The Biden administration plans to send up to 500 employees from the Department of Agriculture to the southern border, where they will help overwhelmed federal law enforcement find adults to whom unaccompanied children will be released.
“The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the federal government’s urgent efforts to care for and place Unaccompanied Children who have entered the U.S. via the southern border,” a USDA spokesman wrote in an email to the Washington Examiner. “HHS is seeking interested candidates to serve from two weeks up to 120 days for a voluntary deployment detail as part of the effort.”
The department asked employees in an internal email sent April 22 to volunteer to assist interviewing and handling children who come across the United States-Mexico border without parents, according to a report from the Spectator. USDA has no role in immigration or border affairs, and the