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Report: Feds Handed Border Surge Minors to Abusive Sponsors

Overwhelmed by the surge of illegal immigrant youths at the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials lowered safety standards and inadvertently placed unaccompanied minors in sponsors’ homes where they were abused, according to an Associated Press investigation.


Migrant ‘Family Unit’ Breakdown: 1.2 Minors Per 1 Adult

The government tally of unaccompanied minors is slightly more straight-forward than the data for “family units.” While the totals of unaccompanied minors ostensibly show the number of immigrants detained at the border who under the age of 18 and without a parent or legal guardian. The “family unit” totals contain data of both children and adults.

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Border Surge: Obama Admin. Opening More Shelters for Unaccompanied Minors

The early months of Fiscal Year 2015 have experienced a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border compared to the already high number detained in year’s past. The Obama administration will reportedly place as many as 1,000 minors in a warehouse at the Denver Federal Center, another 800 at a Homestead Job Corps site, and 400 at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent walks through a detention facility run by the Border Patrol on September 8, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. The Border Patrol opened the holding center to temporarily house the children after tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossed the border illegally …

New Mexico Air Base to House 400 Illegal Immigrant Children in January

In an attempt to prevent the chaos of the immigrant border surge that occurred in the summer of 2014, Department of Homeland Security officials are securing various locations to temporarily house Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and family units from Central America. As a result of that effort, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has directed Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico to house up to 400 children starting in January.

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Salvadoran Illegal Alien Arrivals Spiking in South Texas

The surge of illegal aliens arriving in south Texas during the summer of 2014 stunned law enforcement agencies and social service providers across the Rio Grande Valley. The numbers haven’t been as high in 2015, but some organizations are noticing a spike in the numbers of illegal aliens from El Salvador walking through their doors in recent months.


Border Patrol Chief Abruptly Retires in Troubled Border Surge Sector

The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector announced his retirement this week without any advance notice. The chief is stepping down from the top post in the same area that last year saw a humanitarian crisis as thousands of illegal immigrants and unaccompanied minors flooded across the border.

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Leaked Images: One Year Later, Border not Secure, Children Left in Limbo

One year ago, Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby shocked the world by revealing leaked images of immigrant children who were being warehoused in shoddy facilities after being smuggled into the United States from Central America. The more than forty leaked images changed the shape of the discussion of illegal immigration and revealed a cover-up by the Department of Homeland Security as to the severity of the surge of Central American immigrants into the U.S. Media outlets from across the globe republished the photos and forced the Administration to admit what was happening in South Texas.