Report Slams Practices By Immigration Agencies in El Paso Sector – HOLLY NOTE: Numerous important things to keep in mind when reading this article:
First and foremost, the study was done during the Obama administration.
Second, it relies heavily on Catholic input – a denomination that is very pro-illegal immigration. The Catholic Church has a vested interest in relocation 'refugees' as it's a huge moneymaker for them. As outlined in Prophetic Perils: End Time Events Revealed, 9 VOLAGs – Voluntary Agencies – get paid big $$ (where is the 'volunteer' in that?) for every refugee they import. As reported 3 weeks ago, the Catholic Church is the biggest recipient of these funds earning $91 million a year. So there is likely considerable self-interest here.
Third, perusing the Acknowledgements, participants in this report are all heavily pro-illegal immigration: immigrations law offices, left-wing entities of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU, Catholic Charities and Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services. Some are even joint U.S.-Mexican businesses and Mexico has strong motivation for placing their citizens in the U.S. These are just a few entities involved in this study and their point of view is anything but unbiased.
Fourth, while some people in other countries do live in very difficult circumstances and seek asylum, many people wishing to gain entry into the U.S. and elsewhere have been coached on what to say, what catch words to use, what stories to tell to convince authorities of their case for asylum, and asylum is a cornerstone of this article.
Fifth, Obama instated 'catch and release 2.0' in November 2014 and really ramped it up in 2016 – the main focus of this report. See Border Agent: Obama ‘Catch and Release’ Policies Fueling Illegal Immigration to U.S. It got so bad in 2016, a border agent was quoted saying 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws our immigration laws altogether'. It wasn't till Trump, that border agents could do anything other than catch-and-release: Border Agents Welcome Trump Plan to End Catch-and-Release.
Sixth, their Endnotes date from 2005 - 2016.
Seventh, the authors are trying to attach this data to Trump. The report came out in February 2017 and Trump wasn't inaugurated till January 20. As the author of 4 books and numerous articles, I know how long it takes to gather information and write coherently. There was not a single instance within the body of this report that occurred in 2017. So Trump shouldn't even be mentioned.
Eighth, and most important casting doubt on this report, is that it specifically addresses the El Paso Sector, which includes the west Texas city of El Paso and all of New Mexico. El Paso is a sanctuary city and New Mexico is a sanctuary state. No bias here… In the broader sense, this news item is a good example and admonishment not to take headlines as the bottom line, nor are they necessarily truthful or unslanted.