An already porous southern border has become even more active during the Obama administration and, as recently released images show, border patrol agents are ill-equipped to handle the influx of illegal immigrants. Tragically, more and more of the individuals risking their lives to make it to the U.S. are unaccompanied children.
Instead of dealing with the issue head-on, reports indicate thousands of these criminals are being bussed to cities like Phoenix and left to fend for themselves. Though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sells the process as a temporary arrangement for the illegals as they await their court date, studies show these individuals are far more likely to avoid the legal process and simply live in the shadows.
While many in the Phoenix area are concerned about the entire structure, County Attorney Bill Montgomery is primarily worried about the safety of the children.
“Kids are being dropped off in the middle of Phoenix, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. I sent a letter to ICE saying that if those circumstances are occurring, or did occur, would be a violation of Arizona laws against child abuse.”
For the record, ICE claims all unaccompanied minors are being detained in a warehouse in the border town of Nogales, Ariz. Montgomery wants the administration to know, however, that if he determines children are being left in his county, he will move forward with prosecution just as he would with any lawbreaker.
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