Never before seen email reveals government officials knew children were “handed off to the wrong people” and to unknown and unvetted “sponsors.”
Florida – October 26, 2023 – America’s Future, Inc., a national leader in the fight to preserve individual rights, promote American values and traditions, and protect the nation’s Constitutional Republic, today released “Where Did The Children Go,” an eye-opening exposé with four whistleblowers who come together for the first time to reveal “horror after horror” in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program at the southern border.
All four individuals were connected to the Pomona Fairplex Emergency Intake Site in California as government or federal contractor employees in 2021: Tara Lee Rodas, the first HHS whistleblower to expose government-sponsored, taxpayer-funded child trafficking at the Pomona facility during her testimony
before Congress in April 2023; Mayra Moreno, former case manager for a federal contractor, Maxim Healthcare Services; Deborah White, a federal government contract specialist, deployed to the Pomona facility at the same time as Rodas, and Carlos Arellano, former unaccompanied minor transportation specialist for MVM, Inc. and later, other government contractors operating the government’s release of thousands of migrants housed at the Row NYC in downtown Manhattan.
Viewers will hear new evidence showing that the U.S. government knowingly put children into the hands of unknown and unvetted sponsors and traffickers, how the federal government turned a blind eye to the waste of taxpayer dollars by their select NGO contractors, and how “shame tactics” and threats were used by both government officials and federal contractors to suppress staff from sharing information. From their first-hand accounts, the whistleblowers describe the conditions of a dysfunctional government agency that put innocent lives in harm’s way. Among the disclosures include:
- How a Gentlemen’s Club was used as a drop-off site for migrant children;
- How traffickers infiltrated the child in-take center and, once known, were simply released into the U.S. without arrest or any other punishment;
- How the U.S. government knowingly released children to unknown and unvetted “sponsors,” including children being “handed off to the wrong people” at destinations in lieu of returning the children to the in-take shelters from which they originated.
- How the U.S. government denied repeated requests for accountability review of sole-source multimillion-dollar NGO contracts that fuel the continuation of child abuse and trafficking.
“It’s stunning. It’s horrifying,” said Rodas in one segment. “And the government knows…they knew they had a trafficking problem. They knew. And so, where are these children? Where are these children?”
Emphasizing the dire need for accountability and oversight of HHS and its NGO contractors, White, who has worked as a federal contract specialist for 10 years, questioned the continuation of funding a failed system. “We cannot continue to fund a program that has failed over and over again, year after year…HHS has been sole sourcing for this type of work – emergency intake shelters – for years and years. And, to date, they have not answered, the contractors have not answered, and the government has not answered why these sole source contracts are necessary. Why would we pay a contractor if they’re not fulfilling the requirements of the contract?”
The whistleblowers are calling on others to step forward to protect the children and for Congress to take action immediately. Speaking for the four individuals, viewers will hear their collective plea in Tara’s words: “That’s what we all want to see. Accountability and transparency for the children and for the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that are funding child trafficking.”
To watch “Where Did The Children Go,” click here
. The special was produced by TriFilm Pictures Production, and presented by America’s Future as part of its Project Defend & Protect Our Children initiative established to raise awareness and educate grassroots Americans to get involved in helping end child exploitation and trafficking. Rodas is a member of the initiative’s Advisory Board.