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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

HHS Struggles To Reunify Alien Families Amid Legal Limbo, Border Chaos

Texas congressman Will Hurd said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is having a hard time reuniting illegal alien families.
In an interview Tuesday, Representative Hurd said poor logistics is hampering the reunification of alien families.
He pointed to the lack of communication between the lawmakers and HHS officials as the department is overwhelmed beyond its processing capacity.
This comes amid the utter chaos at the Mexican border, which has been worsened by the ongoing onslaught of mass-migration
Shoes and a teddy bear, brought by a group of U.S. mayors, are piled up outside a holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Associated Press)
Hurd also said while the HHS is trying to reunify alien families, they could still be separated later.
“Let’s fast forward a couple of weeks, we are still operating under the Flores settlement that says the government can’t hold kids for more than 20 days — so we may not be separating families at the border, but when they have them in custody, that means HHS or DOJ might be taking those families after those 20 days,” he explained.
Representative Hurd noted, the HHS could have to expand its alien children’s facility in Tornillo, Texas to house as many as 4,000 illegal minors.

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