Dem Congressman: Illegal Immigrants Renting Children to Enter US and Game the System

Kristin Tate
Breitbart Texas
1 Jul 2014

HOUSTON, Texas–As word spreads to Central America that thousands of young illegal immigrants will likely be allowed to stay in the U.S., the number of those crossing the border illegally will likely continue to increase. Many foreign adults have come to believe that if they are accompanied by a child, Border Patrol agents will not turn them away. This has apparently led to a disturbing trend that involves adults “renting” children to enter the U.S.

Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-LaredoTX) told local media outlet CBS DFW, “I was talking to somebody that worked for Border Patrol, and he said that in the late 80′s there were a lot of kids from EL Salvador coming in and what they were doing is they had a ‘rent-a-kid’ program. In other words they said ‘oh if I come in and I have a kid with me they’ll let me go.'”

The Border Patrol agent apparently told the Congressman, “Henry, I’m seeing this again, I cannot believe it.”

Thousands of illegal immigrants being released in the U.S. each week has lead to “communities in Central America are taking this to mean that if a family or just children can make it to the U.S. border, that border will be held open for them,” Sylvia Longmire, a Breitbart Texas contributing editor and border security expert, said.

Longmire continued, “Many Americans don’t understand the power of word-of-mouth in Latin America; it’s like gossip in a small American town times ten. Word about anything, especially friends or family members going though the northbound migration or southbound deportation process, spreads very quickly.”…



The article continues at Breitbart Texas.



Related:   Surprise: Unaccompanied children crossing border may have right to stay

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

If you haven’t heard of it before now, you probably will as tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flood across the border, having been “abandoned” by their parents in Central America.

A Legal Insurrection reader tipped us off to what could be a coming legal onslaught to give these children a right to stay in the U.S. permanently…

…So before you think those tens of thousands of kids will just be sent home, think again.



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