In a statement, Lloyd said that he is grateful to Health and Human Services Secretary Azar for the new opportunity.
Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director Scott Lloyd will leave his post for a new role in the Trump administration, The Daily Caller learned Monday.
The normally overlooked department within the vast Department of Health and Human Services rose to national prominence as the Trump administration sought to stem the flow of Central American asylum seekers at the southern border.
Lloyd is taking a position with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives.
An HHS official familiar with Lloyd’s thinking told TheDC he was particularly frustrated in his position with media coverage of migrant detention, particularly during the summer of 2018 when the Trump administration pursued a zero-tolerance policy at the border. “There were wild inaccuracies about kids being cages, it’s very difficult to operate in those circumstances.”