Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant [alien] children

Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
21 September 2018
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged.
The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not find 1,488 children after they made follow-up calls to check on their safety from April through June. That number represents about 13 percent of all unaccompanied children the administration moved out of shelters and foster homes during that time....