Skip to comments.DHS: Parents Giving Birth Control to Girls--'In Case They're Raped' on Way to USA
Posted on 07/17/2014 2:19:38 AM PDT by markomalley
As the Obama administration tries to warn Central American parents about the dangers of exporting their children to the United States, it appears that some of those parents already know the risks.
Some parents are giving their daughters birth control before they head to the United States -- "in case they're raped along the way," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress last week.
"I've met with enough of these kids now, including a 15-year old in Nogales (Ariz.) two weeks ago, who was three months pregnant, to have a real sense for what these kids go through," Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 10.
"We've heard about how before they leave Central America, some of these kids' parents actually will give them birth control in case they're raped along the way."
(video at link)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told the committee that he'd just received a report from an immigration advocacy group at the University of Chicago Law School describing the ordeal of two unaccompanied children:
"Samuel and Emily are siblings; amazingly, ages 3 and 6 -- 3 and 6. They got here from Honduras. I don't know how," Durbin said.
"When they initially arrived in the United States, they were very quiet and they didn't open up. They were clearly victims of trauma. After two months of care and custody of these 3- and 6-year-old children by HHS, Emily revealed that both children had been raped by members of a local drug cartel.
"I think about those children when I think about this debate. Are they the exception? God, I pray they are. But I'm afraid there are many more with similar stories."
Durbin told the panel that President Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request to deal with the flood of children coming to the U.S. illegally does not include enough money "to provide the kind of representation and advocacy to protect these kids."
Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski said border agents are finding the children "dehydrated, malnourished, scared. Many have been abused. They come here relying on smugglers' false promises, smugglers that are part of dangerous gangs and cartels who see women and children like commodities to be able to buy and sell them across the borders. Children leave home based on lies, endure dangerous journeys and the threat of being trafficked along the way."
As of mid-June of the current fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol had apprehended more than 52,000 children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Approximately three-quarters of them originated from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras after traveling for weeks through Mexico.
Some die along the way, including a 15-year-old boy who was buried in Guatemala on Saturday.
The Associated Press reported that the decomposed body of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez was discovered on June 15 in the Rio Grande Valley, just over the Texas border with Mexico. He apparently got lost on his way north and likely died from exposure in hot, dry brush country of South Texas.
"Around his neck was a rosary he had received as a gift for his first communion as a Roman Catholic. Scribbled inside his belt buckle was the phone number of an older brother in Chicago he had hoped to reach," the report said.
At last week's hearing, Sen. Susan Collins noted that the influx of Central American children began in 2012. "So we need to look at what happened that year," she said.
"Well, on June 15th of 2012, President Obama took unilateral action and announced his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
"Now let me make clear that I think the president's action was motivated by compassion. But it seems clear to me that it sent the wrong message to those parents in Central America. And it demonstrates what happens when the president unilaterally decides to issue an executive order affecting immigration without securing the border."
Collins noted that the number of children coming to the U.S. from Central America more than doubled between Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2013. "Yet until just recently, the president did not even speak out to warn their parents and to tell them that the journey would be horrendously dangerous for their children and that they would be sent home.
"We know that many of these children have been abused or harmed on their way here. And when the wave became evident two years ago, the president took no action at that time to try to stem the tide," Collins said.
Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) recently traveled to Central America, where she met with the presidents and first ladies of Guatemala and Honduras. They "want their children back," she said.
"And they're willing to cooperate with us to send the children back as quickly as possible," Granger told Fox & Friends on Tuesday.
"Did they indicate that President Obama had reached out to them? And if so, what did he say?" Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked Granger.
"No, they didn't. They didn't say anything about that," Granger replied.
"I did ask them how helpful it would be if the president of the United States spoke out clearly and strongly and said, don't send your children to the United States illegally, because we will send them back; they will not complete their journey. And they said that could be -- could be very helpful. They did not indicate that that was happening."
Senator Collins, you could not be more wrong. Øbama was motivated by political power. Compassion is only a factor if it helps him increase that political power.
B17¢h, you need to retire.
I honestly don’t understand the duplicity and misplaced compassion these liberals profess and demonstrate in this insane drive to get new permanent Democrat voters.
They decry the horrible conditions - the rapes and abuse - many of the ‘children’ claim having undergone in getting here. And the precautions like birth control pills their loving parents gave them so when they get raped on the way here to Valhalla, they don’t get saddled with a baby, blah, blah, blah, boo, hoo, hoo.....
There is a fix for this. It’s not ‘reunification’ with bogus relatives, it’s not resort hotels, it’s not anything that involves an extended stay here. STOP every damn one of them AT the border and turn them around. The word will get out quick back to these children’s loving parents.
I cannot even comprehend the idea of allowing any one of my grand daughters to undergo something like this - even in its remotest possibility.
As far as I’m concerned, especially if these rapes and abuses are true, AND if their loving parents actually forsaw this and still sent them, then they are already infected with the deadliest of diseases. That human life is worthless. We don’t need offspring of people like this.
“Samuel and Emily are siblings; amazingly, ages 3 and 6 — 3 and 6. They got here from Honduras. I don’t know how,” Durbin said.
“I don’t know how”????? How many community organizers from Organizing For America are down there MAKING THIS HAPPEN?
This has been long planned.
What birth control can they use while they’re being raped? They can’t exactly say, “Excuse me Mr. Rapist, would you mind putting on this condom before you viciously attack me?” Unless, of course, they are on the pill. But the article states that 3-year-olds are getting raped as well. So these “parents” knowingly send their toddlers into potential rape situations and we are the bad guys?
“Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) recently traveled to Central America, where she met with the presidents and first ladies of Guatemala and Honduras. They “want their children back,” she said.”
What’s stopping them? If they wanted and loved their children, they wouldn’t force them into such horrible situations. All of these people are congenitally stupid.
“But it seems clear to me that it sent the wrong message to those parents in Central America.”
It didn’t send the “wrong” message — this is exactly the message Obama intended to send. He just miscalculated the reaction — he thought this flood of illegals, especially children, will force Congress, including Republicans, just give blanket amnesty, “for the children”. Democrats and terrorists use children to blackmail the rest of us to agree to their agenda.
Collins noted that the number of children coming to the U.S. from Central America more than doubled between Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2013. “Yet until just recently, the president did not even speak out to warn their parents and to tell them that the journey would be horrendously dangerous for their children and that they would be sent home.”
The gullible and accommodating Susan Collins, moving at the pace of a snail.
“So these parents knowingly send their toddlers into potential rape situations and we are the bad guys?”
And where would these people get $5000 to %10,000 to send the kids?
I bet you the US is providing the fund to the coyotes for this.
The people living in the countries where they are coming from don’t see that much money in their lifetimes, so where would they get that kind of money to send the children?
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they were bribed to let the children go.
Interesting how these poverty stricken Hondurans are obtaining birth control, and here in the U.S., the liberals are convinced they can’t get it without their employer supplying it.
My guess is that Obama’s Organizing For America is down there supplying birth control pills.
we are patiently awaiting the arrival of your fleet of aircraft first thing tomorrow morning to come and get your raped and traumatized children that parents from your country turned over to wolves.
Exactly. That’s gonna be a new point with me. “If broke women in third worlds countries can afford birth control, so can you.”
Huh? I thought they’d WANT a child born in the US
They just toddled a thousand miles, snuck past tight border security on Mexico's southern border and kept on toddling. All by their own little selves. Amazing, isn't it? /s
The poverty of those countries is causing the parents to abdicate their role to the USA due to the TV and media that show the indulgent lifestyles of our teens. That isn’t the norm it’s just propaganda, however HHS has convinced these people their teens are better off here and the government will take care of them. Not so long ago these countries had dictators so their perceptions are skewed about America’s freedom, prosperity, and where we are.
Their teens are pawns in an overall plan by Obama to get democrat votes but more importantly to invoke communism through destroying our nation financially, something these people would never support for their children as they know their own poverty came through that process.
Just as he lied repeatedly here so have they lied repeatedly there about the safety of their children and what they will get in entitlement programs...sure initially, until the money runs out, then what?
Our President Barack Hussein Obama only ever took a stand on one issue before getting his first real job:
Fighting the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.