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ICE Reports Hundreds of Migrants Lying that Children with Them Are Family

The U.S. government has identified hundreds of migrants who they say have lied about the children they are trying to smuggle into the U.S.A.

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The U.S. government has identified hundreds of migrants who they say have lied about the children they are trying to smuggle into the U.S.A.

According to reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have reported discovering hundreds of illegal immigrants who lied when saying that the children they brought over our borders were actually their own family members.

ICE reported in a press release that they have detained and identified 200 “fraudulent families” in just the last six months alone.

The effort to determine true familial relationships of illegals claiming to be bringing their own children across thousands of miles of treacherous terrain, and dangerous conditions have netted hundreds of criminals trying to smuggle kids into the U.S.A. for unknown purposes.

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ICE reports discovering:

-238 fraudulent families identified

-329 false documents seized that were used to support fraudulent claims

-more than 350 individuals federally prosecuted for various crimes, including human smuggling, making false statements, conspiracy, and illegal re-entry after removal

-50 individuals identified who have fraudulently claimed to be unaccompanied minors.

ICE also reports that many of these children were taken by human traffickers.

Some of the most disturbing cases identified involve transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and individuals who are increasingly exploiting innocent children to further their criminal activity. Investigations indicate that TCOs and individuals have entered into schemes with biological parents to dangerously transfer their children – ranging in age from 4 months to 16 years – to unrelated adults so they can pose as family units to further their human smuggling criminal enterprises and/or fraudulently obtain U.S. immigration benefits.

“These children are being dangerously used as pawns by criminals to take advantage of loopholes in our immigration laws and avoid being detained by U.S. immigration authorities,” said Jack P. Staton, special agent in charge of HSI El Paso. “HSI and Border Patrol will continue to protect children from being smuggled, as well as aggressively target, identify and stop criminal organizations from generating false documents and exploiting innocent children.”

ICE also discovered dozens of illegals over the age of 18 who were being passed off as children under the legal age of consent.

“These are examples of the dark side of this humanitarian crisis that our Border Patrol and HSI agents are working tirelessly to identify,” said El Paso Sector Interim Chief Gloria I. Chavez. “We will pursue the highest of judicial consequences for those who commit fraud and exploit innocent children.”

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ICE Acting Director: ‘Recycled’ Children Are Trafficked At Southern Border

If you really care about the children shut down the border.

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ICE’s acting director said on Wednesday a “new area” of human trafficking along the U.S. border with Mexico is “recycled” children.

Frankly, it’s a new area of trafficking that we didn’t see before and that’s the recycling of children. Children that are being utilized and sold and rented in Central America and Mexico; given to unrelated adults for the sole purpose of them coming into the country illegally and posing as a family … to try to be released.

Breitbart:

Michael Albence, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said that the federal law enforcement agency is facing a “new area” of human trafficking along the U.S. border with Mexico as children are used to try to gain admission into the country.

Breitbart News asked Albence to explain the role of human trafficking as it relates to the border crisis.

Albence said that last year ICE dealt with more than a thousand cases of what he called “fraudulent families” and that the agency has dedicated 400 special agents and analysts to cope with the phenomenon.

He said DNA testing has been used to determine familial relations as part of ICE investigations.

“We know children are being sent back three, four, five times to Central America only to be re-victimized and brought back in, and God knows what they’re suffering as they’re going through that process,” Albence said.

The Heritage event highlighted the severity of the human trafficking problem in the United States, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children receiving 18.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation and abuse in 2018. More

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is releasing its first Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation.

The strategy focuses on preventing these exploitative crimes, protecting victims, investigating and prosecuting perpetrators, partnering with the homeland security enterprise, and enabling the Department of Homeland Security through organizational improvements to combat these illicit activities.

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Immigration Slams Illinois County That Let 1,000 Criminals Aliens Into the Streets Last Year

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement slammed Cook County, Illinois, for releasing more than 1,000 criminal illegals back onto the streets

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement slammed Cook County, Illinois, for releasing more than 1,000 criminal illegals back onto the streets in 2019 instead of sending them to federal authorities to be deported.

Thanks to Cook County’s sanctuary county rules, criminal illegals are routinely released without any charges.

ICE named Cook County — the locale for the City of Chicago — as one of the country’s least safe areas because it has allowed so many actual criminals out onto the streets.

In its press release, ICE noted that Cook County has put its citizens at risk by refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities. According to ICE, Cook County repeatedly rejected or ignored immigration detainers placed on criminal aliens.

By criminal aliens, they mean illegal aliens who have been charged and convicted of serious crime, and not just for breaking immigration laws.

“The most concerning issue about working in an area that refuses to cooperate with ICE is not only that we do not know which criminal aliens are being released from custody, but the public doesn’t know either,” said Henry Lucero, ICE’s acting deputy executive associate director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

“Because ICE does not have access to standard Illinois law enforcement databases, it’s difficult to accurately account for all the aliens who have been arrested, released and committed additional crimes. However, with the limited information ICE can verify, we know that police resources are being wasted, more people are being victimized, and it’s a matter of time until something more significant happens.”

ICE added that “when law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission.”

Immigration detainers are issued by ICE to law enforcement agencies telling cops to hold a particular criminal until immigration officials can pick them up to schedule them for deportation.

In its press release, ICE pointed out that Cook County released criminals guilty of murder, battery, and drug dealing.

Cook County also came under fire from the Justice Department in 2017, when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to cut federal funding due to their “sanctuary” immigration policies.

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Promise Fulfilled: Trump Administration Celebrates 100 Miles of Border Wall Construction

The Trump administration is touting a full 100 miles of new border wall and noting that this is another of his campaign promises fulfilled.

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The Trump administration is touting a full 100 miles of new border wall and noting that this is another of his campaign promises fulfilled.

“Today is a milestone that has been reached and a celebration is in order,” Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in front of wall in Yuma, Arizona, Fox News reported. “Today I am proud to report that the Trump administration has constructed 100 miles of border wall system along the southern border.”

“This is a milestone achievement for the president, for the department and more importantly for our country — including communities like Yuma,” Wolf added.

“The 100 miles we celebrate today are only the first of many more miles to come,” Wolf said.

The President also tweeted about the successful construction.

“Entire wall is under construction or getting ready to start,” Trump tweeted last Thursday.

The administration also slammed those critics who claim that Trump has only replaced old walls. But Trump officials not that the new 30-foot structures — complete with cameras, access roads, lights and other tech — are far, far more effective than the previous walls even when they were new.

“I use this analogy: when someone builds a new modern smart five-bedroom house in place of a dilapidated run down shack, you do not call that a replacement house, you call that a new house,” Wolf said.

The administration noted in October that construction on brand new border wall barriers had begun along the Rio Grande River in Texas marking another promise kept by the Trump administration.

Trump has already built 75 miles of new walls, but to date all that construction has been in areas that replaced dilapidated barriers, or barriers that were purposefully made to be ineffective.

President Trump promised to start building new border walls on our southern border and the Democrats have worked for three years to stop any progress. But Trump has prevailed, anyway, and has set in place miles and miles of new barriers. And now he has started new construction in Texas, right where illegal crossings are worst.

The new barrier is under construction southeast of McAllen in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley sector.

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Texas Becomes Only State to Reject New Influx of Muslim Refugees

Texas has become the only state to reject another influx of Muslim refugees by taking advantage of a Trump administration policy.

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Texas has become the only state to reject another influx of Muslim refugees by taking advantage of a Trump administration policy.

Since as far back as 2015, Republican governors have been attacking Obama’s federal government for unloading on them millions of Muslim refugees from countries such as Somalia, Syria, and other Muslim enclaves. Some GOP governors even successfully ran for election on the issue.

So, when Trump came to office, he changed the refugee system to add provisions where states had a say in where, when, or even if new refugees would be imported into their states.

But thus far, only Texas Governor Greg Abbott has taken advantage of Trump’s policy and has now said that he will no longer accept any refugees into the Lone Star State, the Washington Times reported.

Texas has already taken in more of these refugees than any other state. But that is coming to a screeching halt.

“Since FY2010, more refugees have been received in Texas than in any other state. In fact, over that decade, roughly 10% of all refugees resettled in the United States have been placed in Texas,” Abbott said in his letter issued on Friday.

But Texas has been “left by Congress to deal with disproportionate migration issues resulting from a broken federal immigration system,” Abbott continued.

Abbott next said that 100,000 migrants were apprehended crossing the Texas-Mexico border in May 2019, and that individuals from 52 countries were apprehended in Texas in June 2019, as “consequences” that the state has been left to work through.

“At this time, the state and non-profit organizations have a responsibility to dedicate available resources to those who are already here, including refugees, migrants, and the homeless — indeed, all Texans,” Abbott added. “As a result, Texas cannot consent to initial refugee resettlement for FY2020.”

Naturally, advocates for illegals and refugees were furious.

Sadly, Abbott stands alone as all those other Republican governors have turned against their campaign promises and decided to accept millions of refugees, anyway.

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New York Floats Automatic Voter Registration To Illegal Aliens

Any state allowing illegals to vote should not be included in the electoral college.

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New York may give automatic voter registration to illegals who have driver’s licenses.

A loophole in the new law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants could allow hundreds of thousands of people to fraudulently register to vote in New York.

Here the real foreign interference in our elections that the Democrats keep preaching about. This must be stopped.

Breitbart:

Democrats in the state of New York may soon give illegal aliens the ability to automatically register to vote when they apply for a driver’s licenses at any state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office.

Reports have circulated that Democrats in the New York State Senate are looking this year to quickly pass a new law that automatically registers New York residents to vote in elections so long as they obtain a state-issued driver’s license.

Those licenses, available at DMVs, are now provided to all eligible New York residents — including illegal aliens.

Last year, Democrats sought to give automatic voter registration to all illegal aliens who obtained driver’s licenses with the state’s new law that allows the illegal population to legally drive.

Currently in New York, American citizens only need a driver’s license to register to vote, and although applicants are required to swear that they are eligible to vote, state election officials have previously admitted that “it’s basically an honor system.”

In June of last year, New York Republicans warned Breitbart News that the ultimate goal of Democrats in the state is to register all noncitizens and illegal aliens to vote in state and federal elections.

In California, where illegal aliens are allowed to obtain driver’s licenses as well, voter fraud has become common across the state. In 2018, the state’s DMV admitted that it had registered 1,500 non-eligible voters, including noncitizens, over the course of just six months. More

New York drivers licenses should no longer be recognized across state lines, or be accepted as valid ID for travel by air.

If they are being intentionally issued to illegal aliens, they are not worth the paper that they are printed on.

And they wonder why we have the electoral college, still, think Hillary Clinton won the popular vote legitimately?

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Homeland Security Chief Chad Wolf Orders Review Of State Laws Allowing Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Allowing them to get their driver’s license is just one more step toward blanket amnesty for the approximately 20 million illegals in this country.

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf requested a review of how recent state laws allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driving licenses will affect enforcement efforts.

“Laws like New York’s greenlight law have dangerous consequences that have far reaches beyond the DMV,” DHS spokeswomen Heather Swift said Tuesday. “These types of laws make it easier for terrorists and criminals to obtain fraudulent documents and also prevent DHS investigators from accessing important records that help take down child pornography and human trafficking rings and combat everything from terrorism to drug smuggling.”

Daily Caller:

Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ordered a review of state laws that allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses and restrict data sharing with federal immigration authorities.

Wolf on Tuesday ordered all of the components of DHS to conduct a department-wide review of the state laws to determine how they affect their day-to-day operations, according to a memo obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The DHS chief’s directive indicates he is prepared to take aim against the state laws.

“Accordingly, I am instructing each operational component to conduct an assessment of the impact of these laws, so that the Department is prepared to deal with and counter these impacts as we protect the homeland,” Wolf’s memo read.

The memo follows implementation of New York’s “Green Light” law, and passage of a similar bill in New Jersey in December. Both laws not only allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses, but also restrict DMV data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.  More

The Democrats are only issuing these driver licenses to illegals to get them to vote and that’s against our laws.  The democrats know that most illegals will vote for them if given the chance. Allowing them to get their driver’s license is just one more step toward blanket amnesty for the approximately 20 million illegals in this country.

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U.S. Immigration Begins Flying Mexican Deportees Deeper Into Mexico

U.S. immigration authorities have begun flying Mexican deportees hundreds of miles deep into Mexico to discourage their quick illegal return.

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U.S. immigration authorities have begun flying Mexican deportees hundreds of miles deeper into Mexico to discourage their quick illegal return.

Late last week the first planeload of illegals being deported back into Mexico were flown to the city of Guadalajara, a central Mexican city located 700 miles from the Texas border, the Associated Press reported.

A shelter in Guadalajara told the media that it was alerted that there would be many more to come in the next few weeks as the Trump administration continues to ramp up deportations and improve U.S. border security.

The Trump administration also warned that some Mexican deportees may be sent into Guatemalan or even deeper into Central America.

The warning is another tactic aimed at slashing the number of illegals attempting to enter the U.S.A.

So far, the Trump administration’s tactics are working because the number of Central American “caravans” have cratered and hundreds of thousands fewer illegals from that region are now trying to get into the U.S. illegally.

Now U.S. authorities are turning to the task of cutting the number of Mexicans entering America illegally.

Per the AP:

In another sign of the new focus on Mexicans, Acting Deputy U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said an agreement that lets U.S. immigration officials send asylum seekers to Guatemala to request refuge there instead could also apply to Mexicans and other nationalities.

“As we fully implement the agreement, all populations are being considered, including Mexican nationals,” Cuccinelli said on Twitter.

Also showing signs of renewed cooperation, Guatemalan officials posted statements of agreement and assistance with the endeavor.

Officials say that deporting Mexicans deep into Mexico and even into South America helps cut the recidivism rate because Mexicans don’t want to be sent a thousand miles or more deeper to the south and would rather just stay where they are in Mexico than chance being stranded far from home.

Thursday’s first flight from the U.S. to Guadalajara repatriated about 150 Mexicans back to their country.

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