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Lawmakers to Visit Migrant Children Shelter

Florida shelter holds unaccompanied minors

On Monday, lawmakers from the House of Representatives will visit a federal shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The visit is ahead of a July 24 oversight hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services that runs the program for the children.

Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the chairwoman of the appropriations panel that funds HHS, will lead a group of subcommittee members on the trip to Homestead, Florida, to a temporary shelter that can house up to 2,500 children.

"Too often, standards of care have been ignored, and children have languished in warehouse-like situations for months without being put into a sponsor's care," DeLauro said in a statement announcing the oversight visit.

"The Trump Administration needs to be held accountable to do the right thing, and we will make sure that happens," DeLauro said.

Sources: Politico, NPR
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For the lawmakers charged with appropriations as they visit the migrant children’s shelter in Florida.
  • About the need for further funding to aid the government in housing illegal border crossers.