Homeland Security says loopholes creating flood of unaccompanied alien children, family units at U.S.-Mexico border

The Department of Homeland Security is warning that existing “catch-and-release” loopholes are creating a “flood” of illegal alien children and family units at the U.S.-Mexico Border. “Border security includes the ability to remove illegal aliens that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) apprehends, otherwise we are stuck with a system that sanctions catch and release. [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.