Report: Illegals Kidnapping Children to Take Advantage of ‘Family’ Quick Release at Border

A boy from Honduras watches a movie at a detention facility run by the U.S. 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 into the United States during the spring and summer. Although the flow of underage immigrants has since slowed greatly, thousands of them are now housed in centers around the United States as immigration courts process their cases. (Photo by)
In recent years the southern border has experienced as surge in unaccompanied minors and “families” — largely from Central America — illegally crossing into the U.S. Under current policy minors from noncontiguous countries are granted special treatment including being placed with sponsors and family members in the U.S. while they await immigration hearings. Additionally, a case settled nearly two decades ago — known as the Flores agreement — mandated the swift release of minors in custody.