FBI Waives Background Checks for Caregivers at Migrant Detention Facilities

After an order from the Biden Administration, caregivers at detention facilities set up along the southern border for illegal aliens are permitted to forgo background checks from the FBI, as reported by The Hill.

As the migrant crisis worsens and immigration authorities’ detention centers surpass their original capacity, the Biden Administration has begun setting up additional detention centers in the forms of various hotels and convention centers being set aside for this purpose, as well as tent cities. In order to fast-track this process, the administration passed a waiver for any staff and volunteers who wish to serve as caretakers for minors who are being held at these facilities.

As a result, such individuals do not have to take FBI fingerprint checks, which are normally used to do background checks on such information as criminal records and other information that is not publicly available. But the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a statement claiming that such workers “must pass public record criminal background checks,” even though these are not as thorough as background checks involving private information.

These concerns were raised by Laura Nodolf, the District Attorney of Midland, Texas, who said that without such background checks, “we truly do not know who the individual is who is providing direct care. That’s placing the children under care of HHS in the path, potentially, of a sex offender.”

There are currently over 18,000 illegal alien children in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities as a result of Biden’s pro-illegal immigration policies, including promises of mass amnesty and taxpayer-funded benefits for illegals, such as healthcare and education. It is estimated that each of these additional facilities set up for the care of illegals costs roughly $775 per child per day.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Migrants from Honduras march in a caravan toward the Mexican border on October 18.

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