Federal officials report the staggering numbers of illegal immigrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are driven in large part by a massive influx of male migrants arriving with young children.
The phenomenon exploits a loophole in U.S. immigration law that requires men or women with children – known as a family unit – to be released within 10 days. But Guatemalan consulate officials are warning many of the documents provided by those arriving are forged, and the children are simply used as get-through-the-border faster passes with an unknown fate, Fox San Antonio reports.
“Our family units are up 600 percent compared to this time last year,” Border Patrol spokesman Louis Wayne Collins said.
“There’s a drive and a phenomenon now to bring children with you, so that you can obtain that earlier release into the United States, to wait for your credible clear asylum full adjudication with citizenship and immigration services,” according to Monica Mapel, an assistant special agent with Homeland Security Investigations.
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