Help Save Maryland Director, Brad Botwin Interviews With Voice of America – Central American Children Fleeing Gangs and Poverty Touch Off Debate

Central American Children Fleeing Gangs and Poverty Touch Off Debate

Carolyn Presutti, Katherine Gypson

—The United States has started to return groups of young Central American migrants who have crossed into the country illegally. More than 60,000 children have come into the US since October of last year, an increase of 400% since the year before.Since October of last year, 60,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed into the U.S. Administration officials estimate 90,000 children will have arrived by the end of this September.People who are familiar with the backgrounds of these children say this is not a migration problem, but a refugee problem.“These are not refugees. This is a big time scam,” said Brad Botwin, director of Help Save Maryland, a group opposing illegal immigration. “There are some problems there with violence; there’s ways to fix that. Not just come up to the United States and run away from it.”

But as Central American countries struggle to overcome gangs and poverty, the children keep coming.

A 2008 law allows Central American children to stay until they get a court hearing, instead of being deported immediately. Bob Dane of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said the law’s original intent was to protect children who were being trafficked.

“Unfortunately now, that law is being used as a loophole — it is being advertised as a means into the United States. Really, it’s the driver of mass migration from Central America,” said Dane.

Once the children arrive, the law allows them to be housed in detention centers then placed with family members until their court hearing.

Marc Rosenblum of the Migration Policy Institute wants the law changed.

“What it’s not doing is allowing for a quick settlement, a quick resolution and deportation of kids who are not eligible for a visa. So the fix would be to speed up that hearing process,” said Rosenblum.

Those hearings can take up to two years. For now, children that have arrived will have to wait.

http://www.voanews.com/content/central-american-children-fleeing-gangs-poverty-touch-off-debate/1959269.html

 

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Another immigration resolution, from Texas

Another immigration resolution, from Texas

Here is another resolution from League City, Texas, sent by Cathy.

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-_______

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS

TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMUNITY; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT

WHEREAS, the citizens of League City, Texas recognize their duty as law-abiding citizens to act in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution, and agree that their right to life, liberty, and property shall not be infringed; and

WHEREAS, the federal government has failed to protect the homeland in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Texas has the right and obligation to protect its citizens in accordance with Article 1, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution:

Freedom and Sovereignty of State.  Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of theright of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.

And is supported by Article 1, Section 29 of the Texas Constitution:

Provisions of Bill of Rights Excepted from Powers of Government; To Forever Remain Inviolate. To guard against transgressions of the high powers herein designated, we declare that everything in this (Texas) “Bill of Rights” is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate, and all laws contrary thereto, or to the following provisions, shall be void.

WHEREAS, the citizens of League City Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that more than 90,000 minors will arrive in the United States during the 2014 fiscal year and an additional 145,000 illegal alien minors in 2015 fiscal year, with most expected to remain in Texas cities and communities; and

WHEREAS, the leaders of League City question the impact that the sudden influx of school-age illegal minors will have on our Independent School Districts’ (ISD) educational funding, school resources, campus security, and health safety for our children; and Go to Here for the rest of the article:  http://potomacteapartyreport.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/another-immigration-resolution-from-texas/

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Potomac Tea Party Report – Comment worth posting on stopping illegal immigration

Comment worth posting on stopping illegal immigration
by Judy K. Warner

I’m reposting here a comment made to my last post, The idea of getting states, counties, or local governments to officially stand against the federal government’s imposing illegal immigrants on them is a good one and should become a movement across America.
Lee Havis of Free State Patriots wrote:
The issue of unrestrained (invasion) of illegal aliens into Maryland is a serious issue of arbitrary federal power in violation of the US constitution, which is also the supreme law in Maryland. Any government agency or official who collaborates with or facilitates this type of tyranny is NOT protecting Maryland citizens, and acting in a traitorous way against our basic laws and fundamental constitutional freedoms and rights to secure borders, which is vital to any sovereign country. Richard Rothschild, in his recent Fox News interview brilliantly laid down the basic points required of any Maryland patriot to stand against this federal lawless tyranny, which I have sought to articulate the main points in a “resolution”. This document could be presented for consideration to any city, county government, or other entity of public interest, such as central committees, citizen and patriot groups of one sort or another. Here it is: Resolution to Protect Maryland Citizens from the Arbitrary Power of the Federal Government to Allow Unrestrained Entry of Illegal Aliens into the United States.
Whereas,
The United States has well-established national borders, within which citizens and other persons must comply with the authority of the US constitution and laws of the federal and state governments, and
The US congress has established limits and regulations to control the entry into the United States from outside these borders through such means as travel visas, passports, and immigration laws, and
The US constitution provides that under Article IV, section 4, the federal government shall “protect states against invasion”, and under Art. II, Section 3, that the executive of the federal government will “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” and,
The Maryland Declaration of Rights, Article 2, upholds the US constitution as supreme law in the state,  Visit Potomac Tea Party for the rest of the article.http://potomacteapartyreport.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/comment-worth-posting-on-stopping-illegal-immigration/

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THIS IS A MUST READ – Refugee Settlement Watch – As You Go To Church Today, Churches Are Taking Your Dollars To Fund Illegal Immigrants

It’s Sunday morning, is your church reaching into taxpayers’ pockets “for the children?”

By Ann Corcoran:

…..it is time to find out!

Decades ago ‘great minds’ in the leadership of the hard Left (ensconced in private foundations) kicked off their “greening of the churches” propaganda campaign.  It’s a long story, but I saw it up close and personal.  The concept was that the way to reach Americans and change their minds, bringing them around to the Leftist view of the world on the environment (social issues too!), was to reach them in their churches.   Of course, good people, church-going Americans, would be concerned about saving the Earth—right!

http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/quigley/2012/05/16/7484-render-caesar-quigley-cartoon-blog

I expect at the same time they also began infiltrating the churches and synagogues with the concept of a borderless world to save the poor and downtrodden. What Christian or Jew wouldn’t be moved by the idea of helping the poor?

Unfortunately, they (Communists, Socialists, Leftwingers, whatever you want to call them) have now gone a step further, past the point of simple education and propaganda, and have figured out how to fund their Leftist political worldview with your tax dollars through your own churches and religious institutions—supposedly to save the CHILDREN!

Additionally, some naive and unprincipled Republicans don’t even see a problem with giving your money to their “cause.”  In fact, George Bush lit the fire on the run on the US Treasury with his 2001 Faith-based neighborhood initiative.

http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/its-sunday-morning-is-your-church-reaching-into-taxpayers-pockets-for-the-children/

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From Potomac Tea Party Report: St. Vincent’s in Maryland is getting 50 immigrant children

St. Vincent’s in Maryland is getting 50 immigrant children
A confidential informant sent me a memo from St. Vincent’s Villa at Dulaney Valley in Timonium, Maryland; it is copied below (the bold type is my emphasis). St. Vincent’s is part of Catholic Charities.

To: All St. Vincent’s Villa Staff

From: Ezra Buchdahl

Re: Potential New Program Opportunity

Date: July 16, 2014

As a follow-up from Bill McCarthy’s letter regarding our interest in seeking a federal grant to operate a shelter care program for unaccompanied youth, I want to clarify a few things. First, this is currently not public information and we are asking employees to please keep this among themselves for the time being. If we are fortunate to receive this grant and expand our residential program to serve this new population, this program will reside in our Dulaney Valley building but will not change the plan to consolidate our RTC program into the Pot Spring building in approximately a year. However, the implications for many of our staff who were at risk of not having a position as a result of the consolidation are great. In fact, keeping the Dulaney Valley building open would require us to hire more staff (many of whom will need to be fluent in Spanish) and make some environmental changes/improvements to the units that have been vacant for some time as well as other spaces. The impact for non-residential staff who are housed at Dulaney Valley is yet to be determined.

If we receive the grant, we will likely have about 50 youth at any given time housed in 5 units. The average length of stay is about a month and there are many clinical, educational, recreational, medical and case-management components. We plan to offer intensive Spanish instruction for current staff interested in working with this program.

While there is much political positioning and disagreement at the moment around how to address this national issue, the fact remains that there are thousands of children that have been through much trauma who need to be taken care of while they are here, and that is what we do best. This is a very exciting opportunity for our program and agency that fits well with our mission, values and the expertise of our staff to care for traumatized youth in need.

If you have any questions/concerns or have a particular skill or interest in working with this population, please let us know.

Thank you.

Editor note, I could not really just cut and paste this memo, but I am putting in a redirect link to the original post:  http://potomacteapartyreport.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/st-vincents-in-maryland-is-getting-50-immigrant-children/

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From Ann Corcoran – Refugee Settlement Watch – Legal Representation for Central American Minors: WHAT ABOUT THE MAYANS? – Undocumented Mayans

Legal Representation for Central American Minors: WHAT ABOUT THE MAYANS?

by Ann Corcoran

Editors note:  From time to time we post good comments from our readers.  This is another excellent piece by reader ‘pungentpeppers’ with an entirely new and problematic angle on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis that few are aware of!  See our category “comments worth noting” for more reader commentary.  Our extensive coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ border surge is here.

 

Certain members of Congress want a law requiring taxpayer-funded legal representation for underage Central American migrants.  I’ll ignore for now that there are not enough immigration attorneys, or room in our courts, to handle tens of thousands of long, drawn-out, and often dubious, cases.  Instead, let’s focus on the big interpretation wall we’re going to hit because, as usual, nobody remembers the Mayans!

 

 

Attempting to learn English, 15-year-old Hugo speaks Q’anjob’al an indigenous Mayan language. http://wvpublic.org/post/language-barriers-pose-challenges-mayan-migrant-children

Not everybody in Central America speaks Spanish.  This fact is slowly dawning on our politicians.  San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee in an interview with the San Francisco Bay Guardian said:  “I’m trying to wrap my arms around the fact that many of these kids don’t speak Spanish.  They speak Mayan and different languages.”

Mayan is not one language but a native language family that includes many mutually unintelligible tongues.  About 40 percent of Guatemalans are Mayan, and they speak around two dozen native languages, including M’am, Q’anjob’al, K’itche and Ixil.

Although young people who arrive here could learn basic English, if such a law were enacted, they would still need help to communicate with their lawyers and the courts.  They would need legal interpreters.  Here’s where it gets messy.  For the Guatemalan Mayan language called “Ixil”, there is ONE legal interpreter in the whole country!  Her name is Sheba Velasco and she’s been very busy of late.  Hers is a mentally-stressful job.  People expect her to help them stay in the U.S., but there’s nothing she can do legally for them except interpret the language.  There’s so much work, she told NPR, “I can’t do all of it. It’s hard.”

http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/legal-representation-for-central-american-minors-what-about-the-mayans/

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BOARD OF CHILD CARE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, INC – Grants To Undocumented Children In Baltimore

BOARD OF CHILD CARE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, INC – Grants To Undocumented Children In Baltimore

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From VP Joe Biden On Illegal Alien Families: Biden: Immigrants ‘Fuel America’s Dynamism’ : “Stop deporting our families,”

From VP Joe Biden On Illegal Alien Families: Biden: Immigrants ‘Fuel America’s Dynamism’ : “Stop deporting our families,”

DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.

Biden was interrupted by protesters shouting, “Stop deporting our families,” during a speech at Netroots Nation, a major annual meeting of liberal activists. The vice president said, “I respect your view and I share your view.”

“We should clap for those young people,” Biden said. “Can you imagine? Can you imagine the pain, the anxiety of coming home every day wondering whether or not your mother or father will still be there?”

The Obama administration has been seeking $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with a surge of young Central American migrants at the South Texas border. The White House has sought comprehensive immigration reform and faced criticism from immigration groups over a large number of deportations in recent years.

It was unclear if the protesters were raising concerns over deportations of the recent influx of the young Central American immigrants or the broader number of deportations during Obama’s presidency. Biden’s office said the vice president was sympathizing with people who are concerned about the separation of families.

Biden credited the role of immigration in the nation, telling the audience that the newcomers “fuel America’s dynamism” and the nation needs a “rational policy.”

Biden, a potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, spoke after juggling phone calls with Ukraine’s president and members of Obama’s national security team in response to a passenger jet being shot down in Ukraine. He earlier headlined a fundraiser for the Michigan Democratic Party and visited a local community college classroom where minority women learned software programming skills.

During his 47-minute speech to liberal activists, Biden spoke at length of his support for gay marriage, efforts to address income inequality and the administration’s work to end wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said the administration’s highest priority is restoring the American “bargain” where the wealthy, middle class and poor benefit in a growing economy.

The vice president promoted his record as a model for liberal Democrats who have sometimes expressed unhappiness with the pace of change during Obama’s tenure.

“I don’t take a back seat to anyone when it comes to fighting some of the toughest progressive battles the country has seen,” said Biden, who said he was “flattered” that Progress Now Executive Director Arshad Hasan, who introduced him to the crowd in downtown Detroit, credited Biden for declaring his support for gay marriage in 2012, three days before Obama also did so.

“The credit really goes to the (LGBT) community. As more and more of you all had the courage … to come out, average Americans began to understand who you were,” he said.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the dominant force in early presidential polling but has not yet decided whether she will seek the White House again. Biden has said there is no reason for him not to run for president but polls show he would face an uphill battle in a potential primary campaign against the former first lady.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of liberals’, will speak at the conference on Friday.

“She’s first rate, she’s a solid person,” Biden said to applause.

 

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/18/biden-immigrants-fuel-americas-dynamism/

 

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La Raza – (The Race) Children On the Border: A Special Conference Focus – Holding Conference in Los Angeles – Illegal Alien Organization That Works With Casa Of Maryland

 

  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY
  • SUNDAY
  • MONDAY
  • TUESDAY
2014 Conference Schedule
Los Angeles Convention Center
(As of July 14, 2014 – Subject to Change)
Friday – July 18, 2014
8:00 AM - Convention Center West Hall – Petree Hall
  • Conference Registration
Saturday – July 19, 2014
8:00 AM - Convention Center West Hall / Petree Hall
  • Conference Registration
  • Coffee Starter
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM / Convention Center West Hall 502 A
  • Affiliate Lounge
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM / Convention Center
  • Abriendo Puertas: A Fair Housing Rights Awareness CampaignConventionCenter West Hall A 502
  • Advocating Equity Through the Community Wealth Model in Los Angeles
  • Casa Azafrán: A Case Study in Immigrant Integration Through Placemaking
    Convention Center West Hall C 511
  • Citizenship Applicants Workshop
    Convention Center Concourse Hall 150
  • Collaborative Fundraising and the Promise Neighborhoods Approach: Leveraging Partnerships for Greater Community Impact
    Convention Center West Hall 513
  • Early Childhood Education: A Bridge Toward Immigrant Integration
    Convention Center West Hall 511 A/B
  • From “Blowouts” to the DREAMERs: A History of Latino Educational Youth Movements
    Convention Center West Hall B 504
  • Integrating Health and Wellness into School Communities
    Convention Center West Hall 510
  • Issues, Campaigns, and Elections: The Evolution of Latino Politics in Metro LA Presented by Uber
    Convention Center West Hall B 503
  • Leading Young Latino Men from Trauma to Healing to Achievement (W.K. Kellogg Foundation) Convention Center West Hall 514
  • Preserving Places That Matter in American-Latino History
    Convention Center West Hall B 506
  • The 113th Congress: The Landscape and Forecast on Latino Priorities
    Convention Center West Hall 512
  • The Escalera Program: A National Learning Community
    Convention Center West Hall B 501
  • The Impact of Crime and Criminal Justice Policies on Latinos (Californians for Safety and Justice)
    Convention Center West Hall A 501
  • Social Change Gets a Profile Presented by Facebook
    Convention Center West Hall 150 C
  • Working On Renewing our Dreams (WORD): Getting to the Heart of the Push-Out Epidemic (NCLR CASA)
    Convention Center West Hall B 505
10:30 AM - Convention Center West Hall A
National Latino Family Expo
  • Career and Education/Tus Oportunidades Pavilion
  • Community/El Barrio Pavilion
  • Culture and History/El Museo Pavilion
  • Family/Familia Pavilion
  • Health/Tu Salud Pavilion
  • National Latino Family Expo
  • Sports and Fitness Pavilion/Deportes Pavilion

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Conéctate con NCLR (Open to NCLR Affiliates and organizations interested
    in affiliation with NCLR)
    Convention Center West Hall 511 A/B
  • Empowering Social Change with Technology: Tools & Tactics
    Convention Center Concourse Hall 152
  • National Latino Family Expo Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    Convention Center West Hall Lobby
  • Screening: El Rey Network Presents Matador
    Convention Center Councourse Theatre 411
  • The Battle for Immigration: Legislation, Executive Action, and Unaccompanied Children
    Convention Center West Hall A 515

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Affiliate Lounge Event – Take It to Washington, DC: Help Shape the 2015 Latino Economic Policy Agenda!
    Convention Center West Hall A 502

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM / Convention Center West Hall B

  • National Affiliate Luncheon
    Convention Center West Hall B

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM

  • Latino Voices in Historic Preservation
    Convention Center West Hall B 506
  • Screening: DOCUMENTED
    Convention Center Councourse Theatre 411
  • Special Líderes Film Screening: Negro: The Documentary
    Convention Center West Hall B 505
  • Understanding “La Bamba”: Son Jarocho and the Diverse Roots of Latin Music in the United States  Convention Center West Hall B 504

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

  • Aprender Es Triunfar: “Underwater Robots” in The Community, Classroom, and Movies
    Convention Center Concourse Hall 152
  • Want to Improve Your Workforce Development Program? Meet with an Expert Today!
    Convention Center West Hall A 502

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Meet Your Affiliate Council Representatives!
    Convention Center West Hall A 502

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

  • President’s Council Reception (By Invitation Only)
    Target Terrace, L.A. LIVE

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • NUVOtv and NCLR Invite You to A Night of Comedy
    Convention Center West Hall B

- See more at: http://alturl.com/jprcm

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From Ann Corcoran – Refugee Settlement Watch – WND: Religious charities profit from open borders

WND: Religious charities profit from open borders

Every time I think I’m done with this topic for a few minutes, in comes a new article that you must see on the border invasion.

Right now there are so many other issues involving refugees and migrants in the US and around the world that we are missing with our non-stop coverage of the invasion of America that I’m fearful that our international readers will drop off (we have readers in over 150 countries!).

Bishop Elizondo leading a pack of priests on the border: they are all refugees now! http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/us-catholic-bishops-chairman-kids-coming-across-border-should-be-viewed-as-refugees/

However, since this is one of our major concerns—the complete lack of understanding by the average citizen (and Glen Beck!) that charitable “religious” groups (pretending to be driven to help the migrants purely out of Christian or Jewish charity) could never exist without almost their entire budget being funded by US taxpayers—we are relieved to finally see a far-reaching national level report on the issue.

Leo Hohmann writing at WND (emphasis is mine):

Thousands of Central American children crossing the border illegally could soon turn into asylum seekers armed with immigration lawyers provided by church groups and paid for by federal tax dollars.

Catholic Charities is running a fundraising campaign to help finance the resettlement of the illegal aliens, WND reported. But the religious charities get the bulk of their funding not from private donors or church members putting checks into a basket. They get it from the federal government.

Alexandria, Va.-based Catholic Charities USA reported receiving $1.7 million in government grants in 2012, according to its IRS Form 990.

But one of the largest recipients of government funds to resettle immigrant children is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The USCCB helps resettle not only unaccompanied alien children, or UACs, who enter the country illegally but also refugees fleeing persecution overseas who enter through legal channels.

The USCCB is one of nine primary agencies that receive hundreds of millions in U.S. tax dollars to perform their charity work. Under contract with the federal government, the nonprofit groups work to resettle child refugees and asylum seekers. Six of the nine contractors are religious groups, WND has learned, including the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Church World Service and World Relief Corp., which includes a plethora of evangelical groups.

http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/wnd-religious-charities-profit-from-open-borders/

 

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From Ann Corcoran – Refugee Settlement Watch – Lutherans again with their Christian charity claptrap!

Lutherans again with their Christian charity claptrap!

by Ann Corcoran

I can’t take it!  We are paying for their public relations campaign! 97% of their funding comes from taxpayers while they pretend that what they do is out of the goodness of their Christian hearts!

The nerve of these people sending out press releases with all this garbage about how much they love the migrants without mentioning that they are BEING PAID FOR THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVISM ON BEHALF OF ILLEGAL ALIENS AND REFUGEES, and how they are working with the government.  THEY ARE WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND THAT MEANS YOU AS TAXPAYERS!

I would love just once for them to admit that they are federal contractors*** in one of these deceptive PR pieces that are gobbled up by gullible (or worse, complicit) media outlets.  And, by the way, where the hell is the ACLU?

From Digital Journal:

LIRS CEO Hartke: “God is calling” (and God pays well!).

BALTIMORE, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the humanitarian crisisof unaccompanied migrant children and families fleeing Central America and crossing the border into the U.S. continues, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is working closely with government leaders, faith-based organizations and community partners to scale up its support and response efforts. “These children and families are leaving perilous circumstances in their home countries. They deserve safety, due process, and compassion,” says Linda Hartke, President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

While the groundswell of love and support has largely been omitted from the continuing immigration debate, it has been deeply felt and noticed by faith-based and immigrant rights organizations across America in the form of people offering housing, wanting to deliver material goods, praying and advocating on behalf of children and families.

“The outpouring of support from Americans for the children and families at the center of the refugee crisis on our southern bordercontinues to increase,” says Hartke. “In the past several months as the crisis has worsened, we have seen a surge in the number of calls from people who are volunteering to become foster parents to children in need. Many have told us that they ‘feel like God is calling’ them to take care of these children.”

Network of “heroic service partners” are all PAID subcontractors!

“We feel a special responsibility towards children,” adds Hartke. “They should be kept safe and be with a loving family. Our network of heroic service partners all across the country support children and new foster families with excellence and compassion, but more foster families are urgently needed.”

They are bragging about how many (hundreds!) of calls they receive from loving people, called by God, wishing to sponsor the ‘unaccompanied alien teens,’ so then why send out this new appeal?

See their “heroic service partners” (aka federal subcontractors) here.  And, take a look at their posh headquarters building at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor while you are there!

LIRS and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops had been the largest contractors taking care of the illegal alien children, but have since been eclipsed by this Baptist gang out of Texas.   It is dog-eat-dog out there in the world of  “Christian” federal contractor competition!  And the new Baptist big dogs seem to be getting more than their fair share of the chow.

http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/lutherans-again-with-their-christian-charity-claptrap/

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