How many children are separated from the flesh and blood
How many children are separated from the flesh and blood? Or far more than the US government recognizes the quantity
January 18, 2019 10:55 Source: China News Network
Chinanews.com, January 18, according to the US Chinese website, on the 17th local time, a newly released internal inspection report of the US Department of Health showed that the Trump administration did not know that under the policy of “bone and meat separation”, there was 2018 How many immigrant children are forced to separate from their parents, but the number is thousands more than the 2,737 that the government originally admitted.
Data Map: On June 30, 2018, thousands of Americans gathered in the White House to hold demonstrations to protest the Trump administration's mandatory “zero tolerance” policy, forcing many illegal immigrant families to “separate”.
“For a long time, the actual number of children separated by immigration authorities and handed over to the Ministry of Health was more than the number discussed in the public debate.” Assistant Health Checker Changan Maxwell, responsible for assessment and inspection by the US Department of Health Said.
In the early 2018s, the United States adopted a policy of “separation of flesh and blood”. Immigrant children who entered the country illegally were forced to separate from their parents, and the policy was suspended in June. On June 26, federal judges ruled that the government should confirm the number of children affected and reunite them with their families.
It is reported that before the ruling, US officials estimated that there were thousands of children affected by the ruling, and that children continued to be separated from their parents after the court ruling.
According to reports, the US Department of Health and the Attorney General are unable to confirm how many children have been affected, because it is a huge challenge to confirm the identity of the separated children.
“There is currently no ongoing work to confirm the identity of these children.” Maxwell added, “The Ministry of Health is facing enormous challenges.”
Maxwell said officials noted that the number of children separated has "substantially increased" since the summer of 2017.
During the period from June 1 to November 7, 2018, the Ministry of National Security sent at least 118 separated children to the Ministry of Health for treatment. The Ministry of National Security has previously stated that if parents have criminal records or medical problems, children will still be separated.
“But in some cases, the Ministry of Health’s submission to the Ministry of Health has limited information on the reasons for the separation,” Maxwell said.
It is reported that the report on the 17th is only one of the series of reports to be released in 2019.
The US Department of Health press secretary Stover said in response to the report that the department is committed to "accurate and transparent reporting" data on unaccompanied minor projects and is willing to cooperate with the investigation.
“The concern of the Ministry of Health has always been the safety and best interests of every child. These vulnerable children are in difficult times and the Ministry of Health has the responsibility to give every child care,” Stoffer added in the statement.
The spokesman of the Ministry of National Security, Waldman, defended the action of the department. “The Ministry of National Security has implemented the practice of supervising children to the Ministry of Health for more than a decade. According to the report of the Office of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health’s claim that the situation of children is not known can undermine the credibility of the report.”
According to current regulations, after the child is arrested, they will be handed over to the Ministry of Health, and the Refugee Resettlement Office affiliated with the Ministry of Health will take care of the children and place them in the United States.
It is reported that the US Customs and Border Protection arrested about 50,000 unaccompanied children in fiscal year 2018, up from 41,435 in fiscal year 2017.