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Hundreds of Toddlers Said to Be Taken Into Custody at the Border
Fusion ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 | Ted Hesson and Jordan Fabian

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 Patrol’s 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 we’re 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; childillegals; illegals; illegalsinvasion; immigration; usbp

1 posted on 06/20/2014 2:25:38 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

2 posted on 06/20/2014 2:27:31 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: kristinn

The should all be dropped off outside the fence that surrounds the White House


3 posted on 06/20/2014 2:28:00 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: kristinn

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?


4 posted on 06/20/2014 2:28:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kristinn
This is evil, just plain evil


5 posted on 06/20/2014 2:28:15 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: kristinn

Sorry. Put them in an orphanage in Mexico.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: kristinn

Send them all back.

Every last one of them.

No more of this.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 2:29:45 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: kristinn
They were put there by the uber corrupt Gobierno Mexicano.
Hah, and Central America calls Mexico the "giant of the North."
THAT'S what Mexico calls US.
8 posted on 06/20/2014 2:30:04 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: South40

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..................


9 posted on 06/20/2014 2:31:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,735 threads and 84,728 replies, as of 06-20-2014)
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To: kristinn

Will they be sent back? How? Or, put up for adoption? Placed in foster homes?

Or....will 0 immediately send for their *families*?


10 posted on 06/20/2014 2:31:18 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: South40

The Land of Abortion Welcomes You


11 posted on 06/20/2014 2:31:24 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kristinn

Define “unaccompanied.”


12 posted on 06/20/2014 2:31:32 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: kristinn

Obama the community organizer...organizing illegals to take over America! FUBO!!!


13 posted on 06/20/2014 2:33:11 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kristinn

Border Patrol reduced to diaper brigades for Daddy Day Care —


14 posted on 06/20/2014 2:34:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kristinn

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.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 2:37:42 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: molson209

The Abortion President Welcomes You


16 posted on 06/20/2014 2:43:36 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: txrefugee

BINGO!

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.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: kristinn

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.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 2:59:43 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Obviously we both know they are being brought to the border and told to cross.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kristinn

The dissolution of a nations’s sovereignty..

Before our very eyes..

Obama golfs..

And reads canned speeches..

And feigns concern..

CONgre$$ diddles..


20 posted on 06/20/2014 3:05:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: kristinn

Another Obama screw-up. pResident Gomer Pyle.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: NormsRevenge

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..

The biggest flush in history

Nobel prize and all

Will consign Obama to the waste bins of history

As a ‘leader’ of the most corrupt administration ever.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 3:09:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: kristinn

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.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 3:09:29 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: darkwing104

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.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 3:12:16 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: kristinn

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.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 3:15:08 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: tumblindice
Another Obama screw-up. pResident Gomer Pyle.

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.

26 posted on 06/20/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: kristinn

Put them up for adoption. Raise them as good Americans who would not for anything send their own toddlers to a foreign country unaccompanied.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 3:34:53 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: kristinn

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?


28 posted on 06/20/2014 3:35:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: kristinn

Time to impeach the anti-American usurper and fraud that occupies the WH.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Toddlers...??????? What are they doing...TODDLING ACROSS THE BORDER? What a crock.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 3:41:05 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Screw that—heave them over!


31 posted on 06/20/2014 3:45:45 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Dallas59

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?


32 posted on 06/20/2014 3:54:54 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: kristinn

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.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 4:06:18 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: kristinn

http://fusion.net/Justice/video/guillermo-diazs-directorial-debut-immigrant-heritage-month-774037

Judas Priest

what dream


34 posted on 06/20/2014 4:11:31 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: goodwithagun

But they may end up in school around some of these people.


35 posted on 06/20/2014 4:11:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: darkwing104
"This is evil, just plain evil"

Yeh, there's just no other way to describe it.

36 posted on 06/20/2014 4:14:09 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: kristinn

May God bless and protect the innocent children caught in Obama’s evil trap!


37 posted on 06/20/2014 4:21:48 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Red Badger

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!


38 posted on 06/20/2014 4:29:32 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

WHY do some of the pics show a LOT of thug like gang types???


39 posted on 06/21/2014 5:37:13 AM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: South40

Should Obama, Holder and Kerry be on the State Dept. Blacklist for Human Trafficking of Children?

Obama’s 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.


40 posted on 06/21/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by Dqban22
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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.

41 posted on 06/21/2014 12:18:07 PM PDT by South40 ([Hillary Clinton was a] "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: mason-dixon

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?


42 posted on 06/21/2014 4:53:31 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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