A THIRD of migrants faked family relationships to get asylum during ICE pilot procedure in Texas, DNA testing reveals

The government body did the pilot in El Paso and McAllen,  both in Texas. The study showed that 30 per cent of those who underwent  the testing were discovered not to have any relationship to the  children they were saying were their own.

An ICE official revealed this. And this is not because the parents were adoptive or step-parents.

Central Americans who cross the border illegally with children can claim asylum and avoid any lengthy detention in most cases. Migrants are seen in March after illegally entering Texas

These people blatantly misrepresented themselves to be seen as relations of the children in custody.

A  system exists to ensure that those who cross the border illegally can  get asylum and sidestep any legal issues that often consist of  protracted detentions in case there are children involved. But what this  testing reveals is that people have been lying to take advantage of the  system.

And now, following this incident, questions are arising  whether all families were tested properly during the pilot, because  there is a possibility that only those who raised some red flag were  tested. Therefore, the number of those who have falsely claimed to have  some connection to the children in custody might be higher.

Migrants are seen outside the U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station in a makeshift encampment in McAllen, Texas earlier this month

However, ICE is yet to comment on this.

Nevertheless,  it was later revealed that some people did not agree to the test  because they admitted that they had no relationship to the children.  They did this after learning that the claims they were making would be  evaluated using DNA testing.

Nevertheless, the recent study will  make the Department of Homeland Security have a closer look at the  results and it might even do the tests on a much larger scale. This is  according to the ICE.

U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station has been inundated with migrant family units

The number of families getting to the  southern border has increased substantially since the ‘family  separation’ plan by the current administration was put on hold following  enormous backlash. These migrants are clearly taking advantage of the  current legal environment, which is giving them a chance to improve  their chances of getting into the US legally.

Currently, the US  Border Patrol has caught over 500,000 people illegally crossing into the  US during this year alone. They went on to add that there is ‘no sign  of it getting better.’

This has put a lot of pressure on the  processing system. In fact, as a result, 40,000 people have been  released into communities.

The government claims that at this  rate, the U.S. government will spend more on migrants coming from Mexico  than the $2.9 billion set aside for the activity.

Russell Vought,  the current budget chief said that the situation has ‘continued to  deteriorate’ and is going over projected ‘high end estimates.’

In  addition to that concern, the growing number of children mixed up in  this problem complicate the problem further. According to Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services Secretary, the issue of unaccompanied children could get ‘closer to the worst-case scenario.’

It  was on account of this that the HHS had suggested that it receives  supplementary funding that was $1.4 billion over initial estimates.A third of all those seeking asylum at the border do not have any  relationship with children in custody, a rapid DNA testing done by  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has revealed.