Wednesday, December 19, 2018
15,000 immigrant children in detention
That's what the count is up to now. The good news is that there's been an HHS rule change that only a sponsoring adult must undergo a criminal background check. It used to be that everyone in the household would need this check, which was holding up a lot of kids from being placed with sponsors. However HHS is also turning over the results of the checks to ICE, so that is scaring off some otherwise possibly good sponsors.