tv House Judiciary Hearing on Migrant Family Separation Policy CSPAN February 27, 2019 12:59am-5:01am EST
time. >> i want to recount the story of dear mentee. he is 57-year-old construction worker and he would've come to the united states without a child but because we treat people differently if they bring kids he brought his 16-year-old daughter to the country and he said this this is the reason i brought a minor child with me. she was my passport she provost and is becoming more typical that people want to come to her country illegally or viewing children as their passport or their mechanism of adventure? >> as i stated before members of family units are increasing dramatically. they also are increasing just a couple years ago the ratio of male parents with child was a wonderful ratio and it's now almost a 5050.
with female parents that are coming here with the tactic that we have through interviews and it is something that is being utilized. >> if i hear your testimony is not a function of a greater desire to have the children in the country at least for some of these individuals the child is viewed as a mechanism of transit is not consistent with the understanding. >> as i stated in my opening statement that is a trend that we are seeing in in social media and other new spreads that will impact your ability to be released into the country and i believe it's the heart of the pull factor. and i appreciate take with all sincerity the concern that my colleagues had about children being separated from their families once they reach the united states but it is deeply troubling that i don't seem to be hearing any democrats representing when a challenge when a family separated south of the border for separating
smuggling or transit or functioning as a passport. the mayor says illegitimate adoption for cash were in his town people would go and buy and sell kids like they would buy and sell passports so that the kids could get people better treatment when they come to our country illegally. and he said this is the most serious problem that we have. i'm wondering if you can share the feedback that you received from people in other countries about the impact of the united states policy on family separation that occurs south of our border. >> i can easily speak to the fact that those numbers are increasing in the fraudulent cases. we have identified 1,700 cases. so far since april of this