Biden Administration Returns to Obama Policy for Unaccompanied Alien Children – House At Military Bases, Release to Non Familial Custody

Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 8, 2021 | Sundance | 89 Comments

The exploitation of children from Central America and Mexico reached a peak of crisis during the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) influx in 2014/2015.  Many people might be familiar with the 2013/2014/2015 “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UAC) crisis which stemmed from a specific President Obama policy/construct to allow a massive influx of Central American migrants to enter the U.S.

Additionally, despite most media reports to the contrary, a considerable number of those UAC’s were teen and young gang members from South America, including MS-13 members. The aliens were granted entry by the Obama administration, supported by false assertions of refugee status and shipped to various regional locales.

Following the 2016 election President Trump, DHS and HHS officials put stringent rules in place for unaccompanied children who arrived at the border.  One of the consistent concerns was: ‘who would these children be released to‘, as exploitation of vulnerable children including sex trafficking, child labor and human slavery was a problem.

The JoeBama administration is now returning to the prior policy of allowing non-familial custody of children who crossed the border.  Even going so far as to no longer require background checks on the sponsors claiming custody.  Suffice to say with the increase in sex-trafficking and exploitation, this is policy is alarming in the extreme.

According to Reuters JoeBama is now looking at housing children on military bases until they can be transferred into the custody of unknown and unverified entities who are claiming to take charge of the minor children.

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. government is evaluating a Virginia military base as a possible site to house unaccompanied migrant children amid a sharp rise in migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice seen by Reuters.

A Pentagon spokesman confirmed that Fort Lee, a U.S. Army facility in Virginia, was under consideration.

The number of migrant children arriving at the southwest border has increased in recent months, putting pressure on HHS-run shelters that house the children before they are released to parents or other sponsors in the United States. (LINK)

The U.S. government facilitating the distribution of vulnerable children should be an issue that DC politicians take up quickly.  The previous changes to the custodial checks were announced late in February and also highlighted by Reuters:

(Reuters) […] The department on Wednesday sent out new guidance to shelter operators saying they could pay for transportation for unaccompanied minors, including flights, in cases where sponsors cannot pay. Previously, providers needed special approval for that step.

[…]  The Biden administration simultaneously proposed its own changes this week to several forms used related to custody requests by potential sponsors of unaccompanied children.  As part of the changes, which could go into effect after 60 days, HHS would no longer ask sponsors for their Social Security numbers on the forms. (read more)

When contemplating why Mexico does not do more in their efforts to stop the invasion of Central American migrants, it would be wise to remember the history of these issues.  The Mexican government are not likely to offer more than the appearance of token resistance and their history in this regard is very clear.

With the migrant march from Central America, mostly Hondurans, Guatemala and El Salvador it is important to revisit the history of Mexican threats -from Mexican officials- which preceded the current year influx.

♦ In August of 2017 President Trump and Commerce Secretary Ross were discussing their trade efforts within NAFTA and renegotiation with Mexico/Canada on a trilateral basis. However, the U.S. administration said if it doesn’t work, they’d scrap the 3-way NAFTA deal and go one-on-one with individual bilateral agreements. In response, Mexican Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo threatened to flood the U.S. with South American illegal aliens, criminals and gang members as leverage:

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican economy minister said in a newspaper report published on Thursday.

“If they do not treat [us] well commercially, they should not expect us to treat them well by containing the migration that comes from other regions of the world and crosses Mexico,” Guajardo said. “Or they should not expect to be treated well in collaboration with security issues in the region.” (LINK)

However, Mexican Minister Ildefonso Guarjardo’s threat was mild compared to a threat in January 2017, when another Mexican official promised to flood the U.S. with South American drugs and gang violence:

♦ In a stunning segment on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN broadcast January 29th, 2017, Mexico’s former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, states the Mexican government was willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels upon the U.S. border.

Watch, and more importantly LISTEN, to his words at 02:10 below (Prompted):

This was the most politically explosive admission by the Mexican government in the past decade. Even Fareed Zakaria realized what was being threatened and quickly attempted to redirect the conversation.

Mr. Castaneda was openly admitting a willingness to promote drug trafficking. Additionally, Jorge Castaneda is so proud of the threat, he posted a video of the discussion on his own YouTube page.

In June 2018, during the Mexican presidential election, leading candidate Lopez-Obrador previewed his perspective on Central American migration into the United States:

MEXICO – Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Tuesday that migrants from all over the world who decide it’s “a necessity” have a “human right” to migrate to the United States.

“Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their towns to find life in the United States,” Lopez Obrador said during a rally in the Mexican city of Culiacán, reports.  “It’s a human right we will defend,” he added. (more)

President Trump was able to leverage the economic influence of the United States to change the attitudes and behaviors of the Mexican government.  However, the Biden administration is taking the exact opposite approach, and the corruption is so deep in Mexico their government is not able to withstand the pressure from the cartels which will benefit from the Biden approach.


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