President Joe Biden is placing unaccompanied minors at higher risk of trafficking due to his radical leftist policy changes, according to report from Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman.
“While I am not aware of any wrongdoing yet, I am concerned that those employees could pose a risk to children — either because of potential intentional bad acts or because they are not properly trained or credentialed to work with children — especially those who have faced traumatic circumstances in their home countries or on their trip to the border,” Portman wrote, according to the Washington Times.
“I would hope that HHS would share … the type of background checks, if any, that HHS completes before the federal employees arrive to care for the children,” he added.
Portman also noted schools are not provided sufficient information to protect the children entering their system.
“This means that no one in the school systems knows to be tracking whether these children show up to school,” Portman wrote.
“That leaves these children more vulnerable to abuse, trafficking, and performing work that violates U.S. labor laws. It also leaves the school systems unprepared to accommodate the additional students who show up to class — particularly those who have special needs or language requirements.”
The report noted many children are part of smuggling operations as they enter the nation. The way children are being processed, it is often uncertain where the children will be placed and whether they will once again return to a trafficker’s hands.
The Biden administration must better address this issue, as its policies are what created the situation. As it stands, the government is increasingly complicit in child human trafficking, the exact opposite goal the president intends.