In late April, an official from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed that approximately 1,500 unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border who had been placed in homes were currently unaccounted for. Now, a month later, this is still true, and the barrage of "Where Are The Children" tweets show that this problem is very much still on the nation's mind.
The HHS admission that it didn't know where some of the children were was given to a Senate homeland security subcommittee, the New York Times reported. The Office of Refugee Resettlement had attempted to check in on the 7,635 children placed with sponsors, and while they managed to determine the whereabouts of the majority of them, there were still 1,475 who could not be accounted for, according to the Times.
The sponsors who the children end up with are usually close relatives of the children — but this is not always the case, according to CNN. That's where most of the fear stems from. Here are just some of the reactions from Twitter.