WATCH: Teen migrant details horrifying escape from ‘stash house’

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A new report documents the latest threat from Joe Biden’s executive actions that have left the nation’s southern border wide open.

Those circumstances are drawing millions of illegal aliens, including teens who are the targets of the new threat, uncovered by Project Veritas.

That group, specialists in undercover reporting, explained a “teen migrant” was detailing a “horrifying escape” from a “stash house” at which he was held hostage by a Mexican cartel extortion operation.

“They told me they were part of a cartel … If I or my family didn’t pay, I would have a bad time … they treated us very poorly,” he said.

The Post Millennial reported, “Mexican cartels have set up stash houses across the border in the United States where they are holding migrants hostage, threatening them and shaking them down for money, according to a new video from Project Veritas.”

Project Veritas reported it met with 18-year-old Eduin and his aunt Kenya “who described in detail their story of survival and escape from one of these ‘stash houses’ in San Antonio, Texas.”

The Post Millennial report explained, “Eduin was traveling by train when he was told by his travel companions that there was an immigration checkpoint up ahead and that he must avoid.

“After jumping off the train, a WhatsApp message told him to look for some men with a car, who told him they were taking him to a secure location. This secure location ended up being a stash house. He was locked in a room with other migrants while the men led people out one by one. They told him that they were part of a cartel dedicated to kidnapping people, insisting that he had to pay them ‘the amount they asked for and if I or my family didn’t pay I would have a bad time,'” the report said.

The report explained Eduin’s aunt was contacted with a demand for $4,000, which she didn’t have.

He eventually escaped, saying, “I ran so much. They followed me but they couldn’t catch me because I was already ahead of them.”

He subsequently contacted his aunt, who called the San Antonio police, who rescued him.

WND reported only days earlier on another threat to underage migrants.

The Washington Free Beacon said the Biden administration is sending children to homes in the U.S. that have not been inspected or vetted.

That means, the report said, those children now could be assigned “to guardians who are on the sex offender registry.”

The Free Beacon’s report is based on a document obtained from Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and other Republicans on the Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

That document paints “a devastating picture of how the Biden administration has mismanaged the southern border, which has seen more than 2.5 million crossings since he took office. Biden’s attempt to strike a contrast on immigration with his predecessor may have backfired, putting in danger thousands of minors who have now lost contact with federal authorities, according to the report,” the Free Beacon said.

Biden, in fact, characterized President Trump’s efforts as “cruel and inhumane.”

But the new report charges that “many unaccompanied alien children who come into the custody of American officials are now handed over to adults in the United States without any vetting, the report says. Those background checks would verify, among other things, that alien children are not given to guardians who are on the sex offender registry.”

The new Senate document reveals “how the Biden administration has mismanaged the southern border, which has seen more than 2.5 million crossings since he took office,” the Free Beacon said.

Leftists in the media complained often about President Trump’s family “separation” policy which ordered law enforcement to separate children from illegal alien parents at the border to deter future illegal border crossings.

But the Free Beacon noted Biden’s programs are reducing “protections for [unaccompanied alien] children against abuse and trafficking,” but the media has been ignoring the issue.

The Senate report notes that federal agencies responsible for releasing children into the custody of a legal guardian in the United States, such as HHS and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, “told Senate Republicans that they do not believe they are responsible for ‘protecting unaccompanied alien children from abuse and trafficking after placement with a sponsor,'” the Free Beacon said.

The Senate report charges, “[Health and Human Services have refused] to implement systems designed to ensure the safe release of children and accept legal responsibility for unaccompanied alien children after they are paired with a sponsor, as required by law.”

While the Biden administration repeatedly claims the border is closed, the number of illegal aliens entering has set records month after month after month on his watch.

It’s not the first time there have been claims made about President Trump’s border efforts that have backfired on Democrats.

In 2002, Michelle Obama claimed at the Democratic National Convention that it was President Trump who put children behind “chainlink fences.”

She claimed, “They watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.”

However, that was too much even for the leftists at AP, who pointed out that it was under her husband’s administration that the “cages” were built.

“Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump on Monday for ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages, picking up on a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats,” that organization’s fact-checker said.

“She’s right that Trump’s now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before. But what she did not say is that the very same ‘cages’ were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily,” the fact-checker said.

Photos prominently were posted showing the “cages” and the children and were used to support allegations against Trump.

However, the images, from AP itself, were taken in 2014 and “depicted some of the thousands of unaccompanied children held by President Barack Obama.”

Democrats in the House had put on social media an image of children behind a chainlink fence. The problem was that the photograph, intended to scold Trump for “inhumane treatment at the border,” was from the Obama era.

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