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Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)
The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames,

Posted on 07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT by kristinn

Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals.

A day after federal officials notified local leaders it would conduct a preliminary assessment of the vacant Army Reserve Center, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners convened an emergency meeting and, along with Republican Rep. Andy Harris, pledged to resist efforts to use the site.

"Carroll County will not become a repository for Obama's failed immigration policies," said Commissioner Richard Rothschild. He said the idea is "in no way, shape or form approved by the governing body of this county."

The reaction in Carroll County, one of Maryland's Republican strongholds, comes as federal agencies struggle to keep up with an influx of unaccompanied minors — mostly from Central America — who are flooding across the southwestern border.

Some 57,000 children have entered the United States illegally since October, more than double the number than during the same period in the previous year, and officials expect the number to reach 90,000 by the end of September.

By law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must care for the children until they can be placed with relatives or caretakers in the United States, but the pace of border crossings has strained the agency's ability to handle what the administration and others have described as a humanitarian crisis.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: amnesty; children; illegalaliens; illegalimmigrants; immigration; maryland; migrantworkers; obama; undocumentedworkers
More at the source link.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic Congressman for the proposed site, is surprisingly non-committal.

1 posted on 07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

EXCELLENT MUST SEE 6 minute Bill Whittle video.
Please help this one also go viral!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkN4XiqRnrE


2 posted on 07/12/2014 9:42:37 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: kristinn

Get the local fire marshals and the health code inspectors in these facilities. Shut them down.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 9:42:48 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: kristinn

“By law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must care for the children until they can be placed with relatives or caretakers in the United States”

Well then put them in HHS workers homes. As an aside idmlike to see what this statute actually says. I no longer believe a word that comes of of their mouths.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

All the politicians who support open borders should open their doors to house these illegals. I’m sure there is plenty of room in the white house and in the homes of the politicians. Let the political whores get scabies, TB and whatever other diseases they are importing into the country.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 9:51:04 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: kristinn

Put them in the DC suburbs and Baltimore City to keep the rat voters company.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Lurker

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr7311#summary/libraryofcongress

There’s a summary. As usual they are using this law to accomplish their goals when what they are doing has actually nothing to do with why the law was written.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Lurker

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/s3061-110/text

The actual bill. Diane Feinstein, who co sponsored the bill, even said the law was not meant for this situation.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana
The LIB/DIM voters deserve to have their illegal friends placed in their neighborhoods. Are they mean spirited? Why aren't they offering their houses...I'm sure there is room for these poor illegal aliens? By the way...maryland is THE Freak state.
9 posted on 07/12/2014 10:12:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I am going to ignore that response since it has nothing to do with what I posted.
jeez!


10 posted on 07/12/2014 10:14:13 AM PDT by sheana
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To: kristinn

For those not familiar with Maryland, Carrol county is a Republican county.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 10:14:29 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: sheana

OK...jeez.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 10:15:58 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

FYI.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 10:17:57 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

14 posted on 07/12/2014 10:34:25 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

Good for Carroll County, a red spot in a blue state.

Westminster? Isn’t that where Liberty Post is based?


15 posted on 07/12/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: kristinn
From Facebook:

Andy Harris, M.D. Saturday, July 12 at 2:57pm

· My office was just notified that the site in Carroll County won't be used by HHS to house unaccompanied minors who have entered our nation illegally. This is the right decision/ Flying them to MD to only turn around and send them back home makes no sense. I'm glad to see that HHS listened to my objections and those of so many local officials.

16 posted on 07/12/2014 12:44:34 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: kristinn

Good

We need more pushback all over the country


17 posted on 07/12/2014 12:45:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kristinn; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!

h/t to kristinn. Thanks.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 7:22:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (They're not illegals, they're crimmigrants!)
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To: kristinn

Why don’t they just make the aliens stagnate at the border, in Mexico????!!!???

What is this “caring for heavy influx”?

Reading this article as is really brings out how absurd we have been with illegals!

(Never mind my view on being here within half hour of me.)


19 posted on 07/12/2014 8:28:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: RedMDer

It’s close enough to not make a difference.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 8:31:15 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Abby4116

Thank you for the update - wish we would read that first!

PEOPLE -— ***Read the post #16*****


21 posted on 07/12/2014 8:35:56 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Travis McGee

Is that really a pix of some of the “children”?


22 posted on 07/12/2014 8:36:26 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yes, from the Daily Caller article mentioned in the text of the photo. That’s where I got it, from an “authorized reporter” give one of the Soviet-style “guided tours” on thursday. So they were “cleaned up” for this photo.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 8:42:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Something I want people to learn:

First off, our society hardly EVER uses the proper term “child/ren” anymore.

“Kids” is so informal, and emblematic of our how casual and careless our society has become.

Yet notice the terminology in typical news items.

“Kids” when it is nonchalant, or “happy”.

“Children” when your sympathy is elicited.

Even if they are 16. They could be innocent children, or thugs. But the proper, “sweet” term will be used when they want to sway you.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 8:45:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

they better not bring them to Chuck County!


25 posted on 07/13/2014 3:26:58 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: kristinn

Put them in liberal Montgomery County, or even better across the state border in McLean, Virginia, where I have pro-abnesty liberal friends


26 posted on 07/14/2014 2:14:48 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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