Skip to comments.Hundreds of Toddlers Said to Be Taken Into Custody at the Border
Posted on 06/20/2014 2:25:38 PM PDT by kristinn
Hundreds of infants and toddlers ages 2 years or younger have allegedly been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol while crossing the border illegally without a parent or guardian in the past year.
From October 1, 2013 to June 11, Border Patrol detained 378 unaccompanied children ages two or younger, according to data obtained by Fusion from the office of a high-ranking Democratic senator. Of those children, 95 were infants under 1 year old.
Fusion tried multiple times by phone and in writing to confirm the reports with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security, but no official would comment specifically, and instead referred to a previous statement. The Department of Health and Human Services, charged with the care of unaccompanied minors caught at the border, did not respond to a request for comment.
Omar Zamora, a spokesperson for the Border Patrols Rio Grande Valley sector, limited his comment to: We are receiving children of all ages.
Official data from last year shows that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement logged 27 deportations of children under the age of two, suggesting the federal government has processed infants in the past.
Emily Butera, a senior program officer at the Women's Refugee Commission, said she has seen unaccompanied babies in the shelter system in past years, but that the problem is getting worse. She said the youngest kids are sometimes sent across the border with older siblings, or with paid smugglers.
Butera said the average age of an unaccompanied child migrant is now 14 years old, younger than in previous years. And were seeing more babies and toddlers than we had in the past, she said.
The phenomenon puts an exclamation point on the greater immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. Roughly 52,000 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the...
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The should all be dropped off outside the fence that surrounds the White House
Does 40,000 innocent children brought to the US/Mexico Border due to illegal promises and illegal Executive “Dreamer” Orders from Obama qualify Obama to be placed on the US State Department’s Blacklist for Human Trafficking?
Sorry. Put them in an orphanage in Mexico.
Send them all back.
Every last one of them.
No more of this.
Toddlers? Infants? Who is bringing them here? They can’t find a toilet much less international borders in the desert. This is criminal. Whoever is responsible should be executed..................
Will they be sent back? How? Or, put up for adoption? Placed in foster homes?
Or....will 0 immediately send for their *families*?
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Obama the community organizer...organizing illegals to take over America! FUBO!!!
Border Patrol reduced to diaper brigades for Daddy Day Care —
Really??? Toddlers and infants are walking hundreds of miles to get to the border? This is plain BS.
They are being dumped across the border like stray cats and dogs by adults who plan on using them as their ticket to ride on the wheezing welfare gravy train for the rest of their lives.
In a couple of years, their large extended families will be able to join them. It’s the “family reunification” farce that the Mexicans, Somalis, and Haitians have been cashing in on for generations.
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Any ‘parent’ who shows up on the US side to claim any child under the age of 14 left on the bank to fend for themselves should be prosecuted for felony child endangerment - under the laws of their respective countries.
Are my children stupid? Do I need to get them tested? My son is almost six, my oldest daughter is almost three, and my youngest daughter is nine months old. They could never figure out how to get into another country by themselves.
Obviously we both know they are being brought to the border and told to cross.
The dissolution of a nations’s sovereignty..
Before our very eyes..
And reads canned speeches..
And feigns concern..
Another Obama screw-up. pResident Gomer Pyle.
Seizing and maintaining control of a nation thru subterfuge and intrigue and out and out lying is a risky scheme, ask Al gore.
One day,, whooooosh..
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Nobel prize and all
Will consign Obama to the waste bins of history
As a ‘leader’ of the most corrupt administration ever.
Diabolical setup. While the Border Patrol, under orders to run, hide and avoid anyone with guns or other weapons, is now baby sitting and on diaper duty.
In the meanwhile, Mexican Army personnel, armed, have made many incursions into the US. Enter the Texas Guard, armed and under no such orders as the Border Patrol. Mexicans and gangs often shoot first. Imagine a gang, Mexican, and Texas Guard dust up on our side of the BOrder. Obama will not likely side with Texas.
A chaotic situation can result that the administration will not let go to waste. A test of the Administration is coming up.,..probably soon. All know where Texas stands now and where Mexico stands by its record at the border and...beyond.
Evil “parents” and also tragic for those little kids. What do they know? Only that no one wants them. Their parents should be prosecuted for child abuse. In Mexico.
My two year old keeps asking me to drive her up to the Canadian border. I think this toddler northerly phenomenon needs to be brought up on the Coast to Coast overnight show.
Screw up? Hardly. Obama is forcing amnesty via executive fiat. He is singlehandedly making amnesty happen at breakneck speed that two political parties and a league of special interests have been attempting to do through legislation for decades. The only screwing going on is happening to American citizens and the security of our nation.
Put them up for adoption. Raise them as good Americans who would not for anything send their own toddlers to a foreign country unaccompanied.
Where are the parents, and how do unaccompanied infants and toddlers make it to the border? Could Mexico be emptying its orphanages as Castro emptied Cuba’s jails during the 1980 Mariel boatlift?
Time to impeach the anti-American usurper and fraud that occupies the WH.
Toddlers...??????? What are they doing...TODDLING ACROSS THE BORDER? What a crock.
Screw that—heave them over!
What kind of “parent” abandons their children like this in droves. Where are these so called parents? What is really going on here? Who has paid for them to get here and why?
Infants and toddlers crossing the border without their parents?
What, are the infants crawling all the way here, through the desert, with pacifiers in their mouths?
Where are our stalwart Republican representatives? They should be yelling to the rooftops about this intelligence-insulting, absurd BS.
But they may end up in school around some of these people.
Yeh, there's just no other way to describe it.
May God bless and protect the innocent children caught in Obama’s evil trap!
Unaccompanied means they could be with someone who isn’t a parent. that could be a sibling, aunt or uncle or cousin. It is meant to pull at our heartstrings, which is does. But this is an erroneous term.
Otherwise, you can see in the photos they are with their mothers, who were told that we are too kind-hearted ( or stupid) to return women with children.\
\Maybe those children, don’t even belong to those women who claim they do.
What a mess!
WHY do some of the pics show a LOT of thug like gang types???
Should Obama, Holder and Kerry be on the State Dept. Blacklist for Human Trafficking of Children?
Obamas open borders policy is main responsible for the illegal human trafficking debacle, his policy is rewarding those corrupt governments with additional hundreds of millions of dollars in economic help encouraging even further the invasion of our country. Instead, Obama should immediately stop any help to those countries who are promoting the tsunami of illegal migrants that contribute to the bankruptcy of our educational and medical infrastructure. Many of these illegals are vectors of diseases that have, for a long time, been eradicated in this country; including leprosy, tuberculosis, and many other contagious pathogens.
It is beyond cynicism the demands of the open borders fanatics, and of the governments of Mexico and Central American who are involved in human trafficking and the illegal exportation to U.S. of minors under inhuman conditions, and now they have the gall to insult and menace the American people by demanding that the U.S. bestow the rights and privileges of its citizens to the illegal migrants (rights their migrants do not enjoy in their own country). All the while, those governments promote a massive invasion of the U.S. in gross violation of our sovereignty and international laws.
The demands of the Salvadoran Ambassador that US Must Respect Universal Rights of Illegal Minors are beyond the pale. The Ambassador happens to represent the terrorists of the FMNL a group currently in power and the Salvadorian Maras Salvatruchas the most brutal gang of murderers who continue to extend their reign of terror all over the U.S.
The U.S. government should demand that the countries where the illegal migrants came from pay for the care of their illegal migrants and for the expedited repatriation to their country of origin.
Not a chance. Barry has already earmarked $100 million US taxpayer dollars to "repatriate" the ILLEGAL hordes.
We either give millions to these countries or we are their chief trading partner, so we have influence if we choose to use it. The problem is, we don't because we have a failure of a president who lacks the will.
The border patrol acknowledges that these gang members create new “families” knowing they won’t be tossed back over the border. It is such a scam, isn’t it?