WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN...
AN UNACCOMPANIED MINOR AND AN ILLEGAL JUVENILE ALIEN?
In light of last weeks’ brutal rape of a 14 year old girl in a Rockville Maryland High School bathroom by two illegal immigrant gang members with past criminal arrests aged 17 and 18, you may be wondering what that has to do with a North Houston online newspaper article. Did you know they were originally arrested in 2016 for crossing the border into Texas and came through Houston with identifying MS-13 tattoos? I’m betting outside of this paper you never had heard that anywhere. Closer to home, a 16 year old Jersey Village girl was murdered for tearing down the Satanic altar of two Illegal Immigrants just earlier this month? They were both previously arrested for crimes but never turned over to ICE for deportation because of our unofficial “Sanctuary” city status.
I’m sure you are thinking this is either a trick question and there isn’t any difference or a really tough question and you have no idea. The answer is legally, since 2002, a huge difference; A little background first. INS was responsible for ALL Illegal aliens and by law they were to be deported to their country of origin. In 1997, the Flores Settlement decision set new standards for detention, release, and treatment of all Illegal alien juveniles. With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security after 9-11, EVERYTHING changed. No longer were they legally under INS care and now legally re- ferred to as “Unaccompanied Minors’. Under Obama’s DACA and DAPA Executive orders, these minors are no longer deported. If anything, millions are spent to accommodate them here now.
A department created in 1980 under the Department of Health and Human Services called the Office of Refugee Resettlement was given the responsibility of providing round the clock youth care workers, teachers, clinicians, case managers, cooks, maintenance, administrators, and management. Unaccompanied Minors are currently provided care by Southwest Key. This is a private 501(c) nonprofit which is almost completely funded by federal and state grants (98.2%). In 2014, 20,000 U.A.’s were housed at a SWK center alone. They have become a publicized destination for those coming from our southern border illegally. It is also a transitional center for refugee minors. As I had previously reported, Gov. Abbott’s “refusal” to accept “Syrian Refugees” in 2016 was actually just a denial of state funding for the centers for adults and children from Syria. Although Texas has received more refugees than any other state, it has no power to refuse to accept them, only to refuse to help pay for them.
The reason for this lengthy introduction and background is that of the 27