In response to Belief in ‘Permisos’ Driving Childhood Immigration Surge:
Via Gateway Pundit: Due to a massive backlash after the $50 million resort story was posted on The Drudge Report, Baptist Child and Family Services withdrew it’s bid for the Palm Aire Resort.
The charity said it was disappointed and that the resort would have been perfect for the illegal alien children.
Everyone agrees the migrants streaming across the border illegally should be treated humanely and with care before they are sent back to their home countries. But the promise of a two week stay in a resort hotel is precisely the wrong message to be sending the citizens of Central America.
If the promise of a free pass isn’t enough to entice migrants from Central America to make the long trek through Mexico to our Southern border – maybe a two week paid vacation (courtesy of the American taxpayer) at a luxury hotel will do it for them.
Baptist Child & Family Services has plans to transform a classic Hotel in Weslaco, TX into an intake facility for unaccompanied minors immigrating into the United States. Westlaco (population 35,670) is a few miles north of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County and its facility will be the first of its kind in the nation. But quite probably not the last.
BCFS secured a $50 million federal contract to house the immigrant minors at the resort hotel which BCFS says will undergo a multi-million dollar transformation.
Via the Valley Morning Star, the the 600-bed facility in Westlaco “would take children ages 12 to 17 immediately from Border Patrol custody and house them an average of 15 days, providing medical and mental health care, on-site educational programs, recreational programs and case management, said Krista Piferrer, a spokeswoman for BCFS.”
The organization, Baptist Child & Family Services, runs health and human services operations worldwide, including an existing facility in Harlingen. That would be closed and replaced with the Palm Aire, which would be double the size. BCFS hopes to open it by Oct. 1.
Piferrer said exact renovations to the motel were undetermined, but would adhere to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services licensing standards and would include fencing around the property and security precautions.
The Palm Aire resort and hotel has an Olympic sized indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the guest rooms.
But that’s not all.
Gateway Pundit reports that following his meeting with the group in Texas, last week, Obama awarded BCFS $190,707,505 to build offices in six cities and four states.
The new offices will be located in New York, NY; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sacramento-area, CA; and Los Angeles-area, CA, will serve as regional hubs for BCFS’ new family support and evaluation programs. 35,670Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) is expanding nationwide.
BCFS is the same group that runs a temporary detention center for illegal immigrants at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Todd Starnes refered to them as “brownshirts” in his blockbuster Fox News article about the secrecy surrounding the detention center.
The sources said workers were guarded by a security force from the BCFS, which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp.The sources say security forces called themselves the “Brown Shirts.”
“It was a very submissive atmosphere,” the counselor said. “Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.”
She said the workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.“Everyone was paranoid,” she said. “The children had more rights than the workers.”