Over 1,000 ‘fake’ families Found at U.S. Border
God have mercy on those poor children being masqueraded into our country without proper resources and care.
And Shame on the Mexican Government and the Central American governments for not taking care of their people. This is their problem, not the United States’ problem.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) discovered more than 1,000 fake families trying to sneak across the southwest U.S. border.
DHS officials said that since Oct. 1, 2018, authorities have discovered about five fake families a day sneaking across the border with children they have borrowed or abducted, The Washington Times reported Wednesday. Officials worry there may be more families, saying that the 1,000 fraudulent families discovered so far are merely the ones they have caught.
DHS officials have also noted a 315 percent increase in the number of fake family units between October 2017 and February 2018.
Homeland Security plans to start a program to check the DNA of the alleged families and ensure the safety of children who are being used in this way.
“The whole goal here is to identify these fake family units,” an official told The Washington Times.
Border authorities have identified more than 1,000 “fake families” over the past seven months featuring adults trying to use children who aren’t their own to sneak into the U.S.
Homeland Security officials revealed the number Wednesday as they announced a pilot program to begin using DNA testing to match children and the adults trying to sneak across the U.S.-Mexico boundary with them.
“It’s definitely an escalating trend that we’re seeing,” one department official said of the fraudulent families.
As the border spirals further out of control, President Trump sent Congress a request Wednesday for an emergency $4.5 billion infusion this year, warning that without the money the federal Health and Human Services Department will run out of cash to care for unaccompanied migrant children.
HHS officials also acknowledged that a 16-year-old unaccompanied boy died in the custody of one of its contract shelters.