Immigration | Overwhelmed feds stopped screening sponsor homes and sent some children to abusers and traffickers
by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/28/16, 04:50 pm
WASHINGTON—The U.S. government placed tens of thousands of migrant children in unscreened homes without even writing down the phone numbers or addresses of the adults in charge, a congressional investigation revealed. As the government eased safety precautions to deal with an overwhelming number of unaccompanied minors, thousands of children were trafficked as slaves, abused, or simply disappeared.