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McHenry Joins Delegation in Questioning Secret Immigration Resettlement in NC

Last week, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) joined Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08) and all the Republican Members of North Carolina's Congressional Delegation in questioning the Biden administration about reports of unaccompanied children (UACs) being resettled in North Carolina.

In a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Office of Refugee Resettlement Acting Director Andrea Chapman, McHenry joined his Republican colleagues in asking about the news that UACs will be resettled at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina beginning in July.

"Due to the failures of the Biden administration to secure our southern border, every state, including North Carolina, is now suffering from the impacts of the Biden border crisis," write the Members. "Given the effects of this crisis and decision to house UACs in our state, we demand answers to the following questions to help protect our constituents." 

In their letter, the NC Republican Delegation ask the following questions:

  1. When did communication between the ORR and the American Hebrew Academy begin, in relation to using the Academy as a transition site for UACs?
  2. What plans do you have in place to ensure standards of humane treatment of UACs at the Academy? Specifically, what plans do you have to prevent overcrowding, violence, and outbreaks of disease from occurring? 
  3. Are there other locations in North Carolina your office is in discussions with to house UACs?
  4. What actions are being taken by the Biden Administration to ensure the use of the Academy as a transitional campus does not pose a danger to North Carolina communities?
  5. How much money are the taxpayers paying to house UACs in North Carolina? How much money are taxpayers paying to house UACs across the nation?

Click here to read the full letter.