White House Push to Move Migrant Children Raises Concerns

Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello visits the Border Wall Construction Site near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry as eight different prototypes of the Border Wall were unveiled at the U.S. border with Mexico. October 26 2017. Photos Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Taken by Yesica Uvina

A new push to move migrant children by the White House is raising concerns among federal officials.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Federal officials are raising concerns about rising pressure from the White House to relocate unaccompanied minors to holding sites that those officials warn could pose a danger to the children—and violate a 1997 legal settlement that required the government to house minors in “safe and sanitary” facilities.

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The latest indication of the bleak situation came Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the situation, when the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, told officials that the bureau is grappling with a White House directive to send kids to Fort Bliss, an El Paso, Texas, army base that is under construction, and to an emergency influx center in San Antonio, Texas.

Some officials warned against the move, arguing that it would “result in children sitting on buses” and “extremely dangerous ratios at the sites affected,” referring to the ratio of children to adults. Those officials cited the 1997 Flores agreement between immigration groups and the federal government that requires immigration agencies to house unaccompanied minors in facilities that are “safe and sanitary.”

“We are not going to speculate on what might be or not be internal deliberations,” HHS spokesman Mark Weber told the Washington Free Beacon, adding that “additional capacity is urgently needed to manage both enhanced COVID-19 mitigation strategies and the increasing numbers” of migrants.

It looks like Health and Human Services is leaning toward asking for 300 volunteers from the agency to help manage the border cases virtually.

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Jamey
Jamey
19 days ago

Simple! All the illegal Mexicans should be sent back to Mexico, and all the Central Americans back to their home countries. If the corrupt Democrat Party wants more voters, let them talk to the Americans who are citizens.

WinstonRomeo
WinstonRomeo
18 days ago
Reply to  Jamey

The kids are fodder for the child sex trade and for the adenochrome market. Joe is a known pedarist and pathological mendicant.

Les H
Les H
19 days ago

All the things that are happening to “ILLEGAL CHILDREN” is on their parents and joe biden!! NOT ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!! NO GUILT HERE!

Stanley Kasuda, Ph.D.
19 days ago

When will Biden “Throw in the Towel?”

gene smith
gene smith
19 days ago

Why oh Why can’t the dimbulbs in DC see the error of all this Migrant Folly. Not good for anyone.
Send them all back with a handshake and “So Sorry we made a mistake,”?

sam hill
sam hill
18 days ago
Reply to  gene smith

Because their main goal is to completely destroy the American way of life and transform it into a Communist Socialist State.

Don Obvious
19 days ago

Easy solution: Enforce existing laws and only allow LEGAL immigration. We did not vote for taking on the world’s poor.

Jim
Jim
19 days ago

Why in the world do you not try to return those children to their parents. The parents are probably worried sick about them. They may have been taken from their homes without parents permission. Do the right thing and return them to their parents.

Grace
Grace
19 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Research, research, research. You can’t give a valid opinion unless you do some research. Most of the ‘kids’ are about seventeen years old and walked to the border on their own. Some of the younger were sent with cyotes and some very young ones, around 9 or 10 were actually sent on their own. two little girls, one 3 and one 5 were tossed over a fourteen ft fence and abandoned by Cyotes, Where were their parents,. Oh, and one six month old baby was tossed in the river and was saved by a Texas Ranger.Countries to the south are socialist and suffering but how much suffering do you have to endure to abandon your little ones or send a nine year old on a dangerous journey where he could be trafficked by the Cartel? I would die before I would abandon my little ones..

P Miller
P Miller
19 days ago

You have to wonder how many of those children will “disappear” in transit. This situation is ripe for human trafficing. Just what the demobulbs specialize in.

Randy
19 days ago

Where is all of the outrage and clamor from the MSM, Hollywood and the Democrats that they viciously threw at Trump for the same thing when it was NOT his fault, but this is clearly on Biden (the numbers of illegal crossings were way down until Biden won)!

MY OPINION
MY OPINION
19 days ago

IMPEACH BIDEN THE IMPOSTOR NOW !!!!!!!

rusell
rusell
19 days ago
Reply to  MY OPINION

my feeling ex-actually

True American
True American
19 days ago
Reply to  MY OPINION

How to impeach a king.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie
19 days ago

Everything Biden does results in a disaster. How much more are we expected to take?

True American
True American
19 days ago

Move them to Phewlosy compound in LA. Safe there. She has a large walk in freezer with ice cream.

True American
True American
19 days ago

Take the baton away from Obummer and things will change for the better.

Barbara
Barbara
19 days ago

THIS IDOT IS MORE TROUBLE THEN HE IS WORTH FOR ALL OF US. LET ALONE GIVING THE WRONG DIRECTIONS TO THE ILLEGALS. YOU CAN NEVER TRUST THE DEMS TODO THE CORRECT THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE. THEIR WAY OF DOING THIS ALWAYS ENDS UP BADLY SO NOW WE AGAIN HAVE A MESS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH. HAVE YOU NOTICED —I’M SURE TRUMP NOTICED WHEN HE TOOK OFFICE ———IT TAKES ANOTHER 6 MO TO FIX THE DAMN MESS THEY LEAVE US. IT ALSWAYS TAKE ONE STEP BACK TO MAKE 2 STEPS FORWARD./ IT NEVER FAILS.. OH I CAN REMEMBER WHEN TRUMP CAME IN AND ——WHAT A MESS I HAVE TO DEAL WITH.. PEOPLE WE CAN’T HAVE THIS EVER AGAIN.- COME ON [email protected]

scd
scd
19 days ago

Just send them all back to the country’s that they came from, problem solved

sam hill
sam hill
18 days ago

The best thing to do is send them back to where ever they came from, and keep them out. Or–maybe the Democrat Socialist could set up an “ordering system” where they could order one or two illegal invaders to live in their household and they can raise them as their own, and not burden the taxpayers.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
18 days ago

The smart move would be to UNDO everything this addled imbecile signed and reverse it to what it was under the prior administration. Even Mexico and Northern Triangle governments are unhappy with the new way of dealing with illegal aliens.

mojo
mojo
18 days ago

Chip every illegal caught so they can be tracked, caught and returned.

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