Taxpayers on the Hook for $50 Million Illegal Immigrant Resort … Almost

In more Cloward and Piven strategizing by the Obama administration, illegal immigrants were going to be getting a nice, comfy resort to stay in with all the amenities, including Wi-Fi, cable TV, and indoor Olympic size pool and outdoor pool.

According to Breitbart:

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.

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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.

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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. 

But not so fast. As the story broke, there was a major backlash against Baptist Child and Family Services, and so they withdrew their bid for the Palm Aire Resort.

According to Fox News, the charity says they are disappointed at the backlash and believe the resort would have been perfect for the illegal alien children.

Now, I don’t believe we ought to be treating anyone inhumanely, but seriously, a two week vacation like this at tax payer expense? I don’t think so. In fact, most families in America don’t get a one week vacation like this and certainly not paid for by tax payers. If the Baptists want to provide that free of charge that’s one thing, but to enter in to a government contract for $50 million of tax payer’s money is simply unethical and immoral. By the way, where are all those liberals so intent on demanding “separation of church and state?” All I hear is crickets from them.

The Bible teaches that we should treat strangers and foreigners well, but I don’t see that we do that by stealing money from the people and then giving it to others, and it certainly does not come at the hand of government. Instead, it is individuals who are charged to be charitable, and this is the crux of the issue. We are being lured emotionally to the immigration issue to accept it because it’s being touted as “for the children.”

Many reports are indicating that children are only a portion of who is coming in and this may explain why even congressman can’t get in to see the illegal alien population being housed. They don’t want it getting out who is actually there.

Additionally, the Baptist Child and Family Services have already been involved in health issues concerning illegals who have arrived. As Susan Hamner reported:

However, Baptist Family and Children’s Services (BFCS) spokesperson Krista Piferrer stated that “clinicians are being supervised by a federal field specialist from HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement.” There was no mention of the qualifications of this field specialist who is overseeing nurses, doctors and mental health counselors alike.

So, there are two issues being reported here: 1) the fact that charge nurses are encouraging nurses to omit reporting certain illnesses, in particular scabies and lice, that are highly contagious; 2) in order to work in these makeshift illegal immigrant camps, health care professionals are being stripped of their God-given individual rights by what they term the “Brown Shirts” and threatened with retaliation and punishment if they imparted any information regarding the makeshift camp.

Also, the Gateway Pundit reported that Obama awarded BFCS $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. 35,670 

Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) is expanding nationwide.

Shame on the BCFS for taking this money. Shame on them for their theft, because that is what this is. There’s something called the eigth commandment:

“Thou shalt not steal.”

The only reason BCFS didn’t take the deal for $50 million for the resort is because of backlash, but that’s ok, isn’t it? After all, they are getting nearly $200 million for themselves… but I don’t hear anyone giving them a hard time about that, do you?

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