Los Angeles Federal Judge Dolly Gee ordered the administration Tuesday to transfer all children from the Shiloh Residential Treatment Center.
Located in Manvel, Texas, the center is the subject of numerous allegations of abuse, prompting Judge Gee to order the transfer of all the children in its custody.
The center has been condemned for injecting the children in its custody with psychotropic drugs without parental consent.
As the court mandated deadline looms for reuniting children under the age of 5 with their parents, the government has refused to disclose how many children remain in custody.
Last week, a federal judge in San Diego ruled that the federal government had to reunite all immigrant children separated from their parents within 30 days and all children under the age of 5 within 14 days.
With only six days remaining before the July 10 deadline, the government is refusing to tell the public just how many children remain in custody.
The United States Government has lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children who were placed in sponsor homes by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is responsible for the care of unaccompanied immigrant minors.
Anti-immigrant conservatives like Rick Santorum began defending the government right out of the gates, claiming that the children aren’t really lost.
“They were placed in vetted homes. The question is, they haven’t had communication with these previously vetted sponsors. Does that mean that they’re lost? No. That means there’s a process going on right now to try and find why these sponsors haven’t checked back in to give us their location.”
So, obviously, it’s the sponsors who are to blame in this situation and not the federal government who placed them with those sponsors in the first place.
Scott Lloyd, the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services has been using his position to collect personal information from pregnant minors in his custody in order to push his conservative, pro-life agenda.
Lloyd has issued orders to his staff requiring them to submit a weekly spreadsheet detailing the number of pregnant unaccompanied minors that have requested an abortion as well as how far along they are in their pregnancy.The longtime anti-abortionist uses the information to target these individuals and connect them with “life-affirming” organizations.
By definition, this man’s job is to oversee the Refugee Resettlement program which is supposed to provide assistance to applicants for refugee status.
He also, however, is responsible for any and all undocumented minors who enter the U.S., which gives him the opportunity to carry out his biased agenda against some of the most vulnerable and marginalized people in this country.