Rep. Lee TerryLee Raymond TerryHillicon Valley: Warren asks SEC to take closer look at cryptocurrency exchanges | Maryland town knocked offline as part of massive ransomware attack | Huawei hires three new lobbying firms Huawei hires three new lobbying firms Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary MORE (R-Neb.) has introduced a bill that would require the Obama administration to report on the number of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S. and how many are showing up for hearings.
Terry's bill would direct the Attorney General, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to report to Congress on the number of child migrants.
Terry said the issue came to his attention when his staff was told during a briefing with DHS that about 200 minors from Central America were transferred to Nebraska. However, DHS could not state the whereabouts of the children.
The Nebraska Republican said his bill would promote transparency about the influx of child migrants crossing the border.
"If the president is going to ask me to vote to spend nearly $4 billion taxpayer dollars to fix a crisis he caused, he and his administration need to level with the American people and tell us if these children are being sent into our communities," Terry said.