Firedome8 wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:38 am
enigma57 wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:34 am
"DNA tests are in the works for separated migrant children and parents"
That might prove problematic, as fully 80% of these young people are not traveling with their parents anyway. Most are either unaccompanied or paired up with whomever the human traffickers chose for them. The idea being to take advantage of US immigration policy not to immediately deport adults with children...... And then disappear into the interiour of America and never show up for their hearing as was the case under the priour administration.
That's why activist 'judges' are attempting to force ICE to put these young people together with the adults they were paired with faster that DNA tests can be performed...... For if it becomes public knowledge that the great majority of these young people were not
in fact separated from their parents by US border enforcement...... The left-biased media will lose what they obviously consider to be an important 'talking point' (AKA 'lie').
So ware do you get your information on what exactly is happening at the border ?
I live in Texas a half hour drive North of a sanctuary city, Firedome8. 4th largest city in the US. Dealing with illegals (both those who are here working and keeping out of trouble and those who are MS-13 gang members and others who commit violent crimes) is a part of daily life here. Also have family members who live in border towns to our South.
Regarding the statistics you asked about...... The stats are fluid, changing from year to year and month to month and are different for apprehensions from various countries of origin as well, but you can find them if you go to US Border Patrol website and compare the numbers......
https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files ... 20FY16.pdf
80% is a round figure. For instance, pull up the pdf file above and scroll all the way down. You will note that for fiscal year 2016 (country of origin Mexico) there were 3,481 illegal alien children (defined as under 18 years of age) apprehended who were accompanied by a family member, whereas there were 11,926 illegal alien children who were unaccompanied. So in the case of Mexico, there were 3.42 unaccompanied illegal alien children for each illegal alien child who was
accompanied by a family member. Rather dramatic numbers if looked at separately. However when you use the figures for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico together (same time period), you have an average between them all of 79.6% illegal alien children apprehended at the border who were unaccompanied. So round to 80%.
Regarding the 'catch and release' policy of the former administration and illegals taking advantage of it to disappear into the interiour of America and never show up for their hearing...... You may find mention of that in this Homeland Security document......
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/02/15/una ... -catch-and