(Tea Party PAC) – Those who seek to exploit our country are well-aware of the bleeding-heart rhetoric of the left. And so, immigration scammers are taking advantage of the policies at the border, “renting” children for cash so illegal aliens can increase their chances of being able to be caught and released by US Border Patrol.
According to Charlotte Cuthbertson, who writes for the Epoch Times, aliens are using children as a get-out-of-detention free card.
“You can walk through any of our processing centers and you can see that there are potentially parents, or adults with children, that there may not be a familial relationship,” said Raul Ortiz, Border Patrol chief for Del Rio, Texas.
“There’s probably many more cases like that happening across all nine southwest border sectors on any given day. Really, if you think about it, it’s human trafficking.”
“These kids are being trafficked through multiple countries and put through terrible conditions,” Ortiz said. “If we don’t do something to stop this, if we don’t make a stand on the border security and immigration problem right now, there’s going to be more of these kids that are going to be subjected to some serious harm.”
This report comes as US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it is shipping agents and experts to the border to “investigate child smuggling and document fraud used to exploit family immigration loopholes.”
Less than 1 percent of all men detained by the Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in 2014 had a child with them. Now, that has jumped to 50 percent, according to Rodolfo Karisch, the sector’s chief Border Patrol agent.
In both fiscal 2016 and 2017, roughly 77,000 individuals arrived as part of a family, but by 2018 the figure had spiked to 107,000.
Then, in the first six months of fiscal 2019, which began October 1, 2018, this figure jumped to a whopping 190,000.
The vast majority of these individuals come from El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras.
Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Mag has more:
These big figures can be traced back to decisions rendered in 2015 and later by U.S. District Judge Dolly Maizie Gee of the Central District of California who found the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in contempt of the Flores Settlement Agreement of 1979, which arose out of a court case called Flores v. Reno. The settlement established standards for the detention and release of unaccompanied minors taken into custody by immigration authorities. The settlement mandates that the government try to place the minors with a parent, legal guardian, adult relative, or a licensed program.
Gee ruled that any child, including those with parents, cannot be detained more than 20 days, which means asylum claimants are now routinely released before their claims are finally determined. The cases, which are growing in number, cannot be adjudicated in such an abbreviated period, so many of those detained can’t be held for long.
“Make no mistake about it, the word is getting out: if you are part of a family, if you bring a child, you will be released,” Karisch told a U.S. Senate panel on April 9.
What’s particularly chilling is that the Border Patrol recently intercepted a text message from a member of MS-13 who was posing as a member of a family unit.
The message said: “You should see the amount of Hondurans that are traveling with a child. And they pay less to the smugglers in order to be delivered to the Border Patrol. And it’s a direct trip. They have them a few days with Border Patrol and afterwards, they are released. There are a lot of people with that law. That is the easiest way right now. Entire families are coming.”
On April 18, a group of 35 illegal aliens was captured by the Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley.
One woman in the group, who claimed to be five months pregnant, said that her husband and child had crossed the border on a different day as a family unit.
So real families are splitting up and crossing the border to ensure that everyone is released after being apprehended, according to Carlos Ruiz, a Border Patrol agent.
“Because if they came as a whole family … we can hold one of the parents for however long we want to,” Ruiz said “We’re not going to separate the child from either the mother or the father, but we will separate the father or the mother from them.”
Agents in the Yuma, Arizona sector encounter an average of three fake families every day.
Sector Chief there Anthony Porvaznik said in the previous six months that his agents have identified a whopping 550 fraudulent family units.
“And we know we’ve missed many, many more, simply because we’re overwhelmed with the sheer numbers,” he said.
“And so those are kids that are being rented, for lack of a better word, to an adult to format a fraudulent family unit so that they can be released in the United States and then that child will be recycled back to its country of origin—usually Guatemala, in our case here in Yuma.”
Some adults who cross the border are even doctoring their birth documents to fake being minors for the sake of ensuring a speedy release from custody inside the US, Porvaznik said.
“So there’s a huge fraud problem that’s going on with this process,” he said.
“Our agents do a great job with trying to detect [fraud], but the problem is, is when we have 1,000, 1,100 people in custody, really our goal is to get those people processed … we need to move those people out of our custody.”
Of course, due to our insane and unreal border laws, if these aliens wait long enough, they’ll receive amnesty and nothing else will matter anyway.