A leading Christian foster care agency has placed nearly 300 unaccompanied immigrant children in foster homes across the United States in recent months as the U.S. continues to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors at the southern border.
Bethany Christian Services, a Michigan-based nonprofit organization, had placed 299 unaccompanied children in foster care homes nationwide since last November when a federal judge issued an injunction against former President Donald Trump’s use of Title 42 to deport unaccompanied children from the U.S. in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
BCS works to place the unaccompanied children taken into U.S. government custody with foster parents while they wait to be reunited with family already living in the U.S.
Implementation of Title 42 and Migrant Protection Protocols, which required those seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in Mexico while their cases were adjudicated, led to a dramatic drop in the number of illegal border crossings throughout most of 2020…
“Our mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, and that’s exactly what Bethany is doing,” she said, adding that unaccompanied minors are “particularly vulnerable children.”