If you hadn’t heard, if you want to sneak into America bring a child with you. Any child. So, singles have been scooping up kids and dragging them to the US border. Until recently that was the ticket to catch and release. But not anymore.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement will start a trial with the 90-minute DNA tests at unspecified locations on the southern border in an effort to verify familial claims and refer for prosecution adults who try to use an unrelated child to take advantage of U.S. policy.
ICE told the Examiner it has seen 29 verified fake families, each with an unrelated child and adult, since April 18. Forty-five cases were referred for prosecution for fraud and the U.S. attorney’s offices accepted 33 of those referrals. The agency hopes the pilot will allow them to increase the number of cases referred to the Justice Department.
Last June, the FBI approved the use of ANDE, an automated system which was developed with the military and can be operated by a nonscientist to process cheek swabs and other DNA. In October, it was used on human remains found after wildfires swept through Northern California. It is now under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security and could be used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Child and human trafficking are out of control. Democrats, including some right here in New Hampshire, refuse to see the problem. They can’t even be bothered to see border security as a means to make gains in the opioid epidemic. It’s like they don’t even care.
I doubt that’s true among the rank and file, but all they ever hear are the same narratives. This is a problem and it needs to stop. Now they can send a new message. Stop trafficking kids. If we catch you-you’ll be charged with fraud.
“Identifying an individual at the border today probably requires an officer to say, ‘I don’t know if this is their kid or not their kid,’” Mattern told the Examiner. “DNA doesn’t have to make those judgments. It’s just science.”
Ladies and gentleman. People are taking other people’ children to get them into the country. If we don’t stop incentivizing that behavior, it will never end. And while we’re at it can we ask Democrat politicians to tone down the negative rhetoric toward ICE.