Skip to comments.1000 Children Fleeing Violent Honduras Heading to Violent Chicago
Posted on 07/31/2014 9:07:29 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
CNSNews.com) - A thousand children said to be fleeing the violence in Central America will be welcomed to Chicago, where local children are routinely in the cross-fire of gang-related grudges.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at the request of the Obama administration in which he formerly served, says he is working with local organizations to make room for up to one thousand additional unaccompanied children "traveling" from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming year.
The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. While we have our own challenges at home, we cannot turn our backs on children who are fleeing dangerous conditions. We will do our part to ensure that these children are given access to services and treated fairly and humanely.
The city is also asking Chicago law firms to provide free legal assistance to the foreign children.
Emanuel on Wednesday said that his own grandfather left eastern Europe at age 13, all alone, to get away from the violence directed at Jews.
Likewise, "These kids are leaving violence," the Chicago Sun-Times quoted Emanuel as saying. "There are 1,000 kids. We are not only a city of big shoulders. Were a city of big hearts, and we welcome them and get em on their way. And we will also make sure that the city of Chicago has universal pre-K, universal kindergarten, expanding after-school programs, expanding summer jobs, because the test and measure of this city is how we treat our children.
Based on reporting by Chicago Tribune staff, there were 440 homicides in Chicago in 2013, down from the 500 counted by the FBI in 2012. So far this year, 223 people have been killed by the Tribune's count, including an 11-year-old girl shot by a stray bullet at a sleepover with friends.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), an amnesty advocate who is pressing President Obama to stop deportations for most illegal aliens in the U.S., says he's proud that Chicago is leading by example in "welcoming migrant children and working with them as their cases are resolved."
The mayor's office said that earlier this month, the federal government approached the Emanuel about the possibility of housing Central American children in a federally-funded facility containing one thousand beds. The federal General Services Administration would oversee and pay for the renovation of the facilities while the Department of Health and Human Services would fund support services for the children, including education, health care, food, security, and legal assistance.
A number of organizations, including the Heartland Alliance and the National Immigrant Justice Center, currently provide housing and legal services to hundreds of children housed at multiple sites in the Chicago area.
At the same time, the mayor is reaching out to organizations and institutions, such as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, that are willing to offer services to the unaccompanied minors.
Cardinal George has called on the federal government to allow the Archdiocese of Chicago, including Catholic Charities and Maryville, to assist in this humanitarian crisis," said Monsignor Michael Boland, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
"We, along with the Archdiocese and Maryville, are ready to work with the City in providing counseling, food and clothing, case management, legal assistance and housing to these children with the dignity, care and compassion that every person deserves.
Did they book a round trip???
Will they need the Deacons for Defense and Justice to protect them?
Those “children” will reinforce the Hispanic gangs. The blacks are very upset with Obama because now they will be outgunned and lose territory.
Well, if they’re going to be properly corrupt, violent democrats, what better training ground than ChiCongo?
Drop ‘em in Detroit. They’ll self deport in less than three weeks. :)
Frying pan to Fire!
How long until one of them is murdered?
SOME of these children are going to grow up and realize they were used by democrats
We need to get that message out.
Stop being used for politics.
The SINGLE most promising statement I heard last year (and this had to send a chill through every democrat politician) came from a black man who attending a GOP conference.
When an incredulous reporter asked him why, he said “well we we’ve been thinking we had to vote democrat because we’re poor, but maybe we’re poor because we vote democrat”
18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Nah, they’ll just disperse to other areas of the country.
Hondurans. Are they the tiny little people that are too dumb to count? We see them wandering around in the market. They love being in the way and pretending we are not there. It’s lucky some wise people stole our money and gave it to them, because without it, they are too dumb to live. It is very impressive how fast they breed!
undocumented gang members.
Tell Rahm to enjoy his newly self created war zone.
The overriding problem is our society’s decay.
Schools no longer Americanize immigrants and in fact work to do the opposite.
1000 “kids” !is not much for a city the size of Chicago and in the old days, they would become Americanized very quickly due to the influence of US schools.
But that was 50’ years ago.
OOOOOOOOOOOOO how nice...
they’ll feel right at home po lil darlins...
How long before one of the illegal aliens murder a black American
Apparently many in the US despise America. They are soft-headed treasnous fools supporting illegal alien invaders.
That is exactly the problem. No one would care as much if we knew they would become AMERICANS. But we know they won’t. That’s too closed-minded!! It’s funny how the open borders folks were quick to send Elian Gonzales back to Cuba!
I assume they’ve been warned to stay away from Chicago?
It might be even worse than that in some cities. Not all hispanics get along. If the city already has Puerto Rican and Mexican gangs, and you add in Central American gangs with their own supplies for drug and sex trafficking, it could have everyone fighting to maintain their status. It isn't just in Chicago. Some cities do a relatively better job at understanding and having some knowledge and control of their gang ineractions. I can't imagine what adding another group, violent, seriously undereducated, and away from the homelands will do.