People in the Department of Homeland Security deserve to go to jail for doing this.
After court documents revealed that the Department of Homeland Security has been ferrying illegal alien children detained at the border to their illegal alien parents living in the United States, Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter is looking for answers.
“I am shocked to learn that the federal government is a participant in an international human smuggling conspiracy,” Vitter wrote in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Wednesday. “I cannot imagine a case in which such a policy would be in accordance with the established mission of the Department, particularly since this encourages additional smuggling and sometimes extreme abuse of the smuggled children involved.”
Last month, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas Andrew Hanen chided DHS for helping to helping to deliver an illegal immigrant child, detained at the border with her human smuggler, to her illegal immigrant mother living in Virginia. The mother had agreed to pay $8,500 to have human smugglers bring the child to her from El Salvador.
The Department of Homeland Security is supposed to be DEPORTING people here illegally, not bringing more illegals into the country. The agents responsible and any bosses who approved of this criminal action deserve to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for smuggling and sent to prison for the longest term allowable by law to set an example. No one, even members of the Department of Homeland Security, should be treated as above the law.