Child endangerment: Florida preparing to charge parents who pay smugglers to bring kids to US

By Nolan Rappaport | The Hill

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis last month filed a petition with the Florida supreme court requesting permission to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate immigration-related criminal offenses in section 905.34 of the Florida Statutes, which includes child endangerment offenses.

Specifically, he seeks to prosecute for child endangerment parents who use transnational criminal organizations to smuggle their unaccompanied alien children into the United States.

Petition highlights

The petition notes that unaccompanied children who are brought here by transnational criminal organizations or other illicit actors are subjected to serious dangers.