US Loses Track Of 1,500 DACA Immigrant Children – Denies Responsibility


 The federal government is unable to account for nearly 1,500 unaccompanied immigrant children who were placed in the homes of sponsors last year. The Department of Health and Human Services are denying any legal responsibility.

Press TV reports: Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families, disclosed the number to a Senate subcommittee last month, CNN reported on Sunday.

Wagner testified that during the last three months of 2017, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children it had placed in the homes of sponsors.

The ORR is a program of the Administration for Children and Families overseeing the care of unaccompanied minors.

Wagner’s statement has attracted more attention amid reports that immigrant children as young as 18 months have been separated from their parents and placed into government-run shelters.

The Department of Homeland Security referred more than 40,000 such children to the ORR during the 2017 fiscal year.

Between October and December 2017, the ORR reached out to 7,635 unaccompanied children to check on them, but “was unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475 children,” Wagner told lawmakers.

However, he said the Department of Health and Human Services was not legally responsible for those children.

“I understand that it has been HHS’s long-standing interpretation of the law that ORR is not legally responsible for children after they are released from ORR care,” Wagner said.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump appeared to be blaming Democrats for the hugely controversial policy created by his own administration.

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No law requires this — separating parents and children is your administration’s choice.

Hundreds of kids as young as 18 months are in danger of suffering lifelong trauma.

We won’t let you shift the blame or use families as bargaining chips for your wall. #EndFamilySeparation https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1000375761604370434 

The policy was enacted by the Trump administration and went into effect this month. The program was first underscored in a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in early May.

 


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I seen this once before, it is old news, but they never found the children.

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