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Editorial: Feds: Forget separation of church, state; we need you!
About politics and other thingsJuly 30, 2014 | 3,420 views | 6 comments
The increased number of unaccompanied alien children streaming into the United States has created a “humanitarian crisis.” Certainly the mere logistics make it a crisis -- and certainly it is a humanitarian concern because of the children involved -- but this border situation is so much more.
It is convoluted to the max, making it difficult to sort through all the ramifications. There is the matter of national security. While we focus on “the kids,” it leaves opportunities open for terrorists, drug cartels, and human traffickers to do their dastardly deeds.
There is the matter of health concerns with so many who may not have been vaccinated and who, therefore, may introduce serious diseases.
There also is the matter of the huge transfer of wealth in this country. One estimate is that each unaccompanied alien child is worth about $40,000 a year to organizations that house them. (It could be more, because in California, they were advertising more than $6,000 per month per child.) Perhaps we don’t know exactly how much money is changing hands, but this plan seems to fall in line with President Obama’s aim to redistribute the wealth.
Information has recently come out that as far back as January, this administration was planning for this surge by advertising for private contractors to transport illegal aliens around the country. This surge is no longer just a border-state problem. In fact, enormous sums are currently being distributed to nonprofits all over the United States to handle the influx.
Information from www.LibertyNews.com shows that, among the many groups receiving funds, the Catholic Charities in Galveston received more than $15 million, and the Baptist Child & Family Services received more than $62 million in Health and Human Services grants for the “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project.”
It is true that these groups are in the business of providing humanitarian services, but accepting government funds always has strings attached, as we have seen with Obamacare.
We know that Americans are very giving folks, ready to volunteer, but it is only fair to expect full disclosure. Before we donate more backpacks, bottled water, bus tokens, and department store gift cards, we should know how the HHS funds are being handled. A few million dollars should go a long way toward making such purchases.
It’s ironic, too, that this is the same federal government that demands separation of church and state at every turn, but now that they are in dire straits, they ask church groups for help.
At the very least, before these organizations go out and request aid from the community, they should willingly disclose how much they are being paid to shelter these unaccompanied minors.
In last week’s column, I referred to “more than 400 children murdered every year in Chicago.” That should have read “more than 400 people murdered every year in Chicago.”
The point is, we have children here who need help and protection, perhaps as much as do these nonresidents.
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