The immigration crisis and its dangers have been a focal point during President Trump’s first 100 days in office.
His administration has recounted many horror stories of crimes committed by illegal immigrants who remain sheltered in sanctuary cities and counties of liberal officials across the nation.
But even if these incidents are reported by the media, those actually brought to national attention are only the tip of the iceberg.
The liberal mainstream news sites have continued to gloss over any mention of the true dangers of illegals hiding out in the U.S.
In a recent case that came to light, two young illegal immigrants assaulted and raped a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville, Maryland high school. It has now been discovered the young men had entered the U.S. under the protections of an Obama administration program.
The progam, which Obama coined with the term “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UAC), depicted these young, mostly male children and teens crossing the border as innocent victims who were simply trying to flee the violence and poverty in their home countries.
However, this program has undeniably caused crime and violence to skyrocket – and violent illegal immigrants to overrun our nation’s public schools.
Judicial Watch reports:
Back in the summer of 2014, when the first batch of UACs began arriving; Judicial Watch reported that many were not harmless children fleeing violence as the media was largely reporting. Border Patrol sources on the ground divulged that a lot of the Central Americans were in their late teens and had ties to violent gang members and other criminal elements. Federal authorities handling the crisis offered a vastly different depiction than the government’s official version in the media
A few weeks after the barrage of UACs slammed border officials, Homeland Security sources told Judicial Watch that the nation’s most violent street gangs—including Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)—were actively recruiting new members at shelters housing illegal immigrant minors. In many cases, they used Red Cross phones to communicate. The 18th Street gang also went on a recruiting frenzy at the various facilities housing the UACs, sources confirmed.
As was the case with the Maryland rape, many of these teenage immigrants have been placed in public schools, and because of lack of prior education in their home countries or due to language barriers, oftentimes, nearly grown men of 17, 18, or 19 years old are placed in classrooms with much younger — and much more innocent — teens.
And local gangs know exactly where and how to recruit these young men.
It is within large “sanctuary” cities like Los Angeles and Chicago where the incidents of gang violence are highest in the nation.
Local officials in these cities have continued to violate the rule of law, vowing to protect illegal immigrants in their communities while refusing to acknowledge the real problems and dangers plaguing their streets and schools.
Judicial Watch continues:
Violent street gangs continue to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors protected under the egregious UAC initiative, according to various law enforcement sources.
The recruits are known as “paros” and they are typically 14 or 15 years old, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The number of MS-13 members encountered by U.S. Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley sector has increased each year, accelerating in 2014 and coinciding with increased illegal immigration from Central America during the same period, the agency disclosed.
This clearly refers to the UAC crisis that saw over 60,000 illegal immigrants—many with criminal histories—storm into the U.S. in a matter of months.
With President Trump’s focus on securing our borders and preventing unvetted refugees and illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., there is hope these crimes and gang activities will decrease or end altogether.
But it is an uphill battle as the left portrays these “children” as innocent victims — and as the media refuses to report on the shocking statistics of the UAC that continue to flood our borders.