Feds say they lost track of 1,488 migrant children
Government officials admit that they've lost track of nearly fifteen hundred migrant children who were separated from their parents after they crossed the border illegally and placed in private homes across the country. The department of health and human services had to tell Senate staffers that fourteen hundred eighty eight children could not be located when they checked up on their welfare. That's about thirteen percent of the unaccompanied minors taken out of shelters and into private placements. The question arose because fourteen hundred previously were unaccounted for and Ohio Senator Rob Portman wanted an update after eight Guatemalan teens were placed with human traffickers and forced to work on egg farms. He says with these migrant children vulnerable to trafficking and abuse. It's unacceptable. The federal agency is not taking responsibility for their safety.