[Ed. – Compassion.]
A whistleblower alleges that the government has been placing unaccompanied children apprehended illegally entering the country in the care of sponsors who have criminal records, according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). …
“According to the whistleblower, data compiled on a subset of UAC sponsors demonstrated that at least 3,400 sponsors of 29,000 listed in a UAC database have later been determined to have criminal convictions including re-entry after deportation, DUI, burglary, distribution of narcotics, domestic violence, homicide, child molestation, and sexual assault,” Grassley and Cornyn wrote in a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson and Health and Human Services Sec. Sylvia Burwell.
“Several of these criminal sponsors are even associated with, or actively engaged in, the practice of sex trafficking and human smuggling,” they added.