Skip to comments.173 unaccompanied immigrant children placed in Minnesota; 50 in Wisconsin
Posted on 07/26/2014 6:47:57 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7. The specific locations of the placements were not specified.
Fifty have been placed in Wisconsin.
Texas, New York, Florida and California are receiving the most unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border, according to the information.
Federal and state governments are scrambling to find shelter for the children fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. Ellison said Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children.
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They are not “fleeing violence.” More propaganda from the Obama Regime.
WTF? Refugees? Are we living inside of 1984?
They are not fleeing violence. More propaganda from the Obama Regime.
Just how long has there been an “Office of Refugee Resettlement,” and under what law was it created?
Minnesota...Wisconsin? how abow Maine....and Washington? ALASKA?
cant get much further.....from the violence than Al...oh
Next Stop Honululu
The Third Amendment in the Bill of Rights was about quartering of soldiers in non-wartime conditions. It was in response to the British forced quartering right before the Revolution.
The kids aren’t soldiers, and the quartering isn’t directly in homes, but it’s not all that dis-similar. Obama is taking foreigners in, distributing them all over the country more or less secretly, and forcing local communities and states to pony up and house them, feed them, educate them, and give them medical care.
It’s the modern version of quartering.
They are NOT "unaccompanied immigrant children", they are ILLEGAL AIENS. We have to stop letting the left control the language surrounding these issues. As Rush Limbaugh has so often said, "words mean things."
2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion
Under the definition of what constitutes an unaccompanied child (UAC) in the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, most children from countries other than Canada or Mexico do not qualify to stay here while they await a hearing.
The law says that to receive the UAC designation the illegal alien must be under 18 and without “a parent or legal guardian in the United States.” Yet about 90% of the non-Mexican and non-Canadian children pouring across the border are placed with family members or guardians in America.
An illegal immigrant who arrives at the U.S. border who is not a victim of trafficking and has family inside the United States should not be benefiting from protections in the 2008 trafficking law.
Indeed, there’s no need to amend this law to deal with the current crisis. The problem could end by strictly enforcing the letter of the 2008 law.
Human trafficking involves the transport of children against their will for illicit purposes and without the consent of their parents. The law was designed to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.
Smuggling is not trafficking. It is not human trafficking when the families pay fees to smugglers who bring the children into the U.S.
The Obama administration appears to be hiding behind the 2008 law and acting like it requires them to allow the current wave of illegal immigration to continue.
In fact, it does not plus the administration’s position is contradicted by its own Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson.
At a press conference Tuesday, Johnson admitted that nearly all the 50,000-plus Central American youths who have crossed the Texas border since October are accompanied by smugglers hired by the youth’s parents or families. “It is our observation and our experience that almost all of them are smuggled,” he said.
Guam is a US territory, no? The US Virgin Islands? Puerto Rico? We have installations in Antarctica.
Where is the money coming from to pay for all this? Is Obama printing his own money now?
Totally facts not in evidence.
This is political sloganeering, not reporting.
Just how long has there been an Office of Refugee Resettlement, and under what law was it created?
Who specifically authorized this office and exactly how was it funded? Did the sleepwalking Republicans unwittingly permit another agency to arise out of thin air?
AP= Administration Propaganda
This is political sloganeering, not reporting.
+1. You have it exactly right. Good post.
“We have installations in Antarctica.....”
well now we dont not want to openly discuss sending the IMMIGRANTS to Guam aa we might Panic HANK JOHNSON who’s still worried about Guam Tipping Over....as I understand it....
If Obama can REASONABLY explain.....why illegal invaders from Honduras...OR ANYWHERE ELSE for that matter....are being shippped to our Northern Borders..I’ll vote for Hilary Clinton...
Obama weaponized immigration.