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Fed-backed group drops plan to buy fancy hotel to house illegals
FOX News ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Todd Starnes

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bcfs; border; illegalaliens; immigration; invasion; palmairehotel
A "public relations obstacle"?
1 posted on 07/16/2014 3:50:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Given the way it was reported, and the heat they’ve received on FR and FaceBook today? Not surprised...


2 posted on 07/16/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT by HiJinx (People were created to be Loved; Things were created to be Used.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think I have the perfect place to house them.

Yucca Mountain.

Added bonus: watching Harry Reid go hypocritically apoplectic to the point of having an aneurism.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about cruise ships like after Katrina?


4 posted on 07/16/2014 3:53:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 4:01:31 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’ll just ship the illegals to a less fancy, less public hotel.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 4:04:52 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Give each one a 40 acre plot in American Samoa, Central Alaska or Puerto Rico with no eligibility for welfare benefits.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 4:05:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Last sentence of the article:Stupid bastards!

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?

8 posted on 07/16/2014 4:07:05 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: upchuck
Take a look at the PDF of IRS form 990 for BCFS Health and Human Services (EIN 74-1260710) of San Antonio, Texas for the year 2012.

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 “Children’s 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

9 posted on 07/16/2014 4:13:31 PM PDT by research99
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To: research99

Data Source

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2013/741/260/2013-741260710-0a0977d1-9.pdf


10 posted on 07/16/2014 4:13:48 PM PDT by research99
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To: tanknetter

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.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 4:15:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
BCFS, previously known as Baptist Child and Family Services, which has a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services...

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."

12 posted on 07/16/2014 4:15:54 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: research99

Sounds like your typical scam “charity”.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 4:16:10 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: research99

Yeah, so? Looks perfectly legit to me.

/sarc


14 posted on 07/16/2014 4:19:16 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
These tax exempt orgs getting loads of government 'grant' money is part of what's killing us.

In the real world, it's called money laundering.

15 posted on 07/16/2014 4:20:03 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“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.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 4:21:29 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: research99

It would be real interesting to cross check that. Don’t you think?


17 posted on 07/16/2014 4:22:48 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: MamaTexan

It does seem like the new way of wealth is the “money for nothing” route.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 4:23:37 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: research99
Good research. BCFS has received almost $300 million in HHS contracts for illegal alien children just in the first seven months of this year. They've announced plans to expand to six more U.S. cities this year.
19 posted on 07/16/2014 4:23:48 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: HiJinx
The outrage from the American public exploded the moment my article breaking this story nationwide was published today at 6:45 a.m. CDT at the site of fellow FReeper the Gateway Pundit.

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.

20 posted on 07/16/2014 4:29:47 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

The Polls polled Super Bad ,RETREAT


21 posted on 07/16/2014 4:37:56 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kristinn

So send Drudge the link to the BCFS IRS 990 form, along with the notes about the outrageous executive pay and interlocked corporations where they shuffle the money from taxpayers around.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 4:58:07 PM PDT by research99
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To: kristinn

Here’s the link to distribute. Have fun with it.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2013/741/260/2013-741260710-0a0977d1-9.pdf


23 posted on 07/16/2014 4:59:06 PM PDT by research99
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To: research99

Thanks!


24 posted on 07/16/2014 5:06:46 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: research99

Excellent! Bump.


25 posted on 07/16/2014 5:09:44 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well I am glad to hear it.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 6:44:31 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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