Skip to comments.Ted Cruz on Unaccompanied Child Crisis: Little Girls Are Being Sold Into Sex Slavery
Posted on 06/12/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Earlier today on Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a Homeland Security oversight hearing and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson testified.
Johnson was pressed by lawmakers, specifically Republicans, about the ongoing humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children on the southwest border with Mexico. Since President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program was implemented in 2012, we've seen an alarming increase in the number of children trafficked into the United States without their parents.
During the hearing, Texas Senator Ted Cruz reminded Johnson about exactly what we're dealing with here: children.
Its important to understand what those numbers represent. These numbers represent children. Little boys and little girls, their parents are handing them over not to some noble social worker trying to help them. They are handing them over to international, global criminal cartels that smuggle human beings in. They put kids, among other places, on top of fast-moving freight trains. They are criminals who assault, sexually assault, and sometimes murder these children. These are little girls that are sometimes being sold into prostitution and sex slavery," Cruz said. "The humanitarian crisis that comes from failing to secure our border is staggering."
Cruz pointed out the cruel reality of President Obama's DACA program, the abuse thousands of children potentially face as a result of the policy and broke down the numbers on how this crisis will get worse by next year. He also argued that the promotion of illegal immigration causes humanitarian crises like the one we're seeing right now.
In 2011, there were roughly 7,000 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended...In 2012, that number rose to 14,000. In 2013, it rose to 24,000. And, in 2014, your agency is estimating it is going to be as high as 90,000. In 2015, the administration is estimating that it will rise all the way to 145,000," Cruz said. Mr. Secretary, you testified to this committee the increase is a result of violence in Central America and there is surely violence in Central America, but if you look at the statistics
midway through 2012, was when Administration unilaterally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who had been minors, with the so-called DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] proceeding. And, you can see sometime after that the numbers spike dramatically. Is it really your testimony that granting amnesty to some 800,000 people who came here illegally as children had no effect in causing a dramatic increase of children being handed over to international drug cartels to be smuggled in here illegally?
You tell’em Ted!
obama’s immigration policy - just another failure...
Ted Cruz is SMART. What a great way to turn the invasion debate into a discussion in which responsible hispanics and other dems will understand how outrageous the situation Obama created has become.
In this case...Obama's policies at our border and BocaHaran....what difference does it make?
These young girls are also old enough to start cranking out their own anchor babies.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7 ACP/KJV
The wrath that has come upon the US is not national, it simply seems that way because, while it is wrath upon individuals that have spit in His face, there are so many of these individuals and it is so wide spread that it seems to be national.
Indict everyone in the administration for violations of The Mann Act.
They Love kids. Love them so much that they want them to cross hostile land so they can come here and live as sex slaves for what seems to be like a mostly Liberal client base.
Being a Liberal means never having to say “Sorry”.
I’ve been praying for a year, “Lord, let our nation be humbled and return to You, no matter what it takes.” The human side of me fears greatly what it will take. The rest of me says, “We created this state of affairs. We must be prepared for the fallout. Returning to a godly nation trumps all else.”
And the biggest human trafficker is none other than the administration of B Hussein O.
“Hordes of unaccompanied children surge into the United States. Pedophiles and pimps rejoice! Boom times forecast for black market organ transplantation.”
I have to believe that this “children’s crusade” is being orchestrated. These kids from places like Honduras are crossing Mexico in large numbers alone. Mexico does enforce its borders and has harsh penalties for people illegally entering their country yet seems to be turning a blind eye to this hoard of children crossing their country illegally. Many of these kids appear to be too young to fend for themselves let alone cross Mexico and get across the US border. Despite the destitute conditions in their country I also believe that large numbers of parents would not just send their kids north into the unknown based on some newspaper article that says the US will care for them when they get there. This exodus is being organized, has the cooperation of the Mexican government and is being run by someone...my bet this children’s crusade has its roots in the White House. To me this would be an act of treason.
This was exactly the claim of the Border Patrol’s Officers
Hordes of unaccompanied children surge into the United States. Pedophiles and pimps rejoice! Boom times forecast for black market organ transplantation.
There were reports in the media of homosexual groups descending upon the shelters to “lend assistance”
Tell it, Ted!
I would like to see him also address the fact that this is an invasion deliberately planned by the Soros Administration in collusion with Mexico. These people have not stumbled through the desert to get here.
They have been transported here by the Obama Third World Import and Trucking Company, specializing in spreading diseases, overwhelming the native population, and populating large swathes of the country with people who have no skills, who don’t speak English, who have no desire to assimilate, and who have no allegiance to the USA.
The end goal is the destruction of our national sovereignty, the rule of law, and our civilization. Obama’s America-hating handlers are well along on their plans to turn us into a Third World hell hole — the fundamental change Obama promised.
I am not being melodramatic when I saw that I give our country about 2 years.
You nailed that! The Rats are promoting it!
A few days ago I wondered if the traffickers, queers and pedophiles had started swarming to the border yet. It just hadn't yet been reported.
Keep praying my friend.
The leftist, proggy rats don’t care. When she is able, she will vote democRat - that’s ALL that matters to our leftist leaders...
Much good reading here concerning children “fostered” by sodomites and mothers having no Constitutional rights, child sex trafficking, etc.
Virginia Congressman Admits to the Existence of Child Trafficking in Fairfax County Virginia
Remember...Benghazi Barry Soebarkah’s agenda early on was to sign on to the U.N.’s Convention on the Child which can usurp parental rights-(it was featured in a Cliff Kincaid article on the American Spectator in 2007.)
Most of the BObots are thinking “Small price to pay for several million new Democrat voters.”
He needs to contact our Attorney General in Michigan, human trafficking is a pet issue of Bill Schuette.
He should change that to little boys. Then it will have more impact.
Yeah, “Children” that are mostly (supposedly) 15-17, but without legal ID, they could be older.
Every single one of these children or adults, should be sent back to the country of origin. This is orchestrated by the 0bastard team to further destroy our country. We cannot solve all the world’s problems. And this tsunami of “children”, many of whom are not children at all, is part of the Cloward Piven plan to usher in communist tyranny. Too bad Cruz doesn’t mention any of that.
You bring up some excellent points and sound reasons for them as well. I think there’s every chance you are correct, or very nearly so.
Look, the Obama Administration and the lberals are setting up another false narrative...and this time its, “We have to save the children! There is a humanitarian crisis on our border!”
We see many, Dems and Rinos alike, falling over themselves trying to “look compassionate,” by buying into it and immediately coming up with all kinds of proposals and federal plans on how to address it.
But consider two things:
1) How did all of these unaccompanied, no food, no water, kids (many of whom are in the 16-18 year old range) get from central America to our border? Do people even ask themselves this? Obama and the press do not want us to ask such questions. They certainly did not walk there...across the southern Mexican border and then all the way across the length of Mexico. So, how did they get there?
2) While our attention and resources are focused on this “crisis,” what is happening elsewhere on the border...across that wide border through the trackless mountains and deserts of the American Southwest? Who else is coming in while we are trying to deal with this?
Yes, the Obama administration is calling this tremendous influx of underage illegal alien children at our southern border a humanitarian issue. Now it’s something like 10-12,000 per month. They are holding over 80,000.
As I Said, they now want over two billion US tax dollars to house them and move them further inland.
Again...just how on earth did they get from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, etc. to the US southern border thewn? Hmmm?
Folks, the admin is lieing...again! Someone has orchestrated this and planned it and brought those children there.
So, here’s how you deal with the “crisis.”
Funnel those kids stright to the coast and put them on cargo ships. Get a bunch of the liberal Peace Corp and have them feed and watch over these foreign kids en route right back to where they came from.
When they get there, put them in boats and take them to shore.
Charge the countries of their origin for their transport and take it right out of the foreign aide we are already undoubtedly giving them.
While this is happening...close the border. Do not accept any more. Turn them all back to Mexico.
I promise you...if we do that and do so in ammner where they know that we are serious about it, they will stop coming. If not...Mexico will have to deal with them and I just bet you it will stop.
Once that is done, make a list of any country that aided and abetted in this travesty and then cut of ALL FOREIEGN AID to those countries...evry solitary penny of it.
Oh, hell, yes. Adults are behind this.
After all, in some countries, parents still sell their children. And look what radical Islamists do to their children. Even in this country people swap children for crack occasionally and things like that.
I think that they will find that a lot of these children are throwaways that somebody has gotten access to and are cynically using for political ends. They know that Americans may have lost patience with adult illegals but have a soft spot for children and were a compassionate country.