Shelter Insider Concerned with Lack of Sponsor Vetting

Jonathan Ryan of Texas Raices expresses concern that government workers skipping fingerprinting of applicants to sponsor unaccompanied immigrant children.
News Story (INTERNATIONAL, Texas)

April Molina
KSAT 12 (San Antonio)
July 13, 2014
Link to story

Tags: Children & Juvenile, Immigration Process, Language Access


“I don’t think it’s ever OK to skip any steps in this matter and I hope it’s not being done,” said Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services [Raices] Legal Director, Jonathan Ryan.

He worries the kids could end up in the wrong hands if the screening isn’t thorough.

“I think, ideally, a full background check would be completed on every sponsor. I think it’s important that we know where these children are going and whether they’re going to be safe,” Ryan said.