Children are still being separated from their parents by the US government and, according to federal reports, there may be thousands more children separated by the US government than previously reported, children the government claims it lacks the resources to find.
The assistant inspector general at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, testified before a US House subcommittee: “In conclusion, the total number of children separated from a parent or guardian by U.S. immigration authorities and transferred to HHS for care is not known.” She said it is “likely thousands more.”
The total number of children, possibly thousands, the US government cruelly took from their parents is not known.
According to a report issued in January from the HHS Office of Inspector General, “officials estimate that thousands of separated children entered ORR care and were released prior to the June 26, 2018, court order. Because the tracking systems in use at that time were informal and designed for operational purposes rather than retrospective reporting, ORR was unable to provide a more precise estimate or specific information about these children’s placements.”
The children were taken from their parents by the US government and now the government says it lacks the resources to find them.