President Barack Obama warned parents in Central America on Thursday that they are putting their kids in danger of being killed or turned into sex slaves by sending them to cross the U.S. border illegally.
In an interview with ABC News, he said that even if the unaccompanied alien children do make it safely across the international line, they are eventually going to be sent back to their homeland.
“Our message absolutely is, don’t send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers,” Obama told ABC. “We don’t even know how many of these kids don’t make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train.
“Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they’ll get sent back. More importantly, they may not make it.”