Whistleblowers allege inhumane treatment of unaccompanied migrant children by HHS contractors

“We write today to express our continued concern with the Department of Health and Human Services’ use of massive, no-bid contract awards to handle the ongoing unaccompanied child crisis and whether HHS is adequately supervising those contractors. In light of multiple whistleblower complaints received by the Committee alleging disturbing conditions at HHS Emergency Intake Sites (EIS) housing unaccompanied children, there are serious questions about HHS’s use of and failure to adequately oversee multiple contractors with no childcare experience,” wrote the lawmakers.