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Friday, June 01, 2018

White House Pushes Back On Claims It Lost 1.5K Migrant Children

The White House is pushing back against accusations it “lost track” of 1,500 migrant children.
The administration issued a statement Wednesday, saying the situation actually exposes dangerous loopholes in the country’s immigration system.
Federal agents are required by law to find appropriate sponsors to release unaccompanied alien children to.
The statement also stated that the government began making calls to sponsors in 2016 despite historically not tracking children after release.
Children have their breakfast at the “Vina de Tijuana AC” migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Arpril 28, 2018. As the migrants prepare to walk to the “Casa del Tunel” to get legal advice from U.S. immigration lawyers, they are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers they may be separated from their children and detained for many months. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
The White House claims 14-percent of sponsors did not respond, mostly due to being illegal themselves.
The Trump administration vowed to close the loopholes, and called on Congress to help.

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