Abbott: White House Needs To Answer COVID Questions On Migrant Teens

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is demanding answers from the Biden Administration regarding the plan to house migrant teens in Dallas' convention center. 

Abbott says White House officials need to reveal if teens are being tested for coronavirus, if they've been exposed to any variants, and if quarantine protocols are being followed. The governor also wants to know who will take care of the minors if they end up getting coronavirus. 

The administration plans to put around three-thousand teens in Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for 90 days starting today. The moves are due to a surge of unaccompanied teens at the Texas-Mexico border. 

Abbott wants DPS to have access to the convention center and other holding centers to find out if they were subject to human trafficking.

"President Biden’s reckless open border policies have created a humanitarian crisis that is enriching the cartels, smugglers, and human traffickers who often prey on and abuse unaccompanied minors,” said Governor Abbott. “Americans deserve to know what the Biden Administration is doing to investigate the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border and to protect those who are victims of human trafficking."

"That is why we are expanding Operation Lone Star to include anti-human trafficking efforts, such as interviewing unaccompanied minors to learn if they are victims of human trafficking," said Abbott. "This will help us gain information to keep these children safe, root out human trafficking or other criminal activity, and prevent more children from being trafficked and abused. Whether it's securing the border or fighting human trafficking, the state of Texas will always step up to fill the gaps left by Washington."

Photos: Texas Governor's Office

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