Skip to comments.Fed-backed group drops plan to buy fancy hotel to house illegals
Posted on 07/16/2014 3:50:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A plan to house hundreds of illegal immigrant children at a multimillion-dollar hotel complex in Texas was scuttled after the prospect of taxpayers footing the bill for luxury lodging proved too much of a public relations obstacle.
BCFS, previously known as Baptist Child and Family Services, which has a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to run camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma, had a deal to buy the Palm Aire Hotel in Weslaco, Texas, for $3.8 million. The hotel was built in the 1980s and includes three swimming pools, tennis courts and an exercise room.
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Given the way it was reported, and the heat they’ve received on FR and FaceBook today? Not surprised...
I think I have the perfect place to house them.
Added bonus: watching Harry Reid go hypocritically apoplectic to the point of having an aneurism.
How about cruise ships like after Katrina?
I have an idea. Give each illegal 2k and a seat on a C17 working a round trip corridor from Lackland to Honduras and back.
Will cost about 100 million and will be paid for with the aid we give those countries.
They’ll just ship the illegals to a less fancy, less public hotel.
Give each one a 40 acre plot in American Samoa, Central Alaska or Puerto Rico with no eligibility for welfare benefits.
They couldn't figure out in advance this wasn't going to work with the public?
Rhetorical question: Does anybody in the FedGov have an ounce of common sense left?
Non-rhetorical question: How many of our hard earned taxpayer dollars were spent chasing this incredibly foolish idea?
Their CEO is Kevin Dinnin of San Antonio, Texas, who was paid a salary $397,175 plus $50,624 extra compensation for his services in 2012.
Treasurer is Claudia Oliveira, was paid $182,909 + $43,429. Executive Directors include Asennet Segura ($181,895 + $68,370 + $62,510), Kari Tatro ($189,516 + $50,471 + $26,787) and Terri Hipps ($176,267 + $26,002). Additional Directors include Sonya Thompson ($169,018 + $12,436), Denise Grimm ($122,206 + $11,593), Mario Guerra ($167,419 + 19,248) and Jon Bodie ($134,602 + $16,344).
Independent Contractors include Jani King of San Antonio Region ($101,659), Roth Staffing Companies ($206,927), Centerview Market Place ($241,735).
(I wonder if these names, or names of persons close to them, also show up on Democratic Party political donor lists?)
Government grants of over $63.3 million are on page 9,and they indicate grants for the prior year were over $70 million!
Related Organizations include Childrens Emergency Relief International IRS EIN 74-2933669, BCFS Educational Services IRS EIN 45-5251954, Baptist Child and Family Services Foundation IRS EIN 74-2603561, BCFS Property Management IRS EIN 62-1867350, Baptist Care Facilities for Persons With IRS EIN 74-2833616, and Christian Community Development Corporation IRS EIN 56-2573060.
All share the same address at 1506 Bexar Crossing, San Antonio TX 78232
I worked a Yucca Mtn., it’s way too nice. However, in Area 12 there are a bunch of former weapons effects tunnels that could fill the bill.
It would appear BCFS dropped the word Baptist from their name some time ago.
Go to their web site. It looks like any typical leftist web site. Plenty of "feeling."
Sounds like your typical scam “charity”.
Yeah, so? Looks perfectly legit to me.
In the real world, it's called money laundering.
“after the prospect of taxpayers footing the bill for luxury lodging proved too much of a public relations obstacle.”
In a rational country the people who proposed this madness would be run out of town on a rail after being tarred and feathered.
It would be real interesting to cross check that. Don’t you think?
It does seem like the new way of wealth is the “money for nothing” route.
The Drudge Report linked to the story about twenty minutes later and kept it at the top of the page for most of the day. People were angered that illegal aliens would be treated by the federal government to a two-week stay at a resort.