Acting ICE Director Albence Says DNA Tests Helped Identify 'More Than 1,000 Cases' of Fake Families at the Border

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You can keep telling people that the children who are separated from the adult they arrive with at the southern border of the U.S. is done for the child’s safety all you want. Some people just want so badly to believe the media and left narrative that it’s being done just because the U.S. is a terrible place, that they won’t even listen to reason.

With this report, hopefully they’ll listen now.

While answering questions following a Thursday press conference, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that new DNA testing the agency has been using aided in detecting more than 1,000 fake families attempting to cross the southern border.

“We are utilizing DNA sampling right now in the border environment trying to ferret out the false families,” Albence said. “Many of the individuals that are coming to this country are not legitimate families.”

Albence went into detail and explained further about the amount of “families” that are attempting to enter the country under the false pretense that they’re legitimate families.

Here’s what Albence said:

We’re hitting about a 15 percent rate of individuals, or families presenting as families, that really aren’t families. We’re prosecuting those cases. We’ve got great support from the U.S. Attorney’s Office along the southwest border. But, we’ve prosecuted more than 1,000 cases along the southwest border, dealing with frozen families or imposters.

“More than 1,000 cases” of people with children posing as false families. That’s incredible and goes to show that the job of border patrol agents, along with ICE agents, isn’t an easy one.

Despite what the media and leftist politicians would have you believe, no one gets pleasure out of separating families that attempt to enter the U.S. illegally. But, it’s a necessary evil that, in some cases, could be the difference of whether that child stays safe or becomes lost in the shuffle.

Albence brought up another point that should be concerning to anyone that actually cares about children.

“We’ve also seen instances in which unaccompanied alien children, or adults are posing as unaccompanied alien children — 18, 19, 20, 21-year-olds posing as 15, 16-year-olds,” Albence continued. “Those adults, unfortunately, end up an in HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] shelter that’s full of children. That is an unsafe environment for those children, if you’re putting adults in there.”

Why should SOME illegal aliens feel entitled to the benefits of living in the U.S., and act like people should be sympathetic to their “plight,” when their first acts on U.S. soil is to break the law?

Maybe people will begin to listen, but probably not.

For the full video of the ICE press conference, with the question-and-answer session, watch below:

 

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