The distance from McAllen, Texas to Fairbanks, Alaska is about 4,300 miles; from McAllen to Hawaii, about 3,800. Yet, at considerable taxpayer expense, immigration officials are quietly relocating Central American aliens with families or sponsors in the 49th and 50th states.
While Texas has borne the brunt of the alien relocation with 4,280 minors, California, Florida, New Jersey and Illinois, among others, are main destinations. See the complete map where aliens have been placed (and blocked) here.
Sure, only five minors have been sent to Alaska and eight to Hawaii, small potatoes compared to Texas and California. But that’s not the point. According to the now infamous 2008 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, “a significant majority” of the minors don’t qualify for resettlement or the subsequent due process for the simplest reason – they’ve been smuggled into the United States, not trafficked. INTERPOL clearly defines the difference between smuggling and trafficking: “In general, the individuals who pay a smuggler in order to gain illegal entry to a country do so voluntarily whereas the victims of human trafficking are often duped or forced into entering another country.”
Anyone who has watched the evening news in the last two months has seen that the Central Americans have either been smuggled or have voluntarily boarded trains in Mexico and come to the United States of their own free will and volition.
Furthermore, according to federal statute 8 U.S.C. §1232, an “unaccompanied alien child” is a person who “has no lawful immigration status in the United States,” who “has not attained 18 years of age” and does not have “a parent or legal guardian in the United States,” a definition that disqualifies aliens that are being reunited with their parents or other guardians.
The alien influx is not only illegal, but goes against public opinion which is overwhelmingly opposed. A recent Reuters’ story posted on the CAPS homepage reported that 70 percent of Americans believe that illegal immigrants “threaten U.S. beliefs and customs.”
Please go to the CAPS Action Alert page here to tell President Obama to expedite Central American deportations, and not to permanently place aliens in American cities.