(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) An audit from the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services found that the California department of Social Services, along with several other state agencies, failed to report several missing foster children in the state.
According to Just the News, the Inspector General audited 100 foster children who went missing for more than two days between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020.
The study found at least five missing children, with only two of the five instances reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Three children were never reported missing, despite the federal law mandating state agencies to do so within 24 hours of the initial notification.
The NCMEC managed the national AMBER Alert system, which connects to the internet, radio, television and cell phone to alert the public of child abductions.
California finds itself in a tough spot as they continue to take in illegal immigrants from the south, causing a rise in human– and drug trafficking.
Even California’s Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom came out against the Biden administration’s lack of action on the border issue.
“The more we do, the burden is placed disproportionate on us,” Newsom explained. “We’re already at capacity at nine of our sites. We can’t continue to fund all of these sites because of the budgetary pressures now being placed on this state and the offsetting issues that I have to address.… The reality is, unless we’re doing what we’re doing, people will end up on the streets.”
Reports of the cost of illegal immigration show that immigrants are pouring into every congressional district, costing Americans billions of dollars—even in some of the northernmost states.
Illinois, for example shelled out $4.59 billion for migrant care in 2022. Divvied equally, that is $930 per household.
Despite bipartisan support for increased border security, the Biden administration continues to pat itself on the back for not addressing the issue.