DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted in March that many of those 85,000 missing UACs have ended up in a growing migrant child labor trafficking pipeline
Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is calling out President Joe Biden for justifying open borders policies as “humanitarian” while an estimated 85,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) “have disappeared” after their release into the United States.
President Biden justified his open borders policy as a humanitarian response to the appalling media revelations that the Trump-era Border Patrol had 2,600 “children in cages.” Today there are 12,000 children in cages + 85,000 children have disappeared,” Kennedy wrote on Twitter:
Indeed, the Biden administration has sought to label their lax enforcement of federal immigration law as “safe, orderly, and humane,” even as child labor trafficking has skyrocketed across the U.S. as a result.
Specifically, Kennedy references a New York Times report from earlier this year that unveiled how more than 85,000 UACs released into the U.S. interior from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody have been lost in the system after being sent to live with adult sponsors, most of whom are not their biological parents, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted in March that many of those 85,000 missing UACs have ended up in a growing migrant child labor trafficking pipeline.
The situation of UACs being released to adult sponsors is so dire that the Labor Department Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Biden administration’s handling of the issue.
The federal probe was opened after a bombshell report from the Labor Department that found that from October 2022 to July 0f this year, there has been a 44 percent increase in children discovered working U.S. jobs in violation of the law — many of whom are UACs.
In July, for example, 16-year-old Duvan Tomas Perez of Guatemala died as a result of injuries while working at one of Mar-Jac Poultry’s meat processing plants in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Perez was a middle school student who arrived in the U.S. six years ago.
SCOTUS Asked To Review State Court’s Decision To Remove Jurors With ‘Conservative Christian’ Beliefs
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey asked the Supreme Court Thursday to review a state court’s decision to remove Christian jurors from an employment discrimination lawsuit where the plaintiff identified as lesbian.
While the court found the jurors would be impartial, rejecting the argument of the plaintiff’s attorney that they would treat gay individuals as “less than everybody else,” it still removed the jurors “to err on the side of caution,” according to the petition. Now, Bailey is asking the Supreme Court to consider whether the Fourteenth Amendment prevents courts from removing jurors based on their religion.
“Jurors can be excluded, of course, if their religious views in fact make them biased – just like jurors can be excluded if their race or sex in fact makes them biased,” the petition notes. “But this Court’s precedents make clear that courts cannot assume, based on stereotypes about race or sex, that a person will be biased. The same should be true of religion.”
The employment discrimination lawsuit that sparked the issue involves Jean Finney, who sued her former employer, the Missouri Department of Corrections, over a coworker’s alleged retaliation against her after she entered a same-sex relationship with the coworker’s former spouse. Finney’s attorney asked jurors a series of questions to determine whether they held “conservative Christian” beliefs, moving to strike those who held “traditional religious views on sexuality,” according to the petition.
On appeal, the Missouri Court of Appeals determined the lower court had not violated the Constitution, holding that the jurors were removed for “religiously based beliefs” and not their “status as Christians,” according to the petition.