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Federal document: Immigrant children trafficked and worked as slaves under Obama administration

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Federal document: Immigrant children trafficked and worked as slaves under Obama administration

I guarantee you those "Jade Helm Wal-Marts are no better

This is a long document. The rest can be found here:

Protecting Unaccompanied Alien Children from Trafficking and Other Abuses: The Role of the Office of Refugee Resettlement


Each year, tens of thousands of children enter the United States, unaccompanied by their parents or relatives. If taken into U.S. custody, those children are designated "unaccompanied alien children" or "UACs."1 Congress has tasked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with finding appropriate homes in which to place UACs temporarily, pending the resolution of immigration proceedings. The agency within HHS that performs that function is the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Through procedures described in this report, HHS attempts to place each UAC with a suitable adult sponsor-someone who can care for them and ensure their appearance at their immigration hearings. In carrying out this responsibility, federal law requires HHS to ensure that UACs are protected from human trafficking and other forms of abuse.

Over a period of four months in 2014, however, HHS allegedly placed a number of UACs in the hands of a ring of human traffickers who forced them to work on egg farms in and around Marion, Ohio, leading to a federal criminal indictment. According to the indictment, the minor victims were forced to work six or seven days a week, twelve hours per day.2 The traffickers repeatedly threatened the victims and their families with physical harm, and even death, if they did not work or surrender their entire paychecks.3 The indictment alleges that the defendants "used a combination of threats, humiliation, deprivation, financial coercion, debt manipulation, and monitoring to create a climate of fear and helplessness that would compel [the victims'] compliance."4

Those tragic events prompted the Subcommittee to launch an investigation of HHS's process for screening potential UAC sponsors and other measures to protect UACs from trafficking. The Subcommittee's initial review of the Marion case files revealed information that suggests these terrible crimes were likely preventable. Specifically, the files reveal that, from June through September 2014, HHS placed a number with alleged distant relatives or family friends-including one of the defendants in the criminal case-without taking sufficient steps to ensure that the placements would be safe. HHS failed to run background checks on the adults in the sponsors' households as well as secondary caregivers, failed to visit any of the sponsors' homes; and failed to realize that a group of sponsors was accumulating multiple unrelated children. In August 2014, HHS permitted a sponsor to block a child-welfare case worker from visiting with one of the victims, even after the case worker discovered the child was not living at the address on file with HHS.

There is a lot more to this document HERE:

My comment: It is worse than this. This is just what they are willing to talk about. How much more room for abuse is there now that even children who arrive with families are separated from them? Plenty of room for abuse there.

Jim Stone