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How the Obama Administration May Be Contradicting Its Own Deportation Policy

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"We should not place someone in deportation proceedings."

A U.S. Border Patrol agent leads undocumented immigrants after capturing them near the U.S.-Mexico border on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to detain hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants trying to avoid capture after crossing into the United States, even as migrant families and unaccompanied minors from Central America cross and turn themselves in to the Border Patrol to seek assylum. (John Moore/Getty Images)

The union chief of the U.S. Border Patrol told Congress that a senior Obama administration official told agents that the government had “no intention” of trying to deport illegal immigrants because there is already a backlog in federal courts.

In a written response to the House Judiciary Committee, Brandon Judd, president of the American Federation of Government Employees National Border Patrol Council, recalled an Aug. 26, 2015, meeting with senior Homeland Security officials.

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