(Tea Party PAC) – Our border crisis has been at a breaking point for some time, and Congress continues to sit on their hands.
They could fix this crisis in a day if they wanted to, but for some reason, they refuse to act.
US Border Patrol officials have restored to air transport to move migrants from overcrowded processing centers to facilities with a little more room.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector has been particularly impacted.
Friday, officials in this sector began flying the migrants from McAllen, Texas, to Del Rio, Texas, according to reports from the Washington Post.
Flights are operated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the migrants remain in the custody of Border Patrol.
According to The Post, the flights aim to move single adults and family units from detention facilities in South Texas in preparation for larger family units and unaccompanied minors that continue to flood across the border.
And yes, in case you were wondering, such flights are highly unusual for Border Patrol, the Post notes.
The agency has resorted to using flights that can carry up to 135 individuals as busses are being used to transport migrants from the border to the processing centers.
If you were wondering what the price tag is for us, the American taxpayer, it’s about $16,000 per flight or $120 per migrant.
According to the outlet San Angelo Live, migrants are being flown to Laughlin Air Force Base near Del Rio, where Border Patrol officials then use busses to move them to a Border Patrol station.
Officials were careful to stress that these are “non-criminal alien family units.”
After processing, the family unites containing no known criminals. are likely to be released into local communities.
ICE officials have also been screening family units i the Del Rio sector for false or fraudulent family claims, according to an interview Breitbart did last week with ICE Director Matthew T. Albence.
“We have been working these cases from an investigative standpoint for quite a while,” Director Albence told Breitbart News. “What we’re doing now that is a little different is surging the additional resources to the ports of entry and Border Patrol stations where these individuals are being arrested and being processed. We’ve got teams in seven different locations who are conducting interviews of people who appear to be fraudulent families or where we have concerns that they are not who they say they are.”
“The results have been staggering thus far,” the director stated. “In just a couple of weeks, we’ve interviewed 256 family units and identified 65 fraudulent families. Almost three out of every ten families we’ve interviewed have become fraudulent.”
In an effort to more quickly determine the instances of false familial claims, federal officials are about to deploy a “rapid DNA” testing program in two locations. He said this specific type of DNA testing will return a result in 90 minutes that can identify a parent-child relationship.
Albence said the Rapid DNA testing will being this week. “We hope to have some results next week.”