The wildly irresponsible policy of Catch and Release that sees illegal migrants barely detained before being sent on their way into the welcoming arms of leftist states! But it is even worse than first suspected. Guidelines state that those migrants with children are to .kbe set free the moment they request asylum (even if it won't be a successful application)…all due to the 1997 “Flores Settlement.”
So if someone knows that having children will get you automatic access, what do you think will happen? Yes, people are bringing children with them through dangerous terrain when otherwise they would have left them behind with family until they get settles. And even more horrendous…people are using fake children!!! The children are real enough, but they are not theirs! Where do they get them? What do they do with them once they arrive? IS this one of the many sources of child sex trafficking? All being aided and abetted by government policy.
Even the pro-illegal immigration New York Times covered this stating:
Protecting children at the border is complicated because there have, indeed, been instances of fraud …
Some migrants have admitted they brought their children not only to remove them from danger in such places as Central America and Africa, but because they believed it would cause the authorities to release them from custody sooner.
Others have admitted to posing falsely with children who are not their own, and Border Patrol officials say that such instances of fraud are increasing.