Child Victims Of Trafficking

February 9, 2016

 

Central American migrant children who arrived in the United States over the past five years, fell victim to trafficking because there was inadequate supervision of the Office of Refugee Reassignment Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) people They claimed that, according to a Senate report.

 

Senators Claire McCaskill and Rob Portman were announced this week the results of the investigation six months after minors from Guatemala were found in a trailer park in the state of Ohio, where he was enslaved by his captors on a farm poultry.

 

"It was disturbing to learn that many children placed by HHS fell victim to the terrible crime of human trafficking," Portman said. Most affected children were from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala

 

According to the Senate investigation, federal agencies did not properly monitor the welfare of minors once they were handed over to the people who complained, so it considered necessary to adapt the administrative processes of HHS. HHS Department officials said they will review the report.

 

More than 100,000 minors have come to America fleeing violence, poverty and insecurity in Central America in recent years, despite the efforts of the Obama administration to prevent them carrying the dangerous overland journey through Mexico.

 

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