Report: Agency that cares for kids not told about family separations

'Unbeknownst to HHS, CBP had been conducting a family separation pilot [program in El Paso] that led to hundreds of separations,' said the report.

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Federal agency that cares for migrant children was not told Trump admin. was intentionally separating parents and children at border, even after an official asked why there was surge in unaccompanied minors requiring care, per House Judiciary Cmte. report.

'Unbeknownst to HHS, CBP had been conducting a family separation pilot [program in El Paso] that led to hundreds of separations,' said the report.

Agency that cares for migrant kids was not told Trump admin was separating families, says report"Unbeknownst to HHS, CBP had been conducting a family separation pilot [program in El Paso] that led to hundreds of separations," said the report.

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A child watches as a Border Patrol agent searches a Central American immigrant after they crossed the border from Mexico in El Paso, Texas on Feb. 1, 2019.John Moore / Getty Images fileOct. 29, 2020, 1:01 PM UTCByandJacob SoboroffWASHINGTON — The federal agency that cares for migrant children was not told the Trump administration was intentionally

separating parents and childrenat the border, even after an official asked why there was a surge in unaccompanied minors requiring care, says a report released Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee.In 2017, the administration launched a pilot program for separating migrant children and parents in El Paso, Texas. The program lasted about six months, during which time more than 1,100 children were separated from their parents, according to court documents.

According to the House report, the Department of Health and Human Services, which provides care to migrant children, was concerned about the rising number ofunaccompanied childrenthat had been sent to it by Customs and Border Protection in the latter half of 2017.

Oct. 26, 202005:37In a December 2017 email cited by the report, then-Acting CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told an HHS official who had asked about the surge, “You should have seen a change in the past 10 days or so.”The pilot program had just ended, which is why McAleenan told the HHS official he should’ve seen a change. McAleenan did not, however, tell the official that the months-long surge had been the result of intentional family separations.

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