We add this post, however, to note that it apparently won’t be such a merry holiday season for illegal immigrants into the U.S. According to Homeland Security Watch, referencing The Washington Post, “The Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who have flocked to the United States since the start of last year, according to people familiar with the operation.”
“Overall, the Department apprehended 406,595 individuals nationwide and conducted a total of 462,463 removals and returns. The U.S. Border Patrol reported 337,117 apprehensions nationwide, compared to 486,651 in FY 2014.” These strike us as astounding figures. The Homeland Security Watch post provides insight into what’s prompting so many Latin Americans to flee their home settings in the first place.
Painting: Flight into Egypt by Jacopo Bassano (1545) Norton Simon Museum