Skip to comments.Amid border crisis debate, many new immigrants land in D.C. area
Posted on 08/04/2014 11:50:00 PM PDT by blueplum
:snip: The Washington, D.C., region is drawing a number of the children caught illegally crossing the border because it is home to an estimated 165,000 Salvadoran immigrants, the nation's second-largest population after the Los Angeles area's 275,000, according to the Migration Policy Institute. The capital region had 42,000 immigrants from Guatemala and 30,000 from Honduras.
The Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families reports that 2,234 unaccompanied minors were released to sponsors in Virginia between Jan. 1 and July 7, ranking the state fifth after Texas, New York, Florida and California.
Arminda, like a number of others interviewed, spoke through an interpreter and on the condition that only first names be used. She entered the United States illegally about nine years ago, leaving behind her three children.
Arminda, who cleans offices for a living, paid a coyote $7,000 to bring Yesenia and Herson to the United States. Their father had abandoned the children. They were being cared for by their grandmother, who became ill.
Her youngest son, 9-year-old Milton, followed his siblings six months later; she needed time to save the additional $5,000 to pay a coyote for him.
Yasmine, who cleans houses for a living, started saving from the day she arrived to raise money to pay a coyote to bring her daughter Marbeli, 15, and son Manuel, 12, to the U.S. from El Salvador. But she still needed help from her father-in-law to cover the $16,000 bill.
She had entered the country illegally two years ago, joining her husband, who had already found work here.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
As long as parents pay, the cartels will sell their children. The more parents pay, the more cartels will charge. In the meantime, the money for child trafficking is used by the cartels to buy bullets.
“The Washington, D.C., region is drawing a number of the children caught illegally crossing the border”......
Just what that city needs, more “gimedats”, free-loaders.
I wonder what that actual age is of these so-called “Children”.
WDC deserves them.