HHS responds to sexual assault reports at migrant facilities

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Governor Greg Abbott reported a series of assaults and misconducts at the San Antonio minor migrant facility, now the Health and Human Services Administration of Children and Families is responding in a release.

 “HHS takes its humanitarian mission seriously and while unaccompanied migrant children are in our care under the law, we strive to provide a safe space while they go through immigration proceedings. HHS has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and inappropriate sexual behavior at all UC care provider facilities,” said the release.

The organization stated that they have a protocol for this type of report and that an investigation is ongoing at the San Antonio facility which is the facility Governor Abbott mention.

Abbott asked the Biden Administration to close the facility while the investigation is ongoing.

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