Skip to comments.Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?
Posted on 07/29/2014 4:37:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
Looks like President Obama snuck 760 illegal immigrants into the State of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and local elected officials are now wondering: what are we supposed to do with them?
On Friday, these children landed in the Volunteer State. The governor, however, is claiming no one in his office was even told they were coming and that he learned only after seeing a notice on the Health and Human Services website. This came even after Gov. Haslam had asked the White House to alert him prior to sending to his state any of the estimated 90,000 illegal children who have recently flooded the country. With more than 120,000 already estimated to be living in Tennessee, taxpayers in Tennessee already pay an estimated $547 million a year to provide public benefits and services to illegal aliens residing in the state.
According to data recently released by the Migration Policy Institute, between 2000 and 2012, the five states with the largest percent growth of the immigrant population were South Carolina (91%), Alabama (87%), Tennessee (83%), Arkansas (75%), and Wyoming (74%). Reports of 1,100 illegals being dropped off in the same manner without any warning in Georgia, as well as 350 in South Carolina, are starting to surface with others soon to follow.
In a way, the American people should be flattered that the president treats everyone equally and doesnt communicate with anyone what is going on. For a president who is constantly complaining that he is learning about events by watching the news, however, dont you think he would have enough courtesy to not do the same to other executives in office? Not to mention, it is highly irresponsible to just drop 700 plus children off without giving any warning to prepare, especially considering most schools in Tennessee start classes within the next two weeks.
Communication and preparation are the last two elements this administration has been known for since the very beginning. Unless, you are a high dollar donor who gave to one of the 75 fundraisers Obama has attended. Or, perhaps, have a mean golf swing and can join Obama on his next outing (he has already completed 81 rounds of golf since reelection).
This is a great opportunity for those compassionate Democrat donors to open up their grand estates and welcome these children in and Al Gore should be one of the first to set the example. Instead of donating millions to campaign coffers, promise the private funding of the education, feeding, healthcare and housing of these children as it would provide democrats a much better PR job than a tingle up any mainstream news anchors leg. In fact, I propose making the Hamptons the next Sanctuary City.
You can read the entirety of Gov. Haslams letter below.
Letter to U.S. President Barack Obama from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; July 25, 2014:
The Honorable Barack Obama?The White House?1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW?Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Obama:
I write to you to express my concern about the number of unaccompanied immigrant children entering this country and the failure of the federal government to notify states in which children are being released.
On July 13, the nations governors met with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell during the annual National Governors Association meeting, which I hosted in Nashville this year. We spent a significant amount of time in that meeting discussing the issue of unaccompanied immigrant children. Although this is a complex issue and one that ultimately must be solved at the federal government level, governors are rightly concerned about the impact on states. We emphasized to?Secretary Burwell the need to be informed of any children being relocated to our states.
It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administrations knowledge. Not only was our state not informed prior to any of the children being brought here, I still have not been contacted and have no information about these individuals or their sponsors other than what was posted on the HHS website and subsequently reported by media.
Although solving the border crisis is a federal responsibility, this influx of immigrant children could have a significant impact on state and local governments. Therefore, we strongly believe that the state needs to be informed prior to any additional unaccompanied immigrant children being released in Tennessee, and we also need immediate answers to the following questions:
1. What was the process for determining that these children should be released to sponsors in Tennessee? 2. How did you locate and evaluate the fitness of their sponsors? 3. What medical screenings were the children given prior to their release in Tennessee? 4. What is the official immigration status of these children and their sponsors? 5. In what localities are these children now residing? 6. What are the legal requirements concerning the provision of services for these children while they are in the state? 7. What additional information is available on these children, such as age and health status? 8. How long will these children be in Tennessee?
Tennessee is a diverse and welcoming state, and we also understand that this is a complicated issue. However, an influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the state, with little information being made available to the public or to state leaders, creates confusion and could be very problematic. The start of school is approaching for many districts across the state, and the federal governments actions have caused great uncertainty around this issue.
I appreciate your attention to this matter and look forward to receiving a response to these urgent questions.
Bill Haslam?? Governor
cc: The Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, HHS
The more this type of thing happens, the more I think my husband is right. You should have to own property to vote.
NEVER.........The Hamptons are Democrat infested. Obama is sending them to RED AREAS.
If these governors had any balls, they’d load them all up on buses and send them off to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Why don’t you do it
Democrats want people who are grateful for any work and work cheap. Also people who will suppress wages for the middle class. When the American people think of 'immigrants' - NOT TO BE CONFUSED with illegals, they think in terms of neighbors... people 'yearning to be free'. People to make our country stronger.
When democrats think of 'immigrants' they think of people who will do their dirty work... wash dishes... tend their gardens and take care of their elderly mothers. Democrats see illegals are people to exploit - for their labor and votes.
Democrats are sick bastards - maybe evil...
At one time property ownership was a requirement to vote. However, these days no one owns property, the government merely leases it to you.
I think Martha’s Vinyard would be a good place to warehouse illeagals.
Because I don’t have the financial resources/deep pockets available that the governors have.
Ok, Obama snuck 760 illegals in Tenn. Why cant the Gov arrest them and start deportation hearings?
Not a bad idea. Another approach would be to assert states rights, raid the facilities housing the illegals, arrest the staff, and ship the invaders back to Mexico. It is time for the states to band together to stop the tyrant in the oval office or he will bury the country.
They sure have a lot of liberals with BIG HOUSES there in the Hamptons...would be really nice if they “opened up” those houses to the “less fortunate” amongst us...whether voluntarily or not.
Maybe they’ll learn something then.
And another thing! For a guy who spends that much freaking time on the golf course you would think he could swing the damn club better. HE SUCKS! Rant off! Now getting back to the topic.
I think the Kennedy compound is largely unoccupied and then there is anyone of Michael Moore's 8 houses. Al gore should be able to pack in 40 plus. Then there is Pelosi and Reid. But that's all pipe dream BS. Unless you live out in the woods or the boonies, these people will be neighbors to you or your kids. Glad I have no kids now.
While I am not against property quals, El Presidente wouldn't be insulting and burdening the states like this if we still had a senate of the states.
The 17th Amendment inflicted a mortal wound on our republic, for while it denied state representation, it left intact constitutional powers over the states.
We have a federal constitution, yet we do not have a federal government. The 17th must go.
I do think they will hit Israel first. I have always felt Israel is the only thing holding these nuts in check, but why should they help us now? We are no longer their friend. Not my choice but our turds in office. ALL of them. Both sides suck. They stand around bantering back and forth like this is some kind of game. Some days I wish that plane had not gone down in PA. We would no longer have a capital, but maybe it would have woke these professional grifters up.
Be a net taxpayer would be OK with me.
Makes one wonder how many “voters” he loaded up and sent to swing states.
I am so fed up with the whole thing. I'm just waiting to get started. The Republicans are even worse then the Democrats as far as I am concerned. Why> you may ask? Because they should know better, but they are right there with their hands out too. Who do we have running in 16, Paul, Bush, Rubio? Give me a break! We got nothing!
Why Not? Jupiter, FL is already a sanctuary city for Guatemala. The Hamptons aren’t any nicer than Jupiter Island.
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