percentage of this army of invading refugees are.
The rest will be granted asylum and released.