Dozens of Migrant Children Missing in Houston

Unaccompanied minors have run away from sponsor homes.

Houston police alerted President Biden’s administration to a spike in reports of missing migrant children in Texas. Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) learned that 57 unaccompanied migrant kids have been reported missing in the past year, 46 of whom have been confirmed safe. There were no signs of human trafficking in the children found. The reports were often made by U.S. sponsors who discovered the migrant children they were temporarily housing had run away from their homes.

Runaways tend to be “an unfortunate part of this world of child welfare work,” said Mario Bruzzone, a senior policy adviser at the Women’s Refugee Commission, which advocates for unaccompanied children. The Houston police department said it was “currently conducting investigations into reports of missing, unaccompanied juveniles” but did not elaborate further.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his immigration advisors as they assess their migrant policies.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to be led by God as he evaluates the situation with undocumented minors.
  • For officials in the state of Texas and the city of Houston as they endeavor to keep track of migrant children.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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