What Are They Hiding: Obama Admin Won’t Say Where Illegal Minors Are
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday told Fox New’s Ed Henry that the Obama administration won’t tell the public where in the country nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant minors have been sent.
The Daily Caller has more:
The White House won’t reveal where it is housing thousands of Central American juvenile migrants because their privacy rights trump Americans’ right to know what‘s happening in their neighborhoods, press secretary Josh Earnest declared July 16.
“The public does have a right to know what’s happening… [but] at the same time, there are privacy rights that are included in the law that this administration is committed to enforcing and following,” Earnest told Ed Henry, Fox News’ White House correspondent.
As I’ve been previously reporting according to Illinois Senator Mark Kirk at least 748 “unaccompanied” minors have been sent from the Southern border to Chicago with many more likely to be there, as not every illegal immigrant crosses in this deluge is a minor, some “incomplete” family units have also been coming.
One of those “incomplete families” included one Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas(photo above), who came into the country illegally and was given a notice to appear in June. Pedro is now in police custody in Texas on murder and kidnapping warrants out of Louisiana.
Breitbart has more:
Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, entered the U.S. illegally with children and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was processed and released, as are all illegal immigrants who come as unaccompanied minors or incomplete family units from Central America. The alien is from Honduras.
The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that the man was part of the Obama Administration’s catch and release policy for family groups from Central America.
A U.S. Border Patrol source who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity provided Breitbart Texas with the alien registration number for the man, and the event number for the man’s apprehension. He was processed in the McAllen station of the U.S. Border Patrol. The alien’s registration number is 202027386. The event number for his apprehension is MCS14061487. The “MCS” designates the McAllen station, the “1406” designates that the man was apprehended in June of 2014. A separate Border Patrol source confirmed that the man was apprehended on June 26, 2014 with two children he claimed were his own. He told U.S. authorities he had family in Metairie, Louisiana.
The AP identified the illegal alien as a “suburban New Orleans man” who faces a second-degree murder charge after his girlfriend was found bludgeoned to death in a bathtub in Louisiana.
It is because of the all to predictable examples such as Pedro that prompted me to file Freedom of Information Act request with both the Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement several days ago seeking statistics regarding the illegal immigrant minors that have been sent to Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois.
Based upon White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s comments I fully expect to have to fight to Obama administration tooth and nail to get them to honor those FOIAs.
After all why wouldn’t the administration want to hide the fact that some of the 80+ shootings, and 16 murders that occurred in Chicago during the 4th of July weekend might have been committed by gang and cartel members that just got here from the Rio Grande. Or that they are in many cases being cared for by an organization that is heavily financed by the taxpayers, while advocating to have the minimum wage increased, O’ and is affiliated with the SEIU.(Illinois Review has that story)
I hope the Obama administration is ready to take on this #JustABlogger because their excuse that telling the public about the whereabouts of these illegals is trumped by the privacy rights of those illegals won’t fly, not with my FOIAs.
I didn’t ask for the names, ages, and Guatemalan equivalent of a social security number, I want to know exactly how many illegals have been sent to the Land of Lincoln by city and county.
I want to know how many of them are known gang members or are otherwise criminals in their home countries.
I want to know how many of them have infectious and communicable diseases.
I want to know, the American people want to know, and so do lawmakers of every stripe across the country.
People will have their chance to voice their outrage at what is going on at 5 protest taking place this Friday and Saturday in Illinois.(listing here)(*I’ll be in Moline Saturday)
Let’s stop this before more Pedro’s, more cases of TB, and an even greater influx of Central America’s poor and desperate strain our system further.(And hopefully take a least a small bite out of Chicago’s crime)