When Joe Biden moved into the White House, vetting procedures for adults who were sponsoring and taking care of the unaccompanied minors were loosened significantly.
Due to those lax requirements, the administration has reportedly lost track of roughly 40 percent of the migrant children taken in by this administration.
The administration cannot claim biased reporting, as the story was first broken by Axios, a noted left-leaning publication.
Where Are They
Between June and August alone, more than 40,000 unaccompanied minors were taken in.
Since taking office, this administration has set a record, with more than 114,000 unaccompanied minors being encountered by border officials.
Once these children are processed, they are then under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.
Children are then released to shelters, where they are held until vetted and family members or sponsors are found to house them.
Over the first few months of Biden’s administration, Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd stated that they had “apprehended more unaccompanied children than at any point in its history.”
In March, Secretary Mayorkas stated, “In more than 80 percent of cases, the child has a family member in the United States.
“In more than 40 percent of cases, that family member is a parent or legal guardian.
“These are children being reunited with their families who will care for them.”
When Axios did its report, it stated that approximately one in three calls to the guardians of these children went unanswered, so the government had no idea where they were.
An HHS spokesperson responded to the report, stating, “While we make every effort to voluntarily check on children after we unite them with parents or sponsors and offer certain post-unification services, we no longer have legal oversight once they leave our custody.”
That is not necessarily the case, however.
When children are resettled through the Refugee Resettlement Program, the guidelines state that a follow-up call must be made at the 30-day point to “determine whether the child is still residing with the sponsor, is enrolled in or attending school, is aware of upcoming court dates and is safe.”
There is a very good chance many of these children are now being exploited in human trafficking and child labor schemes throughout the country.
I cannot help but wonder where the outrage is among Democrats on this issue, especially from someone like AOC who “wept” outside a holding facility for migrant children.
Texas Governor Abbott tried to get a response from the Biden administration regarding the welfare of these children, but the White House never responded.
Source: Just the News