Marco Rubio, Rick Scott accuse White House of helping human trafficking

Rubio Scott
Senators say a policy change will "enable human smuggling and trafficking and will deepen the pockets of criminal enterprises."

Florida’s Senators teamed up to spotlight a Joe Biden administration policy that they say worsens “human trafficking and exploitation” at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, joined by Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Budd of North Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas with concerns over the May 31 end of “familial DNA testing.”

Though the memo from Customs and Border Patrol added that Combined DNA Index System testing would continue, that didn’t reassure the Republican Senators, as evidenced by the Rubio-led epistle.

“We write to demand that CBP continue to conduct familial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing at the U.S. southern border,” the Senators state.

They argue that “familial DNA testing has played a vital role in combatting child trafficking and family fraud. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG), from June 2019 to September 2021, 8.5% of all rapid DNA tests came back as ‘negative for claimed parent-child relationships.’ Further, in fiscal year 2019, CBP noted that ‘Border Patrol agents identified more than 6,200 fraudulent family members.’”

Charging the Biden administration with “willful neglect of migrant children who have fallen victim to labor trafficking in the United States,” the Senators argue the policy shift “will inevitably result in further exploitation of these desperate children.”

“Specifically, it will enable human smuggling and trafficking and will deepen the pockets of criminal enterprises seeking to traumatize and take advantage of vulnerable families and children,” the Senators claim.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • PeterH

    June 3, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Rick Scott, Marco Rubio and the dozen or so Florida members of the Republican House in Washington ARE THE ONLY AMERICANS who have the ability to write strict immigration laws and border policies. They have failed to address the border problems with new legislation.

    Republicans are America’s biggest problem!
    Vote all Republicans out of office!

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  • Impeach Biden

    June 3, 2023 at 7:23 pm

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      June 4, 2023 at 2:27 pm

      Amen and drain the swamp.

  • Earl Pitts American

    June 3, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Good evening America,
    Everyone knows the White House is guilty as charged.
    Keep in mind that our dook 4 brains leftists Nation-Wide including our usual suspect FP commenters have been trained to deny and pretend they dont know what Scott and Rubio say is 100% true.
    Given that old demented resident of The White House is likely the only one who actually has no what is really going on Scott and Rubio have nobody to blaim in any sort of congressional action to put a stop to it.
    That my friends is by design the “REAL” White House decision makers are laughing at Scott and Rubio because they are correct; but theres not a dam thing anybody can do to stop it.
    Well played Biden Puppet Masters. Well Played Indeed.
    Sorry to take the wind out of Scott and Rubio’s “bold” announcement of 100% truth.
    But Biden’s Puppett Masters, Scott, Rubio, Trump, Desantis, Mccarthy, everyeffinbody, including me, Earl Pitts American, know all about it being true and also we know nobody will or can do anything about it.
    There is one person in America though that “Dont Know Anything” and that is Joe Biden.
    Oh well at least Scott and Rubio got a headline but nothimg else.
    Thank you America,
    Sometimes the truth hurts but everything I said is the truth.
    Earl Pitts American

    • Elliott Offen

      June 4, 2023 at 11:37 am

      Get out of here you mentally disordered clown.

  • tom palmer

    June 3, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    Tom Cotton is involved. Enough said

  • Terri

    June 3, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    Both of them are following the lead of a white supremacists with his “Cultural Marxism!

    • Impeach Biden

      June 3, 2023 at 9:47 pm

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        June 4, 2023 at 11:36 am

        👆 Report to Florida Politics as neo nazi hate speaker. Only on the internet of public he would get his nuts split off the side of the face.

      • DeSantards are Inbred

        June 6, 2023 at 3:08 pm

        White privilege much?

  • Suze

    June 4, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Maybe they ought to stop all the red states from passing the reduction of child labor laws. try helping the girls that are trafficked in Ocala, Jacksonville, Miami…that would be more helpful

  • ScienceBLVR

    June 4, 2023 at 9:33 am

    I’m not seeing the connection.. how does the DNA border testing policy stop human trafficking? How bout all those good ole Christian boys go home to their wives/girlfriends/circle je#ks and leave the trafficked girls/women alone. This particular aspect of it is totally perpetuated, supported, bought and paid for by American males. Post the “Johns” pics on social media. Let’s see what effect that could have on the human trafficking problem,, Rick and Marco!

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