Skip to comments.Rep. Bridenstine DENIED access to OK HHS facility housing 1200 illegal minors, asks “What are they
Posted on 07/02/2014 8:45:51 AM PDT by PoloSec
FULL TITLE: Rep. Bridenstine DENIED access to OK HHS facility housing 1200 illegal minors, asks What are they trying to hide?
Congressman Jim Bridenstine tried to visit a facility in Oklahoma yesterday housing illegal alien minors who have crossed the border and was denied access to it. He was told he could schedule an appointment three weeks from now:
There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held. Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.
He also described newly erected fences that were chained closed, covered with material in order to obscure the view of whats happening inside the facility.
Bridenstine wants to know what they are trying to hide in these facilities.
Read his press release below on the incident:
Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) was denied access yesterday to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States.
Congressman Bridenstine said, There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held. Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.
The Health and Human Services (HHS) official who appears to be in charge of the facility told Congressman Bridenstine he could schedule an appointment for July 21. HHS Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Ken Wolfe, would not take the Congressmans phone call. The Congressman was told to send Mr. Wolfe an email as that was the preferred method of communication. Congressman Bridenstines email to Mr. Wolfe included this press release.
After my visit today with the base commander, I approached the barracks where the children are housed. A new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view. Every gate is chained closed.
I approached a security guard and asked to speak with the manager of the facility. The guard called his supervisor who said no visitors were allowed. I asked if they were aware that I am a Member of Congress. Eventually the manager came out and said that I would have to go through HHS legislative affairs and that the first chance to visit would be July 21st.
What are they trying to hide? Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released.
Ft. Sill is one of three facilities in the U.S. currently housing the unaccompanied alien children. The Administration policy is that after they are apprehended on the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the children are transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for transport, and then placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until released to a so-called sponsor in the U.S.
Oh, things like scabies, lice, measles, and strep throat. Nothing much.
Impeach President Obama now!
This is getting scary.
I was just going to say that.
The whole place is probably quarantined.
For good reason...
He should be allowed in.
Now he needs to go with a whole Congressional delegation.
Boehner and McCarthy need to go with him. Let's see what kind of fortitude McCarthy has as the new Majority Leader.
-——What are they trying to hide?——
Nothing....... the better statement would be “What are they hiding?”
There is no try.
Can’t state governors send agencies in there to protect the conditions children are living under? One thing this horrific situation is revealing is how inept governors are in enforcing states rights (and obligations) in a crisis.
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Well Mr. Bridenstine, bring sherrifs and police, arrest anyone blocking you.
That is probably the truth.
Yes, obama has launched a biological attack on US citizens.
Congressman with old, outdated notions.
Thinks he and congress still matter.
Doesn’t realize we are now a dictatorship run by a dope addled, half-black, racist tyrant carrying a bushel of chips on his shoulder.
They’re not hiding anything, their hard drives just crashed. Or something. With no backup. Um... they’re quarantined trying to find all of the leaking bits and bytes.
This is a scene right out of “Seven Days in May”, except the President is the one overthrowing the government.
Does anyone in DC truly understand the level of revulsion that exists out here? First one that actually DOES something is going to be a hero. Its there for the taking.
Movements ignite by action. We have talked this stuff to death.
He needs to announce he’s going back tomorrow and invite his constituents to join him to heat an immediate report of his inspection. I’m not sure about “muscle.” Patriot Riders?
Gather the citizens up ansd storm the damned castle already