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Around 1,500 children of immigrants missing, Federal official says

Children of migrants from Central America, set up in a caravan on a shelter for you from the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico city, 9. April 2018.

(Reuters)

The Office of Refugee Resettlement, a Federal Agency contracted for the placement of the thousands of immigrant children in sponsor houses, allegedly track of 1,500 children lost in the last three months in the year 2017.

Steven Wagner, an official of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released the Agency’s fumble of a Senate sub-Committee last month.

ORR is a branch of HHS, oversees the care of unaccompanied migrant children. Sponsors have said, in General, a connection with the children, but not in all cases, Wagner.

The Agency goes through a series of background checks on the sponsor before the transfer of the child to ensure the child is safe from human traffickers and smugglers, Wagner said.

Legally, ORR is not “responsible for the children after they said free care are set by ORR,” Wagner.

In the year 2017, the Agency will be sent to more than 40,000 children of immigrants to ORR in the year 2017.

But between October and December, ORR allegedly 1,475 of 7,635 children, you have to consider, while 28 had gone, had said Wagner.

Wagner said ORR is considering a fresh approach to such errors are added, however, that additional resources would be required to apply if the Agency with legal responsibility for the children.

The revelation has drawn of the “missing” children, increased control, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s defense, a policy that separates families at the border.

Meanwhile, legislators have a closed-door meeting on immigration among house Republicans for the 7. June, the day after returning from a week-long break. U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-New York state, said he and other moderates plan to see whether this meeting could produce a consensus among Republicans on changes to the immigration policy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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