Some illegal immigrant children are being placed in unsafe homes because the government is not performing background checks
Those who defend the relocating of illegal immigrant children into United States homes do so on the grounds of protecting the children and reuniting the families, so much so that they are willing to overlook the potential risk of spreading diseases which have been eradicated in the United States. It has been reported that many of these children are being flown across the country who have not been properly screened for diseases.
Okay, for the sake of this post let us stipulate that the Federal government has the best interests of the children at heart and are only doing what they think is best to solve this humanitarian crisis. Potentially infecting American citizens is only collateral damage during this crisis.
If this is the case why then is the government, according to this story, potentially putting thousands of children at risk by not performing background checks on the people who are gaining custody to these children?
The Obama administration says its priority is to make sure the children get a fair hearing and protections to which they are entitled — but the recent surge has so overwhelmed officials that they are cutting corners in background checks, meaning some children are turned over to parents who cannot provide for them or, in the worst of cases, could be endangering them.
One nonprofit estimated as many as 10 percent of the children are being sent to live in unacceptable or dangerous conditions. Given the numbers crossing the border, that could translate into thousands of children eventually having to be rescued by local child services agencies.
“There’s such a large pressure on social workers to reunify children quickly, and [while] the protocols of what background checks a sponsor has to go through [have] been reduced, the number of home visits has [also] been reduced,” said Caitlin Sanderson, program director at the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.
As you can see from the quote above the report is claiming that the government is so overwhelmed that they are cutting corners and are not able to ensure many of these children are being sent to safe houses.
If the goal of this policy is to protect the children then it would seem to me that the one corner which should not be cut in any circumstance is ensuring these children make it to a place they will be safe, but that is not happening in potentially thousands of cases.
So is the Obama regime acting in the best interest of the children or are they simply pushing an agenda at all costs–which includes the possibility of endangering the very same people they are claiming they are trying to protect?
Apparently acting quickly is more important than acting responsibly and that should tell us all we need to know about what the motivating factor is…