Some Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), those who arrive at the US-Mexico border with adults who are not their parents or adult relatives, are reportedly missing after being released to adult sponsors in the United States by the Department of Health and Health of President Joe Biden. Human Services (HHS).
According to an exclusive Reuters report, HHS officials are trying to locate a number of UACs in the Houston, Texas area after they went missing after being turned over to adult sponsors. HHS oversees massive UAC pipeline to US
Earlier this summer, a Houston police detective alerted the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after discovering what looked like a pattern of missing migrant children from the homes of their U.S. sponsors, according to an HHS official, who declined to be identified. [Emphasis added]
In August, in a rare step, HHS Refugee Office has implemented an emergency supervisory review of releases of unaccompanied children to non-parent sponsors in the Houston area, according to the HHS official and an internal email seen by Reuters. [Emphasis added]
The agency found that since late last year, 57 unaccompanied migrant children had gone missing in Houston.the HHS official, and two other sources familiar with the situation, said. The count included nine children who ran away from HHS shelters in the Houston areathe manager said. [Emphasis added]
By the end of August, about 46 of the 57 UACs missing in the Houston area had been located, an official told Reuters. Officials also said they did not believe the missing cases were related to sex crimes or labor trafficking.
The revelation comes as HHS previously halted UAC’s relocation to Enterprise, Alabam last year while the agency investigated allegations of labor trafficking, according to the Reuters report. . Although agency officials said they found no evidence of trafficking, they found harmful working conditions to which newly arrived cross-border workers and illegal aliens had been subjected.
The UAC pipeline to the United States is the largest effort to transport young migrants ever. Since Biden took office in late January 2021, HHS has resettled more than 200,000 UACs in American communities. UACs are particularly vulnerable to recruitment by foreign gangs inside the United States.
The majority of UACs are teenagers aged 15 and over. Miami-Dade County, Florida, Cook County, Illinois, Marion County, Indiana, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Prince George County, Maryland, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Nassau County, New York, Suffolk, New York, Davidson County, Tennessee, Dallas County, Texas, Harris County, Texas, and Fairfax County, Virginia continue to be the most likely destinations for UACs.
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