The Department of Homeland Security has deported single children from the U.S. border more than 13,000 times since March, with Trump officials giving the agency unprecedented power to close the border to the coronavirus, according to an internal document BuzzFeed wrote in the article.
The figure represents a significant drop in child labor since the CDC issued a law allowing border officials to deport almost all immigrants to Mexico if corona virus was spreading rapidly around the world in March.
“These are a growing number of children who are being sent off in the short term without any means, either to intimidate or to kill,” said Lee Gelernt, an ACLU lawyer who has been working hard to overturn the law.
In the past, children who did not attend were sent to government-run camps for trial. But Trump officials have said the law is important in preventing the spread of coronavirus in the US and has become an important tool for border officials.
Deportation is legally different from deportation, which would mean that the foreigner has already taken up the practice of immigration and found that he was not allowed to stay in the US. Critics allege that the government is using the health laws as an excuse to violate state laws governing the conduct of minors.
In September, a border official announced in a court of law that approximately 8,800 children had been converted using the CDC. An internal DHS document states that since March, there have been more than 13,000 “encounters” with children moving in unaccompanied minors.
A U.S. spokesman for Customs and Border Protection did not confirm the number because of the ongoing lawsuit but said “meeting” meant deportation.
“When they meet them, they are expelled,” said the prophet, noting that the figure may also include children who return to the border several times.
Prior to the epidemic, unaccompanied minors who were taken by Border Patrol agents would be sent to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, where they would be placed in camps where they began to apply for permission and wait to be reunited with their relatives in the US.
The ORR referral system was developed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, signed by then-President George W. Bush in 2008. According to the law, CBP officials always had to send the children within 72 hours to the US refugee agency.
But the deportation came down immediately after the CDC order. Instead, children who did not travel to the border returned to Mexico or were kept in CBP facilities until the plane took them out of the country.
In late June, U.S. Regional Judge Carl Nichols, appointed by President Donald Trump, closed the eviction a 16-year-old boy from Honduran under the auspices of the CDC. Although the ruling did not eliminate the money altogether, it seems to be painful for management. Since then, the government has said it no longer wants to use the CDC law to remove the boy from the country.
In September, a judge also ordered Trump officials to stop saving children from hotels before they are immediately deported in accordance with the epidemic law.