Keep in mind that many of those flooding in are not from Mexico, but rather from Central America (Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala). None are being returned to their homelands. And the 2014-2015 school term begins in a few months throughout our nation.
Read Leaked Images Reveal Children Warehoused in Crowded U.S. Cells, Border Patrol Overwhelmed, dated June 5, 2014. Then proceed to the video and other material below the fold.
From Breitbart (June 12, 2014):
Thousands of minors who entered the country illegally are flooding the U.S.-Mexico border and overwhelming federal resources. During a press conference on Thursday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson implied that many of the foreign children will remain in the U.S. The secretary said that President Obama’s Health and Human Services (HHS) will first and foremost use resources to act in the best interest of each child.
Johnson said that 24,000 unaccompanied children crossed the border last year–by May, 2014, that number had already doubled to 47,000.
“The law requires that we act in the best interest in the child,” Johnson said. “When we turn over a child to HHS, HHS acts in the best interest of the child which very often means reuniting that child with the parent in the United States. That’s what the law requires. “
In the face of such a statement, it is unclear how immigration laws will be enforced moving forward.
The Obama Administration is providing the influx of illegal immigrants with shelter, transportation, meals, education, and even legal counsel. Many are concerned that providing such resources will encourage more foreign nationals to enter the U.S. illegally.
Still, Johnson insisted that he is not “encouraging illegal immigration in any way, shape, or form.”…
Not encouraging them? Oh, really? From Feds Propose Sending Texas Border Crisis Foreign Minors to Baltimore (dated June 11, 2014):
President Barack Obama is proposing to send some of the illegal immigrant children currently being warehoused in South Texas to Baltimore, Maryland. The Obama Administration is getting pushback from Maryland officials on this proposal.
A federal proposal may send hundreds, if not thousands of these unaccompanied minors to a warehouse facility currently under the control of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Maryland, according to Baltimore’s FOX 45. The report claims that President Obama is asking Congress for an additional billion dollars to take care of the children while they are looking for space to house them across the country.
The White House is getting pushback from local and federal officials….
I would hope for some pushback! Taking care of these children is a financial burden. Vaccinations and other medical precautions are necessary for public health.
How many more illegal immigrants, particularly unaccompanied minors with limited or zero skill sets, can our nation viably absorb?
Here’s an idea….If you are an open-borders kind of person, you should take in at least two of these unaccompanied minors: one very young and the other a teenager. Take them in at your own expense and as your responsibility — including screening for tuberculosis screening and other communicable diseases; pay for all necessary medical treatment and any necessary quarantining. No boarding schools allowed; keep these children home with you. Volunteer right now! “It’s the right thing to do.”
Furthermore, every single Representative and Senator serving on Capitol Hill should be required to take in at least two unaccompanied minors as outlined above. So should the members of the Enemedia and liberal academia.
Keep in mind this HHS requirement:
Residential care providers are required to provide or arrange for the program required services in a manner that is sensitive to the age, culture, religion, dietary needs, native language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other important individual needs of each UAC [Unaccompanied Alien Children]. All services and assessments are required to be administered for all UAC even if they are in ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] custody for a short period of time. Residential care providers are required to have the capacity to provide services in the language of the majority of UAC in their facility speak.
Residential care providers who are grant recipients must also agree to provide illegal alien minors case management services, educational services, family reunification and release services, group and individual counseling, individualized needs assessments and service plans, information about free legal assistance available to them, medical and mental health services, religious access, right to privacy, transportation, and visitation and phone calls.
But forget about grants under my plan as outlined above. Do “the right thing” with your own personal resources!
Get back to us a year from now, and tell us how everything has worked out for the children and for your entire household.
And don’t think that Breitbart is the only source reporting this kind of information. See this: Washington Post Reports On Unaccompanied Alien Children, which I posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.
Meanwhile: Obama’s DHS Chief Will Continue To Ignore Immigration Law. Read it!