Refugee Resettlement Watch

Obama’s illegal program for illegal minors ended last night

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 10, 2017

Do you remember the program the Obama State Department created out of whole cloth in 2014 when it took it upon itself to write refugee law without the Congress?

It was called CAM for short and was supposed to help the minors escaping poverty and gangs in Central America get into the US as refugees so they wouldn’t get hurt sneaking across the border as they had been doing by the tens of thousands.

 

beast train with sleeping bags

Obama’s State Department created the program so that the invading “children” wouldn’t get hurt or exploited trying to get to America on the “Beast Train” or on foot.

 

The program had a couple of major flaws—first is that the kids were hard-pressed to show they were legitimate refugees fearing persecution and secondly, the parent filing the application in the US had to prove they were here legally (oopsy!).

The good news is that CAM has been canned at the Dept. of State as of last night!

From Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department will stop accepting new applications at midnight on Thursday for a program that allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status in the United States before leaving home.

President Donald Trump’s administration told Congress in September it would phase out the Central American Minors (CAM) program during fiscal year 2018, which began on Oct. 1.

New applications will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday (0459 GMT on Friday), the State Department said in a statement on Wednesday night.

The CAM program started at the end of 2014 under former President Barack Obama as a response to tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum in the United States.

Continue here where Reuters says that 1,500 kids got in out of 13,000 applications (imagine what that must have cost taxpayers to process 13,000 applications!).

For more, search RRW for ‘Unaccompanied minors’ or ‘Unaccompanied alien children.’

6 Responses to “Obama’s illegal program for illegal minors ended last night”

  1. Thank God (and Prez Donald) for small favors. I gather some of the younger men would have naturally gravitated towards street gang membership. They and rest of the guys would also be busy germinating their seed. We certainly don’t need any more of this crap here, so, yes, great news!

    Like

  2. nafbpo7 said

    I’m afraid the damage has already been done by the illegal CAM nonsense. As a retired immigration enforcement agent, I can tell you liberals are great at finding illegal ways to accommodate illegal aliens (cutesy acronyms like DREAM for starters). Unfortunately, the immigration system does a very poor job of getting rid of these people. They usually hang around until they can find a way to gain legal status i.e.: fraud marriage; diversity visa lottery etc…

    Another program that says it’s temporary, but never seems to end, TPS.

    Like

  3. Hurray – Wonder how long it will take the left to figure out a way to stop him. Problem with that program besides being wrong for America is that these so called ‘minors’ were mostly teen aged or older MEN. They lie about their ages too, not just women. Thanks Ann for culling all this information together.

    Like

  4. Now give the Obamas the BILL for their expenses …………..

    The “Sanctuary City/State Financial and Criminal Accountability Law”
    Every politician that votes for or endorses the mythical “sanctuary” from Federal Immigration Law shall be subject to obtaining and providing a Surety Bond to secure 100% Reparations to any Legal Citizen injured, murdered, raped, robbed, or in any way harmed, including mental distress, by said Illegal persons in the area. By their refusal to honor their oath to uphold the Constitution and the Law of the land the said politicians have negated any “governmental immunity”. Said politicians are Personally Criminal Accomplices to any crimes committed by the Criminals they are Harboring. Said politicians are Personally Financially Liable for damages, reparations, and to “make whole” any Legal Citizen harmed by the Criminals they are Harboring. Every politician blocking that wall is aiding the heroin epidemic.
    Every politician blocking that wall is aiding the heroin epidemic.

    By the way …. do you like your car insurance rates? Because these “sanctuary” pushers are also pushing UP your car and homeowners insurance. Someone has to pay for their uninsured driving and home breakins ……… YOU. All their trips to YOUR emergency rooms … YOU pay in higher insurance premiums & medical costs. Start handing the BILLS to the “sanctuary prigs”.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. TwoLaine said

    Happy Friday!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: