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..