Here’s a new ploy being used by illegals trying to game the system: Create fake families with unrelated children and throw yourself at the mercy of the Border Patrol.
The Washington Times reported that one of the newest tactics, due to a recent surge in illegals trying to enter the country as part of an ongoing pre-election rush, is to “fabricate tales of heart-rending woes back home to try to convince border agents to admit them into the country”, according to internal Homeland Security documents reviewed by The Washington Times.
Even smugglers are beginning to pair unrelated children with adults and then coach the children to lie to agents that they are real families. Sometimes the “families” will split and go in different directions, hoping to be quickly released if apprehended.
Illegal immigrants who have witnessed the treatment children were receiving at our many detention centers, figured out that crossing as a family afforded them a better chance of being released into population.
According to The Washington Times analysts, “It has become so easy to sneak into the U.S. as a family that some aren’t even bothering to pay smugglers. Instead, they are making the trip on their own and saving thousands of dollars in fees. That has made the trip affordable for illegal immigrants who wouldn’t have made the journey otherwise.”
Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican representative of San Diego, has tracked the surge of migrants, and sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson this week asking why the administration is ignoring its own intelligence assessment.
In his letter he writes, “While the U.S. Congress and the American public can expect nothing to change in this regard until the new administration takes over, it is absolutely astonishing that your own intelligence unit — and the president’s own border intelligence unit — is drawing attention to U.S. immigration policy as a catalyst for illegal migration,” Mr. Hunter said. “Despite this fact, we’ve heard from the president, the department and the rest of the administration an entirely different narrative that doesn’t conform to what our own agents and intelligence officials continue to state.”
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said she hadn’t seen the documents The Times reviewed and couldn’t comment on them.
Jeh Johnson stated this month, “I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel that we must keep pace with this increase.”
The Border Patrol has recently added about 150 agents by pulling them from other regions, to keep up with the pace of this present increase.
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