ABSTRACT

Unaccompanied Children: Agency Efforts to Reunify Children Separated from Parents at the Border, Report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 1MB]

"GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to examine processes for tracking and reunifying separated families. This report discusses DHS and HHS [Health and Human Services] (1) planning efforts related to the Attorney General's April 2018 memo, (2) systems for indicating children were separated from parents, and (3) actions to reunify families in response to the June 2018 court order. GAO reviewed agency policies and procedures, filings in the relevant court case as of August 23, 2018, and interviewed DHS and HHS officials. GAO also visited four ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] shelters in July 2018 to interview staff responsible for the separated children."

Report Number:
GAO-19-163
Publisher:
Date:
2018-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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