At the beginning of President Obama’s second term in 2012, a new Treason Lobby stratagem was deployed—what we at VDARE.com called the Kidinvasion. Significant numbers of unaccompanied alien children (known in Border Patrol–speak as UACs) were appearing at the southern border, where U.S. officials were taking them in and flying them into the U.S. interior to be delivered to their (alleged) relatives.
At the time, the Obamacrats had not yet summoned the nerve to implement their shortly to be announced No Borders policy. Americans were just guilted about “Family Reunification.” The purpose seemed to be a small but significant acceleration of the Great Replacement.
But after Biden cheated his way into power, a curious thing happened.
But, although the Great Replacement agenda no longer needed the Kidinvasion loophole, nevertheless the UAC influx was massively expanded—131,500 in 2023. Trump’s last year saw only 33,239.
Why? Especially as it appears most of the kids are now going to sponsors who are unrelated and unknown to them.
Many of these kids are made to work for unscrupulous employers, their sponsors acting as gangmasters. But I doubt the anticipated profitability of this could have been such as to induce the Biden Mob to make the sweeping regulatory changes that they did.
What would be profitable enough: sex.
My theory: Perverts in the Biden Administration and their friends in the prostitution Industry pushed through these changes, for their profit and pleasure. In this depraved Age, of course, little boys are as vulnerable as little girls.
My May blog dealt with two reports. The first was ZeroHedge’s ’Modern-Day Slave Traders’: Hawley Demands Probe Into 85,000 ’Lost’ Migrant Children, by Tyler Durden, April 29,2023:
According to data from US Customs and Border Protection, approximately 345,000 minors have crossed into the United States unaccompanied since President Joe Biden took office…
“The Biden Administration is morally responsible for their fate. The President lifted Title 42 restrictions on unaccompanied children in early 2021,“ wrote Hawley in a Friday letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray. “Reporting reveals that HHS loosened vetting processes for sponsors and retaliated against whistleblowers who raised these concerns. As a result, thousands of children have been handed over to modern-day slave traders.“ [Emphases in original]
The second: As Migrant Children Were Put to Work, U.S. Ignored Warnings, by Hannah Dreier, New York Times, April 17, 2023. This carries the all-too-accurate subhead: The White House and federal agencies were repeatedly alerted to signs of children at risk. The warnings were ignored or missed.
U.S. Was Warned of Migrant Child Labor, but ‘Didn’t Want to Hear It’ https://t.co/Orf9QqixoB Of course not -- because anything they did to stop it would necessarily keep someone out, and the Biden crowd views immigration limits as immoral per se. #OpenBordersUberAlles— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) April 18, 2023
Besides distressing documentation of the hardship suffered by these children, the NYT’s Dreier amply reported on dereliction by “White House and federal agencies” and also named two whistleblowers whose complaints caused them to be fired.
While it was very valuable as far as it went, I had a complaint about Dreier’s article:
My young guide, in general remarkably cheerful about the Border Patrol’s thankless task, said it was the illegals’ children that he found most distressing, too. Particularly when the Border Patrol got there too late and found that bandits had already managed to steal them.
Steal them? I said stupidly.
“They sell them to child-prostitution rings.”
Alien Nation (1995) P239
That an alert reporter like Hannah Dreier completely omitted this aspect is odd. Probably her editors thought it too explosive. They are not alone: see MSM Ignores Veritas’ Expose of Biden Child Sex & Labor Trafficking | VDARE Video Bulletin.
Now the Center For Immigration Studies has released a devastating 47-minute podcast: Unaccompanied and Unsafe: Biden Policies Facilitate Exploitation and Abuse of Child Migrants [Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 126, by Jessica M. Vaughan and Tara Lee Rodas, October 12, 2023].
Tara Lee Rodas is a 20-year veteran Fed employee who has emerged as a key whistleblower (albeit not one of those cited in Dreier’s NYT article) on this scandal. She pointed out that MS-13 operatives were running children in and out of the UAC processing center where she worked. For this, she was summarily ejected, her badge confiscated, and she was threatened with an investigation (Podcast 33:40).
Their new CIS podcast starts amusingly, as always, with clips of President Obama, Senator McCain (“build the dang fence”), President Johnson (“This bill that we will sign today is not a revolutionary bill”), and others lying about immigration policy.
And, as one would expect in a long discussion between two very knowledgeable and very committed people, this podcast is somewhat circuitous.
But several key points kept recurring:
The harsh exploitation of the children put to work is discussed in the CIS podcast at length, supplementing Hannah Dreier’s vivid New York Times account. The Biden Regime has recreated the brutal conditions of early Victorian England, as seen in Oliver Twist.
Some of the blame of course adheres to the employers, some prominent, who are willing to ignore immigration status and age limits. Rodas sadly remarks (31:50) that adequate immigration or hours and conditions inspection could prevent this “but these have all been dismantled” (32:20).
When asked directly why so many children are now being sent to unrelated sponsors Rodas says meaningfully that there are “many theories“—but avoids discussing them (8:30). Subsequently (35:55) she says
…there are children today who are being sold for sex…We cannot be the Land of Child Rape.
Quantifying the sex industry aspect of this influx is difficult because of the general withdrawal of police monitoring of the sector and its general secretiveness. Anecdotes abound. But. frankly, what would one expect to happen to children set loose with no means of support, no English, and no one who cares about them?
Many are profiting from this atrocity. But who had the ability to actually cause it?
the grim fact is that increasing the supply to child prostitution operations probably has supporters in the White House. (See this account of Biden’s State Department ambassadors and their activities.)
But this story has wider implications.
Vaughan and Rodas deplored the stone-hearted indifference of the Democrats at their April Congressional hearing. Reports of children suffering did not move a single one of them.
The end justifies the means. The tender-hearted underdog-loving Democrats of yesteryear are gone.
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