Those allegations fell flat and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) discovered that the allegations were baseless.[PDF] That is a polite way of saying the ACLU lied in their wild allegations of abuse and mistreatment of the children's hegira over the Mexican border.
And it is no surprise the Cultural Marxists are at it again. Now they are alleging that there is massive rape of illegal aliens by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and contractors.
After sneering at John Kelly's point that females making the trek through the desert are putting themselves at serious risk of rape (by coyotes and male illegals) Mark Dow of the Crime Report writes:
But if Secretary Kelly really wants to prevent, and punish, sexual assault, he can begin much closer to home.So, the allegation is that rape and other sexual assault by ICE employees is widespread in detention facilities that hold illegal aliens. Is there any evidence concerning these allegations? Well, no.
From 2010 to 2016, there were “33,126 complaints of sexual and/or physical abuse against DHS component agencies.” This data was reported by the San-Francisco-based Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) in an April 11th letter to Kelly and others, and is based on documents from the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). Of those complaints, 44% were made against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and 31% against Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Sex Abuse and Homeland Security, by Mark Dow, The Crime Report, May 12, 2017
The new case is similar to the false allegations the ACLU reported of the abuse and mistreatment of illegal alien minors during the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty Surge of 2014. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), like the ACLU, does have plenty of lurid allegations, but allegations and complaints are not evidence. And there is no evidence behind the allegations.
Dow repeats the following allegations:
In 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported that “13 of 809 abuse complaints sent to the [Border Patrol] agency’s internal affairs unit between January 2009 and January 2012 led to disciplinary action.”
In 2015, the ACLU sued DHS “for its failure to produce records related to the abuse and mistreatment of children in the custody of” CBP and the Border Patrol.
In 2016, Human Rights Watch reported that “ICE has failed to . . . ensure that transgender women are protected from sexual abuse and harassment by guards.”
The Cultural Marxists consider the allegation itself to be proof that incident occurred. That is their strategy, as the process of defending oneself is part of the punishment, even if one is innocent. Just ask George Zimmerman. But just as Zimmerman was innocent, we will find that the allegations of sexual assault and rape in immigration detention centers are false. For the Left, the process is punishment.
The allegations of sexual assault and rape are not the point; the point is to damage the reputation of DHS and pave the way to release illegal aliens and give them free lawyers.
Dow quickly brings in irrelevant information to the story about sexual assault and rape.
That’s because sexual predators in ICE and the Border Patrol have been protected by the very nature of the immigration enforcement system. Not only do officers have broad discretion in detaining, releasing, and transferring detainees; but when a victim is subject to deportation, speaks little or no English, and has no statutory right to legal assistance, she is of course even more vulnerable.Clearly, the real point is attacking immigration enforcement and detention of illegal aliens itself. Just how is "the very nature of the immigration enforcement system" support rape? Again, no evidence is presented. And because Dow has no evidence. But Dow does support illegal immigration.
As the Trump administration works toward expanding detention centers and gutting detention center standards, it seems inevitable that the number of such abuses will increase.You can email author Dow, an English teacher at a third rate State college and ask him what his problem with arresting and deporting illegal aliens is.
And here is evidence that most of the allegations are baseless:
The Inspector General’s office opened investigations into just 247 of the 33,126 complaints.What that says is that the DHS OIG thinks that most of the complaints are baseless and they refuse to waste their time on about 99.5 % of the allegations. The complaints are so without merit that even with only the complaint, an experienced investigator can see that the complaint itself is just the rantings of someone in custody.
And if there is one thing that illegal aliens, and anyone else in custody has, is plenty of time to make up allegation of mistreatment, with the eventual purpose of gaining release by making major allegations. Or if for no other reason than to make the life of the guards a living hell with false allegations of sexual assault or rape.