Judicial Watch • U.S. Sends Millions to Help Youths in Countries Invading it With Illegal Alien Minors

U.S. Sends Millions to Help Youths in Countries Invading it With Illegal Alien Minors

U.S. Sends Millions to Help Youths in Countries Invading it With Illegal Alien Minors

JUNE 19, 2014

Besides getting slammed with the exorbitant cost of caring for the recent invasion of illegal immigrant minors, U.S. taxpayers are doling out $2.5 million for juvenile justice reform in the Central American countries where they are coming from.

It’s as if the United States is a cash cow for this particular cause. The Obama administration claims that the tens of thousands of minors—officially coined Unaccompanied Alien Children or UAC by the government—are suddenly arriving en mass because they’re fleeing violence in their country. Truth is, the three Central American nations sending the overwhelming chunk of illegal aliens—Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala—have long been renowned as hotbeds of crime that long ago spread north.

The U.S. has been deeply impacted over the years. In fact, the deadliest and most feared street gang in this country, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), was founded in Los Angeles by immigrants who fled El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s. Since then, the MS-13, well known for its violence and brutality, has spread to most major American cities, including the metro D.C. area where federal authorities say gang members operate prostitution rings using girls as young as 12 years old.

In Central America it’s quite common that children join these deadly criminal enterprises at a very young age. The Obama administration is sending money to “promote alternatives to incarceration” and improve prison conditions for those who do end up in jail in Guatemala, El Salvador and/or Panama. “Corrections systems in these countries suffer from acute overcrowding and inefficiencies which contribute to poor conditions and, at worst, active criminal recruiting and leadership of criminal activities from within prisons,” according to the grant announcement posted by the government.

Uncle Sam’s $2.5 million check will, among other things “improve corrections administration and professionalism” in these Central American countries. It will also create opportunities for “re-socialization” of the offenders through community service, paid work or studies to learn a profession or trade and pay for legal representation. The administration justifies the investment by asserting that it will minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States, its citizens and partner nations.

In the meantime, the U.S. continues taking in Central American youths—and in some cases their parents—that have entered the country through the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. One mainstream newspaper reports this week that there’s no end in sight to the onslaught. “They are now arriving at a rate of more than 35,000 a month,” the article says and the number is expected to reach up to 90,000 across the Southwest border by the end of the year. “Once they are processed, the Border Patrol has been flying many families to other states and releasing them en masse at bust stations with notices to appear in immigration courts at their destinations,” according to the article. Could there be a bigger compromise of national security?

Judicial Watch has reported extensively on this scandal and what it’s costing American taxpayers. In fact, JW participated in a White House press call last week where senior administration officials revealed that they were asking Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the “humanitarian crisis.” Art Del Cueto, the president of the Tucson Border Patrol Union, told JW that many of the youths coming in are not little kids, but rather older teens with possible gang affiliations. While they gangbang in the U.S., our government keeps sending money to improve prison conditions for their brethren back home.

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  • George Bingen

    It’s ironic that this article completely ignores the fact that the resettlement policy for UACs was adopted in 2003 and expanded in 2008 before President Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009. This situation appears to be just another Bush mess that the President has inherited from the most inept President of the last 80 years.

  • chylene6599

    The CIA should foot the bill for everything; they are responsible for the destruction through drugs and violence of these nations. And what the hell are they doing releasing these people without a proper period of quarantine or even an examination?? They could be carried dozens of lethal diseases! There’s MARS in CHina, EBOLA in Africa, not to say AIDS, Cholera is going around, leprosy, tuberculosis, bubonic plague, smallpox, malaria–hell, maybe they’ve been deliberately infected. There’s more than one way to get rid of a pesky population that’s getting increasingly restive, perhaps they are thinking.

  • bob570

    We all know full well that little if any of that money will end up being used to help kids in those countries. The peoples the leaders those countries care about are themselves, and their cronies who keep them in power. If that sounds familiar it should.

  • everhen

    Just another of obuma’s schemes to destroy America.

  • Rochelle Renee

    Send these people back to their home countries.