Report Debunks Democrat Claims: Trump Admin Has Reunited 95% of Migrant Children with Their Families
Migrant cages during Obama admin
A new report by the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee reveal data produced by Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services found that approximately 95% of migrant children who have been released from custody had been “reunified with an individual sponsor or released to a parent.”
Another fact that the Democrat-media complex conveniently ignores.
The media didn’t care that Obama kept migrant children in cages wrapped in foil, but Trump is literally Hitler.
Data shows the Trump admin has reunified an overwhelming majority of separated children and here are the numbers according to House Oversight Republicans:
The Administration has currently identified to the Committee a total of 2,648 children who were potentially separated at the southern border.7 To date, HHS has provided data to the Committee for 1,619 of these 2,648 children.
• According to a staff analysis of this HHS data, out of the 1,619 children, 1,603—or 99 percent—of the children have been discharged from HHS custody.
Of the 1,603 discharged children, 1,546 children—or 95 percent—were either reunified with an individual sponsor or released to a parent.8 Specifically, 1,061 children were released to a parent and 485 children were reunified with an individual sponsor.
Of the remaining 73 children who had not been reunited with an individual sponsor or released to a parent, HHS provided the following data:
▪ 16 children remain in the care of HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement
(ORR), of which four children were determined to not have been separated
from their parent;9
▪ 21 children sought a voluntary departure, meaning that the child went back to
his or her home country;
▪ 20 children aged out, meaning that these children turned 18 and by law ORR
cannot keep them in their custody
8 children were sent to another migrant program;
▪ 6 children went to a DHS family shelter;
▪ 1 child was granted immigration relief; and
▪ 1 child was a runway from an ORR facility.
A recent federal court filing also shows that ORR has discharged 99 percent of children from its care since June 26, 2018.10. According to HHS, children typically remain in ORR care for 60 days, although the average length of care has expanded to 78 days in fiscal year 2019. The HHS data show that ORR released 53 percent of the separated children in 60 days or less.
“Although Democrats allege that 30 children remain separated from their families, these children remain separated largely because either the parents pose a danger to their child or the parents have expressed an intent not to reunify with their child,” The Republicans on the House Oversight Committee said in their report.