HHS admits to not knowing whereabouts of 400k children released into US

by ian

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra made a shocking admission last week, saying HHS has released over 400,000 unaccompanied immigrant children into the US over the last three years. Furthermore, when asked by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) about the whereabouts of these children, the secretary could not confirm them.

Becerra consistently referred to the agency’s vetting process for the children’s sponsors. But Sen. Martha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) quoted an internal HHS report, revealing the dangerous gaps in that process.

This comes a little less than a year after the New York Times reported that, in an attempt to follow up with these children, HHS was unable to reach 85,000 sponsors.