Mexico Confirms Illegal Immigrants Trying to Buy Children to Cross Border
Mexican authorities report illegals are preying on vulnerable mothers in Tijuana shelters
Mexico has confirmed that illegal immigrants are attempting to buy children from vulnerable mothers to use as a tool to help them cross the border into the United States.
Mexican officials are verifying claims by US border authorities that some illegals are traveling with children, who they aren’t related to, in a bid to try and take advantage of immigration loopholes and enter the United States.
Authorities in Mexico are now coming forward to assert that illegal immigrants are preying on vulnerable single mothers in Tijuana shelters, suggesting they sell their children to them.
These reports support previous warnings that around 30 percent of migrants tested at the US-Mexico border had been caught faking family relationships with children they were traveling with, according to rapid DNA testing by ICE.
The Seattle Times reports that Tijuana law enforcement authorities are “warning migrant mothers to keep their children close by and supervised, after reports of men offering to purchase migrant children in order to cross.”
The Seattle Times quoted one woman from Honduras confessing, “I can’t go to work because I can’t take my eyes off my boys,” adding that the men have offered roughly $350 to buy children at the Iglesia Embajadores de Jesus shelter in Tijuana.
She concluded, “They want to rob our kids so they can cross into the United States.”
According to the Daily Wire, Pastor Gustavo Banda, who supervises the Iglesia Embajadores de Jesus shelter and secures the shelter with a chain lock, stated, “These are cases of desperation. Of course, the women have not accepted any of these offers, but clearly, this is a huge concern because of the danger to the children.”
When she served as Homeland Security Secretary in 2018, Kirstjen Nielsen was slammed for acknowledging the reality of the problem.
"Let me take a minute to walk you through a few of the legal loopholes that DHS must confront every day and the solutions we have requested from Congress.
"The effects of our broken system are felt in all communities – not just those on the border.
"First, under existing law, certain unaccompanied alien children from Mexico and Canada who enter illegally and have no valid claim to stay can be quickly returned home, but unaccompanied children from every other country in the world must be transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within 72 hours and then released to parents or guardians in the United States.
"This is a significant pull factor that encourages these children to make the dangerous journey north.
"Additionally, when a child is apprehended with their parents, DHS is required – due to various court rulings – to release that child within 20 days.
"As I mentioned earlier, this effectively creates a 'get out of jail free' card for families and groups who pose as families.
"Unsurprisingly, word of this loophole has spread across the world.
"From October 2017 to this February, DHS saw a staggering 315 percent increase in illegal aliens fraudulently using children to pose as family units to gain entry into the country, compared to the previous year."