(RepublicanPress.org) – Former Trump advisor Stephen Miller launched America First Legal (AFL) in April with other former senior Trump administration officials to take legal steps against President Joe Biden’s leftist policies. The organization has taken action against the president’s efforts in various areas ranging from abortion to COVID-19 mandates. Recently, the group set its sights on issues surrounding the release of unaccompanied migrant children.
On Wednesday, September 29, AFL announced the filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and another demand with the Health and Human Services (HHS) officials related to the release of unaccompanied migrant children.
Make no mistake: this administration knows full well the dangers that can befall these migrant children at the hands of human traffickers — assault, slave labor, sex trafficking, etc.
America First Legal is demanding — and will get — answers.https://t.co/ELMoN2Ckol
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) September 29, 2021
The request seeks information from the agencies related to the release of the children to so-called “sponsors.” Of particular concern is the extent to which HHS officials follow up to see if the children remained in the custody of their sponsors and whether they appeared for subsequent immigration court hearings.
The AFL press release cited a media report that alleged ICE and HHS officials released children from holding facilities to traffickers who sent them to agricultural processing facilities across the United States.
The press release added that the practice of releasing children to traffickers and smugglers began under the Obama administration. As AFL noted, Biden administration officials have renewed that “horrific” practice. It’s time to start holding HHS and other agencies responsible for the fate of children they’re supposed to protect.
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