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Cuomo demands info from feds on kids separated from parents

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his state of the state address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is demanding the Trump administration provide information on the estimated 700 immigrant children sent to foster care agencies in the state after being separated from their parents.

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 2:39 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is demanding the Trump administration provide information on the estimated 700 immigrant children sent to foster care agencies in the state after being separated from their parents.

The Democrat told reporters during a teleconference Thursday that he has written to the Health and Human Services secretary requesting information on the children being housed in New York so the state can provide appropriate services.

Cuomo said earlier this week that about 70 children were sent to New York foster care agencies. He says that number is now around 700, yet state officials don't know exactly how many are being cared for in the state because the agencies aren't allowed to divulge that information.

Cuomo says it's his legal responsibility to ensure the children receive proper care.

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