ICE Expects a Rise in Fake Families Arriving at the Border

A migrant family runs after crossing a border line near the village of Roszke on the Hungarian-Serbian border on August 28, 2015. (Attila Kisbenede/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are warning Americans of an uptick in “fake families” showing up at the border.

In other words, illegal aliens are entering America by using children posing as family members to take advantage of U.S. migration laws.

In April, ICE has conducted about 100 investigations and uncovered more than 25 cases of suspected family fraud. In the past two weeks, immigration officials have sent out six new teams of law enforcement at the U.S. Southern Border.

The acting ICE Director Matthew Albence announced that he deployed teams at the border to catch “fake families using forged documents” as a means of gaming the U.S. immigration system. The acting ICE Director contends that this number of investigations being launched by ICE is proof that this move is paying off.

According to the Washington Times, Albence said “ICE, along with our partners at CBP, remain committed to protecting children by ensuring they are not used as pawns by individuals attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through fraud.”

The Washington Times also reported that adults who arrive at the border accompanied with children are expected to be detained for 20 days or less according to a policy imposed by a federal judge in 2015.

This timeframe is not enough for immigration officials to hear their immigration cases, so the families are released. This often results in them not showing up for their deportation cases, and as a result, many go off into the interior.

Immigration is the number #1 issue for GOP voters according to BLP reports, especially when considering the record number of illegal migrants crossing the border.

The overwhelming number of migrants crossing in undetected is putting the country’s social cohesiveness on the line. One needn’t look further at Europe, to see what can happen to a country’s social fabric when mass migration takes hold.

Numerous southern border states such as New Mexico and Texas have their hands full as America’s infrastructure is being put to the test.

The topic of immigration will simply not go away by 2020 as the border crossings are expected to grow throughout the rest of the year.

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