Unaccompanied Minors Program Employee: The Biden Regime’s Lax Policies Have Put Children at the Mercy of Traffickers and Pedophiles

A whistleblower from the The Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program said in an interview Monday that the Biden regime’s lax immigration policies have put children at risk of being exploited by human traffickers and pedophiles.

Real America’s Voice host Ben Bergquam traveled to Brownsville, Texas where sat down with an employee from the unaccompanied minors program. The whistleblower’s face was blurred, and her voice distorted to shield her identity.

The whistleblower told Bergquam that the unaccompanied minors’ sponsors, and persons living with them are not properly vetted.  Moreover, she said that 100 percent of the sponsors are illegal immigrants themselves.

“I can tell you that case managers who believe in what they’re doing [are] very concerned right now about how we have lowered standards,” the employee said.

She explained that what usually happens in a “category one” settlement, is an unaccompanied minor goes to a sponsor who is the child’s mother or father. When President Trump was in office, she noted, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) would do background checks on the sponsors and whomever else was in the household. But that changed when Joe Biden came into office.

“A field guidance came down from ORR saying we no longer had to do that,” the whistleblower said. “We no longer have to do a background check on household members.”

Even worse, she told Bergquam that she’s not even allowed to ask who else is in the household.

“Before, we had to have an I.D., and do a background check on them. Now, I can’t even ask who lives in the home where we are sending this child. So that means anyone could be in there—traffickers, pedophiles …” the employee said.

In many cases, the sponsors are not adequately checked out either, according to the whistleblower.

“In an expedited case, we ask very few questions of the sponsor, and so there’s great potential that we’re not getting all the information,” she told Bergquam.

Shockingly, in every case, the sponsors the children are being sent to live with are also here illegally, the whistleblower said. “They are 100 percent illegal. We have had zero legal sponsors in this program—none,” she told Bergquam.

She agreed with the host that the Biden regime has incentivized more illegal immigration.

“The illegal sponsors that are here know that that’s an option to bring children in. The U.S. government will do that for them,” the employee said. “They get $300 worth of clothing, they get medical care, they get mental health care, they get dental care.”

She said the program has become a huge money-making racket, and American taxpayers are on the hook for it.

“There’s so much money to be had in the refugee game,” the whistleblower said. “Everyone is treated as a refugee now, and that’s where the money is. Taxpayers are paying for it.”

 

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: ROMA, TEXAS - APRIL 29: Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents after they crossed the Rio Grande into south Texas on April 29, 2021 in Roma, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the U.S. southern border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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