Legislators Seek Hearings on Crisis at Southern Border

Welfare of children needs oversight.

Several members of Congress have called on the House Oversight and Reform Committee to conduct a hearing on the crisis at the southern border. Ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee James Comer of Kentucky joined others in sending a letter to the chair of the committee, Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York.

“This Committee must schedule a hearing to conduct oversight of the welfare of migrant children being held in these container facilities,” the group of representatives wrote. “The Committee should also examine the Biden Administration’s plan for reducing the overall numbers of unaccompanied children arriving illegally at the southern border, as well as its plans for handling the current surge.”

Internal documents from the Department of Health and Human Services reveal the children’s shelter system is now at 94 percent capacity, and it is expected to hit its maximum later this month. The Border Patrol referred an average of 321 children per day to HHS in the week ending March 1. The weekly average was 203 in late January and early February.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee have also requested a hearing on border issues. They sent a letter to Representative Zoe Lofgren of California, head of the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, asking that the policies of the president’s administration be investigated.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents dealing with unaccompanied minor children illegally crossing the border each day.
  • For the Department of Health and Human Services as they address the health issues of undocumented children entering the U.S..
  • For God to guide Congress as they investigate the new administration’s immigration programs.

Sources: The Hill, Axios, Washington Times, Newsmax


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