Posted on April 6, 2023

Biden Administration ‘Facilitating’ Trafficking of Child Refugees, Florida Grand Jury Charges

Hank Berrien, Daily Wire, April 4, 2023

A Florida grand jury accused the Biden administration of “facilitating” the trafficking of child refugees  after a five-month investigation conducted at the request of Governor Ron DeSantis.

The panel issued a scathing report, denounced the Biden administration and, in particular, the Homeland Security Department and Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). It disputed ORR’s claim that child refugees are being cared for and reunited with their families.

“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.”

Through the White House’s policies, the two federal agencies are effectively encouraging unaccompanied children from South and Central America to make the dangerous trip to the U.S. border, the grand jury found. Once at the border, many of the children are abandoned to unvetted adults, the report found.

“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 report stated, adding that grand jurors were repulsed and horrified by testimony and video documenting the treatment of foreign children.


DeSantis called for the grand jury investigation amid reports the ORR was flying in illegal immigrants detained at the border. The panel determined it was occurring on a massive scale, and largely in secret.

“We learned that the very clandestine nature of ORR’s process was what first attracted the attention of some in our state; during a six-month period in 2021, more than 70 [large commercial passenger jets] landed at the international airport in Jacksonville,” the report stated. {snip}