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.
Smuggling is not trafficking. It is littering no matter what it’s called and it’s illegal unless Obama does it MEM smiles.
The really sad thing is these “children” aka pawns, will be placed in homes that know their is another bag of money they can get ‘supporting’ these illegals. Just like the CPS system, adopt a child and you get years of support and specialists (?) who come to evaluate and treat a child on the books. All most of these children need is love and discipline and they would return such but get CPS involved and the medical side of this program sees their money pot.
We are a sad nation devoid of Christ and the teachings of The Bible which are God breathed.
I told our local school board president that I would vote against any future increases in money for our local schools if any illegals were accepted.
She accused me of wanting to punish “our” kids because of a political issue. I pointed out that if our school is in such dire financial straits, those wishing to dump illegals on us were the ones doing harm.
To make matters worse, I did it publicly with loud agreement from nearly all within earshot.
Again, we have a taxing authority (schools) that ‘earn’ income from the feds for each student that is there. Again, it increases their resume to have the number of students increase under their time of power. And, when I asked how many illegals we had in our school district, I was told that was not available! Athletes got hurt and sued the school district since they had no health insurance!! Taxpayers are robbed at every level we are paying and even with charitable organizations who are supporting the law breakers to have grant money along with those who give to it.
I recently worked a resale charity and those who don’t speak English have ROLLS of money. They make cash for their services so they get govt. food and housing and gas, etc. So, we are imploding upon ourselves when we allow ourselves and contractors to use illegal labor. They have learned to fill out the papers where they have so many dependents that no taxes are taken from their checks and sooner or later, usually years later, when IRS comes up with a non-match, they are gone to another gig in another city/state. All the while we say we want better for our children!! And, most kids lately cannot take a step without checking to see if someone has contacted them on their iphones or googling what to do. We are ripe for invasion and not only from S.America but the Middle East.
I don’t know anything about asylum law but I read a post on FR within the last few days from someone that seemed to know. They said asylum had to happen while the person was in their country of origin. Therefore, those that have crossed our border cannot be granted asylum and that’s why Obummer is looking at sending his minions to Honduras to process kids there then send them on planes here.
As I mentioned on another thread, the “kids” are being reunited with sponsors and family members all over the country and we the taxpayer are paying these families $$$s to care for the kids. Many/most of the family members are here illegally (the Feds aren’t checking legal status). IMO the sane thing to do would be to ship the entire family back to the country of origin; however, than wouldn’t fall into Obama’s grand plan.