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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Migrant Kids’ Caretakers Not Vetted for Sex-Offender Status

'The issues we identified occurred primarily because the influx of unaccompanied children... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) President Joe Biden’s Office of Refugee Resettlement failed to check children’s caretakers for sex offender status, adding to growing and grave concerns about the safety and health of immigrant children being abused under Biden’s watch.

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General announced the massive failure in a recent report titled “The Office of the Refugee Resettlement Needs to Improve its Practices for Background Checks During Influxes,” WND reported.

Specifically, the OIG failed to check fingerprints properly, not conducting or failing to document checks for 174 of 229 employees dealing with refugee children at Emergency Intake Sites.

Another 25 were “conducted but not in a timely manner.” A mere 30 were conducted in a “timely manner.”

Further, the OIG failed to check for child abuse and neglect in 200 of the 229 instances. Twenty of those were properly conducted, but not in an appropriately timely manner.

Only nine met the hiring standards.

The Emergency Intake Sites in question are described as a response to insufficient “standard bed space available to provide shelter and services for children during an influx or emergency.”

The OIG described the sites as “new type of care provider facility that ORR quickly opened during March and April of 2021 to reduce the number of children in DHS custody.”

They are meant to be “short-term facilities,” serving only in times of dire need.

The HHS Inspector General attributed the failure to conduct proper background checks to the rushed nature of the EIS construction.

“The issues we identified occurred primarily because the influx of unaccompanied children required ORR to rapidly set up new facilities in order to expand capacity as well as develop formal policies and procedures related to the EISs,” the report said.

The report also suggested that the Office of Refugee Resettlement should provide adequate safety checks, by going through and conducting background checks for all of the employees who were hired without the proper precautions being taken.

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