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Old 09-11-2019, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
So it’s clearly a better choice to leave them with hordes of people who use them as pawns to get preferential treatment at the border they were illegally trying to cross.
Well, I'm not amazed now at seeing people like you show how monstrous people like you can get. It is better to leave them with their families. Of course it is likely that here you are talking about the ones that are using kids from others to pretend that they are the real parents, but that also just shows how an ignorant you are of the numbers:
But characterizing the increase of this type of fraud as “staggering” is misleading. The data reflects a period of less than two years, making it difficult to draw a meaningful historical comparison. And the instances of fraud make up less than 1 percent of families apprehended at the border.

The numbers Ms. Nielsen cites are correct. Katie Waldman, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, told The New York Times that there were 46 cases of fraudulent family claims in the 2017 fiscal year, which began in October 2016 and ended in September 2017. In just the first five months of the 2018 fiscal year, there were 191 cases — a 315 percent increase.

But those instances of family fraud are a tiny fraction of the total number of families apprehended at the southwestern border: 0.06 percent of nearly 76,000 families in the 2017 fiscal year and 0.6 percent of 31,000 families apprehended in the first five months of the 2018 fiscal year.