Skip to comments.Feds Posted Bid Request To Handle Child Immigrant Surge Back In JANUARY
Posted on 06/24/2014 9:39:07 AM PDT by servo1969
A bid request posted to a website for federal contractors in January indicates that the federal government was aware of a heavy influx of children coming to the U.S. illegally.
But the Department of Homeland Security, through its immigration and border protection agencies, has only recently began publicly addressing the surge of Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, that have traveled to the U.S., many of whom have been apprehended at the U.S. border.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, posted a bid request for “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” on Jan. 29 at the site, FedBizOpps.gov, looking for contractors to help transport and care for the UACs.
“The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven  days a week, 365 days a year,” reads the bid request.
A majority of the UACs are between 12 and 17 years old. Most of them hail from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
“Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles,” reads the bid request. “There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air.”
The Department of Homeland Security has put the Federal Management Emergency Agency in charge of managing the surge. The Department of Health and Human Services helps place the UACs at temporary facilities while they await deportation proceedings.
UACs have been sent to military bases in California, Texas, and Oklahoma. HHS has also explored sending the children to other facilities throughout the U.S.
At a hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security held Tuesday, Georgia U.S. Rep. Paul Broun quizzed DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson about the bid request.
“I don’t know where this estimate comes from or what it’s based on, so I can’t comment,” said Johnson.
Johnson said that since he became head of DHS last December he knew that a rising tide of UACs were coming to the U.S. The issue became a top priority in April and May, Johnson said.
This invasion has been orchestrated from the White House from the beginning. It was they who ginned up the media coverage in Central America saying that amnesty was imminent. It was they who planted the notion there that children should be shipped north, alone so that they could receive amnesty. It was they who arranged with Mexico to give free passage across both Mexico’s southern and northern borders.
ORCHESTRATED by the Obama REGIME to do a CLOWARD/PIVEN to bring down this country....bring her to her knees....the DEMOCRATS DESPISE AMERICA!
[ The Obama administration has done lots of bad stuff but this is truly evil. I think that Obama thought that this would force immigration reform (Amnesty). It most likely have the opposite effect. This will get ugly. ]
I think the illegal immigrants who were duped by the Obama Admin to come here will ultimately be the ones who suffer the most, well and the average citizen of the USA of course....
It takes at least a couple of months and lots of paperwork to get something posted in FedBizOps. So they knew back in Nov or Dec of 2013.
Someone should talk to the underlings charged with entering the FedBizOps item.
omg, looks like black friday at walmart
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