ABSTRACT

Oversight of HHS and DHS Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse, Hearing Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, April 26, 2018   [open pdf - 7MB]

This is the April 26, 2018 hearing titled "Oversight of HHS and DHS Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse," held before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Rob Portman: "HHS [Health and Human Services] and the Department of Homeland Security have taken steps in response to recommendations from us and from the Government Accountability Office that should make it less likely that unaccompanied migrant children might fall through the cracks and wind up exploited by other unscrupulous people. Specifically, HHS policy now calls for more background checks, more home visits, and more access to services like mental health treatment for children once they are placed with sponsors. The Department also now requires that all children and their sponsors be contacted at least once within 30 days of their placement so that problems can be detected and referred to local authorities. These are positive steps, but the testimony we will be receiving today tells us that too many of the children we are placing in homes across the country are still at great risk." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James W. McCament, Steven Wagner, Kathryn A. Larin, Allison E. Herre, Jessica A. Ramos, Kelsey R. Wong, Pattiva M. Cathell, and Laura Graham.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 115-657; Senate Hearing 115-657
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2019
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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