According to a new report from the Associated press, the Biden administration will no longer require FBI fingerprint background checks of caregivers at migrant holding centers where thousands are being held.
The report states that “to staff the sites quickly, the Biden administration has waived vetting procedures intended to protect minors from potential harm.”
These measures used FBI fingerprint checks utilizing criminal databases which could overcome name changes and false identity.
Midland, Texas DA Laura Nodolf warned without the fingerprint check “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,” Nodolf added. “They are putting these children in a position of becoming potential victims.”
Friday, HHS issued a statement that care staff “must pass public record criminal background checks.”