If an illegal border crosser shows up with a child in the United States they are pretty much processed and released and asked nicely to show up for court some eight months later. The overwhelming majority never do.
The reason is a 1997 court ruling, Flores v. Reno, which says that the children of illegal border crossers cannot be held in adult prisons with their parents for more than 20 days.
We have come to discover that the cartels and human traffickers take children and then rent them to border crossers for thousands of dollars. After they are released the cartels retrieve the child go back to Mexico and do it all over again.
Loopholes in US law that end up endangering these children can be fixed easily by Congress, but Democrats have dug in their heals and refuse to. The fact that dozens of dead children are found along the border every month doesn’t seem to phase them and/or they just scream that it is somehow Donald Trump’s fault.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has found that nearly a third of those tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody.
ICE conducted the pilot for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, finding about 30 percent of those tested were not related to the children they claimed were their own, an official told the Washington Examiner.
The official said that these were not cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents.
‘Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members,’ the official said.