Was the government planning for an influx of illegal immigrants on the border?

Sara Carter, senior Washington correspondent for TheBlaze, joined The Glenn Beck Program Monday night to talk to guest host Dana Loesch about the escalating crisis along the border. Recent reports have claimed that the Obama administration spent months preparing for a surge of illegals on the border. What did they know and how did they know it? Sara Carter went into detail on what her investigation has uncovered.

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Below is a transcription of the segment:

Dana: Last week, we learned that the federal government was looking for vendors to help escort illegal immigrant children this past January. Here is the exact text posted to fedbizops.gov. It says, “ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport.”

It says also that “The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for noncriminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year.”

The ad goes on to say that “Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50%t via commercial air.” So who is paying for this? Oh right, we are. We’re paying for escorts to ease the illegal immigrants’ illegal entry into our country while a Marine sergeant named Andrew Tahmooressi sits in the Tijuana prison.

Now, how exactly did the U.S. government know that 65,000 illegal immigrant children would be arriving across our border? Now, Texas Governor Rick Perry, he couldn’t take Washington’s inaction and the seeming coordination of this border violating effort, so he ordered up a border surge, authorizing the Texas Department of Public Safety to commence surge operations along the border. It comes at a cost of $1.3 million per week, and it’s going to continue through the end of the year.

Attorney General Greg Abbott has requested an additional $30 million in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Jeh Johnson because at the very least, the federal government could maybe kind of help pay to work a problem that they created, right? The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border is staggering. Get this, border patrol caught 160,000 illegal immigrants crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley in the first eight months of the fiscal year alone, right?

Health professionals have raised awareness and a lot of concerns asking a lot of questions about the transmission of disease because those crossing likely haven’t received the same immunizations that U.S. children have received. So why are these numbers increasing? One report is that it’s due to amnesty rumors. Maybe it’s due to our lax reaction to the crime of illegal crossing. I mean, we’re loading illegal immigrants onto planes and buses and shipping them to other parts of the Southwest to sort of kind of like spread the flood.

There are stories of border patrol agents acting as surrogate parent instead of policing the border. Of everyone I spoke to who has been to the border who has worked with law enforcement in detaining immigrants as they illegally cross, there is one great absence. All of the people who claim that denying illegal entry into our country is a great evil, none of them are actually at the border helping with this humanitarian crisis.

I know of stories of church pastors in border towns who are sheltering kids to protect them from drug cartels and the elements. I see those; I don’t see the advocates of open borders and amnesty though. I see them using the government to do their charity, and that’s pretty much the extent of it. I mean, does this look like charity to you? Does this look like charity?

Are any of these people even down south to volunteer to process paperwork, care for the detained children? Are they there to help walk immigrants through the legal way to immigrate? No, instead they claim that a desire to observe law is cruel and unusual.

We love immigration in America, and we have every right to be discriminatory that we want the best of the best, the best laborers, the best business owners, the brightest students, but we don’t even require that. We just say can you come here legally? We’re not Ireland with their beyond restrictive immigration policy. We’re not even close to Mexico, whose immigration laws are more draconian than our own.

We simply ask that people respect our sovereignty, respect our citizens, and follow the legal path of immigration the same as every other immigrant. The open border policy and amnesty chaos, and make no mistake, that’s exactly what it is, it’s designed chaos to make policy happen fait accompli. Their anything-goes policy on immigration is actually hurting the people they claim to want to help, the immigrants crossing illegally.

Now, Sara Carter from our D.C. bureau joins us to delve into this issue. So Sara, first off, thanks so much for joining me.

Sara: Thanks Dana.

Dana: I was reading, as you just heard, talking about the fedbizops or whatever .gov, where ICE actually put on, it’s like a Craigslist ad basically asking for escorts. This was back in January. How on earth did they have such keen insight into what our needs would be at the border now, Sara?

Sara: Yeah, you know, Dana, I think a lot of people actually didn’t think this was true. I think they thought that when this showed up on Weasel Zippers, you know, on a website, that they thought this was a false ad. It was not. I contacted my sources at ICE official headquarters. Barbara Gonzalez confirmed that it was in fact an official RFI from ICE and that they were looking for these escorts.

I dug a little deeper and found out that actually there were reports done as early as January 2013 predicting this surge. The administration was well aware of the fact that there was something coming across the border. When you look all the way back to 2010, unaccompanied minors was a little over 5,000. Then we see a big jump in 2011, and now we’re expecting 90,000 unaccompanied minors this year. I think what was surprising to a lot of people, now mind you, this is a DHS, these were DHS studies, U.S. intelligence studies last year that I was able to find out.

They had conducted at least two in January and February, and then in October there was actually an official meeting with high-level DHS officials about this. And the only thing that they were really concerned about according to sources that I spoke with was bed space. They were not concerned at all with notifying the local communities about this increased surge that they were expecting. They were not concerned about notifying the appropriate authorities or putting any stopgap measures into stopping these folks from coming over.

And you mentioned a lot of the reasons and a lot of the potential harm that comes from this large immigrant surge coming from Central America into the United States.

Dana: What is making these numbers jump up so much? I mean, you had said, and you’ve covered this and done such a great job for TheBlaze.com. There are stories that there were ads, that some of these immigrants saw, I guess, like in their – tell me the story about that. Like what is, like ads in their newspapers in Mexico?

Sara: Yes, and it wasn’t in Mexico. It’s actually in Central America. I felt very fortunate that I was able to go out with border patrol sources that were able to get me right to the front lines so when a lot of the illegal immigrants crossed or illegal migrants crossed the border I was able to talk to them. I speak Spanish fluently, and they were very open.

None of them were running away from the border patrol. In fact, they were walking right up to border patrol officials and turning themselves in because they actually believed when they cross the border, once they touched American soil that they would be able to stay here. And when I asked them, you know, you made this long journey, some of them took 15 days, some of these young kids rode on top of a train they call the beast by themselves and then got picked up by cartels along the way and human trafficking organizations that eventually brought them all the way up to the border.

The family units which are the mothers with their children, they went through the same kind of, I mean, really horrific journey from home all the way to the United States border until they cross the Rio Grande, and they said they saw it in newspapers, they heard it on their television on Univision, which is one of the major Spanish language television networks, on their TV shows.

There was even talk of flyers actually being distributed in some Central American towns saying go to America now, and I wish I could get my hands on one of these flyers. I asked all of the migrants if they had any on them, and they didn’t. You know, obviously they took the flyers and got rid of them on their long journey, but they actually had some flyers in some of the towns.

And they said that family members were actually contacting them from the United States and saying now is the time to come in, the administration is not going to send you back. And look, by all accounts, if you’re an unaccompanied minor, they’re not going to send you back. And if you’re here with your children, they’re not going to send you back right now.

You know, despite what we hear coming out of the Obama administration, when you talk to ICE officials, when you talk to DHS officials about this, when you talk to border patrol officials, there are no plans to send a lot of these folks back.

When you think about how many people are released in the United States every year, every year, just with an order to appear in court, piece of paper, and they never show up at court, and they never get returned back home, what makes us think that right now we’re going to return children where we have no idea where their families are back to their countries of origin? I would be surprised if the Obama administration moves on this.

Dana: And how many, Sara, I know that they are loading up illegal immigrants on trains and planes and sort of spreading the deluge that’s coming across the border. Do we know how many are being relocated?

Sara: Oh yeah, I mean thousands. We’re looking at estimates right now, inside the Rio Grande Valley sector alone are over 1,000 illegal immigrants crossing a day, over 36,000 a month. This is just in the Rio Grande Valley area. So this is not including, this includes actually unaccompanied minors which are about 200-plus, give or take, a day.

On the morning that I left Texas, Dana, and I love Texas, and I’ve got my own pair of cowboy boots too, but on the morning that I left Texas, Wednesday morning, 300 people showed up in one shot right at Anzalduas State Park across the Rio Grande. I mean, this was just one group. I think this was like the biggest group, what they call groupings, that they had so far. So 300 people just showed up in one shot right across the river. That doesn’t include all the people coming across the river all day and night and the people preparing to cross.

So what we’re seeing here is an enormous crisis, and you’re right, health officials are very concerned because a lot of the people are being, and for the people themselves, they’re being moved and transported without any type of medical check or medical clearance. And I think this is something that we need to be concerned with.

Dana: What is being done at least, I mean, because you see all the, I mean, these photos are just, like it’s hard to see it, you know, these people in detention centers. It’s hard, I mean, regardless of how you feel about the issue, but at the same time, you know, I listen to what a lot of these health professionals have been saying.

And Sara, you’ve talked about this. We don’t know, obviously they probably aren’t on the same immunization schedule as children in the United States. There are a lot of legitimate health concerns that are here. Is there anything being done at the border to remedy? I mean, what can be done? I mean, honestly, it’s an overflow.

Sara: Well, it is an overflow. This is what’s happening, when the border patrol actually gets like a group, and they bring them to like, let’s say, the McAllen station or the Brownsville station where they’re going to hold them for 48 hours, it’s really the border patrol officials who are doing the first medical clearances. These are men and who the border patrol will tell you, we have no medical training whatsoever. If we see bumps, if we see someone that’s sick, we’re going to send them to a doctor.

There’s very few doctors that they have actually checking out these patients. I know that the U.S. Coast Guard has sent some medical professionals to the facilities. I know that the WHO is trying to do some vaccinations, but they’ve already uncovered multidrug resistant tuberculosis, hepatitis, yeah, I mean, cholera, yeah, it goes on and on.

Dana: I know John Boehner said that he wants to bring in the National Guard. Is that something that’s going to, Boehner finally said this, do you think that’s something that’s going to happen?

Sara: I definitely think it’s something that’s possible if the flow doesn’t stop because part of the problem is not the people that are just coming across and turning themselves into border patrol, it’s all of the open spaces, which is why Governor Rick Perry was so concerned and had, you know, the Texas Department of Public Safety out there because a lot of the areas aren’t being guarded by border patrol.

While border patrol is taking care of all of these unaccompanied children and people, the drug cartels are moving contraband into the United States. They’re also seeing heavy flow of other traffic.

Dana: And exploiting these people too.

Sara: That’s right. That’s absolutely right, Dana.

Dana: Excellent coverage on this, Sara. I so appreciate it, and thanks for joining me this afternoon. We’re definitely going to watch all of these developments and turn to you for our information as well, so thank you for that. Have a great afternoon.

Sara: Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    The current administration has its priorities: Importing thousands of potential voting constituents by the worst means possible: putting them in peril by journey and impounding them in filthy conditions. They will be told that this situation is the fault of the racist, uncaring Republicans (anyone who opposes) and things would have been better if the Democrats (anyone who approves) had more say so.

    Most people would think this a bunch of lies, inhuman and unthinkable. As we are well aware the unthinkable is being thought and is being acted upon.

    Meanwhile, 4,000 children are being aborted per day in the USA alone. Charities that would have been helping internal and external causes are now being drained dry by overwhelming demands.

    Here comes the government to save the day. Not churches, not people, not private charities, but the government, the government that is here to help, that hears the cries of the poor and the suffering. The administration does need well off, content voters that will be difficult to manage, it needs votes and as cheaply as possible. Importing cheap votes at the people’s expense.

    Be wary of those who desire a wall. Sometimes it is used to keep people *in*.

    • rickroland

      Obama Administration officials that in any way promoted or aided this mass invasion of our southern border, and officials in Central American countries that let these people through, should be prosecuted on genocide charges.

  • Sally Splawn Dowis

    If we won’t send them back their home countries, how about dividing the number of illegals by 50 and bus them to all of the states. Why should the border states have to bear the brunt of this influx. Texas can’t take any more in our schools!!!! We are full! We have plenty of unaccompanied minors that are US citizens that need these services they are planning to offer to these people.

    • linda

      Notice that the border states heavily affected by this Obama plan are the ones that staunchly resist his regime….Payback, courtesy of the illegal enemy insurgent occupying the WH

  • small mountain

    When will one of the Governors of the Southwest states finally stand up and tell Washington to go pack sand and call up their own State’s National Guard to protect their citizen’s boarders and states rights? I am so tired of listening to all of the political posturing from these pant loads who have the sworn duty to protect their states rights, constitution and population in Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico. The Federal Government has no political interest in protecting the boarders and these Governors can hope that the U.S. Cavalry will come to the rescue them all they want. But it ain’t going to happen. The states had better stand up and rescue themselves.

    • Bonnie Somer



      • Duurp O’Fallon

        Bonnie I feel for you, Arizona is getting their fair share of Illegals here too, I think we need to make a direct highway though our states, call it a safe zone for illegals and direct it towards all the other blue states that support Obama’s idea’s and ploys. I think then they will get the idea and understand what we are talking about.

        • Bonnie Somer

          um food for thought or dump them at the WH

          • Anonymous

            I’ve heard that suggested… pick up all these boarder crossers and take
            them via bus directly to the White House lawn and National Mall and
            leave them there.

          • Anonymous

            stop the smugglers!! taking the money upwards of 6k each person to ferry these people to usa! human trafficking!

        • Anonymous

          Make that highway open straight through to Washington, DC. Of course the government planned this out well in advance. It’s another ploy to irritate Americans who will have to pay for this with their taxes. I wonder how much all this will cost, a cost that’s just added to the deficit.

      • Natalie

        Please don’t type in all caps, it is hard on the eyes and your valid points may not be read. It’s easy to just scroll over long posts that are all in capital letters. Not being a grammar cop, It’s just hard to read all caps and texting.

        • Bonnie Somer

          sorry natalie just making a point

      • Monroe Frazier

        Why have the border states not used the National Gurad over the past decades? Why now? And why not get the senate and congress to pass emergency legislation to curb the influx of illigal Imagrants. Pointing ingers, name calling and laying blame on the white house is not solving the problems.

        • Bonnie Somer

          maybe not but since he did not enforce the fed immig laws has done nothing to get our marine home from mexico he can do alot. Congress now must intervene b/c of Art IV Sect 4 that states can request help from the fed govt w/foreign invaders of which these people are it is an act of war clearly that obama started. he wants our sovereignty gone

  • rickroland

    With the solicitation for bids back in January 2014 for housing, feeding and handling 65,000 adolescents, you can bet money that this has been in the works for months, if not a year or more. Freedom of Information Action requests need to be flying, fast and furious (pun intended) for any and all documents, e-mails, phone records, phone notes, meetings and meeting notes between Obama Administration officials plus key members of Congress with or between them and Central American diplomats and government officials *plus* illegal immigration advocates (U.S. and Central American) over the past 18 months or so. I’d bet money that such documents would disclose, in no uncertain terms, numerous and repeated violations of Federal and international law by Obama Administration officials *and* key members of Congress in promoting and even *aiding* this illegal invasion of our southern border. I’d also bet that it will prove to be even *worse* than the IRS scandal (which was already bad, but over the past two months has gone on to be 20 times what Watergate was). Mark my words, we haven’t seen anything yet, and I am also certain that a few key whistle blowers will start singing like little birdies in this and a myriad of other matters of criminality and corruption in the Obama Administration, far beyond what we already know and have evidence of.

  • landofaahs

    If they did it was for a sympathy factor to push for amnesty which of course was a failure like most all of government policies.

  • ken.

    they were not planning for it to happen, they were planning to make it happen!!! get it right glenn.

    • Anonymous

      You got that right!

  • Guest

    “Was the government planning for an influx of illegal immigrants on the border?” Hell yes!! It’s the only way for Democrats to win an election without Mickey Mouse or illegals voting for them instead. Democrats want the votes and Republicans want the cheap labor. We all know this.

  • tfirst .

    These children will be sent to FEMA camps and raised up as voters…..Then depending on where they need certain voters, they will ship them across the country….We need to stop these communists that have infiltrated our government..The Fed Bank is ready to start another war to keep the dollar from collapsing…If we don’t stop it now, it will all be gone,,,

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry! Obammy is “talking tough” to em.. And we’re sending Uncle Joe Dipshit to Guatemala to tell em to stop coming. That should do it.. God help us all.


  • Hooshaw

    Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
    For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

  • Anonymous

    Not “what did they know and when did they know it”, but what the hell did they do to prevent it? Because if they knew, and did nothing it’s yet another violation of oath by O’Moron.

    • Anonymous

      They initiated it. They implemented it….they have no intention of stopping what they wanted all along!

  • Willia Z

    IF it was me I would be looking into the orphanges in Mexico and Centeral America to see if these countries are cleaning them out. If they are empty I can bet they are the ones that are entering our country. All Obama had to do is have a centeral American Summit and tell them if they want to save money send them to America

  • Mary

    They should send all of the illegals to live at the white house with Obama and Mrs. Obama.

  • birdles11

    Fema camps are supposedly staffed and have plenty of MRI’s they have been stockpiling, why not put them there until they can be processed?

  • John F Remillard

    Andy Stern, the Marxist Dictator running the United States, in a live interview on television said he was going to flood the United States with illegal immigrants in the summer of 2014 to 1: replace the 80 million middle-class white Americans he expects he is going to be forced kill because they will not accept communism; and 2: to overwhelm the 2014 elections with votes for democrats.

  • Anonymous

    When was it about–8 months or 12 months ago, that we read tha FEMA has purchased
    millions of meals–for an “Unknown Purpose”-!? Does this tell you–“Some Plans” had
    been Made–for an “Unknown Purpose”-!? We’ve also been questioning that “Purchases
    have been completed for “Billions of rounds of Ammo”–by various USA Agencies, even
    including the IRS & USDA-!? From what we understand–Automatic Rifles, machine-
    guns& other Weapons are being also Purchased by our “Obviously Bankrupt Federal
    Govt.-!?” Who do we put the Blame-On, if it’s not our Present Liar-In-Chief Leaders-!?

    • linda

      and don’t forget many of the rounds are hollow point – which is forbidden to be used by military according to UN or the Geneva Convention, forget which.

  • Anonymous

    It is Obama’s plan

  • Anonymous

    This was initiated by the President and his thugs. It is TREASON and should be treated as such!

  • Anonymous

    Nothing with this administration is happenstance. It is all planned and the actions are treasonous. All the scandals like fast and furious, IRS harassment of conservative groups, NSA spying, obamascam lying, benghazi – all of it planned and carried out right under our noses flaunting our laws and now invading our country and getting away with it so far. Question is, what are we the people going to do about it?

  • faxxmaxx

    If the govt. was expecting this why didn’t they prepare a place for these people to go? To create more chaos I guess. This POS POTUS needs to be arrested for this alone. If nothing else than cruelty to minors.

  • joshuasweet

    now we need to ask who was telling them to come here?

  • lil-echoes

    Obama has not finishing destroying this country. He wants to bring it down on it’s knees. Sadly, he doesn’t have to live next door to these illegals like ordinary citizens do… like me… who lives across the street from drug dealers. They are all over this city, many thanks to Obama. But possible he delights in them being here.. cause he loves what they sell… COCAINE.

  • Anonymous

    Do we really believe that one morning 60,000 (or however many) kids, from South of the Border, woke up and said to themselves, “I think I’ll walk or hop a train to the U.S. And not only that, I think I’ll strike out on my own, with no money, food, water or directions.” We really DO have a lot of moron citizens, if they think this wasn’t organized by our government. How many years did it take to dream all this up. Every week just gets more and more unbelievable.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, he has a pen and a phone and he used them.

  • Anonymous

    Never let a good crisis go to waste- even if you have to create the crisis. Its beyond me how the media doesn’t see through the “coincidence” that tons of children crossing the border coinciding with a push for immigration reform and the midterm elections. Its a major trap for the GOP since they either let these kids into the country to become Democrat voters or they push them back to where they came from, inflaming calls of racism and a war on children.

    Good one, Obama Administration. Well played.

  • Anonymous

    I have said it before and I will say it again! These children are coming out of jails and orphanages from Central America! What parent in their right mind would allow their child to make a 1000 mile journey in the company of strangers? None! Obama and the presidents from Central America PLANNED this to overwhelm our borders and force amnesty at the least. Obamas goal gas always been open borders so he can create a North America union!

  • Anonymous

    Already there are yearly 990k people becoming LPR that is green card holders and refugees, asylees, undocumented, temp workers, foreign students, many others then later date can apply for naturalization! Just go to US lawful permanent resident site and read. We can not educate our citizens nor raise min wage to a living wage but can let millions in a year and some giving them from often illegal to legal status if they have a us relative or anchor baby. Ca is facing the worse drought, food prices soaring, billions more wanted for illegals programs, Texas is now recycling sewage water, animals are dying in millions, fish are dying in millions and we are allowing more chaos by taking in millions more people often children now?!

  • Anonymous

    They will bring in someone with a very viral and contagious disease that will spread like wildfire just wait and see! I feel for these people the 5 million in El Salvador have lived under socialism, communism and before that the Spanish and they still fighting for freedom, the gangs are ruthless and Central America has been run by cartels drug and weapons for many generations. But the USa dollar is practically worthless, most USA citizens live from paycheck to paycheck and our conditions are not very good right now without more pressure to a failing system.

  • thedogwalker

    Instead of asking your listeners to donate money, how about Glenn parts with some of his many millions to help them?

  • WhiteRabbit

    Canada is 64% Racist and 36% Diverse.
    Australia is 69% Racist and 31% Diverse.
    Europe is 82% Racist and 18% Diverse.
    The U.S. is 62% Racist and 38% Diverse.


    – Anti-racist logic
    It’s White Genocide.

    “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

  • Lux Munk

    Sounds good. Let’s go ahead and beef up the border so that as children come up to us we can just shoot him. I think that sounds great. In fact a lot of you are raising such a stink over this, consider putting your money where your mouth is, and volunteer for the National Guard. Our Gov. Rick Perry’s whining so much that we don’t have enough protection. I’m sure they’d let you go down and shoot a few kid yourself.

    Yet you can make it a family outing to kill a few destitute children, the very children that probably made the clothing you’re wearing right now.

    Kill a few birds with one stone:
    ~ stop the influx of those dirty, infected people
    ~ feel better that you protected our borders
    ~ put a stop to Obama’s master plan (for who knows what)
    ~ all getting to exercise your right to bear arms.
    Happy? How could it get any better?

  • Edward Key

    i wonder what would happen if the Governor of these states called in the national guard to police the border, the do have the authority to do so, and i wonder why it has not happened. It really sounds like dirty politicians to me. I wonder how many are on the cartels payroll right now including governors.

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