Illegal immigrants exploiting 'dreamer' policy?
ICE, Border Patrol unions claim they are
- Duration 4:21
- Date Jul 27, 2012
ICE, Border Patrol unions claim they are
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Illegal immigration at the forefront as agents -- our border slammed the president's policy for what they say is allowing undocumented residents to take advantage of the system.
Julie Myers wood is former head of the English.
Customs enforcement -- green.
A former president of the women's media center and -- Fox News contributor and I'm I'm glad to talk to you both and -- you first because we heard from.
The union heads who represent these border agents that this policy that the president has put in place.
Is really tying their hands in preventing them from being able to do their jobs why.
Well they they're concerned that there are no -- standards in place to prevent fraud.
And historically many of these amnesty programs with very good intentions.
Had tons of fraud and you know you ended up having terrorists -- transnational criminals.
Enter our country and gain legal documentation.
And the immigration agency couldn't do anything about it and so I think we've seen the Border Patrol and -- are very very concerned that they're not standards in place.
And instead of stopping people at the border now the Border Patrol going to be waiting a -- Larger -- the president put this policy out without consulting congress it was a sort of an executive order.
And and now -- As agents are trying to implement -- they're finding some serious flaws here I mean they have to basically take the word.
These undocumented aliens.
That they fit the criteria in order to -- they can even look into it you know.
Well Rick I think we have to look at -- who were actually talking about.
The young people who are eligible for this deferred action.
You have been living in the United States.
For many years -- -- been serving in the military they've been attending schools so it's it's not like a significant number of them.
Would be crossing the border to begin what.
And I also think it's it's has to be made clear that this is not an amnesty program it it's it's far from it it it's a temporary.
Worked for permit and the reality is deferred action has been a part of our immigration process for quite some time actually under George W.
I'm the daughter liberian immigrants liberian immigrants had a deferred action program that worked very well.
-- for many years that there's even a song out where liberian immigrants thank George W -- and that being one of those reasons.
So I I think we have to be -- really specific about the community we're talking about these young people who are future scientists doctors the lawyers.
Contributing to Americans society aspiring citizens.
Understands the -- -- just -- -- are causing -- -- -- Julie let me ask you because I have little nugget did you say I think it's very important to focus on who we're talking about right and they're very very -- worthy individuals and that's to this program is designed for and and I think it's great that those -- the individuals you know could qualify for several -- the concern is.
That there could be an individual -- 28 years old at the prime recruiting -- for al-Qaeda who Lott is.
To the government said he's been in the country since he's seven years old.
And that individual.
Despite saying he went to high school is now eligible to work in the United States and we've seen how the Mexican cartels and others.
Their desperate to have individuals in the US with legal documentation.
And so the concern is not about.
The worthy kids who were brought here at a young -- the concerns about the fraud.
And what is the government doing to prevent trot and and -- congress is asking and now the law enforcement agents themselves are asking I I think that raises some serious question.
You -- what about that I mean don't don't there need to be more strict guidelines and and let these agents do their jobs in order to prevent that the kind of fraud that that we're hearing about now.
Well Rick it's it's absolutely important to listen to the concerns of the union leaders who have brought this to the administration.
At but at the end of the day.
You know process that prioritizing prosecute two aerial decisions and -- sources.
Is a part of you know law in order 101 and that is exactly what.
The Department of Homeland Security has been doing your movement and aging in place -- deportations.
While at the same time allowing the program set to support these aspiring since.
Who -- been happening -- I checked it I apologize we have to leave it there.
But certainly not the not the final word on this subject we'll have you both back against him.