The US Department of Homeland Security issued a blunt tweet Monday informing illegal immigrants that the US still enforces its border laws, despite evidence to the contrary.

“Reminder: immigration laws have not changed and our borders are not open to illegal migration,” the official DHS twitter account tweeted in both English and Spanish Monday, reinforcing a message made clear yesterday by Secretary Jeh Johnson during a visit to Honduras and El Salvador.

Secretary Johnson traveled to Central America Sunday in an effort to discourage potential migrants from making the arduous, oftentimes dangerous journey to the United States.

“My message in both countries: our borders are not open to illegal or ‘irregular’ migration,” Secretary Johnson stated. If you have been apprehended at our border, have a final order of removal, and have no pending claim for asylum or other humanitarian relief under our laws, we must send you home. We must enforce U.S. immigration laws consistent with our enforcement priorities, and we will continue to do so.”

Another series of tweets from DHS earlier today reiterated the secretary’s remarks.

The agency’s statements are undermined by its own track record of releasing OTM (other-than-Mexican) illegal immigrants into the US to await future deportation hearings, while only focusing on deporting illegal Mexican border crossers.

Just last week, Customs and Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd estimated the federal agency releases nearly 80 percent of the people they capture.

“We’re releasing basically everybody as long as you’re not from the country of Mexico,” Judd said in an interview with Breitbart. “And even if you’re from the country of Mexico and you claim that you have a credible fear and you’re asking for asylum for one reason or another — we’re still releasing those individuals.”

“If I were to guess, I would say that at least 80 percent of the individuals that the United States Border Patrol arrests at the border qualify for this catch and release program and in essence we are just letting them come into the United States.”

As Infowars has exhaustively reported, OTM illegal immigrants are often allowed to journey into the US to rendezvous with family while they await deportation hearings set up anywhere from two to five years out, traveling via vouchers provided by the US Border Patrol, and subsequently taxpayers.

A recent report by the Dallas Morning News revealed America’s immigration courts currently face a backlog of 474,000 cases, underscoring the federal government’s inefficiency at properly handling the nation’s migrant crisis.


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