• Senate Confirms Becerra As U.S. Health And Human Services Secretary

    Xavier Becerra, a former Los Angeles-area congressman and Assembly member and most recently California’s attorney general, was narrowly confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate to become the nation’s first Latino Health and Human Services secretary. “I’m honored and humbled by today’s vote in the Senate,” Becerra wrote on Twitter following his confirmation. “Thank you. I’m […]

  • Whistleblower Complaint about Coronavirus Quarantine Triggers Alarm

    Complaints that healthcare professionals temporarily stationed at March Air Reserve Base to oversee the precautionary quarantine of nearly 200 evacuees for possible coronavirus exposure were not properly trained prompted a congressman Thursday to call for an investigation. “I am extremely concerned and alarmed by the allegations a senior official at Health & Human Services has […]

  • 5th Migrant Child Dies After Detention by Border Patrol Since Dec.

    The U.S. government says a 16-year-old Guatemalan died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child since December. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on May 13. The agency says the teenager […]

  • Tent Cities cost millions more than keeping migrant kids with parents

    The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created “tent cities” is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings. The […]

  • Trump admin: Parents must be fingerprinted to get back migrant kids

    In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration by minors, the Trump administration will soon require fingerprints from parents coming to claim their migrant children from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to senior administration officials. Previously, parents had been exempt from inputting their fingerprints into a system that would determine whether they have a […]

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