HOUSTON, Texas — President Barack Obama is proposing to send some of the illegal immigrant children currently being warehoused in South Texas to Baltimore, Maryland. The Obama Administration is getting pushback from Maryland officials on this proposal.
A federal proposal may send hundreds, if not thousands of these unaccompanied minors to a warehouse facility currently under the control of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Maryland, according to Baltimore’s FOX 45. The report claims that President Obama is asking Congress for an additional billion dollars to take care of the children while they are looking for space to house them across the country.
The White House is getting pushback from local and federal officials. Senator Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) said in a public statement, “”We have told the federal government to look at other facilities in Maryland and to work with faith-based organizations that are experts in the field of child welfare.”
As the children will be arriving at the former SSA warehouse located on Green Street in Baltimore City with almost no resources local official believe this will present a tremendous financial burden.
The Fox 45 report quotes Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying “”You know, God forbid, my child were separated from me, I would want them to be at the best possible facility and I don’t know if the social security administration is that facility. Even on a temporary basis, and that’s what we need to look at.”
Breitbart Texas has reported extensively about the warehousing of these children in facilities across South Texas and recently released shocking photos showing the inhumane living conditions the children are being forced to live in.
It has been reported that over 47,000 children have been captured in South Texas alone since October of last year.
Bob Price is a staff writer and a member of the original Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.