Remember those thousands of “unaccompanied children” from Central America, who stormed our southern border in the summer of 2014? We were told that they were escaping “rape,” human trafficking and other violent acts in their home countries? Some escape. From the Daily Caller:
Last week Senator Chuck Grassley released findings from a DHS-whistleblower that show several thousand of the Unaccompanied Alien Minors (UAM) apprehended at the border over the last two years have been placed with sponsors who have serious criminal records. It’s estimated over 10 percent of UAMs are now living with sponsors previously charged with serious crimes, including child molestation, sexual assault, human trafficking and homicide. Considering the president’s line that the ongoing UAM-crisis is simply about kids “escaping rape and violence,” the vetting gaffe’s a cruel bit of irony for those kids now being subjected to possible endangerment. (emphasis mine)
The Grassley findings should be embarrassing for the administration, especially considering the leap in expenditures the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has recently committed to the area of background checks — HHS takes UAMs off the hands of Border Patrol after they’re apprehended. Through public records requests, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has obtained documents showing taxpayer funds earmarked for sponsorship-checks more than tripled since Obama’s first “dreamer” amnesty in 2012 from $2.1 million to $7.4 million. Indeed, the demand’s certainly been high. Other documents IRLI’s obtained show actual “reunions” between UAMs and sponsors (which includes parents) going up from 9,514 in 2012 to 53,379 in 2014.
Austin, United States, Dec 11 (EFE).- U.S. authorities Thursday began moving nearly a thousand illegal immigrant children, mostly from Central America, who recently crossed the Mexican border, to different shelters in northern Texas.
The transfer responds to the significant increase in arrivals of unaccompanied minors in recent weeks, as border shelters are unable to cope with the surge.
Between October and November, almost 10,595 unaccompanied minors (more than double of the 5,129 in 2014) crossed the border, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Minors aged between 12 and 17 will be accommodated in two shelters belonging to religious organizations in Ellis and Rockwall counties, near the city of Dallas.…
As always, the Obama Regime takes the opportunity of this invasion to do some comedy, paying lip service to the idea that it is actually wants to deter illegal immigration, when in fact increasing the number of illegals in the country is a huge part of the One’s strategy to “remake” America.
In a statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the increase in “temporary capacity to house unaccompanied children” is “a prudent step to ensure that the Border Patrol can continue its vital national security mission to prevent illegal migration, trafficking.” (emphasis mine. You guys are cracking us up!)
During the fiscal year 2014, which ended on Sep. 30, nearly 68,500 unaccompanied children crossed the southern border of the United States, marking an unprecedented immigration crisis that forced dozens of shelters to open their doors to accommodate them.
Are you ready to connect some more dots? Also from the Daily Caller story, reporting on Sen. Grassley’s report:
Although HHS previously conducted background checks in-house with the Office of Security and Strategic Information, as early as 2012 the agency and Obama’s immigration authorities apparently needed help and hired a third-party contractor, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services, Inc. (LIRS), to supplement the government’s work — According to grant award documents IRLI’s obtained, on top of background checks LIRS also “protects, embraces, and empowers” UAMs through “holistic care” as well as “culturally appropriate short and long term foster care.” As the “refugee” in LIRS’s name entails, the group also receives taxpayer funds for “refugee resettlement” services and has been at the center of ongoing lobbying efforts to bring in more refugees from Syria.
Bingo. Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services, the group that we’ve told you about that does VERY well by doing “good.” From my friend Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch, in a post entitled “Multi-million $$$ Lutheran group lobbies Congress/White House, demands more Syrian Muslim refugees be admitted to US:”
Here we learn that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) helped put on a two day lobbying initiative in Washington. Did they do it on your dime?Before you read on, have a look at the most recently available Form 990 for LIRS. They took in $48,392,082 in gifts and grants and $46,414,735 (p.9) was from GOVERNMENT GRANTS (TAXPAYER DOLLARS!)—that is 96% funded by you. They have at least six employees in the six-figure salary range! See LIRS ritzy Inner Harbor of Baltimore headquarters, here.