Homeland Defense Richard Falknor on 07 Jul 2014
ADD-ON! Continuously updated NumbersUSA map here “Relocations of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors”
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The Invasion: Tracking Where The White House Sends The Young Illegals
We agree, and believe that all conservative activists should stay on top of this invasion especially as it touches their states and local communities.
“Are swarms of ‘The children!”’coming to your state?
If they are, your state’s refugee coordinator will probably be among the first to know. So phone “your” coordinator – contact information is below—and, politely, ask basic questions such as Where? When? How Many? and What’s it going to cost state and local taxpayers?
If you feel awkward about asking such questions … if you feel that you need to be able to explain why you’re calling … you have a ready motive: the news that’s in our faces every day.
The week starting Monday, July 7 is the time to phone, as VDARE.com has learned that at least some of the coordinators will be on a conference call with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement during the week. It will help if the coordinators are made to understand that many of their fellow citizens are very concerned.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)
Lawrenceville Says No!
Many readers will recall how the citizens of Lawrenceville, Virginia put a stop to settling young illegals into a no-longer-used college building in their tiny community.
Breitbart’s Kerry Picket told that story here in her “Angry Virginia Residents Say ‘No’ to Obama Administration’s Plan to House Illegals.”
Our Maryland and Virginia House GOP members seem tongue-tied when it comes to concrete action to stop the Obama Administration’s settlement of approaching 300,00 young illegals across the US (see Neil Munro’s Daily Caller post here of July 5).
Compare the silence of many of the House GOP lambs with Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine’s robust July 5 letter here to the Department of Health and Human Services –
“In response to your question, I am available to visit the UAC facility sited within Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, on Saturday, July 12, 2014 and plan to do so. However, it is unacceptable that any representative of the people be limited to pre-planned, showcase visits to a facility so critical to the well-being of children. Just as foster parents in the State of Oklahoma are subject to unannounced visits by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), federal representatives of the people should be able to access UAC facilities at times of their choosing.
I plan to make multiple visits to the UAC facility at Ft. Sill; the tragedy that is occurring requires unfettered access. I will bring my staff, interpreters, and legal counsel. We will speak with HHS staff members, contractor personnel, and persons being detained at the Ft. Sill UAC facility for whatever period is needed to secure an adequate understanding of facility operations and the stories of those being detained . We will bring responsible journalists to appropriately share those stories with the American people.
My visits will be recurring and may include other Members of Congress . On each occasion, I expect to be admitted to the UAC facility without delay and treated professionally and with courtesy. Any federal representative of the people must have unrestricted access to UAC facilities at any time. Denying such access undermines transparency and causes the people to lose confidence in their government. This is especially problematic for an administration attempting to secure an additional $2 billion to expand its Refugee Resettlement operation. HHS and its contractors must be completely transparent in their operation of UAC facilities wherever those facilities may be located.
The stories being told by children and young people now detained at the UAC facilities are horrifying. These stories include accounts of girls being abused and raped as they made their way to the U.S. border. There are accounts of children being leased to unrelated adults seeking to gain entry into the United States. There are reports of children dying in route to the United States. This extreme human suffering and trafficking are the direct result of an open border and misguided policy. Failure to secure the southern border and enforce existing immigration laws is utterly unacceptable .
Congress, the media, and indeed HHS itself should be shining a bright light on the human tragedy that is continuing to grow day by day and week by week as a consequence of our open border.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)
Just this noon Mr. Bridenstine spoke again here on the need for full transparency in his press release on “Proposed Media Showcase ‘Tour’ of UAC Facility”–
“The idea of no recording devices, no questions, and no interactions is not acceptable. This violates the 1st Amendment. This is not transparent. HHS is trying to muzzle the media and hide the human tragedy that has resulted directly from the Administration’s failure to enforce the law.”
In spite of the best efforts of Jim Bridenstine and a few other fearless House members, citizens themselves will have to bear the laboring oar in the pushback against this invasion.