Let’s take a closer look at our borders:
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, (dated) on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. And, thousands of unaccompanied children have entered the country illegally since 2012.
A Senate probe faulted the Health and Human Services Department on Thursday for its failure to conduct the most basic checks, like background checks and home visits, on the adults entrusted with caring for the children. Photo by Eric Gay-Pool/Getty Images
U.S. placement program failed to protect child migrants from trafficking, Senate panel says.
The six-month inquiry found that the government, overwhelmed by the influxof tens of thousands of children crossing the border to flee violence in Central America, failed to conduct the most basic checks on the adults entrusted with caring for the children.
Many adult sponsors didn’t undergo thorough background checks. Government officials didn’t visit homes and in some cases, had no idea that adult sponsors had several unrelated children, a possible sign of human trafficking. PBS