Skip to comments.HHS: 5 adults claiming to be parents of detained children ruled out by DNA tests
Posted on 07/12/2018 9:21:55 AM PDT by MNDude
The Trump administration said it used DNA screenings to identify and rule out five adults who claimed to be parents of children being held at the southern border.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Tuesday that the agency found two adults through DNA swabbing who thought they were biological parents and were not.
Another three adults admitted they werent parents before the DNA swab was complete.
An HHS official said those individuals could have been human traffickers, and said the results show its screening process is working. The Trump administration is using DNA testing to reunite migrant families previously separated in order to prosecute adults illegally crossing the border.
If we find out they are not the legal parent, then clearly we are not going to reunite them, said Chris Meekins, a top HHS official overseeing the reunification process. Our process may not be as quick as some would like, but there is no question it is protecting children.
HHS is scrambling to comply with a court order to reunite children aged 4 and under with families by Tuesday, and children aged 5 to 17 by July 26.
Meekins said the Trump administration has reunited a total of 38 children with their parents, and identified a total of 75 out of 102 children in custody as eligible for reunification.
HHS last week said it is using DNA tests to speed up the process. The method will also ensure that children are not handed over to someone falsely claiming to be a parent, officials said.
Under normal circumstances, HHS would verify relationships using birth certificates or other documentation and use DNA testing as a backup.
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Were they planning on selling them to child molesters?
Maybe they were adoptive parents. ;)
How long before a leftist judge rules dna testing violates an “immigrants” Rights?
Don’t tell the DemocRATS. Children HAVE TO BE REUNITED WITH THEIR HUMAN TRAFFICKERS
B.S. They were lying through their teeth.
s#!+hole country medical system? Hospital mixup?
The media was publishing glowing reviews of compassionate, loving gay couples flying down from San Francisco and other places to “rescue” a “refugee” child.
Most just disappeared with no documentation or paper trail , never to be heard from again.
A new Pizzagate, Bordergate!
I hope they arrested them.
Liberals demanded and got an end to the separation policy.
Except those claiming kids are not their parents Ooops!
Liberal silence over the fallout of their denunciation of Trump, shows they were never concerned about the kids in the first place.
Liberals always muck a situation up, leaving it worse than it was before
And you will never hear them say sorry.
I wonder what the Idiot Judge will have to say about this? And, how about Chuckie Scumbag and his lackies, how will they explain this. More lies won’t work.
WTH does that mean??????
Is it or is it not a felony?
Illegal entry charges have just become kidnapping charges.
NaIl Democrats for seeming to shield child sex traffickers and other psychopaths...
I seem to remember a study some years ago that found that a surprising number of husbands who are not the biological fathers of their wives children are completely unaware of that fact.
Are they child molesters?
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