Humane treatment. That's what the Biden Administration said was their guiding light on the record number of unaccompanied minors showing up at the US-Mexico border. Many of these children were placed with relatives or other sponsors.
But, now there's a problem.
The government doesn't know where 33% of the children allowed into the US are. Calls to 'sponsor families' haven't been returned.
Roughly one-in-three calls made to released migrant kids or their sponsors between January and May went unanswered, raising questions about the government's ability to protect minors after they're released to family members or others in the U.S.
Of the 14,600 check-in calls the Department of Health and Human Services made, 4,890 were unsuccessful. Calls were unanswered and not returned.
So much for humane treatment. These kids could be anywhere.