Federal authorities are pleading for babysitters to come help with the influx of illegal minor-aged children who are pouring across America’s borders, up from El Salvador and Honduras and other parts south.
In a memo, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection put the word out to hire those with training in non-emergency health care, emergency medicine, or in “child care or juvenile teaching and/or counseling,” the New York Post reported.
The Blaze, which first obtained the memo, said the ad specifically asked for border agents who were available to staff a processing center around-the-clock “for the foreseeable future.” This staffing center — the one in Nogales, Ariz. — is currently housing mostly “females and UACs,” or unaccompanied children, the memo stated.
“Therefore, agents that are best equipped to interact with the above demographic are being requested,” the memo said, the New York Post reported.
An estimated 50,000 illegal children are expected to cross into the area before the end of this year — and some say that figure is even higher, reaching 90,000.
“It’s a humanitarian disaster,” said Sen. John Cornyn, to the New York Post. “They’re playing catchup, but there’s no end in sight. The trajectory of the number of people who are being attracted by this impression that we won’t enforce our laws is escalating all the time.”
Mr. Cornyn also had a message for those considering crossing into America: “Don’t come. Don’t even start on this long dangerous, treacherous path on the beast through Mexico into the United States,” the New York Post said.