According to a disturbing new report from the Washington Examiner, staffers from Rep. Veronica Escobar’s office are in Juarez coaching migrants who were turned away at the border. These migrants are waiting their turn under the “Remain in Mexico” policy that requires many asylum-seekers to wait on that side of the border for their cases to be processed. But Escobar (D-TX) apparently doesn’t agree with that policy, so she’s got representatives from her office over there teaching these asylum seekers to pretend they can’t speak Spanish so they can exploit a loophole in the law.
“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,” a senior Border Patrol official told the Washington Examiner.
As part of the Migration Protection Protocols, anyone eligible for the “Remain in Mexico” policy must be fluent in Spanish, seeing as how they might have to wait quite a long time in Mexico before they see a U.S. judge.
“What we’re hearing from management is that they’re attempting to return people, and the story was changed in Mexico, where a person who understood Spanish before now doesn’t understand — where a person who didn’t have any health issues before now has health issues,” the union representative told the paper.
From the Washington Examiner:
Escobar’s team has sought interviews with 6,000 people who were returned last month, according to one CBP official. The union learned from an intelligence unit within CBP that those doing the interviews are wearing recording devices during the interviews to tape conversations and possibly listen back later.
“They went through and interviewed everybody, cherry-picked them, brought them back, and now are using them as tag lines. They’re going over there and manufacturing a lot of these issues,” said the union official.
All three border officials worried the interviews might be used to suggest the Border Patrol is wrongfully turning away a large number of asylum-seekers.
“We had finally found a happy medium ‘cause we always get crapped on when it comes to immigration laws, and then they’re finding loopholes to bring them back,” the second official said.
Maybe Escobar is just trying to give herself some rhetoric against Customs and Border Patrol. That’s despicable and disgusting, but it’s what we’ve come to expect from the Democrats on the issue of immigration.
On the other hand, if she’s deliberately down there trying to perpetrate a fraud against the nation’s laws, she needs to be investigated and prosecuted for crimes against the United States. It’s time for the DOJ to figure out which scenario fits.
Either way, this woman is unfit to hold public office.