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Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not find 1,488 children after they made follow-up calls to check on their safety from April through June.
"Their sponsors, who are usually parents or family members and in all cases have been vetted for criminality and ability to provide for them, simply did not respond or could not be reached when this voluntary call was made," she said in a statement.
On Tuesday, members of a Senate subcommittee introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at requiring the agency to take responsibility for the care of migrant children, even when they are no longer in its custody.
originally posted by: howtonhawky
There are some really sad stories out there of what happens to some of the kids after being released.
The article explained the seemingly never-ending requirements that this contractor employee placed that impeded this family’s reunification. It also stated that the shelter contractor, Comprehensive Health Services, receives $750 per child per day for its services of detaining children. Yet this same company is deciding whether these children can be reunited, i.e., released from detention.