Visiting border, lawmakers learn extent of child ‘recycling’ as U.S. admission tickets for adults

Visiting border, lawmakers learn extent of child ‘recycling’ as U.S. admission tickets for adults
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[Ed. – Note that verification is difficult, and the number of people not related to each other may actually be higher.  Be careful, however: I’ve seen this Washington Examiner report regurgitated multiple times in an inaccurate form, suggesting that ONLY 600 out of 25,000 were related to each other. The opposite is the case in the original report.]

House lawmakers were shocked at the idea that smugglers recycle children across the border. …

[O]fficials leading the tour pointed to a group of more than 40 people who had just crossed through the Colorado River south of the Morelos Dam and surrendered to Border Patrol agents less than a quarter-mile into the U.S. …

“Every one has a kid, at least one. Every one has a kid,” one congressman reacted at the scene.

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Because agents do not take fingerprints or other biometric information from children 14 years old or younger, they cannot verify if a child being taken into custody is arriving for the first time or is related to the adult bringing them, the agent said. …

Of the nearly 25,000 people arrested in Yuma in the past six months who claimed to be part of a family unit, nearly 600 were not related to one another and 100 of those cases were referred for prosecution, according to sector data provided Friday.

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