Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), head of the Senate Homeland Defense Committee, disagrees with the claim that the recent surge of illegal illegal immigration, particularly so-called family units, is the result of high crime rates and other bad conditions in Central America.
The real reasons, he maintains, that the Flores court order accepted by the Obama Administration. It prevents the holding of children, brought by illegal aliens who claim asylum, for more than 20 days. This has had the practical consequence of forcing U.S. authorities to release both the adults and children in the U.S. with the promises of the adults that they will show up for asylum hearings. Commonly they don’t.
Sen. Johnson maintains that this situation has given people in Central America a powerful incentive to come to the U.S. with children, many times not their own, and make bogus asylum claims. The senator produced a chart showing that this kind of illegal immigration rose dramatically after the Obama Administration allowed the Flores ruling to stand.
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