The New York Times ran a revealing and surprisingly honest piece in February that describes the horrific child labor abuses being committed against illegal alien kids by the Democrats. The story was titled, “Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.” In response to the Democrats’ child cruelty policies facilitated by Joe Biden’s open borders, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) is introducing a bill to close a loophole in the “Unaccompanied Alien Child” (UAC) scam that Congress enacted in 2008.
Some of the captions accompanying the photos in the Times story included, “Cristian works a construction job instead of going to school. He is 14 … Carolina packages Cheerios at night in a factory. She is 15 … Wander starts looking for day-labor jobs before sunrise. He is 13.”
Joe Biden has allowed hundreds of thousands of illegal alien kids like these into the United States, in order for them to be exploited by left-wing multinational companies like PepsiCo, General Mills, Walmart and Ben & Jerry’s. The kids have to go to work once they’re released in the US for two reasons.
First, they’re not being released to their parents or relatives when they get here. They’re being released to staffing subsidiaries of the Fortune 500 companies listed above. Second, they have to pay off enormous debts to the drug cartels for trafficking them into the US in the first place.
Burgess is introducing legislation that could close the first loophole. Instead of releasing them to be trafficked by leftwing multinationals, children can only be released from Border Patrol custody to people who can prove they’re a parent or direct relative of the child if the proposal becomes law.
The legislation is obviously just a Band-Aid for a larger problem. We’ll still be flooded with illegal alien kids. This will just stop the Democrats from exploiting them and allowing them to immediately steal jobs from Americans once they get here.