The Dallas Morning News is reporting that 20 illegal-alien children were schedule for a court hearing in Dallas on Tuesday, but 18 didn't show up. The report confirms fears that many of the newly-arrived illegal aliens, if released across the country, will simply disappear and not show up for the court hearings.

The 20 illegal aliens were from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, the three primary senders of Unaccompanied Alien Children during the ongoing crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. The federal government expects more than 90,000 to illegally enter the country during the 2014 fiscal year. The judge called the number of no-shows highly unusual and has rescheduled the hearings for mid-August.

According to recent testimony from a Justice Department official, approximately 46% of illegal aliens don't show up for the schedule court dates.

For more information, see the Dallas Morning News.

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Originally Published: Thu, Jul 24th 2014 @ 11:17am EDT

Robert 4907 of DE's picture

This is why you don't catch and release. Let's get some comprehensive ENFORCEMENT reform. Until we get rid of all the illegal aliens, we will continue to have one problem after another. When is enough going to be enough? WHEN?

John 4110 of MI's picture

Will this Obama be deterred by the reaction to the current surge from eliminating the last of the interior non felon deportations?

Albert 3441 of PA's picture

I guess the 90% who didn't show up are hiding in the ubiquitous "shadows". This demonstrates once again that illegal aliens do not feel that they are obligated to obey any US immigration laws or regulations. And if tens of millions of other illegals have gotten away with ignoring our laws, why should today's cohort react any differently?

This is another administration policy that was designed to fail and to leave US taxpayers on the hook for all the likely consequences.

Caroline 7445 of CO's picture

If a citizen misses a court hearing, the judge may and commonly does issue a bench warrant for his/her arrest.

- Another example of the injustice of the justice system when it addresses illegal aliens.

Steven 9122 of OK's picture

Yep you bet they would issue a warrant. This admin knows they won't show up and why they tell them to come to court. The border needs to be closed to all traffic until the 20-30 million can be deported. All aid to these countries should be eliminated until they no longer send their citizens for us to care for and make no mistake the vast majority will be on some sort of public assistance.

John 3786 of FL's picture

Caroline it says they "expect" 90,000 for 2014....so, 81,000 or so will not show up? Probably, after all the government gives "estimates" of the illegal population but also says they do not know where they are. I always wonder how they can "estimate" BUT not really know where they are. The estimates are very low in my opinion...we have a ton in Florida...far more than they "estimate". I am SURE the illegals know this fact too....

Philip 5927 of AZ's picture

Judge Michael Baird: ". . . he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order."

He reschedules the hearing for 18 illegal aliens? He wants to give them an another chance. What?!? It is outrageous! A team of immigration lawyers praised him! Those illegal aliens NOT SHOWING UP on a hearing for a deportation case at court is very serious. A default judgment should be made against them. There is NO SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR THEM! They should been deported immediately because they are deliberately running and hiding. We, U.S. taxpayers, have to pay their immigration lawyers' legal fees plus court fees for them. Obama loves to waste our money! He always pokes fun at us. What a sick joke! I know that Obama appointed Judge Michael Baird who already has a reputation of being soft and gentle with illegal aliens. He really doesn't act according to the law. Instead, he simply follows Obama's order. Obama also handpicked a team of immigration lawyers to do anything for him. They do their best not to disappoint this dictator. He works very hard to work AGAINST all innocent American citizens ever since he became President!

DON'T GIVE A DIME TO OBAMA!Send a bill to him for immigration lawyers and court fees!

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Philip 5927 of AZ's picture

There is a proof about Judge Michael P. Baird who supports amnesty.

"Immigration Court Amnesty Confirmed: Time To Impeach Michael P. Baird" by Federale (7/23/14) for Vdare.com. I give this writer FIVE STARS for his greatest piece of work! He perfectly knows the way this fraudulent judge is doing.


I have a big question -- what if those illegal aliens doesn't show up AGAIN for court hearing on purpose? Relentless Obama is letting them to continually waste our money. They will do it over and over until they get amnesty so they won't be running and hiding any more. Get all UAC and non-UAC out of here immediately WITHOUT court hearing for deportations!

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Robert 4907 of DE's picture

This is why you don't catch and release. You catch and DEPORT! My reps,, carper, coons and carney keep telling me our immigration laws are broken. Seems to me what is broken is the imigration enforcement laws. We need sone comprehensive ENFORCEMENT reform.

John 3786 of FL's picture

Diseases "could" be a problem but most of America is not paying attention and can not see the future as Roy has outlined about the legal and illegal immigration sooo well. If maybe, say, 5-10 million of us die from something "they" brought in they just "might" then be moved to act....of course it will be too late by then...

Glenn 3669 of MI's picture

Van- I heard Sec. Johnson and others say if somebody doesn't show up for these hearings they forever lose their right to any kind of legal status. How true is this?

Albert 3441 of PA's picture

Anyone who does not show up for an immigration hearing should receive a deportation order by default. When they are allowed to get away with things like this, is it any wonder that illegals have such a contumacious attitude?

Van 0864 of VA's picture

They are deportable if they fail to show up but that doesn't mean the judge will issue the order. There's a bar on reentry but it's doesn't preclude ever coming back through legal channels.

Debra 9260 of MD's picture

Someone just emailed this to me, first I have heard; Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. How is this possible? I never heard of Central America needing help?

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Michael 4149 of CA's picture

Gee whiz like we didn't know this was gonna happen, our country is facing the largest deficit in the history of our nation, we have unemployment in double digit figures, and our corrupt politicians in both parties want to flood our nation with more illegal immigrants so we can support them forever on welfare and add more of these criminals to our overflowing prisons and all the while we have a president who ignores the rule and letter of the law and have congressman and senators in both parties like the recently deposed Eric Cantor who want to take away grandmas and grandpas social security check blaming the reason for the huge deficit on them, instead of putting the blame where it belongs on millions of illegals living off welfare and getting free medical benefits and the fact that millions of legal immigrants and illegals are just put on social security without ever having paid a dime into it, lets face it the toilet is overflowing with corrupt politicians and it needs to be flushed, lets flush them all out of office just like Eric Canter.

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Cynthia 2502 of TX's picture

The media backlash against the national guard has already started. You don't see Perry following through yet. He has delayed. And then the pundits on TV saying our kids are not hungry and don't need the help these border kids do etc. I wish they would all go to their local criminal courthouse. I can't tell you how many of our own citizens resort to crime to eat and make it since they have been displaced by these illegals and can't find work. It is almost like a genocide of American citizens and then you add the crime these illegals bring. It is unreal. This will get worse and it does get worse. No these are not kids and are not unwanted pets to take home and feed from the animal shelter. Our own people can't make it and the news media is too stupid or lazy or bought to go and see the status of our own. There is not enough for all. How about some faxes to some of these idiot media pundits for misreporting r at least a wall of shame for them so we can tag them?

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Terri 9170 of IL's picture

Cynthia, it is genocide of Americans. Listen to Jim Wallis, Obama's "spiritual advisor." He comes right out and says they want to replace white people and he says terrible slanders against whites. What I don't understand is why white politicians are going along with it.

Albert 3441 of PA's picture

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Obama's "spiritual" advisor began his political career in the ultra-leftist Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Bill Ayers' group, the Weathermen, began its terrorist activities as an SDS splinter group. Add to that the blatant anti-white racism of Obama pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and you can begin to understand the origins of Obama's plan to "fundamentally transform America".

Chica 4435 of IL's picture

Without any doubt or expect all these kids and all these illegal should be deported as soon as possible. It is the responsibility of the governments to keep all these people in their countries. The people of this country or the religious who want to leave these children here are thinking about receiving public aid in other words taxpayers' money

Olivia 0059 of AL's picture

I have seen first hand how well these illegal aliens are treated. Even years ago they were treated better than the citizens of the USA. They know if they go to a hospital when they are sick or having a baby they will be accepted. I saw this happen and then right after the baby was born they got medicaid to pay for the baby's birth and the mother's care. I saw one come in through our trauma room and when asked he said no hable English. He spoke English very well he just was trying to stay out of trouble since he had been drinking and driving. They know how to get by and sit and smirk at the Americans as they do these types of things. Send these people back to their own countries. They come here and get food stamps, wic and other benefits while I cannot buy the food that is good for me. I worked hard all of my life and now I am having to do without and just stay at home because gas is so expensive. I am not the only one there are plenty of people in the same circumstance. In one post a lady was telling how she had to pay almost 4 times what the lady down the street from her had to pay for child care and 7xs what the same lady had to pay for her mortgage payment. Someone told her that she was being greedy and she should want to help. The lady was working hard to make a living. This too happens all of the time. We need "change" but not the change that we got from OBama.

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Scot 3827 of OR's picture

Realistically, it would be insane to expect the same people who entered illegally (not at the gates and not properly documented) to then attend a court hearing as though they intended to follow the rules now that they were across. This is clearly a political ruse, releasing minor children to a 'parent or guardian' without verifying their legal status as well. And we can expect to hear from the Administration that they truly expected these individuals to attend their immigration hearings.

Unfortunately, that hypocrisy is standard procedure for this administration.

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Mary 1789 of MA's picture

I personally sat in a meeting with a representative of Homeland Security, who said, "these children will be placed with their parents, friends and relatives. He neglected to add that the parents, friends and relatives are on public assistance, and one more kid raises their benefits. Not to mention the public school this kid will attend. The schools are busting at the seams with all these UAC, and when I asked the representative, who will pay? His response: The federal government!!! Who the hell is the Federal Government............the US taxpayer!!!!
Just watch your school budget go thru the roof!!

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Philip 5927 of AZ's picture

I just learned that boxer Diego Chaves, who lives in Argentina and is scheduled to fight American Brandon Rios this Saturday, has difficulty obtaining a work visa due to a backlog in the U.S. Immigration Courts. If he can't be able to get it, American substitute boxer would replace him. Due to a backlog in the U.S. Immigration Courts? I blame Obama because he was in a big hurry to give priority to so many UAC and non-UAC over this Argentine boxer in immigration hearings. He wants to protect any of these UAC and non-UAC against deportations. He is totally unfair to the Argentine boxer who is doing it in right way for work visa only. He rudely put him to back of the line!

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Pat 2020 of NY's picture

The real issue is that we must first SECURE OUR BORDERS before any talk of giving money to deal with relocating people coming into our Country illegally. The relocate must be to send them back to the Country they came from, or they will keep infultrating our borders. They break the LAW when they enter illegally. They continue to break the LAW everyday they stay here. NO OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ALLOWS THIS LAWLESSNESS!I do not want anyone in my Country that broke the Law to get here. It disrespects every immigrant that came here the right way. This Country is based on our U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW ICLUDING OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS!!!

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Gene 5798 of TX's picture

No one is above thee law including our elected officials. I felt that way until Ford pardoned Nixon. That seemed to be a starting point of officials taking unfair advantage of the law. Today we have officials allowing law breakers more advantages then citizens. Today I wonder when we will be a nation of anarchists.

Theo only way I can see of stopping that, when a party selects a law breaker for high office is to make the entire party pay!!

Tracy 9386 of IL's picture

OMG!!!! How dumb are these politicians these criminals never show up,they can do whatever they want, these Illegal Criminals, "ARE ABOVE ARE LAWS" and they know it,and are protected by the people who are in Control of our Country!!!!!!!!!! GOD help the USA!!!!!!

Joel 4083 of PA's picture

I read recently that once the new illegals are assigned free legal help the cases will end up in civil courts as illegal entry is a civil crime.

But by any accepted dictionary definition, non citizen illegal aliens to not have civil rights so how can it be handled in civil court and how can American taxpayers be forced to pay for legal representation and court costs?