Illegal immigrants are increasingly using the system to seek asylum in the United States. With border separation of children and adults in the news these days, illegal aliens are taking advantage by using other people’s kids to get asylum. And it looks like human traffickers are benefitting big time.
A law enforcement source spoke with the Daily Caller recently and told them “family units” of adult males with children of all ages are increasing at the border. When questioned by the border patrol they often can’t answer basic questions about their kids. They also use similar phrases when questioned, like they have been trained. The kids also know very little details about their so-called fathers.
The scripted responses are particularly troubling as they most likely are coming from human trafficking organizations. Here is more from the Daily Caller:
“A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed the widespread practice. That official lamented that DHS currently does not keep track of the specific number of adult males posing as parents. DHS Secretary Kirsten Nielsen offered a glimpse into the problem Monday morning.
“’From October 2017 to this February, we have seen a staggering 315% increase in illegal aliens, fraudulently using children to pose as family units to gain entry into the country,’ Nielsen revealed.
“A DHS spokesman explained to TheDC how this statistic was derived, noting that there were 46 documented cases of fraud in fiscal year 2017 with 119 cases in fiscal year 2018 alone, which predates the current crisis on the border.”
And like most political issues, the answers are never black and white.