From his web site:
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today sent letters to the U.S. Ambassadors to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador asking whether or not their Embassies have performed criminal background checks on the unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who have entered the United States.Technorati tags: politics news yes we can Democrats Mexico méxico
Since October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have been caught crossing the border through Mexico from Central American countries.
"I just learned that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis are now in Chicago and currently in Health and Human Services custody, but our State Department is unable to confirm if any of these individuals has a criminal record or background," Senator Kirk said. "If any of these individuals has a criminal record in their home country, our government owes it to the American people to facilitate a sharing of records and reassure our nation that these individuals pose no threat."