According to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, a whistleblower provided Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 that detailed that the Obama administration knew of 16 people caught crossing the border were MS-13 gang members and then processed them and put them into US communities.
The individuals were teenagers at the time and were put into several juvenile homes throughout the US.
“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Johnson said.
The Washington Times reports:
The gang members were part of the surge of UAC, or “unaccompanied alien children,” as the government labels them, who overwhelmed the Obama administration in 2014, leaving Homeland Security struggling to staunch the flow from Central America.
Officials at the time said the children should be treated as refugees fleeing horrific conditions back home — though security analysts said the children were prime recruiting territory for gangs already in the U.S.
Mr. Johnson said the image of UAC as little children is misleading. Out of nearly 200,000 UAC apprehended between from 2012 to 2016, 68 percent were ages 15, 16 or 17 — meaning older teens. The majority were also male, making them targets for gang recruiting.
Mr. Johnson revealed the documents at a hearing on the dangers posed by MS-13.
Of course, Democrats voiced concern, not over the fact that the Obama administration allowed these individuals into the country, but that the documents that expose their treason were released so quickly.
“I have concerns that these documents were released so quickly,” said Senator Claire McCaskill( D-MO), the ranking Democrat on the committee, who claims to want to get rid of gangs, but also says the release of the documents may hurt active investigations.
The reality is that the Obama administration allowed tens of thousands of illegals into the country in 2014 who were knowingly crossing the border. The majority were claimed to be children, but were not. Furthermore, the Obama administration knew they were coming months ahead of time and solicited escorts for 65,000 illegal immigrant children in January of 2014. In July of 2014, Border Patrol Agent Zack Taylor called the orchestrated immigration crisis that was occurring an “asymmetrical warfare” to destroy the US from within.
Just what kind of timeframe does Senator McCaskill think would be appropriate to release those documents, when we are all dead and gone, like the Kennedy assassination documents?
This story sounds eerily similar to one that took place under the Bush administration in 2004. Julia Davis, a former Customs and Border Protections Officer, blew the whistle that the government had “very specific alerts” that on July 4, 2004 that members of Al-Qaeda would be attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the US. However, when she tried to go to her superiors about it, Davis said every day when she came to work she was being investigated for one thing or another. She says everything they brought up to here was frivolous and ridiculous and she believes it was an attempt to get her fired to discredit anything she would say. All of this was because the FBI knew the information and DHS was embarrassed that the information came to them the way it did.
Within a period of two weeks, Davis was the subject of 19 investigations. By the time she sued Homeland Security there had been 54 investigations! On top of that, she was declared a domestic terrorist!
Davis’ home was raided by a 27 man SWAT team in a Blackhawk helicopter. She said they spent more time and utilized more man power raiding her home without a warrant than the government used to raid the alleged compound of Osama bin Laden.
Knowingly allowing these kinds of people into the US is criminal and is knowingly putting known dangerous people in our communities to begin to nest and thrive in America. Someone needs to be held accountable for this treason.