This week the news of people at US border is everywhere, meanwhile this Department of homeland security found that owing to a loophole in the immigrant policy Immigrants have made kids as a medium to enter the US and at the border, in the last two years the number of immigrants with kids is increased by 110%.
Not all are illegitimate but the need of the hour is to give protection to the children as Immigrants have made kids as a medium to enter the US-
The DHS has some serious doubts that these children could be the victims of smuggling or drug trafficking. DHS also arrested 170 families who have entered the American soil based on the fake relationships.
At this time the main concern is not the legitimacy of the children but to protect the children from this and give proper welfare as told by DHS official against the allegation put forward in regard of family separation against Trump.
Flores settlement leaves a big loophole that allows immigrants with kids to the interior of American soil-
Katie Waldman spokeswoman of the department in response blamed the Flores Settlement using which many of the immigrants entered the country. Border Patrol if sees any immigrant with a kid or minor allows them to pass through and can settle in the country. Many have misused the settlement to come to the US. This also gave a chance to the smugglers to use the kids and come to the country. Many cases of fake relationship have come into the light of the department she added. Most of the rise in the number of the family units are male adults that are playing the system.
To back all that she was saying Katie Waldman gave the number to justify all that. Let’s take a look at how many fraud charges has been taken place at the border by the immigrants have made kids as a medium to enter the US-
- The families counted 87 whose children were above 18 are being separated as the child age is above 18 and the families are faking the age of their children.
- Many of the adults at the border claimed themselves as minors but after investigation, they are grown up. If wants to go by numbers to be exact there are 165 adults who were denied asylum for the same reasons.
- Many families at the border fake their relation to get the asylum but the immigration police arrested and separated 170 families on faking their relationships with the children. Children being rescued as in some cases, child trafficking came into the scene.
- Rio Grande Valley is at the top till now which has observed maximum cases of fake cases like mentioned above.