Two months in, a program that set steaming-mad, open-borders Democrats into spasms of angst is proving the Trump administration has been right from the get-go. Operation Double Helix, a controversial DNA pilot program by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), recently disclosed the number of illegal aliens fraudulently attempting to cross the border as a family unit.
And it should make your head swim.
Since May 1, 599 counterfeit documents, 316 fraudulent “families,” and 629 different people convicted of various criminal violations were discovered and promptly removed to the Justice Department for deportation or reunification attempts with legitimate family members.
Gregory Nevano, assistant director for investigative programs at Homeland Security Investigations (HIS), enlightened members of the House Homeland Security Committee this past week. He explained how effective the “swab in – profile out” program has been for ferreting out criminals trafficking people and drugs and committing the practice of child recycling:
“During this operation, a total of 84 family units were DNA tested after providing consent. Sixteen family units were found to be fraudulent during the testing. About half of the confirmed fraudulent family units were identified prior to DNA testing when the adult alien recanted their claim of a familial relationship when asked to consent to the test.”
In one notable case, 51-year-old Honduran national Amilcar Guiza-Reyes, who crossed the Rio Grande with an infant in his arms, admitted he had paid $84 to use the child to cross the border, as families are less likely to be deported or detained. Guiza-Reyes is a repeat illegal, having been deported before.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation also touted this rapid DNA tool as a dream come true for law enforcement agencies. It claims the impact could be critical for “military, forensic, homeland security, and intelligence decisions,” and drastically increasing the success rates of securing this nation.
What Problem? Oh, That Problem
President Trump took a sound beating after photos of kids in cages – from President Obama’s time at the helm – went viral on social media. Although the photos were immediately debunked as originating pre-Trump, the radical left cable news media kept pounding the false narrative home. In an attempt to humanize the processing program, the administration eased back on separating families. And that fueled the practice of renting children for crossings, then sending them home for others to buy, sell, and trade in quests to illegally enter the country.
Since the early days of Operation Double Helix, HSI has been tracking “family units” who entered the U.S. and then abruptly left. What they found was too many children dispatched back to Central America via commercial airlines with unrelated adults.
Doesn’t Cost Much to Save Billions
Illegal immigration is a burden on this nation that takes both a human and a financial toll. A recent report by The Heritage Foundation found that “the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits.” Multiply that figure by a whopping 10.5 million illegal aliens enjoying the bounty of the United States – according to the latest stats from Pew Research Center – and envision how better that money could be spent. On Americans? What a novel idea.
But that would take an absolute uprising by the electorate.
As witnessed by Americans this past week, every single Democrat candidate for president pledged to open borders and give illegal aliens free health care – since middle-class, legal citizens, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), “will be happy to pay more taxes.” Not one acknowledged the influx of social security fraud, drug and human trafficking, and flat out child abuse being committed due to their own legislative inactivity.
Despite what the Democrats claim, Operation Double Helix is working – and proving President Donald Trump has been right all along. Now, that smarts.
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