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OMG! Obama Adminstration awards hundreds of millions in grants to Texas Baptist group!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 16, 2014

Surely you heard the news today about the Texas hotel that Baptist Child and Family Services was supposed to be buying to house ‘unaccompanied minors,’ but the deal fizzled when the media discovered it.

We reported yesterday on federal contractor BCFS.  Their income in previous years is chump-change compared to what they are getting this year!

Now check out Gateway Pundit today on the story.  They link Tracking Accountability in Government Grants.  Open the link and it will blow your mind!   Just last week BCFS was awarded $190,707,505.  But, that is only one of about 14 awards of over a million dollars each this year alone.

Forget Halliburton!  The illegal alien care industry is booming, but in this racket the players get to wear the white hat of humanitarian ‘voluntarism’ while raking in the government grants.

Get this!  BCFS was in on the meeting with Obama in Texas last week (BCFS is the contractor at Lackland Air Force Base that told medical personnel to keep their mouths shut), but reading this story in which Obama praised the faith group “volunteers” you would have no idea that BCFS was being paid handsomely for its work!

Also attending the meeting was Kevin Dinnin, president of Baptist Child & Family Services, a BGCT-related agency providing care for children housed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Some real investigative reporter needs to dig into this story because something stinks.

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2nd Tennessee alert on border surge and what citizens need to do!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 15, 2014

Editor:  Every day since we posted the first action alert from Tennessee citizen activists who want to make sure the ‘unaccompanied minors’ now surging across the Texas border don’t end up in Tennessee, it has been our Top Post every day (see right hand sidebar for Top Posts). 

This is a follow-up alert for Tennesseans which readers in other states might use as a model.  Tell your elected officials wherever you live—no illegal alien drops in your state!

And, tell them to suspend all other refugee resettlement in FY2014 and FY2015 until the border crisis is resolved.

 

2nd ALERT Re: Border Surge and Tennessee – New Information

Refugee resettlement contractors say don’t give their money to the children. They want the money for their businesses! These contractors are paid to bring refugees to Tennessee.

This year Congress increased funding for refugee resettlement contractor business to $1.489 billion, an increase from last year’s $1.12 billion but still short the additional $1.6 billion that refugee contractors demanded.

Federal refugee contractors like the TN Office for Refugees (TOR) operating in Tennessee, are complaining that the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) may use some of the contractors’ money to help the children crossing the border. TOR says that if their money is reduced they won’t be able to help the refugees they have brought to Tennessee. To date, there has been no suggestion by TOR that they would reduce the number of people they plan to bring to the State.

The federal contractors have been directed by their leadership to lobby Congress for more money, which in part is why Pres. Obama’s original request of $2 billion in emergency spending for the border is now $3.7 billion. If Congress approves this request, the illegals will get to stay and TOR will get all its money. Why shouldn’t the contractors get to save their cake and eat it too?

A high percentage of minors are trying to reunite with family members living in the U.S. who may not be here legally. In 2013, President Obama directed immigration agents to try not to deport illegal immigrant parents in the U.S. who have minor children. The refugee contractors are paid to unite the minors with anyone claiming kinship regardless of whether that person is in the country legally.

Once these minors are released, they must attend public school. In Tennessee, K-12 education and all services including breakfast and lunch programs, must be provided. Under certain circumstances, TennCare must pay for their emergency medical care. Will Tennessee schools also have to ban the American flag to avoid offending non-citizens?

Eventually, the illegal minors are supposed to appear for an immigration hearing. Of the $3.7 billion Obama has requested, approximately $15 million would pay lawyers to represent the minors at their hearings. The ACLU has already sued to make sure the minors have lawyers, citing a report that says that immigrants with lawyers are five times more likely to win their cases than those who represent themselves.

On July 12th, Rep. Marsha Blackburn visited the Ft. Sill relocation facility in Oklahoma where approximately 1,100 illegal minors are housed. Is she considering a recommendation for TN?

Pals yuk it up on Inauguration Day 2013: Harry Reid, Lamar Alexander, Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama. http://abcnews.go.com/meta/search/imageDetail?format=plain&source=http://abcnews.go.com/images/US/ap_inauguration_ip_002_130121

Tennessee’s political establishment including Gov. Haslam, Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey and Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee’s Republicans in D.C. except Rep. DeJarlais, signed on as co-chairs of Lamar Alexander’s reelection campaign.

They agreed to help Lamar after he voted for amnesty.

Contact the D.C. politicians and tell them that if they plan to help the minors, then:

• TOR and other federal contractors must accept a reduction in federal money and suspend further FY2014 resettlement in Tennessee.

• Federal contractors must suspend all other FY2015 refugee resettlement until the border surge issues are resolved. Every year the U.S. resettles approximately 140,000 refugees and asylees; estimates of border crossers will well exceed these totals.

Sen. Bob Corker – 202-224-3344, http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Sen. Lamar Alexander – (202) 224-4944, http://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Rep. Marsha Blackburn – 202-225-2811, https://blackburn.house.gov/contactform/

Rep. Diane Black – (202) 225-4231, https://black.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Rep. John Duncan – (202) 225-5435, https://duncan.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Rep. Steven Fincher – (202) 225-4714, https://fincher.house.gov/contact/email-me

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann – (202) 225-3271, https://fleischmann.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Rep. Phil Roe – (202) 225-6356, http://roe.house.gov/contact/

Contact Gov. Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ramsey and Speaker Harwell and tell them that any plan to assist the federal government with the border surge must be approved in a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly:

Gov. Bill Haslam – (615) 741-2001, bill.haslam@tn.gov

Lt. Gov. Ramsey – (615) 741-4524 or (800) 449-8366 x14524, lt.gov.ron.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov

Speaker Harwell -(615) 741-0709, speaker.beth.harwell@capitol.tn.gov

All of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ (aka unaccompanied alien children) is here.

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Handy timeline of the border invasion

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 14, 2014

Reader Bruce sent us this great timeline prepared by the blog—The Last Refuge.  Someone did a lot of work!

I would just like to add a 2004 “backgrounder” by Don Barnett published by the Center for Immigration Studies.  We posted on Barnett’s report last month, here.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in Health and Human Services and their contractors knew for some time that the rush on the border was coming.

In fact, in June of last year we attended a Pennsylvania meeting of the ORR and its contractors and they were predicting large numbers of ‘unaccompanied alien children’ in future years.  I wondered what they knew that we didn’t know.

The contractors are paid to either care for the children in contractor-run facilities or find them foster care (here is just one such attempt to find foster care).

 

Addendum:  Just so I don’t lose this link, here are some more stats on the cost and other stats from ORR via News5.

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Ethiopian Community Development Council testifies that ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis could lead to the demise of refugee resettlement program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2014

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is one of the nine top refugee contractors*** used by the US State Department and Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement to bring third-worlders to your towns and cities.

Tsehaye Teferra President of ECDC. You pay his salary. http://www.ecdcus.org/About_Us/Our_Staff.html

They too testified about Obama’s request for big bucks for the “vulnerable children,” but their testimony clearly shows they are concerned for their own budget.    They don’t appear to have a role in the care of the ‘chiiiilldrunnn’ as do some of their fellow contractors, so they need to hold on to their federal funds for the normal flow of refugees they resettle.

As we have reported previously, the Catholics, the Lutherans, and some of the other contractors stand to see a financial windfall from the border crisis.

Check out ECDC’s testimony to the Senate here.  They see the possibility of the ruin of the normal refugee resettlement program if more taxpayer money is not forthcoming.  They also want to be sure that HHS/ORR doesn’t commingle the millions as they flow in from the US Treasury.

ECDC is very concerned over the current funding crisis at ORR that will cause extremely detrimental consequences for refugees resettled in the United States and the communities that embrace them, and may even lead to the demise of the U.S.Refugee Resettlement Program as we know it.

By the way, ECDC is smaller than many of the other contractors.  Check out their most recent Form 990 by clicking here.   Page 9 is where they hide the government grants (it used to be on page one!).  They had an income of $14,959,325 and $14,609,687 came from you!  Over 99% of their budget comes from US taxpayers!

All of our coverage, going back several years, of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis is archived here.

***The contractors

 

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Maryland site being considered as refugee camp for unaccompanied minors

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 12, 2014

Update:  Just got word that this MD site has been rejected—where else might they go in MD?  Ask your local government if they have gotten a letter!

Maryland’s only Republican Congressman is on record opposing the choice.  And, LOL! knowing those Carroll County Tea Party-type activists there will be one hell-u-va protest if the feds go forward with this one!  There is a lot of pent-up anger here in Maryland!

Vacant Army Reserve facility in Westminster, MD

Here is the news at WBAL.TV:

WESTMINSTER, Md. —The Obama administration is eyeing a vacant Army reserve facility in Westminster as a possible shelter for illegal immigrant children, and it’s meeting strong opposition from local officials and at least one member of Congress.

There were no demonstrations yet in Westminster, but the opposition is just as strong as elsewhere in the country. Elected officials in Carroll County vehemently oppose using a vacant Army reserve building on Malcolm Drive to house the children, even temporarily. The Department of Health and Human Services would handle the operation.

“I don’t think it’s the right place. I don’t think it’s the right time. The bottom line is the community doesn’t want it. The representatives in Congress don’t want it the Department of Health and Human Services shouldn’t be looking at it,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-District 1.

Harris said if the Obama administration ignores the local opposition, he’s prepared to use his position on the House Appropriations Committee to stop the proposal from going further.

Wouldn’t this make the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service happy, happy, happy, since they are headquartered in Maryland and they are being paid to take care of the “children.”

Unfortunately, word is spreading that some of the latest wave of illegal migrants (now being called “refugees”) are already in “welcoming” Maryland.

Go here for the ever-expanding archive on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ invasion of America.

 

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Catholic Bishops and Obama officials pow-wow in Washington; press for funding of “children’s” migration

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 12, 2014

As I open every post on the USCCB (today and in the future), I will remind readers for the umpteenth time right at the top of the post! that as the largest of nine major federal refugee contractors*** the US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ migrant program is almost exclusively funded by US taxpayer dollars (Caesar’s dollars):

98% of the Catholic Bishops refugee and migration money comes from the federal government.

Would some reporter with a national readership please report this hard truth!  Or, are you all as much afraid of them as Members of Congress are?

My frustration level goes through the roof when I see stories like this one, where author Ryan Lovelace (who has done great reporting on the topic of the ‘unaccompanied minors’) at National Review Online is wondering why and how the Bishops are working with Obama.

Other than on the issue of abortion, the US Bishops are as far left as Obama is!  Of course Obama is reaching out to them, but there is no reaching necessary!  He owns them!

Back to the USCCB’s pow-wow with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR in HHS) and the US State Department’s head honcho—Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration….it is all about the people they “serve” (the migrants of all stripes) with your money!

Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Eskinder Negash: Americans shouldn’t worry about the taxpayer funding for illegal aliens flooding our border!

From Breitbart (illegal migrants are all Jesus now):

The 2014 National Migration Conference (NMC), held in Washington, D.C., is about to come to a close on Thursday, July 10. The event, which clearly highlights the partnership between the Catholic Church in the United States and the U.S. government on the issue of aid for immigrants, is occurring this year at a time when the U.S. is being flooded with thousands of illegal immigrant children and teens. It is also a time when the U.S. Catholic bishops have called upon the Obama administration and Congress to protect the unaccompanied young illegals crossing the U.S. border.    [The USCCB has a CONTRACT with ORR to take care of the "children" (their clients).---ed]

The conference, hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), has been focused on advancing “the life and dignity of the human person in our work with immigrants, migrants, refugees, unaccompanied migrant children, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people on the move.”

Though the conference’s program offers workshops that are undoubtedly helpful to those assisting legal immigrants to the United States, what is missing is a clear differentiation between “legal” and “illegal” immigration. In fact, in reading the program, one gets the impression that every immigrant – legal or not – could also be a “refugee.”

The program describes a conference that offers both a teaching component – sharing and applying Catholic social teaching on migration – and one for advocacy in which participants are prepared and organized “to carry the message on these migration issues both to Congress in Washington, D.C., and to constituencies and political leaders in their own communities.”

Eskinder Negash, director of the ORR (and former Vice President of USCRI, a contractor which is 99% funded by you!) said forget the US taxpayer and don’t worry about the flood of migrants at the border.

Americans, Negash said, should not be concerned with the taxpayer funding and the massive flooding of illegal immigrants.

Besides Negash revolving in the door between jobs as a government funder of grants (at ORR) and private contractor, Anne Richard (also speaking at the pow-wow this past week) who runs the State Department arm of the refugee resettlement program, also came to her government position from a contractor (IRC).  Shouldn’t there be a law prohibiting this practice?

***The contractors

 Update:  Just found another report on the pow-wow and a UN official said this:

The refugee resettlement program in the United States “is the engine of the global program,” he said, noting that the majority of refugees are resettled through networks run by the Catholic Church.

 

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UNHCR: Not letting a good crisis go to waste! Big push to change definition of a “refugee”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2014

The international Socialist and Communist One-Worlders who call the UN home are making their big move! 

Antonio Guterres, the present UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is a life-long Socialist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B3nio_Guterres

If Obama’s US State Department concurs with this brazen initiative we will be stuck with thousands (millions ultimately) of people claiming to be fleeing crime in their country.

To date fear of crime does NOT MAKE ONE A REFUGEE and thus eligible for all of the “protections” and social service goodies refugees receive.

From the Associated Press (Hat tip: Edward)

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.

Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see movement toward a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees.

While such a resolution would lack any legal weight, the agency said it believes “the U.S. and Mexico should recognize that this is a refugee situation, which implies that they shouldn’t be automatically sent to their home countries but rather receive international protection.”

Most of the people widely considered to be refugees by the international community are fleeing more traditional political or ethnic conflicts like those in Syria or the Sudan. Central Americans would be among the first modern migrants considered refugees because they are fleeing violence and extortion at the hands of criminal gangs.

Here is what we said in a post on Sunday.  Changing the definition of what constitutes a “refugee” is something they have been after for years!

Here is the definition of a refugee as updated in 1967 (from the original 1951 UN Convention):

A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it..”[8]

Do you see anything in there about wars, violence or natural disasters?   Refugees and asylum seekers are supposed to be able to prove they are being persecuted!  Economic migrants and people who claim they are fleeing crime are not refugees!

Obama said he would transform America.  Well this is it folks!  This is the big move and the dumb Republicans in Washington apparently can’t see it!

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Obama now wants $3.7 billion for the illegal alien children crisis….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2014

…..it should perhaps be called the Immigration Lawyers Full Employment Act of 2014!

No time to say anything more, here it is at the Washington Post:

Funds would be allocated to send more immigration judges to the southern border, build additional detention facilities and add border patrol agents. The move is aimed at more quickly deporting the tens of thousands of women and children who have entered the country illegally across the border, most of them in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

“Today, I ask the Congress to consider the enclosed emergency supplemental appropriations request. . .to comprehensively address this urgent humanitarian situation,” President Obama said in a letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

The administration’s comprehensive strategy represents a “super-aggressive deterrence and enforcement strategy,” a senior administration official told reporters, speaking on a conference call on condition of anonymity to provide more details.

Obama says he wants to deport them quickly!   Sure he does.

See our tag clouds and note that ‘unaccompanied minors’ is growing larger by the hour it seems.

 

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Lutherans may be operating centers for ‘unaccompanied minors’ in your state

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2014

Just can’t get away from it.  The issue of  illegal alien teens (and to a lesser extent women and children) surging across our border is inescapable.  And, so you know that its not just the Catholics cashing in on the crisis, here is the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod with its action appeal for its master—Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services!

We don’t know who the 45 partners are, but below are LIRS subcontractors.

Gotta keep up their real estate holdings! The Lutheran Center (LIRS headquarters) is a six-story structure constructed in 1999 on property owned by Baltimore’s historic Christ Lutheran Church. The building is located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in the historic Federal Hill neighborhood, a charming area rich with history and an eclectic array of eateries and shopping venues.

More than 45 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) partners are providing care and services to help the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the southern U.S. border in response to what is being called a humanitarian crisis.

That support is being provided at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement — the government body with whom LIRS has worked as an “advocate and strong partner” for the past decade on behalf of the safety of unaccompanied immigrant children, said Kimberly Haynes, LIRS director of Children’s Services.

LIRS was asked “to expand and engage networks” to help meet the growing needs of thousands of children, including many fleeing “horrific” situations in Central America, Haynes said.

Before I give you their state affiliates, check out this post we wrote in May of last year about their finances.  (This was when LIRS was lobbying for S.744).

Have a look at a recent Form 990 for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, page 9. They had income in that year of $31,653,748 and, of that, you, the taxpayers of America, gave them $30,376,568.  Their CEO* makes $204,186 in salary and benefits.  Where is the ACLU?  No separation of church and state here!   The church is the state!  Just wait until CAIR figures all this out and starts demanding the Muslim share of your tax dollars!

Looks like about 96% of their budget comes from you (the US taxpayer)!

They are probably jumping for joy this afternoon as the word spreads that Obama now wants $3.7 Billion for the “crisis,” a chunk of which will flow into LIRS coffers!  That earlier $2 billion looks like chicken scratch in comparison!

Here is a list of LIRS subcontractors.  If you have one in your town, you might call them and ask if they are bringing illegal alien “children” as an #ActOfLove to your community.  See our May 28th post about LIRS lobbying campaign for the alien minors.  They call it #ActOfLove (if you are on twitter join the fun there!).

Arizona
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Phoenix and Tuscon

California
Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service, Los Angeles

Colorado (New Mexico)
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Denver

Florida
Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville
Lutheran Services Florida, Miami, Orlando and Tampa

Georgia
Lutheran Services of Georgia, Atlanta

Illinois
RefugeeOne, Chicago

Maryland
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Silver Spring

Massachusetts
Lutheran Social Services of New England, West Springfield and Worcester

Michigan
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and Southfield

Minnesota
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Pelican Rapids

Nebraska
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Omaha

New Hampshire
Lutheran Social Services of New England, Concord

New York
Lutheran Social Services of New York, New York City
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Utica

North Dakota
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota—Center for New Americans, Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks

Oregon
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Portland

Pennsylvania
Lutheran Children and Family Services of Eastern Pennsylvania, Lancaster and Philadelphia

South Carolina
Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas—Refugee Resettlement Program, Columbia

South Dakota
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, Huron and Sioux Falls

Texas
Refugee Services of Texas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Amarillo and Houston

Virginia
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Falls Church

Washington
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Seattle and Vancouver

Wisconsin
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Madison and Milwaukee

Wyoming
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Casper

All of our previous posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ are here.

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White House coordinating search for locations around the country (for the “children”)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2014

The invasion of America…..

According to Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller, Obama’s White House staff is helping FEMA find “suitable” locations to warehouse the mostly teenaged (unaccompanied minor) boys until they can supposedly be screened and then released into America (they didn’t say the last part, I did).

Will the buses be coming to your town? Photo: http://www.utsandiego.com/photos/2014/jul/01/1373279/

 

I know I said last night that we were going to get in some other posts on other “refugees” today, but this story was too interesting to ignore.

Your local lawmakers have been approached by the White House, so be sure to ask them what they know!

The Daily Caller (emphasis is mine):

Desperate to figure out what to do with thousands of illegal immigrants that have been apprehended at the U.S. border, the federal government has created an email address to gather leads on facilities that could be used to house them.

The plea, contained in an email sent by Tara Corrigan of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and obtained by Los Angeles’s KFI News, also provides insight into how the Obama administration is helping coordinate the massive surge of illegal immigrants, which it calls an “unprecedented event.”

“Given that one of the challenges [the Department of Health and Human Services] HHS is facing is finding suitable facilities for unaccompanied children, I wanted to forward this e-mail from [Federal Emergency Management Agency] FEMA below to see if you all have folks in your networks that know of suitable facilities in your area,” reads Corrigan’s email, which she sent to local lawmakers on July 3.

Here are the criteria.  Do you have such a building in your town?

They must be within 50 miles of a major city — defined as having a population of more than 200,000 — and be near an airport.

The facilities must also be at least 90,000 square feet in size, with each resident requiring at least 80 square feet of space.

It has to be leasable and “move-in ready.” Ideal building types include empty office areas, box stores, warehouses, shopping malls, aircraft hangers, hotels and dorms.

The FEMA email also lists such amenities as showers, toilets, kitchen and cafeteria space, recreational space and educational facilities as preferable but not required. “Climate-controlled” facilities are also preferred, but not required.

So, again, check with your local lawmakers to see if they have identified buildings for the feds and be sure to call your state refugee coordinator and ask what they know about locations in your state.

All of our previous posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ are archived here.

 

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