Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a few questions for President Obama regarding the more than one thousand unaccompanied alien children dropped off in the state with little to no notice. “It is unacceptable,” he wrote in a letter today, “that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers posting information on a website as a legitimate notification mechanism of unaccompanied minors being placed in Louisiana.”

Regarding the upcoming school year, Jindal told Obama that “the state has received no guidance or resources to ensure the education and healthcare for these children,” before following up with seven specific questions for the president:

  1. How were the identities of potential sponsors confirmed to ensure they were family members?
  2. Were any children placed with existing state foster parents? Why was no one at the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services consulted on such placements?
  3. In which parishes are these children now living?
  4. What kinds of financial support will the state receive to provide for their school, healthcare, and other needs?
  5. What medical screenings were conducted for these children prior to their placement in Louisiana?
  6. What is the timeline and progress for determining the ultimate status of these children?
  7. Given we have already received three times the historical annual average placements in Louisiana in the first six months of this year, how many more and for how long should Louisiana expect to receive UAC placements?

Any other questions or suggestions?