Many illegal aliens claim that they are the parents of children they bring with them. This helps them remain in the U.S. when they make claims for asylum. Many of these claims of family are bogus, according to investigations done by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Acting ICE Director Matthew T. Albence noted that “The results have been staggering thus far. In just a couple of weeks, we’ve interviewed 256 family units and identified 65 fraudulent families. Almost three out of every ten families we’ve interviewed have become fraudulent.” In one instance reported by the Daily Mail, a Guatemalan “rented” an eight-year-old boy for $130 to pose as a family when he illegally crossed the U.S. border.