Jan 27 Obama-appointed Michele Thoren Bond steps down
Jan 28 David Donahue, Interm accting ASCA
June Carl Risch nominated for ASCA
Aug 3 Risch confirmed as ASCA
Aug 10 Risch sworn in as ASCA
Mar 31 Solicits bid for new "Accrediting (adoption) Entity" (AE)
Jul 28 IAAME announced as a designated (AE)
Oct 6 COA, current AE resigns effective Dec 2018
(acronyms defined in next tweet...)
COA Council On Accreditation, designated AE for 5 yrs on Jul 11, 2016
💥resigned Oct 6 2017
IAAME Intercountry Adoption Accreditation & Maintenance Entity, Inc.
Gainesville FL new AE designated Jun 28 2017
It's newly formed, its Intercountry Adoption Accreditation Director "qualification" is a focus on private child mental health (meds?).
Jessica Conway moves from Bethany Christian Services to IAAME."
Feb 2 John Lafferty, Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum
chief told officers of new responsibilities (see tweet👇)
Mar John Kelly says children may be separated at border
Jul 1 El Paso separation pilot
"Beto O'Rourke's office gathered advocates, attorneys and faith leaders with reps from CBP, ICE and DHS for a meeting about immigration. A Border Patrol agent" said "the new policy is that we can separate children as long as they are 10 or over... (con't)