Friday, September 24, 2021

Despite Trafficking Crisis, Biden’s Policies Encourage Minors to Cross Southern Border Alone; Record Number of Abandoned Migrant Children Picked Up at Texas Border

Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
Despite Trafficking Crisis, Biden’s Policies Encourage Minors to Cross Southern Border Alone:
Customs and Border Protection encountered 212,672 individuals on the southern border in July, the highest number in 21 years and the second-highest number ever recorded.
Of those, 18,962 were unaccompanied minors, which is another record.
These increases are striking because this is usually a slow time of year due to the intense summer heat. Yet, these numbers are expected to remain elevated.
The unprecedented crossing numbers have overwhelmed the Department of Homeland Security, local law enforcement, and communities along the border. Amid the chaos, illegal smuggling and trafficking flourishes, spurred by the Biden administration’s failing border policies that have incentivized unaccompanied children to cross the border.
Human trafficking, particularly along the southern border, has increasingly become a national security matter as it bankrolls transnational criminal and extremist groups. While trafficking exists in all 50 states, migrants who cross the southern border are particularly vulnerable to the criminal traffickers and smugglers who take advantage of their desire to come to the United States.
Women and children are especially vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers and may fall prey to debt bondage or are induced by force, fraud, or coercion. Child sexual exploitation, a particularly heinous crime, is fueled by free and widely available technologies and platforms that allow the proliferation of sexual abuse materials like pornographic images and videos of children in sexual acts.
The U.S. should be leading the world in the investigation and prosecution of producers and consumers of child sexual abuse. Yet, the U.S. instead has the dubious distinction of leading the world in the production and consumption of child abuse content. --->READ MORE HERE
The U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso
Record number of abandoned migrant children picked up at Texas border:
A record number of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children have been picked up in Texas by US border agents this year as the Biden administration faces an unprecedented crisis at the southern crossing.
The US Border Patrol in El Paso said Friday it had encountered more than 20,950 unaccompanied children through Aug. 31.
The previous record high in the El Paso region was in 2019 when just over 16,000 unaccompanied children were picked up at the border.
In total, Border Patrol agents have picked up 130,710 unaccompanied children across the entire southern border between October 2020 and Aug. 31 this year.
Among the most recent picked up at the border was a group of 20 children — the youngest a 12-year-old girl — on Aug. 26, officials said. --->READ MORE HERE

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: