Skip to comments.GOP Congressman denied access to facility housing unaccompanied migrant children
Posted on 07/03/2014 7:27:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) sent out a press release chronicling his recent trip to a facility maintained by the department of Health and Human Services established to house up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who crossed the southern border illegally. Bridenstines trip was a short one, however, as the congressman was denied access to the facility by an HHS official.
Bridenstine asserted that he attempted to contact Ken Wolfe, HHSs deputy director of the office of public affairs, in order to express his frustration over being denied access to Ft. Sill, a facility in the congressmans district. Wolfe reportedly did not take Bridenstines call, but he was advised to contact the office via email.
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, Bridenstine said in a statement (via @Sqwerin). 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.”
Wolfe later told reporters with The Hill that HHS has given lawmakers tours of their facilities in the past and would do so for Bridenstine:
HHS said it conducts tours as much as possible and has given 55 tours of three facilities so far to elected officials. According to the department, it would continue to schedule tours for “any officials who request them.”
Ft. Sill is one of three facilities established to house an influx of illegal immigrant children flooding the U.S.-Mexico border. Nearly two-thirds of the 52,000 UACs apprehended by authorities this year come from Central American countries.
President Barack Obama has asked Congress for an additional authority and $2 billion to facilitate the screening and deportation process for this inflow of illegal immigrants.
Illegal Aliens all of a sudden become unaccompanied migrant children ?
Just push past the “security” nitwit and walk in. If they wrestle you down or arrest you,great! It might get on the news and open a can of worms.
I think all politicians should be kept away from all children at all times.
That said, they should let Congressmen see what's going on - from a safe distance.
Obama has also suckered Church and Charity Organizations to take can of these Illegals and when people find out will people stop giving
That would be my option also. The “contract security” (AKA: rent-a-cop) goof won’t be held responsible.
Even better, and especially in OK, just keep you hand on your weapon and tell them, “I’m coming in under authority of the US Congress.”
Of course, there should be some consideration of the 4th Amendment in some fashion. But, 1865 took care of that.
Omugabe's Brown Shirts. The American Sicherheitspolizei?
Then I remembered that for the last six years the US government has bought virtually all of the ammunition manufactured in the United States, and most of the imported supply too. Trillions of rounds of ammunition.
I read Hitler's Willing Executioners, by Daniel J. Goldhagen, a few years ago, never dreaming that I might witness the birth of an American version of that dark period in history, myself.
And then I further vaguely remembered this...
"THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: 'We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.'"
They don't make people like that any more.
Unless you count slimeballs like "professor" Bill Ayers...
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These unfortunate kids are caught up in a political trick being orchestrated by Obama’s administration. IMO, these poor souls are being used as a soft invasion to flip Texas to Democrat or punish it for being Republican. It’s a Democrat Party’s children’s crusade a la 14th century! It’s Alinsky on a national/international scale. I believe the Democrats are having so much fun with this! They count on the country finding it impossible to believe a president would deliberately set up an invasion against a state this way, just to gain political ends. Texas needs to stop waiting for the Fed to do anything and see to its own defense.
Do not give this slime-ball administration one nickel for his new pet project. With his choice of the child-abusing, homosexual, safe-schools czar (Kevin Jennings), we already know and do not need to guess how these unaccompanied minors will be cared for. They will be turned over to sodomites and groomed to be the future army of the community organizer in chief. This seems normal to Obama due to his grooming by Frank Marshall Davis.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine on the Mark Levin Show
Rep Jim Bridenstine
People such as this "official," don't work for America, they work for obama.