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Unaccompanied Alien Children


Unaccompanied Alien Children (or UAC, also referred to as unaccompanied alien minors or UAMs or inadmissibles) are unaccompanied minors who are aliens. They are classified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as illegal immigrants under 18 without legal guardians in the United States. UAC provide special challenges for governments to deal with, in regard to criminal accountability and standards of care.

Department of Homeland Security

Published  1 month ago

The U.S. Border Patrol is currently encountering illegal immigration at the highest rates since 2007, according to new data. In fact, in February more than double the level of migrants crossed the border without authorization compared to the same period last year, approaching the largest numbers seen in any February in the last 12 years, The New York Times reported.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

President Trump is projected to oversee the largest flow of illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border since former President Bush’s administration, surpassing every year of crossings under former President Obama.

As Breitbart News reported, more than 76,000 border crossers attempted to enter the U.S. in the month of February — the most apprehensions of illegal border crossers and migrants in this month in 12 years.

While Trump’s administration expanded the Catch and Release program last month and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen focuses her attention on cybersecurity and terrorism issues, the U.S. is projected to see a level of illegal immigration this year that will surpass every year of illegal immigration under Obama.

Princeton Policy Advisors researcher Steven Kopits estimates that there will be about 775,000 illegal border crossings this year when the last month’s border data is analyzed. This would indicate that Trump’s overseeing of the crisis at the southern border would reach Bush era levels of mass illegal immigration when, in many years, more than illegal border crossings occurred in a single year.

In the past, Kopits has projected that there would be about 606,000 border crossings this year, the most illegal immigration since Fiscal Year 2008 when Bush was still in office.

Now, Kopits predicts illegal immigration to reach “a phenomenal pace of acceleration” at the southern border this year. The researcher also expects up to half a million border crossers will successfully enter the country through the border this year.

Should illegal immigration hit the level of 775,000 attempted border crossings this year, as Kopits projects, this would be nearly double what illegal immigration was in Obama’s last Fiscal Year.

Simultaneously, about 224,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) are resettled across the U.S. every half decade after arriving at the border. The resettlement policy, often used by MS-13 gang members, is expected to be exacerbated after Trump signed into law a quasi-amnesty for any illegal alien living in the same household with a UAC.

The vast majority of voters say a border wall would be effective in stopping illegal immigration, though that has not equated to progress on constructing new barriers at the border.

Only about 40 miles of replacement fencing have been built since Trump’s election, although about 124 miles of new wall and replacement fencing has been approved by Congress. This month, about 14 miles of new wall is expected to be constructed in southern California and some new portions of a wall have been constructed in the El Paso, Texas region.

Today, the majority of the U.S.-Mexico border remains open. At the same time, the U.S. has continued funding border walls and border security programs in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Lebanon.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

David Harris Jr

Published  1 month ago

There is currently endless (in my mind, unnecessarily so) debate over whether or not the situation at the southern border of the United States truly constitutes a national emergency. One of the places from which we can get some genuinely useful information as to what is going on is the Border Patrol.

One of the hotbeds of activity is in the Rio Grande Valley sector, which is one of the most highly used zones through which illegals focus their approach to enter the USA. Just this week, they reported on Wednesday alone that 1,300+ migrants were detained while attempting to cross over between area ports of entry. That’s the second time in two weeks that so many have been picked up.

What makes it more challenging is that the lion’s share of these groups are made up of families, plus large numbers of unaccompanied minors en route from South America as well as Central America. Getting such large numbers of families and unaccompanied minors puts extra stress on the resources they have available to deal with the problem and slows things down for other areas that need them.

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost gave testimony to the problems they face.

So far this fiscal year, RGV agents apprehended 43,588 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and 8,685 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC). This represents an increase of 180 percent and 34 percent respectively over the same period in FY2018.

Nationally, Border Patrol agents apprehended 99,901 FMUAs and 20,123 UAC in the nine southwest Border Patrol sectors, officials reported. The families mostly originated from Guatemala (50,593) — followed by Honduras (36,009), El Salvador (9,146), and Mexico (883). Minors also mostly came from Guatemala (9,522) — followed by Honduras (4,833), Mexico (3,007), and El Salvador (2,292).

“At the current rate, the Rio Grande Valley Sector is on pace to reach 240,000 apprehensions for this fiscal year,” officials said in a written statement.

The people trying to get in here know that the time is getting short because they know that President Trump is pushing hard to get a barrier constructed in the critical areas. Democrats may be calling it a “manufactured crisis,” but I think we should take very seriously the word of the people on the ground who have to deal with the masses. In short, BUILD THAT WALL!

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Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Potentially half a million illegal aliens are projected to successfully cross the United States-Mexico border this year, should illegal immigration levels continue at their current rate.

President Trump signed a spending bill that devotes $1.3 billion to a border wall — while also declaring a national emergency — but expanded Catch and Release and gave an amnesty pathway to illegal aliens who have ties to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs), experts are continuing to predict that illegal immigration will surge to record levels this year.

Princeton Policy Advisors researcher Steven Kopits projects that in 2019, there will be anywhere between 260,000 to 500,000 illegal aliens at the southern border who successfully cross into the U.S. undetected by Border Patrol agents.

Kopits’ research also indicates that possibly close to 400,000 illegal aliens crossed into the country undetected by Border Patrol last year, assuming about 55 percent to 60 percent of illegal aliens are apprehended when they attempt to cross the border.

Last month, Kopits called the number of border crossings “stunning,” noting that there were nearly 48,000 border crossing apprehensions — an increase of about 22,000 crossings compared to this same month in 2017.

At this rate, Kopits projects there will be more than 600,000 border crossing apprehensions this year, a level of illegal immigration at the southern border that the country has not seen since President George W. Bush.

In Fiscal Year 2008, under Bush, there were more than 705,000 crossings at the southern border. The year before, there were close to 860,000 border crossings. Since Fiscal Year 2009, there have been more than 540,000 border crossing apprehensions at the southern border.

Illegal Immigration Expected to Hit Highest Level Since George W. Bushhttps://t.co/pTvcJXqvIM

Mass illegal and legal immigration adversely diminishes wages and job prospects for American workers, especially black Americans who are more likely to compete for U.S. jobs against cheaper, foreign workers.

Every one percent increase in the immigrant composition of an American workers’ occupation reduces their weekly wages by about 0.5 percent, researcher Steven Camarotta concludes. This means the average native-born American worker today has their wage reduced by perhaps 8.5 percent because of current legal immigration levels.

Likewise, every one percent increase in the immigrant composition of low-skilled U.S. occupations reduces wages by about 0.8 percent. Should 15 percent of low-skilled jobs be held by foreign-born workers, it would reduce the wages of native-born American workers by perhaps 12 percent.

The Washington, DC-imposed mass legal immigration policy is a boon to corporate executives, Wall Street, big business, and multinational conglomerates, as America’s working and middle class have their wealth redistributed to the country’s top earners through wage stagnation.

Currently, the U.S. admits more than a million legal immigrants annually, with the vast majority deriving from chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country. In 2017, the foreign-born population reached a record high of 44.5 million.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

American taxpayers are continuing to fund border security measures and border walls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Lebanon with President Trump’s signing of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill.

While the United States-Mexico border received only $1.3 billion for construction of a border wall at the overwhelmed southern border with soaring illegal immigration, foreign countries are getting help from American taxpayers to secure their borders.

The Republican-Democrat spending bill signed by Trump last week provides Pakistan with at least $15 million in U.S. taxpayer money for “border security programs” as well as funding for “cross border stabilization” between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In total, the spending bill provides about $6 billion in American taxpayer money to finance foreign militaries, some of which can be used by Lebanon to “strengthen border security and combat terrorism.”

The spending bill provides about $112.5 million in U.S. taxpayer money for economic support for Egypt, including $10 million for scholarships for Egyptian students. Egypt’s military receives about $1.3 billion in the spending bill, some of which can be for border security programs.

Additionally, the spending bill includes:

An expansion of Catch and Release

A potential doubling of the annual low-skilled foreign workers imported to the U.S.

Less detention space for border crossers

The amnesty pipeline for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) and their relatives

Stipulations requiring local officials to approve all wall construction

Chokeholds on immigration enforcement at the border and in the interior

Meanwhile, illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border has swelled in recent months. In December 2018, the last month for illegal border crossing totals, there were close to 51,000 border crossings. The month before, there were nearly 52,000 border crossings. Experts project there to be at least 606,000 crossings this year at the southern border, a level of illegal immigration that surpasses nearly every year of illegal immigration under President Obama.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

During a press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday morning, President Trump pledged to “take care” of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents moments before signing policy into law that strips the agency of deportation powers.

“ICE is abused by the press and by the Democrats,” Trump said. “And by the way, we’re going to be taking care of ICE. Whether we talk about the new bill … we’re going to be taking care of ICE. They wanted to get rid of ICE and the bill is just the opposite of that.”

The bipartisan spending package, however, dismantles ICE agents’ power to deport illegal aliens living in the U.S. who have either relatives or friends of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs).

A provision signed off by Trump bans ICE agents from deporting any illegal alien sponsor who takes in a UAC after the child has been trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border. The spending bill now codifies into law, indefinitely, that federal immigration officials are not allowed to deport not only illegal alien sponsors of UACs, but also any illegal alien living in the household of a UAC or those who claim to be “potential sponsors” of UACs.

The measure provides a legal shield, or de facto amnesty, to any illegal alien claiming to be part of a household that is sponsoring a UAC, even those affiliated with the MS-13 gang.

Trump’s signing the bill into law also paralyzes ICE agents’ ability to readily detain and deport illegal aliens who have just arrived in the U.S. By 2149 program, Trump’s law forces ICE agents to release more border crossers into the interior of the country, making it close to impossible to ever deport these foreign nationals in the future. About 99 percent of these illegal aliens are never deported.

The UAC program has resettled close to 13,000 young migrants across the U.S. in the last three months of 2018, alone. Assuming that each of these UACs was resettled in a household where at least two illegal aliens reside, this would account for a de facto amnesty for about 26,000 illegal aliens.

Nearly 35,000 UACs were resettled in the U.S. in Fiscal Year 2018, with the vast majority going to live with sponsors in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Democrat legislators added numerous aid and welfare programs in the 2019 spending bill for the growing wave of economic migrants.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

A spending bill offered to Trump will spark the "largest surge" of young migrants that "the country has ever seen," immigration experts warn. 

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Democratic leaders directed their deputies on the 2019 border security panel to hide their negotiating victories from President Donald Trump.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended more than 1,300 migrants in a single day this week. This represents the largest 24-hour apprehension total since June 2014.

Agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) in South Texas encountered several large groups of mostly Central American migrants on Tuesday. These totaled approximately 1,300 migrants, according to Border Patrol officials.

Officials said this is the largest single-day apprehension total since June 2014 when RGV Sector agents encountered thousands of unaccompanied minors.

In one instance on Tuesday, McAllen Station agents encountered a “large group” of migrants. Border Patrol officials define a “large group” as more than 100 migrants.

The group consisted of family units and unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, officials stated.

The June 2014 apprehensions coincide with Breitbart Texas’ revelation of the massive numbers of Unaccompanied Alien Children pouring into the U.S. from Central America. Breitbart Texas Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby released leaked photos of the children being packed into warehouses in South Texas in June 2014. The photos showed unaccompanied minors as young as 12-years-old crammed in Obama-era processing centers due to the swell of migrant crossings.

In January, RGV Sector agents apprehended 17,711 migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry, according to the Southwest Border Migration Report published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that month. This amounts to an average of nearly 600 migrants per day in the sector that leads the nation in apprehensions. Of those, 9,946 were family units and an additional 2,184 were unaccompanied minors.

The RGV Sector accounted for nearly 40 percent of all migrants apprehended along the nine southwestern Border Patrol sectors. During the first four months of Fiscal Year 2019, RGV agents apprehended 77,536 of the 201,497 total migrants apprehended in all southwestern border sectors.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

A "compromise" spending bill provides an amnesty pipeline for illegal alien household members of MS-13 gang members who arrive as UACs.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Two members of the Texas House of Representatives are preparing a bill that would provide $2.5 billion to fund a border wall. The proposal would take the money from Texas’ “Rainy Day Fund.”

State Representatives Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredricksburg) and Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) are working on legislation to take $2.5 billion from the Texas Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rain Day Fund, to provide funding to build a border wall along the Texas border with Mexico. The proposal is still in the drafting phase, sources tell Breitbart News, but a bill could be filed soon.

A source in Rep. Biedermann’s office told Breitbart News on Tuesday that the bill is still in the planning stages but calls for the funds to be allocated to the Office of the Texas Governor, who would oversee the process of allocating funds and getting the wall built.

The funds would be used to design, test, construct, and install physical barriers, roads, and technology along the international land border between Texas and Mexico with a goal of preventing illegal border crossings in those areas, Biedermann told Breitbart News on Sunday.

Breitbart News reached out to the offices of Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and the Department of Homeland Security for a reaction to the proposal.

A spokesman for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick responded that Governor Patrick does not support using Rainy Day Funds to build a Texas border wall. Instead, the Lt. Governor proposed that Texas invoice the federal government for the billions of dollars the state has already spent and use those receipts to pay for building a wall in Texas.

The 2017 Texas Legislature funded approximately $800 million for border security for the biennium, Breitbart News reported. The legislature increased the spending from the $300 million authorized by the 2015 legislative session. Governor Greg Abbott proposed continuing the spending level during his State of the State address last week.

Other responses were not immediately available and will be reported when received.

During the first four months of the current fiscal year, Border Patrol agents apprehended 201,497 migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry. Of those, 133,912 migrants (66 percent) entered through the five Border Patrol Sectors that cover Texas. This includes the El Paso Sector which also provides border security enforcement for New Mexico, according to the January Southwest Border Migration Report published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. New Mexico border security would not be included in this proposal.

The combination of 99,901 Family Unit Alien (FMUA) apprehensions this year combined with Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) apprehensions — a total of 120,024 families and unaccompanied minors — represents nearly 60 percent of all migrant apprehensions this year. This compares to 36 percent of the total migrants apprehended in FY2018.

The apprehension of FMUAs and UACs in the five Texas-based Border Patrol Sectors accounted for 87,362 of the 120,024 (73 percent) apprehended in all nine southwest Border Patrol sectors. Again, the Texas-based sectors include apprehensions in New Mexico.

A 2014 study from the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR) concluded that the cost of providing education, health care, law enforcement, and social/government services to migrants who entered the U.S illegally is an estimated $12.1 billion per year. The costs today could be higher as the percentage of migrants classified as FMUA or UAC increased dramatically.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Rep. Mo Brooks is urging Trump to veto a spending bill put forward by the GOP and Democrats, calling the deal "really bad for America."

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 325 Central American migrants after they illegally crossed into Arizona Thursday near Lukeville.

Agents assigned to the Ajo Station came upon a large group of migrants who illegally crossed west of the Lukeville port of entry, according to Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials. The group consisted of 325 migrants from Central America.

A large group of 325 Central Americans were apprehended by @CBP #USBP agents near Lukeville Thursday, where limited infrastructure is currently located and smugglers continue to take advantage. Details: https://t.co/0SaXSyvXVD pic.twitter.com/iLJa0jnqST

— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) February 8, 2019

Border Patrol camera surveillance of the area detected a possible campfire and dispatched a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew to the area. The aircrew spotted the group and directed ground-based Border Patrol agents to the scene.

The area where the migrant group crossed is protected only by vehicle barriers. There is no physical barrier to pedestrian crossings in this part of the border that is being exploited by human smugglers and large migrant groups from Central America.

The agents found the group huddled around a campfire during the freezing weather conditions of Thursday morning. Leaders of the group admitted they crossed the border illegally after being dropped off by multiple buses on Mexico’s Federal Highway 2 that runs parallel to the U.S. border.

The groups waited alongside the highway located about 50 yards from the Arizona border until the entire group assembled to cross the border at the same time. Smugglers in this area use this strategy to tie up all of the Border Patrol resources so they can move drugs or other high-value human customers across the border with little opposition, officials previously told Breitbart News.

The strategy appears to work as agents who would otherwise be patrolling the border were reassigned to provide security, care, and transportation for the 325 migrants. The agents utilized vans and trucks to transport the group 15 miles through very rough terrain to a staging area where buses could be utilized to take them the rest of the way for processing.

Agents said the group consisted of 150 juveniles. At least 32 traveled as Unaccompanied Alien Children, officials reported.

Medical specialists assigned to the Department of Homeland Security provided initial medical screening and treatment. They found two juveniles in need of immediate medical care. One of those, a 5-year-old reportedly has chicken pox while the second, a 12-year-old suffered a skin infection. Agents transported them to an area hospital for treatment.

“Illicit transnational criminal organizations exploit the vulnerability of foreign nationals with false promises of legal status and encourage dangerous border crossings, placing lives at risk,” CBP officials stated.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for the Breitbart Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 325 Central American migrants after they illegally crossed into Arizona Thursday near Lukeville.

Agents assigned to the Ajo Station came upon a large group of migrants who illegally crossed west of the Lukeville port of entry, according to Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials. The group consisted of 325 migrants from Central America.

A large group of 325 Central Americans were apprehended by @CBP #USBP agents near Lukeville Thursday, where limited infrastructure is currently located and smugglers continue to take advantage. Details: https://t.co/0SaXSyvXVD pic.twitter.com/iLJa0jnqST

— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) February 8, 2019

Border Patrol camera surveillance of the area detected a possible campfire and dispatched a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew to the area. The aircrew spotted the group and directed ground-based Border Patrol agents to the scene.

The area where the migrant group crossed is protected only by vehicle barriers. There is no physical barrier to pedestrian crossings in this part of the border that is being exploited by human smugglers and large migrant groups from Central America.

The agents found the group huddled around a campfire during the freezing weather conditions of Thursday morning. Leaders of the group admitted they crossed the border illegally after being dropped off by multiple buses on Mexico’s Federal Highway 2 that runs parallel to the U.S. border.

The groups waited alongside the highway located about 50 yards from the Arizona border until the entire group assembled to cross the border at the same time. Smugglers in this area use this strategy to tie up all of the Border Patrol resources so they can move drugs or other high-value human customers across the border with little opposition, officials previously told Breitbart News.

The strategy appears to work as agents who would otherwise be patrolling the border were reassigned to provide security, care, and transportation for the 325 migrants. The agents utilized vans and trucks to transport the group 15 miles through very rough terrain to a staging area where buses could be utilized to take them the rest of the way for processing.

Agents said the group consisted of 150 juveniles. At least 32 traveled as Unaccompanied Alien Children, officials reported.

Medical specialists assigned to the Department of Homeland Security provided initial medical screening and treatment. They found two juveniles in need of immediate medical care. One of those, a 5-year-old reportedly has chicken pox while the second, a 12-year-old suffered a skin infection. Agents transported them to an area hospital for treatment.

“Illicit transnational criminal organizations exploit the vulnerability of foreign nationals with false promises of legal status and encourage dangerous border crossings, placing lives at risk,” CBP officials stated.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Border Patrol agents learned that a migrant who crossed the border with a large group in the New Mexico desert is suffering from flesh-eating bacteria. Border Patrol officials said this is one of many ailments for which they are treating migrants.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Lordsburg Station in New Mexico said a Central American migrant sought medical treatment for what he believed to be a rash. The agents transported the migrant to a hospital where doctors determine the rash to be caused by necrotizing fascitis — flesh-eating bacteria, Border Patrol spokesman Carlos Antunez told the Associated Press.

The bacteria, which can be fatal, spreads quickly after being introduced to the body through a minor cut or scrape. It can cause an infection that can destroy muscle, skin, and other tissue, officials reported.

The migrant is expected to require extensive treatment for the infection.

El Paso Sector agents apprehended the migrant after he illegally crossed the border near the Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.

Officials said that since the beginning of the current fiscal year on October 1, 2018, agents apprehended 26 “large groups” of Central American migrants in this one small section of an unsecured border region. Border Patrol officials define a “large group” as having more than 100 migrants.

At least 2,600 migrants have been apprehended in this region that normally sees a few hundred per year.

During the entirety of Fiscal Year 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, the El Paso Sector reported apprehending a total of 31,561 migrants. Those included 12,312 family units and 5,461 unaccompanied minors, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 2018 Southwest Border Migration Report. Officials told Breitbart News in December that the Lordsburg station’s apprehensions represent a small portion of those numbers. And, the Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base, located in the extreme southwestern part of the New Mexico boot heel, accounted for a small portion of that.

On Thursday, Antunez said Lordsburg Station agents apprehended a group of 306 migrants. He said some of these migrants had illnesses and injuries requiring treatment.

“We’re seeing for example, chicken pox, different strands of influenza, syphilis, scabies. This is something that we see with the illegal aliens and we have to provide treatment for them,” Antunez stated.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents are also witnessing massive numbers of migrant families crossing into the Arizona desert, Breitbart News reported. Officials report the increase in the number of large group border crossings led to the apprehension of nearly 9,000 in Fiscal Year 2019 to date.

CBP officials reported on Thursday that 8,797 migrants, mostly families and minors from Guatemala, crossed the border in 53 large groups since October 1, 2o18. CBP defines a large group as more than 100 migrants. Of that number, 7,757 are Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from Guatemala.

The report states that 84.6 percent of the large groups are FMUA migrants, while 11.5 percent are UACs. Nearly all (99.6 percent) of the large group migrant crossings came from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, officials stated.

Officials reported:

USBP transported 2,224 subjects (5.3% of all southwest border arrests for the same period) to local hospitals since December 22, 2018.

USBP has spent a total of 19,299 hours providing various levels of support to these hospital visits. This includes transportation to and from, and over watch for each person/family at the hospital. This means there are less agents performing border security duties.

“Smugglers and traffickers then use these large groups as “cover” while USBP resources are utilized to arrest and detention-related duties associated with the large groups,” officials stated. The report cites examples of this behavior:

On January 16, 2018, USBP apprehended a group of 253 illegal aliens and in a separate event seized approximately 265 lbs of marijuana.

On January 17, 2018, USBP agents seized 705 lbs of Cocaine. On the same day, USBP agents apprehended a large group of 174.

On January 18, 2018, USBP apprehended a group of 116 and in a separate event seized approximately 1,087 lbs of marijuana.

Judicial Watch

Published  3 months ago

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Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

Two of the three suspects in the MS-13 gang-related assault of a Long Island teenager exploited the unaccompanied minor loophole after crossing the border illegally in South Texas.

Judicial Watch

Published  3 months ago

Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This includes tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia. In fact, a Guatemalan migrant who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve had Influenza B, a virus that causes respiratory infections.

Federal agents are referring 50 illegal immigrants a day for urgent medical care, according to figures obtained by Washington D.C.’s conservative newspaper. Authorities say “it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.” Many of the migrants have tuberculosis, parasites or the flue, the feds confirm. There are also lots of pregnant women about to give birth. The article quotes Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan saying that most of the illegal immigrants were sick when they arrived at the U.S. border. “Many were ill before they departed their homes,” McAleenan said. “We’re talking about cases of pneumonia, tuberculosis, parasites. These are not things that developed urgently in a matter of days.”

A separate story published by a mainstream newspaper on New Year’s Eve discloses that in the last few weeks of 2018 more than 450 illegal immigrants required medical attention for illnesses. More than half were children. In the piece CBP Commissioner McAleenan refers to the situation as a “crisis.” Here’s an excerpt from the article: “The ill migrants have been arriving with all kinds of ailments, many with flu or pneumonia that can be particularly pervasive and dangerous this time of year.” It proceeds to reveal that 17 illegal immigrants have been hospitalized and that the Coast Guard has been deployed to help, sending medical teams to Border Patrol sectors getting bombarded with sick migrants. They include Yuma and Tucson, Arizona as well as the Rio Grande Valley.

It’s unbelievable that a “news” narrative can change so quickly in just a few weeks. Right before Christmas the mainstream media proclaimed illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States. In various articles reporters took it a step further by claiming that migrants actually help fight disease. One story, published by NBC news and reiterated by various other outlets, focused on a study commissioned by a medical journal. One of the researchers received lots of print for declaring that migrants spreading disease is a “false argument” used to keep them out. The editor of the medical journal that conducted the study was quoted saying this: “In too many countries, the issue of migration is used to divide societies and advance a populist agenda.” The biased coverage marked a great example of the mainstream media distorting information to promote a liberal agenda.

Judicial Watch has interviewed medical experts that confirm illegal immigrants do indeed pose a serious public health threat to the U.S. by bringing dangerous diseases into the country. This includes tuberculosis, dengue and Chikungunya. After returning from covering the Central American caravan along the Guatemala-Honduras border, Judicial Watch spoke with a prominent physician in a border state who warned that the migrants will undoubtedly bring infectious diseases into the U.S. Among them are extremely drug resistant strands of tuberculosis and mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya that are widespread in the region.

The same week Judicial Watch published the story about the caravan health threat a major newspaper reported on the health crisis created by the influx of Venezuelans fleeing to neighboring countries. The migrants are spreading malaria, yellow fever, diphtheria, dengue, tuberculosis and AIDS throughout South America. Many of the diseases had been considered eradicated in the neighboring Latin American countries, according to government officials cited in the article, which states that “contagion from Venezuela’s economic meltdown is starting to spread to neighboring countries—not financially, but literally, in the form of potentially deadly diseases carried among millions of refugees.” As an example, the story reveals that “measles reappeared with a vengeance” in a Brazilian city near the Venezuelan border that had declared the highly contagious airborne disease “vanquished” nearly two decades ago. “Measles is already spreading beyond the Brazilian Amazon to other Brazilian states, as well as Colombia, Peru and as far south as Argentina, according to recent Pan American Health Organization reports,” the article states. “Other diseases racing through communities in Venezuela are now crossing borders and raising concerns among health authorities as far away as the U.S.”

Years ago, when Barack Obama let tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors into the country, health experts warned about the serious hazards to the American public. Most of the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) came from Central America, like the current caravan, and they crossed into the U.S. through Mexico, in the same way that the caravan expects to. Swine flu, dengue fever and Ebola were among the diseases that the hordes of UACs brought with them, according to lawmakers and medical experts interviewed by Judicial Watch during the influx. At the time, a U.S. Congressman, who is also a medical doctor, told Judicial Watch about the danger to the American public as well as the Border Patrol agents forced to care for the UACs. The former lawmaker, Phil Gingrey, referred to it as a “severe and dangerous” crisis because the Central American youths were importing infectious diseases considered to be largely eradicated in this country. Many migrants lack basic vaccinations such as those to prevent chicken pox or measles, leaving America’s young children and the elderly particularly susceptible, Gingrey pointed out then. To handle the escalating health crisis the CDC activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that largely operated in secrecy.

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

A poorly written law and court precedent are at the center of the humanitarian crisis along the U.S. southern border, officials argued.

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

As the humanitarian crisis continues along the U.S-Mexico Border, officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) say that 22,000 minors “illegally crossed the border” in December. Nearly 25 percent of those were unaccompanied.

“Vulnerable populations are embarking on the dangerous journey north in record numbers putting themselves and minors in harm’s way, last month 22,000 minors illegally crossed our borders,” DHS Spokeswoman Katie Waldman said in a written statement. Of those, approximately 5,000 cross the border without a parent or guardian as Unaccompanied Alien Children, she said.

During the first three months of Fiscal Year 2019, more than 15,000 children crossed the border without parents. It is not clear how many minors in total crossed the border during this period, but in the first two months of the new fiscal year, nearly 60,000 crossed as unaccompanied minors or family units, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s November Southwest Border Migration Report.

“The lack of a physical barrier coupled with major loopholes from badly written laws and a terrible ruling from the Ninth Circuit act a magnet for family units and unaccompanied alien children,” Waldman said. “Congress must act to fund the border wall, amend the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protections Reauthorization Act, and terminate the Ninth Circuit’s Flores Settlement Agreement to stop the cycle of illegal immigration.”

The massive increase in minors crossing the border led to what is now being called a humanitarian crisis by U.S. officials. The increases in border crossings by families and minors have resulted in a “significant” number of referrals for medical treatment because of the stress of the journey, crowded conveyances, and the current flu season, government officials stated.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said, “We are facing an unprecedented crisis on the southern border that is putting the most vulnerable populations at risk. 129 children under the age of five have been referred for emergency medical care in the last week. The care of those in CBP custody is paramount, and the United States Border Patrol is doing everything in its power to handle this crisis.”

“The status quo is not acceptable,” the commissioner said. “As [DHS Secretary Kirstjen] Nielsen has stated, the system is at the breaking point. Border Patrol stations built decades ago are not resourced to handle this crisis and are not the best facilities to house children with their parents for extended periods.”

During the last week of the year, CBP referred 451 cases to medical providers, the agency reported. Of those, 129 were children under the age of five and 88 were between the ages of six and fourteen. The remaining 42 aged between 15 and 17, officials reported. These referrals resulted in at least 17 hospitalizations for illness.

Officials reported these numbers for the period beginning on December 22 and ending on December 30. They cautioned that these are “operations reporting” numbers and could change on a daily basis.

Conservative Review

Published  3 months ago

Breitbart

Published  4 months ago

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials released a detailed timeline relating to the death of seven-year-old Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin. The young girl crossed the New Mexico-Mexico border on December 6 as part of a group of 163 migrants and died shortly after midnight on December 8.

“Border Patrol Agents, including trained Emergency Medical Technicians did everything in their power to provide emergency medical assistance for Jakelin Caal Maquin immediately after her father notified the agents of her distress at a remote Forward Operating Base, 94 miles from the nearest Border Patrol Station, CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “Border Patrol Agents revived Jakelin twice before emergency responders arrived via air ambulance to continue medical care. Emergency Medical professionals transported her by helicopter to the nearest children’s hospital.”

“Despite our trained EMT agents’ best efforts fighting for Jakelin’s life, and the work of the Hidalgo County and Providence Children’s Hospital medical teams treating her, we were unable to rescue her,” Commissioner McAleenan stated.

Following is a detailed official timeline relating to the death of the young girl:

On December 6, 2018 at 9:15 PM, a seven-year-old female juvenile Guatemalan was apprehended with her father for illegal entry with a group of 163 illegal aliens approximately a

half mile west of the Antelope Wells Port of Entry at the Bounds Forward Operating Base (Bounds FOB). There were four Border Patrol Agents on scene at the time.

Upon apprehension, the Border Patrol Agent conducted an initial screening, which consists of an interview and observation of the detainee to identify any health or safety problems to ensure that they receive necessary medical care. The initial screening revealed no evidence of health issues. Additionally, the father claimed that the child was in good health as indicated on the Form I779.

Due to the extreme remote nature of the location, while awaiting transport to the nearest Border Patrol station, the aliens were held inside the Sally Port of the Antelope Wells Port of Entry and had access to food, water and restrooms.

At 10:00 PM, an MCI Transport Bus left the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station route to the Bounds FOB. The Lordsburg Border Patrol Station is approximately 94 miles away from the FOB Bounds. Due to the remoteness of this area, vehicle transport between locations takes between two to three hours.

Around 12:20 am on December 7, the MCI Transport Bus transported the first group to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station. Because Unaccompanied Alien Children are a priority, UACs were on the first transport to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station.

The MCI Transport Bus returned at 4:00 AM to the Bounds FOB. At 4:30 AM, the second group of aliens including the child and her father was loaded onto the MCI Transport Bus. Just prior to departure, at 5:00 AM, the father first advised the agent that the child was sick and vomiting while on the bus.

At this time, the Agents notified the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station to prepare to receive the child and provide emergency medical care. Due to the remoteness of the area, meeting emergency medical personnel in Lordsburg was the best means to provide the child with emergency care.

Shortly before 6:30 AM, the bus arrived at the Sally Port of the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station and the father advised that the child was not breathing. A Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician began to provide medical care and revived the child twice. It was determined at this time that she had a temperature of 105.7 degrees.

Hidalgo County EMS arrived and began providing care at 6:40 AM. A decision was made to transport to the nearest trauma center, Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Air Ambulance departed LOB with the child at 7:45 AM, she arrived at the Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso at 8:50 AM and immediately received additional emergency medical care.

Her father was transported by USBP via a government vehicle to the hospital.

At 11:00 AM December 7, LOB was notified juvenile went into cardiac arrest again and was subsequently revived. LOB learned that the CT scan revealed brain swelling. She was breathing by machine and diagnosed with liver failure.

She died at 12:35 AM on December 8 with her father on scene. The Guatemalan government was notified immediately and is working with the El Paso Sector leadership.

“We cannot stress enough the dangers posed by traveling long distances, in crowded transportation, or in the natural elements through remote desert areas without food, water and other supplies,” the commissioner concluded. “No one should risk injury, or even death, by crossing our border unlawfully.”

Breitbart

Published  4 months ago

CBP officials stated that the father of the seven-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody on December 7 claimed she was in good health until seven hours after they were apprehended. The father made mention of the girl being sick as they began a two-hour bus ride from the forward operating base to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station.

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection told reporters on a national conference call that the young girl was part of a large group of 163 migrants who illegally crossed the border at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry at about 10 p.m. on December 6. The port of entry was closed at the time of the crossing and the migrants entered the U.S. illegally, officials stated. In addition to large numbers of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA), the group contained at least 50 Unaccompanied Alien Children, according to the source who spoke on background.

Due to the remote location, only four Border Patrol agents were available at the time for processing this group of migrants, the official stated. During the initial screening, the agents asked the migrants a series of 20 questions concerning their health and other demographic information. Officials said the agents asked the father the questions in Spanish and translated his answers to English for documentation on the form. The father reportedly checked the box on the I-779 immigration form that said his daughter had no current illnesses.

Officials stressed the remote and primitive nature of the facilities in this area. The agents initially took the 163 migrants to a small forward operating base (FOB) located near the port of entry. Agents began the process of transporting the group to the Lordsburg Border Patrol station by bus. Only one bus is available in this area and CBP protocols call for unaccompanied minors to be transported first. Travel time by bus on these highly primitive roads in mountainous desert terrain takes about two to three hours. Officials stressed that bus transportation is the fastest means available in this area — keeping in mind that the father had not yet reported the girl to be ill.

At about 4:30 a.m., the bus returned to the FOB after transporting the unaccompanied minors and began loading family unit migrants, including the little girl and her father, officials stated. At about 5 a.m., the father reported the little girl was ill and vomiting. Border Patrol agents on the bus reportedly called ahead to the station to advise the girl’s condition and request EMT trained agents to meet them on arrival.

At about 6 a.m., the bus arrived at the Lordsburg Station and the girl had reportedly stopped breathing. Agents revived the girl and arranged transportation for her to a children’s hospital in El Paso by helicopter, the official continued. The helicopter arrived at 7:45 a.m and took the girl to El Paso. The agents provided ground transportation for the father. During the flight, the girl reportedly suffered cardiac arrest and was revived by the aircrew.

Doctors said the girl suffered brain swelling and liver failure. She died later that day.

“Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child’s life under the most trying of circumstances. As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathize with the loss of any child,” Department of Homeland Security officials said in a written statement.

The incident will be investigated by the CBP’s inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility.

Breitbart

Published  4 months ago

Trump's deputies are arresting more illegal migrants who try to pick up youths and children at the U.S. exit of the UAC smuggling route.

National Review

Published  4 months ago

I knew it. I knew the instant I saw Twitter erupt in outrage at the use of tear gas to disperse a crowd of people charging our southern border that someone would find an example of the Obama administration doing the same thing. And sure enough, there it was, shared far and wide within minutes, a San Diego Union-Tribune story from November 25, 2013:

A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said.

Twitter existed in 2013. I was on it, and I certainly don’t recall an eruption of outrage, followed by days of think-pieces explaining the horrors of pepper spray and the deep betrayal of American values.

In fact, that November incident was hardly unique. As the Washington Times reports, “the same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during the later years of President Barack Obama’s administration.”

But that was then. Sensible people understood that you can’t just let a mob rush the border, and Border Patrol agents can and should use non-lethal means to protect themselves from rocks and bottles. And the pictures of kids in cages in the Obama era?

Well, there was an “enormous spike” in kids crossing the border, and we “didn’t have enough shelter facilities.” So kids had to be put in Border Patrol lock-ups. But that was temporary. The Obama administration took good care of kids after they left the lock-up, right? Well, not exactly. Some children faced a terrible nightmare. Here’s a paragraph from a 2016 Senate report:

Over a period of four months in 2014, however, HHS allegedly placed a number of UACs [Unaccompanied Alien Children] in the hands of a ring of human traffickers who forced them to work on egg farms in and around Marion, Ohio, leading to a federal criminal indictment. According to the indictment, the minor victims were forced to work six or seven days a week, twelve hours per day. The traffickers repeatedly threatened the victims and their families with physical harm, and even death, if they did not work or surrender their entire paychecks. The indictment alleges that the defendants “used a combination of threats, humiliation, deprivation, financial coercion, debt manipulation, and monitoring to create a climate of fear and helplessness that would compel [the victims’] compliance.” [Emphasis added.]

One of the more frustrating aspects of our current political debate is the extent to which differences from administration to administration are exaggerated and distorted. Let’s take, for example, media coverage of the Obama administration. To this day, the inaccurate picture of his presidency haunts American discourse. While there are obvious differences with the Trump administration, Obama was not exactly the man who many millions of Americans think he was.

He was a peace president who ordered ten times more drone strikes than George W. Bush. He was the peace president who left office with American boots on the ground in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, and scattered across North Africa. His administration refueled Saudi jets to enable the indiscriminate Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen. Oh, and he droned American citizens abroad without even a nod to due process.

He was the environmentalist president so hostile to fossil fuels that he presided over an extraordinary boom in domestic oil production:

He was the compassionate president who admitted a grand total of fewer than 2,000 Syrian refugees in the first five years of the Syrian civil war. He was the compassionate president whose deportations peaked at an average of 34,000 people in fiscal year 2012.

I share these facts not to argue that there aren’t distinct and important differences between Barack Obama and Donald Trump. There are. And those differences manifest themselves in each of the policy categories outlined above. But when discussing differences, gravity and proportion matter. And they matter greatly.

Indeed, I’d argue that both conservative and liberal media outlets had an interest in amplifying Obama’s progressive credentials and advancing a fundamentally flawed narrative about the nature and character of his presidency. Exaggerating his progressive virtue (or vice) kept partisans engaged. It kept ramping up the stakes of our political conflicts, and it contributed immensely to the Flight 93 mentality that dominates politics today.

How much time did conservative media spend debating Obama’s willingness to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” even while he was droning, bombing, and shelling terrorists from Afghanistan to Libya? How much time did the liberal media spend amplifying Obama’s desire for peace with Iran even as he helped Saudi Arabia wage its proxy war against Iran in Yemen, at a simply enormous toll in innocent human life?

By failing to provide perspective, the media creates a sense of outrage when none is justified and inoculates the public against injustice when injustice is real. The Left looks at the tear gas on the border and believes norms are being violated when they’re not. The Right looks at critical reporting about Trump and starts to presume that it’s illegitimate, even if the facts are egregious.

All too often, we act as if the immense American ship of state lurches from right to left with each new election, when the reality is often that the turns in crucial areas are gradual. Partisans who forget this fact find themselves condemning their opponents for behavior their own side engaged in when confronted by similar challenges. Reality has a way of constraining a government’s options, even when very different people occupy the Oval Office.

Again, I’m not arguing there aren’t important differences in the presidents. There are, and in some areas those differences are quite profound. It’s worth exposing those differences, and it’s worth debating those differences. At the same time, we cannot abandon historical perspective, a perspective that can and should grant a degree of humility.

The lesson? Before you express outrage at any politician for his egregious violation of “norms” or his “radical” departure from the rule of law, check recent history. You might be surprised by what you find.

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

President Trump's new border rules include a clause that could sharply curb the cartels' trafficking of children and youths into the U.S.

Breitbart

Published  5 months ago

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 450 migrants, mostly from Central America, who illegally crossed the border on Tuesday and Wednesday. The migrants exploited weaknesses in older technology to cross over and burrow under the existing barrier.

During a two-day period beginning on November 6, agents assigned to the Yuma Station apprehended large groups of migrants who illegally crossed the border east of the San Luis Port of Entry. The nearly 45o migrants who mostly travelled to the U.S. from Central America ranged in age from two-years-old to 48, according to information provided to Breitbart News by Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials.

A Yuma Station camera operator observed a large group of 82 illegal aliens crossing from Mexico into the U.S. by climbing over the legacy “landing mat border wall” east of the San Luis Port of Entry, officials stated. The operator dispatched agents to respond to the area. When they arrived, the group surrendered to the agents. During an immigration interview, the agents learned the migrants were mostly family units from Guatemala (79) and El Salvador (3) ranging in age from two to 48-years-old.

A few hours later, operators detected another large group of migrants (83) digging a small hole under the barrier in the same area. Video surveillance provided to Breitbart News by Yuma Sector officials shows the group coming through the hole and a Border Patrol vehicle quickly arriving on scene to take the migrants into custody. The second group also consisted mostly of family units from Guatemalans (69) and El Salvador (14). They ranged in age from two to 40-years-old, officials reported.

Yuma Sector officials said the old-style “landing mat” wall design lacks the improved concrete footer found in the new wall prototypes tested in the San Diego Sector earlier this year. This older style technology allows migrants to burrow under the fence.

Border Patrol officials reported that by the end of the day on Wednesday, agents apprehended 449 illegal aliens. The vast majority of these migrants came to the U.S. as family units from Central America.

“Yuma Sector continues to see increasing numbers of aliens crossing illegally into its area of

responsibility from countries other than Mexico where they are able to exploit the outdated

infrastructure,” Yuma Sector officials said in a written statement.

During October, the first month of the new fiscal year, Yuma Sector agents witnessed a 198 percent increase in the number of Family Unit Aliens apprehended in the sector. In addition to the families, the Yuma Sector also reported a 36 percent increase in the apprehension of Unaccompanied Alien Children.

The Washington Times

Published  8 months ago

On any given day, nearly 20 illegal immigrant children skip their deportation hearings and disappear into the shadows, the Trump administration said Thursday, putting contours on the difficulty the go

Judicial Watch

Published  8 months ago

Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: A Victory for the Rule of Law Another Obama scandal: ‘Unaccompanied Children’ Included Criminals, Smugglers, & Traffickers The John Brennan-Harry Reid Collusion to ‘Get Trump’   Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! If you watched disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok...

Conservative Tribune

Published  9 months ago

A pair of teenage brothers charged in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old in Maryland are nationals of El Salvador who arrived in the U.S. as unaccompanied minors, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Lenin Mancias-Callejas and Bryan Mancias-Callejas, both 16, were arrested and charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the killing of Herson Mejia-Alvarez, Prince George’s County Police said.

Both Mancias-Callejas brothers are illegal immigrants from El Salvador, a senior Department of Homeland Security official familiar with the matter told TheDCNF on Friday.

“DHS can confirm that Lenin Mancias-Callejas and Bryan Mancias-Callejas are natives of El Salvador who entered the United States as an Unaccompanied Alien Children [UAC] and are illegally present,” the official said on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

Prince George’s County police say officers found Mejia-Alvarez’s body on the afternoon of May 23 in Silver Spring, Maryland, a near suburb of Washington, D.C. Cell phone records show that Mejia-Alvarez and the Mancias-Callejas brothers were at the same apartment building and then went together to a wooded area, where the 19-year-old’s body was later found.

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The brothers and a third suspect in the murder, 18-year-old Francisco Sosa, are members of the transnational gang MS-13, the Washington Post reported, citing police charging documents.

In recent years, increased MS-13 activity has been correlated with the resettlement of UAC from Central America in certain U.S. metro areas, according to an analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies, which documented more than 500 cases of MS-13 members arrested or charged with crimes since 2012.

States that have seen the heaviest UAC resettlement were also those that had the most arrests of MS-13 gang members. California, Maryland, New York, Virginia and Massachusetts were the top five among 22 states where an MS-13 member was arrested or charged since 2012, and those five states accounted 63 percent of all MS-13 arrest nationwide.

Suburban Washington has been the site of several horrific acts of violence by MS-13 violence over the past year, particularly in areas where large populations of immigrants from Central American countries have settled. Known for its brutal stabbing and beating murders, the gang has a significant presence in Fairfax County, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland, both relatively well-to-do bedroom communities of the national capital.

In November, Montgomery County police charged three MS-13 members, two of them illegal immigrants from El Salvador, in connection with the gruesome killing of a man in Wheaton, Maryland. Along with other gang members, they allegedly lured the man into a park, stabbed him more than 100 times, beheaded him, and then cut out his heart, according to police reports.

More recently, 11 suspected MS-13 members were charged on June 22 with conspiracy to kidnap, in connection with the 2016 murders of two teens whose bodies were discovered buried in a Fairfax County park. All of the suspects are men in their 20s and all are originally from El Salvador, according to federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The Mancias-Callejas brothers are being held in Prince George’s County jail without bond, according to an online inmate database. Police say they are still searching for Sosa.

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Breitbart

Published  10 months ago

Migrant children who cross into the United States either alone or with adults have a nearly three times higher standard of living when in federal custody than the average, middle class American child.

In Fiscal Year 2017, the federal government referred nearly 41,000 unaccompanied minor border crossers to the Unaccompanied Alien Children program which is facilitated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

According to data provided to Breitbart News, each unaccompanied minor costs American taxpayers roughly $34,660 annually. This is a nearly three times higher standard of living than the average, American middle class child.

In an American middle class family of four, each child costs their parents about $12,980 a year. This is far below what unaccompanied minor border crossers cost U.S. taxpayers when they enter the Unaccompanied Alien Children program.

Previously, Breitbart News reported how these unaccompanied minor border crossers live better than the more than 13 million American children who remain in poverty.

Child Border Crossers Have Higher Standard of Living than 13M Impoverished Americanhttps://t.co/QRJBmUNUBX

Overall, about $1.4 billion is spent on unaccompanied minor border crossers every year, which American taxpayers underwrite, as

Breitbart

Published  10 months ago

Migrant children who cross into the United States either alone or with adults have a higher standard of living once they are put into federal care than the more than 13 million American children who are living in poverty across the country.

In Fiscal Year 2017, the federal government referred nearly 41,000 unaccompanied minor border crossers to the Unaccompanied Alien Children program which is facilitated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Data provided to Breitbart News reveals that each unaccompanied minor costs the federal government about $34,660 annually. This is a higher standard of living per child than the roughly 13 million American children who continue to live below the U.S. poverty line.

In 2016, there were about 13.2 million American children under the age of 18 living in poverty. These are U.S. children, for example, whose parents or guardians –in a household of four — earn less than $24,500 a year.

This annual income for an impoverished American family is $10,000 less than the more than $34,500 in federal funds which are spent on each unaccompanied minor border crosser.

Report: Young Border Crossers Cost American Taxpayers $1.4B Last Yearhttps://t.co/TkalmfLb9c

Overall, about $1.4 billion is spent on unaccompanied minor border crossers every year, which American taxpayers foot the bill for, as Breitbart News reported.

Those comfortable living conditions include lodging, meals, clothing, medical care, education, recreation, counseling, among other services.

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