GOP Leaders Probe HHS Over Migrant Youth Shelter Concerns

By Hannah Albarazi (September 17, 2021, 10:33 PM EDT) -- House Republicans pressed U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra to respond to "disturbing" whistleblower complaints of inhumane treatment of children, among other issues, stemming from mismanagement at a Texas emergency intake shelter for unaccompanied migrant youth, demanding in a letter Thursday that the secretary turn over contracts and other documentation for their inspection.

GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Reform said numerous whistleblower complaints filed over the summer raised "serious questions about HHS's use of and failure to adequately oversee multiple contractors with no childcare experience" at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Shelter, leading to "gross...

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