For anyone who is not aware of how bad and how desperate Mexicans are to cross over into the United States can hear it straight from the Border Patrol.
There is nothing Democrats can say to change the fact of what is happening across the border to get these illegal immigrants into our country. Small kids are being brought, rented, kidnapped, and recycled to allow single men from Central America to gain quick access to becoming illegal citizens in our country.
At a recent hearing, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan told congressional leaders the cost varies for “renting” a child, “We’ve had indications that it could cost anywhere from a few hundred or even in some cases, less than $100 up to $1,000 or more.
In one case, a 51-year-old illegal alien had purchased a 6-month-old baby for $80 in Guatemala so that he could easily get into the United States. The man, a Honduran national, confessed to border agents when he was faced with a DNA test.
We’ve seen all manner of smuggling organizations communicating to potential customers and to those crossing the border how to bring a child with them to be allowed to stay in the United States. They’ve been active in advertising, literally on Facebook and on the radio in Central America.”
A division of ICE known as the Homeland Security Investigations sent 400 agents to interview suspected fraudulent families in the El Paso and Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Their findings in the last eight weeks were staggering.
They found 5,500 cases were, in fact, fraudulent. This was just eight weeks, and there are more than we will ever know about that were never investigated before President Trump took office.
The findings also proved there were 921 fake documents, and 615 people were charged and prosecuted for human trafficking and child smuggling. McAleenan continued, “That tells me that we might be scratching the surface of this problem and the number of children being put at risk might be even higher.
Everybody knows that if they bring a child, they’ll be allowed to stay in the United States—they call it a ‘passport for migration.’ I heard that directly from a gentleman from Huehuetenango, the western-most province of Guatemala. The subject stated that he made the attempt because he heard in his hometown that anyone traveling to the United States with a child will be released.”
All of the cases McAleenan has seen has these same mentions. They come over without the fear of being detained or sent back since they have a child and are using stolen children as scapegoats.
According to McAleenan, over 300,000 children have crossed over into the United States since October 1, 2018. Of the 300,000 children, 67,000 have entered the country unaccompanied. A California judge is to thank for 2015 loophole which let all these illegals cross the border.
Children could only be held in detention facilities for 20 days maximum. This rule was only for the unaccompanied children, and since an immigration case cannot be completed within 20 days, all the families who crossed the border would be released into the U.S. expected to return for their court date. We all know they went MIA in the United States as they scattered across the country starting from Texas.
In 2014, there was only less than one percent of men who were arrested by the Border Patrol who had an abducted child with them. Now, that number has shot up to over 50 percent as per the chief Border Patrol agent, Rodolfo Karisch.
McAleenan explained how the operation works, “If they have an individual who wants to go to the United States and someone else has a child that they might want to make some additional money renting [out], or they want the child delivered to a relative in the United States, they’ll buy fake documents and then get smuggled to the border. There’s a whole fake document operation in all three countries.” McAleenan was referring to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
McAleenan continued, The vulnerabilities in our legal framework [are] incentivizing smugglers and families to put children at risk. The recycling problem is maybe the worst manifestation of that.”
Recycling children happens when someone crosses the border with the child, then someone pretends to go visit Mexico with the child to hand off to someone else so the next group can cross over. All parties caught are prosecuted heavily.