During a Senate committee hearing, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee asked the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mark Morgan, about the serious problems related to releasing people into the United States who’ve made it across the border from Mexico into the United States.
Senator Johnson explained to the committee how our broken laws are a danger to American citizens and how they’re putting kids in danger that who being used as human passports to help illegal aliens gain unvetted entry into the United States.
“It’s just a reality. Our laws prevent us from holding people more than 20 days and because we can’t get the information we’re probably releasing them even sooner than that in many cases, correct?” Senator Ron Johnson said.
Morgan responded, “That’s absolutely correct. With respect to family units, since March of this year, United States Border Patrol has been releasing family units directly so in some cases they’re being released in under 48 hours into the interior of the United States.”
“Because it really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to try and find facilities to hold them for 20 days with this overwhelming flow so instead of border patrol turning them over to ICE for a more thorough vetting process and then ICE releasing them, um— border patrol is doing it directly?”Johnson replied. “That is correct,” Morgan replied.
Johnson pointed out that our system is “presenting a real danger to not only potentially our country but to those individuals.”
Morgan responded to SenatorJohnson, saying, “Especially with the amount of fake families that we are uncovering every single day,” Morgan said.
“I mean it is true that we really don’t have time to determine, is that the father, or is that the human trafficker? Is that his daughter, or is that his trafficking victim?” Senator Johnson asked. “It’s a challenge,” Morgan replied.
PJ Media reports – On April 30, 2019, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security was starting DNA testing to determine family connections at the border. Later in the hearing, Johnson asked Morgan about the number of “fraudulent families” that have been uncovered due to DNA testing pilot programs used at the border.
Morgan told the Senate committee: “I don’t have the overall percentage, but we do have the numbers. Right now at border patrol, 5,800 and HSI, part of ICE, they’ve identified hundreds since their pilot program of pushing agents forward.”
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