by Penka Arsova
The Biden administration has reportedly nixed a requirement for migrant caretakers at some facilities to undergo an FBI check amid a surge of unaccompanied children at the border.
The story: The administration won’t run the fingerprinters of those individuals through a criminal database that cannot be accessed by the public, the Associated Press reported. These checks allow authorities to ensure that the people they’re placing in the facilities to take care of the unaccompanied minors do not have a criminal background, even if they have changed their name.
The Department of Health and Human Services highlighted in a statement that staffers will have to pass public record criminal background checks.” However, according to the report, public checks are not as exhaustive, though they are still reliable.
The AP also pointed out that they take less time compared to the FBI checks, which would allow the Biden administration to speed up the process of placing staffers in migrant facilities and save on time.