Friday, September 16, 2016

Unaccompanied minors swelling ranks of American gangs

A surge of unaccompanied children coming across the southern border could be swelling the ranks of one of America’s most dangerous gangs, either as fresh recruits or hardened sleepers, according to federal authorities.

Some 227,149 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the border over the last six years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. They remain in federal custody until a sponsor can be located, at which time they are often sent to communities where they are ripe for recruitment by Latin gangs such as the infamous MS-13.

“Our safety standards have increased,” Andrea Helling, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told “In the last few months screening procedures of children and sponsors has increased in their intensity which we hadn’t done previously.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, particularly when viewed in light of what transpired in Vietnam in the 1950s. North Vietnamese refuges were intentionally displaced by the CIA to the south, with no means to support themselves. Their criminal actions trying to survive lead to civil war as planned. According to whistleblower Col. Fletcher Prouty, the surplus military equipment stationed near Japan was moved to Korea and Vietnam in 1946 at the end of WWII. In other words, the next two wars for the US had already been determined before the Presidents were even elected. President Kennedy had other ideas concerning Vietnam, but some high powered rifle bullets changed all that on November 22, 1963 and 50,000 US soldiers went on to die.