According to a recent report by Axios, DHS has lost track of thousands of working-age alien minors they released into the country under the "Unaccompanied Alien Children" loophole at the border.
The alien minors were expected to stay in contact with DHS officials after they were surrendered to their "sponsors" as part of the UAC process. These sponsors are usually illegal alien parents or other legal relatives responsible for the minor’s safety and schooling.
Axios reported yesterday:
Roughly one-in-three [phone] calls made to [32,000] released migrant kids or their sponsors between January and May went unanswered, raising questions about the government’s ability to protect minors after they’re released to family members or others in the U.S. In 4,890 of those instances, [government] workers were unable to reach either the migrant or the sponsor.
Axios added that federal officials are already investigating whether dozens of alien minors released under the UAC process were actually released to labor traffickers - effectively condemning the minors to slavery - a 'mistake' DHS also made in 2014.
DHS’s expanded use of the UAC process has caught the ire of many in Congress and the Media; Breitbart News has extensively noted the growing evidence that the type of alien minors encountered at the border may not be much different than a typical economically incentivized migrant.
GOP lawmakers also derided the President and his Department of Homeland Security to make life that much easier for human smugglers and traffickers. Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.-27), who has voted in favor of amnesty this congress, even went as far as to blame Biden’s negligence on the border for creating a "huge market" for "child sex trafficking."
The thousands of alien minors who have lost communication with DHS is "just further proof if any were needed, that the unaccompanied minor flow is, at least in part, just a gimmick for labor migrants," said Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies; adding:
They’re just regular illegal aliens looking for work. They may not even be children because the government doesn’t really check their age, which could be 18, 19, 20. Even if they’re 16 or 17, there are lots of people that age working in construction or service jobs.
Maria Woltjen, executive director and founder of the progressive Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, which advocates for changes in both immigration "policy and practice" so that "immigrant children are recognized first as children," seemingly agreed with Mark Krikorian in a November 2020 interview - undercutting the narrative pushed by her own organization:
Honestly, I think almost everyone in the system knows that most of the [migrant] teens are coming to work and send money back home. They want to help their parents," she said in a November 2020 article.
According to the Axios report, despite most UACs being flown home in 2020 under President Trump, from January to July 31, President Biden’s DHS has admitted 77,000 young migrants who claim to be under age 18. Another 16,000 have arrived in August.
Shockingly, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reported at the press conference alongside Rep. Salazar that U.S. officials are completing coyotes’ contracts with alien parents and other sponsors in the U.S. - for free. "We’re complicit as a nation in human trafficking," the Senator said. Under Biden, "we’re transporting people — who pay [coyotes] to get here — the last mile with your taxpayer dollar."
Recent federal data shows that roughly 68 percent of the UACs are males, 75 percent are aged 15 or above, and 31 percent are at least aged 17. Less than 2 percent are aged nine.
For the complete story, please visit Axios.
Updated: Thu, Sep 16th 2021 @ 1:35pm EDT