Trump Refugee Director In Charge Of Migrant Youth Shelters Changes Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Scott Lloyd, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the oversi... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Scott Lloyd, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the oversight of the U.S. refugee admissions program, on Capitol Hill, October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration is expected to set the fiscal year 2018 refugee ceiling at 45,000, down from the previous ceiling at 50,000. It would be the lowest refugee ceiling since Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Trump administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, which was criticized for its role overseeing shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors, is leaving his post.

The Department of Health and Human Services says Scott Lloyd will move to a new role at the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives.

Lloyd says in a statement he has “valued” time at the refugee office, but is excited to take on a new challenge.

Thousands of migrant children were forcibly separated from their parents under the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Trump signed an order ending the policy amid outcry, but the government struggled to reunite families.

Lloyd also argued that pregnant teens in his agency’s care had no right to abortions. A federal court disagreed.

The Daily Caller first reported the move.

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