President Obama is bringing THOUSANDS of refugees into the United States and demanding that states take more or face federal ‘enforcement action,’ and he is not taking the necessary steps to protect them. He is allowing unaccompanied children to be placed with convicted child molesters, and sex traffickers, they were better off where they came from.
Shocking allegations have been revealed by a whistleblower who alleges that the government has been placing unaccompanied children who entered the United States illegally in the care of sponsors who have criminal records.
This according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Grassley and Cornyn who say a whistleblower told the committee that — based on a sampling of government data — a number of the guardians, into whose care the government placed apprehended unaccompanied alien children (UAC), had a criminal history.
“According to the whistleblower, data compiled on a subset of UAC sponsors demonstrated that at least 3,400 sponsors of 29,000 listed in a UAC database have later been determined to have criminal convictions including re-entry after deportation, DUI, burglary, distribution of narcotics, domestic violence, homicide, child molestation, and sexual assault,” Grassley and Cornyn wrote in a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson and Health and Human Services Sec. Sylvia Burwell.
“Several of these criminal sponsors are even associated with, or actively engaged in, the practice of sex trafficking and human smuggling,” they added.
When children from noncontiguous countries are apprehended illegally entering the U.S. at the border, they are turned over to the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which then places the children with family members or other guardians in the U.S. while they await immigration hearing.
“However, according to a whistleblower familiar with the process, often these background checks are not thoroughly performed and sponsors are not properly vetted or even fingerprinted,” Grassley and Cornyn wrote in their letter this week. “Internal ORR protocols require the screening of sponsors for exploitation, abuse, trafficking, or other safety concerns, yet allegedly, proper screening is not taking place and children are paying the price.”
While the pair of lawmakers say the whistleblower told supervisors of the criminal record concerns in August, “These individuals have no immediate plans to remove UACs from their criminal sponsors, but are ‘discussing options.’”
In their letter, Grassley and Cornyn recalled an instance from July in which federal officials arrested human smugglers who trafficked a half a dozen Guatemalan teens to work on an egg farm. the pair wrote:
Reports claim that these UACs were placed with the traffickers who posed as sponsors, were confined to dilapidated trailers with no beds, worked 12 hours a day, and were threatened with death if they sought help. Apparently, ORR has struggled to ensure that UACs are not placed with criminals since 2013, when it issued an alert warning of three ‘fraudulent sponsors’ with addresses in Colorado, Iowa, and Minnesota seeking to claim unrelated unaccompanied minors.’
“It seems little corrective action has been taken, and many are still released into criminal hands,” they added.
In the past two fiscal years, more 81,000 unaccompanied minors have been placed with guardians around the U.S.
Read the full letter here.