ICE uncovers massive fraud among those claiming to be family units
In April 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) began the Family Fraud Initiative in El Paso to identify individuals fraudulently showing themselves as families including kids who aren’t theirs, to make asylum and be released into the United States. Since April, the Family Fraud initiative has discovered: Trafficking KidsThey have also uncovered an operation of forged documents meant to help adults pose as unaccompanied minors. The massive scam is one that Democrats seem to be OK with and they oppose law enforcement to stop this child abuse.
And that is at El Paso, just one crossing area
- 238 fraudulent families identified;
- 329 false documents seized that were used to support fraudulent claims;
- more than 350 individuals federally prosecuted for various crimes, including human smuggling, making false statements, conspiracy, and illegal re-entry after removal; and
- 50 individuals identified who have fraudulently claimed to be unaccompanied minors.
Some of the most disturbing cases identified criminals who are exploiting young kids to further their trafficking business. These disgusting criminals are working with the children’s just as disgusting parents to attach their kids, some as young as four months old, to stranger adults so they can pose as family units as part of their human smuggling business.
Jack P. Staton, special agent in charge of HSI El Paso, said these schemes are becoming more common, and they endanger children and exploit our immigration laws.
“These children are being dangerously used as pawns by criminals to take advantage of loopholes in our immigration laws and avoid being detained by U.S. immigration authorities,” he said. “HSI and Border Patrol will continue to protect children from being smuggled, as well as aggressively target, identify and stop criminal organizations from generating false documents and exploiting innocent children.”