VP of border patrol union says Biden's border order is putting more migrant children in danger

Cueto said that there has been a massive increase in kids crossing the border with their young siblings under the age of five. 

Published: June 13, 2024 6:14pm

Vice President of the National Border Council Art Del Cueto said Thursday that Biden's border executive order is putting more unaccompanied migrant children in danger. 

"What it's actually doing is it's allowing the exemption of the unaccompanied juveniles to explode even more so on our southern border," he said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. 

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order to crack down on illegal immigration, which was met with backlash from Republican lawmakers. 

Biden said that his executive order will "bar migrants who cross our southern border unlawfully from receiving asylum ... unless they seek it after entering through an established lawful process."

One legal pathway includes making an appointment through the CBP One app at a port of entry to make an asylum claim then, Biden said.

Cueto said that there has been a massive increase in kids crossing the border with their young siblings. 

"What people need to understand ... is everyone that's coming across the border, they have to make some negotiation with the drug cartels, the human smugglers," he said. "So when you're seeing these 11-year-old kids come across, it's not like they decided to get to the border and cross on their own. Somebody at some point made some type of arrangements with the drug cartels, with the human smugglers."

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