The Panamanians catch "special interest aliens" and after a week or two have them bused straight to the Costa Rica border, where the government processes them and facilitates their travel by bus to Nicaragua and eventually the American border.
PASO CANOAS, Costa Rica – At least every other day, the long arm of America's counterterrorism effort reaches out and touches this essentially lawless, smuggler-ridden town on the Panama-Costa Rica border.
Hiring one Border Patrol agent for the price of two
The DHS inspector general published a report last week detailing consulting firm Accenture's incompetence in assisting CBP in increasing the number of Border Patrol agents. To say that it is damning would be a gross understatement.
Simply appearing at a port of entry, even without documents, is enough for an alien to gain access to the credible-fear process, and therefore to the United States. The current expedited-removal and credible-fear processes are badly in need of reform.
Barr's detractors are already marshaling their forces to oppose his confirmation as Attorney General (again). If immigration is the fight that they want to pick, the president should take them up on it.
Fukuyama's new book is a brilliant examination of the roots of our political polarization and deadlock, but his discussion of the politics of immigration oversimplifies the reasons for our government's failure to enforce the limits laid down by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Every quarter, USCIS releases information on the number of individuals who petitioned to receive or renew DACA. The most recent evaluation (August 2018) estimates that there are 699,350 active recipients.