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Carl William Spitzer IV cwsiv at copper.net
Fri May 30 20:14:19 MDT 2014


While the criminal politicians sit by and do nothing about it….

 

Scores of undocumented migrants dropped off in Arizona

Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been
released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over
the past several days .

Daniel González, The Republic | azcentral.com3:03 p.m. MST May 29, 2014

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(Photo: Michael Chow/The Republic)

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
·         South Texas unable to handle the surge of undocumented
migrants

·         More than 400 immigrants flown to Arizona over the weekend


·         Activists on both sides of reform issue express concern about
the drop-offs

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Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been
released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over
the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas,
officials acknowledged.

Andy Adame, a spokesman for the Border Patrol in Tucson, confirmed that
over the weekend federal officials flew about 400 migrants apprehended
in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Tucson to be processed. He said the
migrants were flown to Arizona because the Border Patrol does not have
enough manpower to handle a surge in illegal immigrants in south Texas.

The release has drawn criticism from those on both sides of the
immigration issue.

Border enforcement groups are concerned that the migrants will now
disappear into the U.S., spurring even more to come illegally.

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Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been
released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over
the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas.

"This is a huge concern," said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the
Federation for American Immigration Reform, a Washington, D.C.-based
group that advocates for more immigration and border enforcement.

"This is exactly the incentive for people to cross the border
illegally," he said.

Humanitarian groups are concerned that immigration officials are
dropping migrants off at bus stations to fend for themselves without
food, water and basic necessities.

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Migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound Bus station in
Phoenix May 28, 2014. The Border Patrol says about 400 migrants were
flown from Texas to Arizona because of surge in migrants being
apprehended in Texas. This group was from Texas and Georgia.(Photo:
Michael Chow/The Republic)

"It's not safe healthwise and we are concerned for their physical
safety," said Cyndi Whitmore, a volunteer with the Phoenix Restoration
Project, an advocacy group that has been going to the bus terminal in
Phoenix to help.

She said that Tuesday night she went to the Greyhound station on Buckeye
Road and found 50 women and young children who had just been released by
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Among the children were infants 6 months old.

"Some of the kids were crying," Whitmore said. "Some were infants that
weren't fully clothed. They didn't have diapers. They didn't have
formula."

migrant-3

Migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound Bus station in
Phoenix May 28, 2014. The Border Patrol says about 400 migrants were
flown from Texas to Arizona because of surge in migrants being
apprehended in Texas. This group was from Texas and Georgia.(Photo:
Michael Chow/The Republic)

Laurie Melrood, a volunteer family advocate in Tucson, said ICE has been
dropping off small numbers of migrants at the Greyhound bus station
there for about seven months.

But on Monday, she said, ICE dropped off about 70 people, followed by
another 90 on Tuesday and at least 60 on Wednesday.

She said all of the migrants dropped off this week were women and
children. In the past, most were adult men and women.

"The conditions under which they are released are inadequate and
inhumane," she said.

In response, volunteers in Phoenix and Tucson have been going to the bus
stations to help the migrants make arrangements to buy bus tickets to
travel to relatives in other cities. They also have been providing food,
water and other necessities.

South Texas is now the main gateway for illegal immigration along the
Southwest border with Mexico. Border Patrol arrests in the Tucson Sector
have plummeted in recent years but have soared in the Rio Grande Valley.
Last fiscal year, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector
apprehended 154,453 immigrants attempting to cross, up from 97,762 the
previous year, according to USA TODAY.

ICE officials said the migrants being released are families apprehended
by the Border Patrol trying to enter the U.S. illegally. After
screening, they are being released under supervision and then required
to report to a local ICE office near their destination within 15 days.

Their cases will be managed based on ICE enforcement priorities, which
focus on removing criminals who pose a threat as well as recent border
crossers and immigration violators.

But Mehlman at FAIR said that once migrants are released, they often
disappear and ICE doesn't go looking for them unless they have criminal
records.

ICE officials said the agency began transporting migrants to the bus
station in Phoenix after Greyhound officials complained the station in
Tucson was being overwhelmed.

In response to criticism, the agency started giving migrants sack
lunches and allowing them calls to make travel arrangements.

ICE was unable to confirm if all 400 migrants flown to Arizona were
released.

 


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