The border crisis isn’t just about migrant families flooding our borders and straining our resources. The surge of migrants has created multiple loopholes through which criminals can enter into the United States undetected. They often use children as a way to get released into the interior quickly.
CBP agents reported an MS-13 gang member used a toddler with chickenpox in an attempt to make a fraudulent migrant family claim.
In a recent Tweet, Customs and Border Protection posted a blurred-out picture of the child in the arms of a Border Patrol agent.
#BorderPatrol Agent caring for 1.5 yr old child with chickenpox who was part of a fraudulent family unit. The male who the child was with is not related to the child and has ties to MS-13 gang. Our Agents continue to do their best during this crisis. pic.twitter.com/vvCMQVuvA1
— CBP El Centro (@CBPElCentro) June 7, 2019
The agency says, “The male who the child was with is not related to the child and has ties to MS-13 gang.”
According to One America News:
In April, Homeland Security Investigations special agents said they found evidence of fraud and more than 25% of family unit claims. Adults are attempting to cross the border with children who is not related to them because asylum seekers traveling with children can only be detained for short periods of time.
“Crossing with a child is a near guarantee of a speedy release,” said Kevin McAleenan, Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security. “The smugglers are choosing the timing and location for these crossings strategically in order to disrupt our border security efforts, create a diversion for smuggling of narcotics, and allow single adults seeking to evade capture to sneak in.”
In an effort to combat the surge of migrants at the southern border, the CBP is now testing out a rapid DNA program to speed up the process to uncover fraudulent families, but migrants are attempting to enter the US illegally at higher rates than Border Protection agents can keep up with.
“I had a gentlemen and Guatemala last week tell me that everybody knows that bringing a child is a passport for migration right now and and so we have to take additional measures at the border,” McAleenan continued.
Even with record-breaking apprehensions at the southern border, migrants continue to find loopholes in the system like smuggling children as part of fake families to illegally sneak their way into the U.S.
Democrats continue to stick their collective heads in the sand about the dangers they’re perpetuating for Central Americans. Does anyone believe children aren’t being taken from their families so they can be used as a ticket into America’s interior?
This issue isn’t going away. As long as the asylum laws continue to encourage mass migration and the use of children to sneak in criminals, the CBP will not be able to handle the surge.
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