(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A grand jury in the state of Florida officially accused the Biden administration of assisting in trafficking child refugees into the state.
Following a five-month investigation ordered by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the panel’s report condemned the entire Biden administration, but particularly the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.
According to the Daily Wire, the report alleged that HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement was neglecting and abusing migrant children while operating under the pretense of trying to resettle them illegally in the country.
“In reality, ORR is facilitating the forced migration, sale, and abuse of foreign children, and some of our fellow Florida residents are (in some cases unwittingly) funding and incentivizing it for primarily economic reasons,” the report stated. “If any resident of Florida exposed U.S.-born children to this process, they would be justifiably arrested for child neglect or worse.”
Coyotes and human smugglers often abandon their young clientèle after crossing into the U.S.
“This process exposes children to horrifying health conditions, constant criminal threat, labor and sex trafficking, robbery, rape, and other experiences not done justice by mere words,” the panel stated.
The report contained both video evidence and testimonials by witnesses, though their relationship to the problem is unknown.
Investigators attempted to subpoena several non-governmental organizations in a search for evidence, but they hit several dead ends due to the NGOs’ fear of losing government funding if they cooperated.
One organization told the panel that it would rather operate an illegal migrant child placement facility without a license than risk losing its federal funding.
ORR has a history of discouraging employees who question the process.
“One was fired for reporting a case of suspected human trafficking … to a government hotline because her ORR superiors refused to investigate the matter,” the report said.
DeSantis initially called for the investigation after reports that the ORR secretly flew large numbers of illegal immigrants at night to hubs throughout the U.S., many of them in red states where Democrats hope to dramatically alter the demographics.
“During a six-month period in 2021, more than 7 [large commercial passenger jets] landed at the international airport in Jacksonville,” the report said.
“These flights arrived in the night time often after midnight, and landed not at the passenger terminal, but instead at an out-of-the-way commercial terminal used normally for shipping freight, away from police facilities and miles from the passenger terminal,” the grand-jury report said.
Passengers got onto buses and then transported to other, unknown locations.
“If an operation were ferrying terrorists or large quantities of narcotics, this is what it would look like,” the report said.