GOP rep: Phone number for HHS conference call on family reunifications didn’t work

GOP rep: Phone number for HHS conference call on family reunifications didn’t work
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Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdGOP struggles with retirement wave Here are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Pelosi: GOP retirements indicate they'll be in the minority, with Democrat in the White House MORE (R-Texas) said Tuesday that he is concerned about the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department's ability to reunite immigrant families that were separated at the border.

Hurd said on CNN’s “New Day” that the process of reuniting the migrant children with their parents isn't going as quickly as he had hoped.

“I think one of the concerns I have is HHS’s ability to do this,” Hurd said of reuniting the families. “We were supposed to have a conference call yesterday with members of Congress and their staff to talk about this process and the phone number didn’t work.”


“So if they can’t do that with us I’m concerned with the ability of connecting kids,” he added.



The Trump administration is currently working to reunite immigrant families who were separated at the border under its past policy. President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE signed an executive order last week to end the family separations amid overwhelming criticism.

The Department of Homeland Security said over the weekend that it knew the location of all of the migrant children separated from their families. About 2,300 children were separated in the process.