Skip to comments.Administration Requests Budget Increase for Immigrant Bedding
Posted on 07/12/2014 6:45:00 AM PDT by John Semmens
Asserting that "it would be inhumane for us to force these innocent immigrant children to sleep on substandard beds," Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has requested an appropriation of "$1,000 per migrant in order to fund minimally acceptable accommodations."
"Many of these immigrant children have already suffered from improper sleeping arrangements for most of their lives," Burwell said. "In the countries they come from it is common for multiple children to be crammed into a single bed of straw, be slung on hammocks, or simply left to sleep on the ground."
Burwell characterized the "military style cots and bunks we have been providing for them sends a message that says they're not really welcome in America, that their stay here is temporary and that a good night's sleep isn't a right we are willing to extend to these refugees."
While acknowledging that $1,000 is more than many Americans spend on a bed, Burwell argued that "Americans are free to decide how much to invest in their sleep arrangements, these children are not. These immigrants are desperately poor. Many are plagued with debilitating diseases. They don't have the means or education to select proper bedding. It is our obligation to do that for them."
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Let Sylvia buy all the stuff she says is needed for these children her agency brought into the USA. What I saw was many Homeland Security busses bringing the children into the USA. What were USA busses doing in Mexico as to USA concerns is the first question to be answered.
Obama can’t be trusted with money or power give him nothing.