Recently, the US Border Patrol announced that it agents had apprehended an MS-13 gang member attempting to cross the US-Mexico border with a 1.5-year-old child who was not related.
Agents claimed that the man attempted to portray himself as the father of the child, who was sick with chickenpox.
The issue is yet another example of so-called “fraudulent family units” attempting to gain entry to the US by falsely claiming to be a family, and has frequently been cited by law enforcement officials as directly enabling child abuse.
#BorderPatrol Agent caring for 1.5 yr old child with chickenpox who was part of a fraudulent family unit. The male who the child was with is not related to the child and has ties to MS-13 gang. Our Agents continue to do their best during this crisis. pic.twitter.com/vvCMQVuvA1
— CBP El Centro (@CBPElCentro) June 7, 2019
Social media commenters reacted with mixed emotions, with many considering the incident a positive thing in light of the rescue of the child.
However, others strongly condemned Democrats, whose opposition to President Trump’s repeated attempts to secure the US-Mexico border have directly enabled the surging numbers of illegal migrants making the dangerous journey.
Thank you CBP for going above and beyond the call of duty, while protecting Americans at the same time.
— R. Mathas Macias (@MathasRoderick) June 8, 2019
Thank you for your service to the nation. Pelosi and the DemocRats refuse to even acknowledge that huge human trafficking going on at the border.
— Michael (@Ronsoco67) June 8, 2019
Keep up the good work! They definitely are using children to get their gang stuff here😡fight all we can! Sorry for the innocent ones🙏🏻
— Liz Allen (@emall1308) June 8, 2019
Won’t see this story in the #msm
— Max Hoss (@smaxhoss) June 8, 2019
Thank you demoncrats!
— Soonerflash (@Soonerflash1) June 10, 2019
Wake up Dems!
— Tim Smith (@tahoetim14) June 8, 2019
But according to the libs these children are being treated like prisoners
— Christopher Lee (@LeeJjan) June 8, 2019