Posted By LambChop
Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas has discovered that the Obama administration's cooperation with Mexican drug cartels goes far beyond Operation Fast & Furious where DHS “walked weapons” across the border in order to clandestinely prove that gun control was needed in the U.S. Operation Fast & Furious resulted in the deaths of more than 300 Mexican citizens and 2 law enforcement agents in the United States, and the Obama administration has yet to be held accountable.
Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also helped drug cartels traffic children instead of stopping the transactions. Judge Hanen has uncovered four of these cases so far. With the U.S. government providing incentives, south of the border parents are even more likely to sell their children to cartel members for illegal transport across the border.
"In one situation, the government flew a child to multiple locations in different parts of the United States. The taxpayers of the United States suffer the expense of delivering these minors," Hanen wrote, noting that the Obama administration is "rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws."
The case before Judge Hanen — United States of America v. Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez —in which trafficker Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez influenced Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos (an illegal immigrant living in Virginia) to allow Martinez to smuggle Santos' daughter from El Salvador to her home in Virginia. Martinez was to be paid $8,500. The DHS did not charge the mother and allowed the daughter to enter in to the U.S. illegally, actually transporting the daughter to Virginia at U.S. taxpayers' expense.
"The DHS, instead of enforcing our border security laws, actually assisted the criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals," Hanen wrote.
In another case, a 3-year-old El Salvadoran toddler was abandoned by smuggler after being raped and tortured while held for additional money.
Sadly, while the government refuses to enforce immigration laws and is complicit in delivering arms to cartels and completing their human smuggling transactions, children will suffer because of the unintended consequences of desperate parents trusting drug cartels with precious cargo – their own children. We all lose.