Texas Gov. Abbott calls for Biden to close San Antonio shelter amid sexual assault allegations in April
First on Granthshala: Recently released documents from Department of Health and Human Services The (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) uncovers incidents of physical and sexual abuse of unaccompanied migrant children held at the southern border.
Granthshala News exclusively obtained K41 pages documents The watchdog group Judicial Watch uncovered 33 instances of “sexual abuse” against minors tied to voluntary agencies that contract with the federal government.
All incidents of sexual abuse occurred over a one-month period between January 21 and February 25 this year – during the time when President Biden overhauled his predecessor’s immigration policies.
Texas Gov. Abbott accuses Biden of sexual assault at a child migrant facility
“These documents reveal not only shocking reports of sexual abuse taking place in shelters for unaccompanied children, but also violence between UACs,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement to Granthshala News.
“It is no surprise that the Biden administration’s enabling of human trafficking has resulted in violence and child abuse,” Fitton continued.
The ten cases reported involved both “staff” and “non-staff” who sexually abused children alone, while 21 cases of sexual abuse were among minors. There were two reports of sexual abuse between a single child and an “other”.
Sexual abuse was widespread across the country in shelter homes housing migrant children crossing the border alone, and reflects a dark reality facing migrant children in the form of a crisis at the border.
HHS hid details on the identities of alleged perpetrators and victims in the reports and did not provide judicial oversight with incident reports on abuse.
Additionally, documents revealed that a migrant migrant at the Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) shelter in Baytown, Texas, reported that a 17-year-old boy from Guatemala was physically assaulted by his roommate, who repeatedly assaulted the boy. Bar had punched him in the chest. Lie down.
The document states that the victim did not want to talk about the attack with the shelter authorities and was removed from her room for security reasons.
The documents also revealed that the incident was not reported to either the Child Protective Services (CPS) or local law enforcement.
HHS did not immediately provide comment on the documents to Granthshala News. Earlier this month, the Biden administration acknowledged that communications with them had declined thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.
Allegations of sexual abuse against minors at the facilities have been made for months. Judicial Watch obtained the record through its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the organization filed. months ago in May.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in April called for the closure of the San Antonio shelter by the Biden administration amid allegations of sexual assault.
“In short, this facility is a health and safety nightmare. The Biden administration is now presiding over child abuse,” Abbott told the reporter at the time, with the White House calling on the Texas Rangers and Texas Department to close the facility. demanded. To investigate allegations of public safety.
“The Biden administration has caused this crisis and has repeatedly failed to address it,” Abbott said. “The administration failed to plan the influx of children they had invited to come. They are now facing allegations of abject child abuse and neglect.”
Houston Keene is a reporter for Granthshala News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.