(RightWingAmericans.com) – Could there be a better case for a wall on the southern border than the systematic abuse of young children by criminal aliens?
A new report from Fox News claims that children as young as 12 are being recruited by Mexican drug cartels and that the problem isn’t going away.
Alan Regalado, a Border Patrol agent in Tucson, told Fox News, “It’s a problem, we know it’s there…We’re trying to mitigate that issue through education and prevention.”
Despite ICE and border patrol agents recognizing the very real problem of cartels abusing children and using them to smuggle weapons and drugs over the border, Democrats continue their war against building a border wall that would stop much of the crime from taking place.
In the fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that 36 children were arrested for smuggling narcotics into Arizona. Figures from the fiscal year 2019 saw that number increase to 57. Just two months into 2020, Border Protection agents said that there have been 17 arrests.
Some good news is the launch of the T.E.A.M. Kids program, an initiative set up by Regalado and the rest of his team to take on the problem. T.E.A.M. stands for “Together Educating and Mentoring Kids,” and it aims to warn children about criminals who will try and recruit them to break the law. The program has been turned into an elementary school problem, showing a commitment from border officials to do something positive and start reversing the trend, but also showing the seriousness of the problem that needs to be solved.
“We went out to local high schools and I noticed that students were already recruited at that point,” Regalado explained.
Shockingly, similar programs are already in operation across the border states. Operation Detour is one such example, which is taught in both middle and high schools. There is also the D.A.R.E. program, an initiative designed to reduce violence and substance abuse among young people.
The T.E.A.M. Kids initiative educates and mentors children over a period of four weeks, showing them the signs of criminal exploitation to look out for, as well as the dangers they’ll face if they decide to work with the cartels. It explains how criminal aliens may attempt to recruit them to commit crimes through social media and even video games.
“These teenagers are either smuggling in vehicles, they’re smuggling on their body and in their body so it’s very dangerous,” Regalado told Fox.
Will the Democrats ever admit there is a crisis at the border, or will they continue voting to put more American (and Mexican!) children in danger?