Skip to comments.Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)
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.
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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic Congressman for the proposed site, is surprisingly non-committal.
EXCELLENT MUST SEE 6 minute Bill Whittle video.
Please help this one also go viral!
Get the local fire marshals and the health code inspectors in these facilities. Shut them down.
“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.
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.
Put them in the DC suburbs and Baltimore City to keep the rat voters company.
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.
The actual bill. Diane Feinstein, who co sponsored the bill, even said the law was not meant for this situation.
I am going to ignore that response since it has nothing to do with what I posted.
For those not familiar with Maryland, Carrol county is a Republican county.
Good for Carroll County, a red spot in a blue state.
Westminster? Isn’t that where Liberty Post is based?
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.
We need more pushback all over the country
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
h/t to kristinn. Thanks.
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.)
It’s close enough to not make a difference.