Migrants ‘smuggled child into US to use in porn by lying he was their uncle’: Republicans say ‘horrific’ stories like this ‘will keep happening’ if Biden doesn’t enforce border laws

Republicans are outraged after federal prosecutors charged an illegal immigrant with smuggling minors into the country and producing child pornography with one.

“If Joe Biden and the Democrats actually cared about addressing humanitarian issues, they would start rolling back their open-borders policies that exploit children and fuel human trafficking.

“Every day their self-made border crisis continues is a day innocent lives are at risk,” Republican Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., told DailyMail.com.

Natividad Aguilera Garcia, 37, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, is accused of smuggling at least three illegal immigrants, including two juveniles. Garcia appeared in federal court Monday for his arraignment.

The minor used in the pornography is referred to as Minor A.

Migrants, including children, advance in a caravan heading to the United States from Tapachula, Mexico, on March 25, 2024

Migrant child smiles softly as she walks through Mexico to the U.S. border

Migrant child smiles softly as he walks through Mexico to the U.S. border

Garcia falsely told federal authorities that he was the uncle of Minor A and provided a false birth certificate to support his claim, the indictment said. The Biden administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement turned the child over to him under those pretexts.

“These horrific stories will continue to happen as long as President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas refuse to enforce our laws,” Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., told DailyMail.com in a statement.

‘These minors are regularly abused, exploited and used by the cartels in all kinds of inhumane ways. Once they get here, the Biden administration releases most of them to ‘sponsors’ with minimal oversight,” he continued.

As one witness told my committee last year, “It is said that it is more difficult to adopt a cat than to sponsor an unaccompanied minor.” President Biden, Secretary Mayorkas and their Democratic enablers in Congress may see political advantage in this crisis, but all I see is ruined lives and a broken future for some of the most innocent among us.”

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the scheme began on May 1, 2021 — four months into the Biden administration when illegal immigrants flooded the U.S.-Mexico border.

A bombshell report published in February found that the US agency responsible for the care of unaccompanied migrant children failed to provide evidence that it had fully vetted US sponsors before releasing children to them during a 2021 bout of migration.

The report, issued by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found that 16 percent of child files in March and April 2021 were missing documentation of background checks by the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement.

A huge caravan of migrants heads to the American border

A huge caravan of migrants heads to the American border

A US Border Patrol agent detains a child from Venezuela as her parents pass through barbed wire at the US-Mexico border

A US Border Patrol agent detains a child from Venezuela as her parents pass through barbed wire at the US-Mexico border

Migrant man crosses the Rio Grande while holding his child in the air to keep her from getting wet

Migrant man crosses the Rio Grande while holding his child in the air to keep her from getting wet

In 19 percent of cases where children were released to sponsors pending FBI or state checks, the records were never updated with the results, the watchdog found.

The report raised questions about the government’s ability to investigate sponsors — fears that were confirmed in the indictment against Garcia.

During the surge of migrants at the start of the Biden administration, the HHS refugee agency struggled to move children from overcrowded border processing centers to shelters or into the custody of relatives.

Garcia has been charged with one count of production of child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in prohibited sexual activity, one count of transportation of a minor to engage in prohibited sexual activity activities, one count of encouraging illegal entry, one count of making a false statement to a federal agency, and one count of presenting a false document to a federal agency.

In recent years, undocumented children have been found to be working illegally in poultry factories and automotive suppliers after being released from federal custody.

The number of encounters with migrants at the border reached a new record late last year and remained high until early this year. In February, border agents encountered approximately 190,000 people attempting to cross the border.

Some 470,000 unaccompanied children have entered the U.S. since Biden took office, and Border Patrol has made 45,000 arrests of illegal immigrants with criminal records — nearly double that in the first three years of the Trump administration.

Currently, there are 617,000 non-detained aliens with criminal convictions or pending charges currently in the U.S., up from 407,983 in January 2023.