The Daily Caller reports that Jim Jordan and other Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are demanding an explanation as to why
Congressional democrats were taking trips to Mexico, “after reports were released that said a Democrat was ‘coaching’ migrants on how to break the law to illegally enter the country.”
“The National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several Customs and Border Protection personnel told the Washington Examiner aides to Rep. Veronica Escobar, who took over 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s district, and the local Catholic diocese have interviewed thousands of migrants in Juarez over the past few weeks to find cases where [they claim] Department of Homeland Security officials may have wrongly returned people.”
“This all comes after a member of Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar’s staff reportedly coached migrants in detention facilities on how to get around immigration laws, reportedly telling them to act like they cannot speak Spanish when caught trying to enter the U.S.”
You may read the entire Daily Caller article here.
Evidently there is loophole in the “bilateral Migration Protection Protocols, or Remain in Mexico policy,” which states that if you are returned to Mexico to await your asylum hearing, you must be fluent in Spanish. However, anyone who speaks any language can enter the United States while they await their hearing – or more likely, simply disappear into the fabric of our increasingly multi-lingual nation. Imagine that – a loophole built into a policy that benefits everyone but us. Huh.
And this has been percolating since July when the Washington Examiner first broke the news that Rep. Escobar, who apparently favors illegal aliens over American citizens, “is sending staff to Mexico’s northern border town of Ciudad Juárez to find migrants returned from El Paso, Texas, under the “remain in Mexico” policy, then coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them to return to the U.S.”
“What we believe is happening is Veronica Escobar’s office is going … to basically second-guess and obstruct work already done by the Border Patrol,” said one senior union official, who shared evidence with the Washington Examiner from concerned CBP managers and rank-and-file members. Those documents have been held to protect identities.
To Reiterate: “Under the bilateral Migration Protection Protocols, or ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, anyone returned [to Mexico] must be fluent in Spanish because they may have to reside in Mexico up to five years until a U.S. federal judge decides their asylum claim. A Democratic politician’s [Escobar] aides are re-escorting people back to the port and telling officers that the Central American individual with them cannot speak Spanish despite their having communicated in it days earlier,” CBP officials said.
Read more of the Washington Examiner article here.