In the News / January 2016

Overwhelmed federal officials released immigrant teens to traffickers in 2014

Service providers say many children still wait weeks, or even months, for follow-up visits from caseworkers. “You go to pick up a case and sometimes the kids have already moved. Maybe the whole family has moved,” said Lavinia Limon, president and chief executive of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which contracts with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide post-release services. “It’s fairly common that the kid won’t be there.” Read the full story on the Washington Post.

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