On Wednesday, The Washington Free Beacon posted an article about an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General into violations of child labor laws involving unaccompanied minor children who have crossed the southern border into America.
The article reports:
It’s the latest development in a scandal involving the Labor Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the White House.
The New York Times first broke the story in April, when it showed documents proving the administration was quickly releasing unaccompanied migrant children into the country by the thousands. Many of those children ended up working grueling jobs, often for long hours and in dangerous conditions where they worked with chemicals and industrial equipment.
The probe comes amid rising cases of illegal child labor, Bloomberg reported:
Agency officials said in July that over the past 10 months alone, the DOL’s wage division has concluded 765 cases involving 4,474 children employed in violation of federal child labor laws. Overall, the department reported that it’s seen a 69% increase child labor violations from 2018 and 2022.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) slammed the Biden administration in June for its failure to address the widespread crisis.
“This administration has let tens of thousands of children be sold into slavery,” Hawley said. “They are doing nothing about it.”
How many times have you heard Democrats say that they were doing something ‘for the children”? Closing the southern border would be one thing that would definitely protect many children.
The article notes:
Five former HHS employees said they were pushed out of the agency after they raised concerns about children’s safety.
The Times report also implicated former domestic policy adviser Susan Rice. Rice and her team reportedly failed to act, even as administration staffers called for stricter vetting of the sponsors migrant children were placed with to prevent human trafficking. A week after the Times report, the White House announced that Rice would step down.
Has anyone in the mainstream media reported this?