Democrats Push Plan to Allow Migrant Child Traffickers Free Entry to the US
House Dems negotiate proposal to end immigration enforcement for trafficking at border
During negotiations with President Donald Trump over his requested funds for the US Southern Border wall, House Democrats have pushed a plan that would end immigration enforcement against migrants trafficking children into the country.
The provision is part of a draft budget offered by Dems and provides the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with $7.4 billion, nearly $850 million less than the Trump administration requested.
The funding only provides enough for 1,250 beds for adults and migrant children coming across the border this year, which represents a decrease in detention space.
Attached to the proposed budget, however, is a ban on immigration enforcement that was first introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and backed by every Senate Democrat.
The Democrats’ offer demands an end to all immigration enforcement for any adult crossing the border with a child by the close of the Fiscal Year 2019.
The push has come under heavy criticism from those who claim it will lead to a rise in child trafficking across the US-Mexico border.
According to Breitbart, rather than being held in detention for a period of time, those adults and the migrant children they trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border would be released immediately into the interior of the country.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) previously called the plan the “Child Trafficking Encouragement Act” as it ensures that adults bringing children to the southern border would gain immediate access into the U.S. without fear of being deported or turned away.
Dems' Keep Families Together Act is better called the Child Trafficking Encouragement Act. Show up at border with a minor & call him your child, then you get released into the US! Children will be abducted & sold to drug cartels & slave-traders as a free ticket into US.— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 19, 2018
The number of adult illegal aliens arriving at the southern border with children has continued surging under Trump.
The latest Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data reveals the number of adults crossing the border with children has skyrocketed 280 percent compared to the same time last year.
Last year, the U.S. saw a record number of adult border crossers coming to the U.S. with children.
This year, if border reforms are not implemented, DHS officials expect to break last year’s record.
As of December 2018, overall illegal immigration is up 81 percent compared to the same time last year.
As Breitbart News reported, the House Democrat offer does not include any money to construct a wall, much less a barrier, at the U.S.-Mexico border but it does provide about $502 million for “humanitarian concerns,” funding that illegal aliens and border crossers would have access to in the form of food, transportation, medical care, and housing.