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UPDATE on the previous posted story!


Jul 2, 2014
Press Release
No Longer Targeted for Housing Unaccompanied Minors

HAZLETON – Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today announced that the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has confirmed that it will no longer be considering Hazleton as a possible location for housing unaccompanied minors who have illegally crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.  USCRI President and CEO Lavinia Limon today confirmed to Rep. Barletta’s office that the organization will look elsewhere because of general opposition from the community.  Though she would not discuss other specific sites, Limon did confirm that there are currently no other locations in Pennsylvania under consideration.

“This is welcome news for Hazleton and Pennsylvania,” Barletta said.  “Ever since I made public that the former Min-Sec Center was identified as a possible location for the minors who had crossed our borders illegally, I have been hearing from constituents and community leaders expressing their concern.  I made clear that I agreed with them and was opposed to the plan.  I am glad that our voices have been heard.”

Barletta held a press conference in Hazleton Monday to disclose that he had learned that Min-Sec was on a list of potential housing facilities for unaccompanied minors being assessed by the USCRI.  In originally announcing that Hazleton was under consideration as a relocation site, Barletta explained that he had a number of serious concerns that caused him to oppose the proposal.




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Obama: The Illegal Children are Our Future June 13, 2014 Windows Media

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All of these kids, these illegal alien children coming across the border, there was an assertion at  “An organization of former Border Patrol agents Wednesday charged that the federal government … is deliberately arranging for a flood of immigrant children to arrive in America for political purposes.

‘This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes,’ said the statement released by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.”Now, that’s not hard to believe.  When in the entire history of this country have thousands of children just suddenly decided on their own to walk hundreds of miles and cross several national borders to get to the United States? And didn’t this just pop up in the last week or two?

How did this happen?  I’m not aware, in my life, of tens of thousands of children, at the same time, storming and swamping the border.  I’m just not aware of it.  So it is unprecedented.  You know, Obama was out making a speech somewhere, and he was telling the audience — it was a fundraiser audience.He was telling this particular audience that our future rests on the success of DREAM kids, DREAM Act kids.  It was Wednesday night, Obama at a fundraiser/press conference.  It was in Massachusetts at Worcester Tech, and he said summarized, “About 30 to 40% of the kids in this school, by the way, are DREAM kids.  You wouldn’t know it by looking at them because they’re as American as apple pie, but every single one of these kids…”You might not be able to tell the difference, but a whole bunch of them, they’re worried about whether or not they’re gonna be able to finance their college education because of their immigrant status.  They’re worried about whether, in fact, this country they love so deeply loves them back and understands that our future rests on their success.

Why wouldn’t we want to give them that certainty that they are a part of the fabric of this nation, that we’re counting on them and we’re gonna make them succeed? “Why wouldn’t we want to do that?”Excuse me?  I want to make sure that I understand this.  Obama’s at Worcester Tech, and he is speaking for the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee.  It’s fundraiser stuff.  And he said, “Our future rests on the success of DREAM kids.”  Mr. Snerdley, for those who do not know, what are DREAM kids?  What are we talking about here?  interruption  Mmm-hmm.  interruption  Mmm-hmm. interruption  Mmm-hmm.

via Obama: The Illegal Children are Our Future – The Rush Limbaugh Show.


HOUSTON, Texas—A surge of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal resources and facilities overwhelmed. Most of the new migrants are children from Central America. In the aftermath of Breitbart Texas releasing photos showing minors warehoused in crowded U.S. cells, Border Patrol agents in Texas have been instructed not to speak to media outlets.

The Associated Press AP obtained an email from Eligio “Lee” Pena, an assistant patrol agent, that ordered more than 3,000 agents to not speak to reporters about the “humanitarian crisis.” The email allegedly said that reporters are likely to press for details and “may try to disguise themselves” in the process.” Pena’s email went on to warn agents that they could be disciplined or even charged with a crime if they speak to media, according to the AP. Since the news of the spike in foreign minors, Border Patrol contacts–many of whom used to speak on the record regularly–have not returned numerous phone calls or emails from Breitbart Texas.

The silence comes in the face of the apprehension of 47,000 foreign children traveling alone to the U.S. since October.Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson implied at a press conference on Thursday that many of the children will not be deported. “The law requires that we act in the best interest in the child,” he said. “When we turn over a child to HHS, HHS acts in the best interest of the child which very often means reuniting that child with the parent in the United States. That’s what the law requires.”

via Border Patrol Agents Threatened with Criminal Charges for Speaking to Reporters.