Remember in 2014 and 2015 when those “unaccompanied alien children” from Central America came surging across the Southern border, and ran into the waiting arms of the Border Patrol?
From The Daily Caller:
Eighty percent of the unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who came into the U.S. during the height of the border surge in 2014 and 2015 were placed into the custody of illegal aliens already residing here, according to a new report.
Of the 71,000 UACs who came into the U.S. between February 2014 and September 2015, more than half were placed in the custody with their parents, according to data provided to the Associated Press in a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Most others were placed in the care of uncles, aunts and siblings.
Federal law requires federal immigration and border control agencies to turn minors who cross the border alone over to HHS if they come from countries that do not border the U.S. The department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement then works to find a sponsor living inside the U.S. to take care of the UAC until an immigration court hearing.
A vast majority of UACs apprehended at the border come from three Central American countries: El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
According to the AP, six percent of UACs were handed over to adults who had temporary protected status. Four percent were sponsored by U.S. citizens. Another one percent were placed in the custody of immigrants facing deportation proceedings.
The AP also reports:
Immigration status is not a factor in determining whether someone can sponsor a child. But sponsors are asked their status, and those in the country illegally must provide a backup plan to care for the children if they are deported.
Gee, why would our government be giving children to illegals? Could it be so that they can claim that they have to stay here “for the children?” Yes, that’s a rhetorical question. It’s the next best thing to having your own anchor baby!