If past is prologue, “Unaccompanied Alien Children” [UACs] at the southern border pose serious, adult challenges for America.
Some 24,680 “Significant Incident Reports” compiled by the government detailed gang connections, drug use, sexual abuse and a wide range of criminal behavior among the UACs processed between May and November 2014. Some UACs were perpetrators, while others were victimized as they were lured into the dangerous trek by prospect of being released into the United States.
Though the government reports date back four years, their disturbing accounts only came to light last month via a long-pending Freedom of Information Act request.
“These Significant Incident Reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveal that Unaccompanied Alien Children processed during the Obama administration included admitted murderers, rapists, drug smugglers, prostitutes and human traffickers,” stated Judicial Watch, which filed the FOIA inquiry.
In the reports:
- UACs admitted to committing murders, belonging to MS-13, threatening others with rape, admitting to drug smuggling, molesting other UACs and seriously assaulting other UACs or staff.
- UACs reported being raped and/or molested en route to the United States or in the United States.
- U.S. government contractors and employees were alleged to have abused, assaulted or engaged in sexual relations with UACs.
“The Obama administration presided over a humanitarian and public safety nightmare in its handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Going forward, the graphic incident reports sound an alarm about the protocols, logistics and costs involving the latest waves of UACs.
In a separate report, HHS revealed that the government paid Baptist Children and Family Services $182,129,786 to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 UACs for four months at two military bases in 2014. That worked out to $86,846.34 per illegal alien child at Ft. Sill, Okla.
“These reports support the Trump administration’s contention that the UAC crisis, which continues, includes murderers, rapists, drug smugglers and human traffickers being routinely allowed into the United States,” Fitton said.
Viewing the chaotic border through rose-colored glasses, the mainstream media remain highly selective and remarkably credulous in their emotional tales about UACs. The Significant Incident Reports document a harder story of vital national interest. It doesn’t take much imagination or clairvoyance to see the problems festering today.