HHS/REFUGEES/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration’s controversial refugee office director is being reassigned inside the department, according to an internal HHS email obtained by POLITICO. Scott Lloyd, who has come under fire for his oversight of migrant children in federal custody, is being moved to the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, where he’ll be a senior adviser. Democrats have long sought Lloyd’s ouster over his efforts to block unaccompanied teens in federal custody from obtaining abortions. Lloyd, a longtime anti-abortion advocate, is writing a book about his views on abortion, POLITICO reported last week. HHS has said that Lloyd’s personal beliefs have not influenced his leadership of its refugee office. A spokesperson for HHS confirmed Lloyd’s new role. The Daily Caller first reported the move this afternoon. Lloyd was effectively removed as refugee director this summer after his office struggled to care for and reunite thousands of migrant children who were separated from their families under the Trump administration’s now-defunct ‘zero tolerance’ border policy, three individuals told POLITICO last month.”

Rachana Pradhan, “Trump’s refugee director moved to new post,” Politico, November 19, 2018 4:58 pm