Obama Dumping Illegal Aliens in Ventura County—Why Aren’t Elected Officials Angry?

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cialis times; font-size: 16px;”>EditorialHow can you complain about illegal aliens invading your community if you do not know about it? How can you complain about the President of the United States secretly dumping illegal aliens in your community if he is hiding it and the media does not make this a front page story? Why should the people of Ventura County suffer criminals put in their midst by a President that is a lawbreaker and a Congress and courts unwilling to stop his criminal actions?

viagra times; font-size: 16px;”>How soon will our schools become more crowded (I live in Ventura County), our health care further declines, and welfare goes up and affordable housing transferred to illegal aliens putting honest citizens on the streets. Oh, what keeps the illegal aliens at the facility in Port Hueneme? A few guards? These are people who have walked hundreds of miles, took rides, sneaked into our nation—think a naval station not built to hold them will keep them in?

“On Friday, federal officials plan to open an emergency shelter in Ventura County for unaccompanied migrant children. It’s part of the government’s response to a recent, dramatic spike in children and teens crossing the U.S.-Mexico border solo, without an adult family member.

The 600-bed shelter will be located on a naval base at Port Hueneme, and operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s the second emergency shelter for minors to open this year; a thousand-bed shelter at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio,”

Photo courtesy neeravbhatt, flickr

Photo courtesy neeravbhatt, flickr

Emergency shelter for unaccompanied migrant kids opening in Ventura County

Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC, 6/5/14

Salvadoran migrants run to jump on a train to the border with the United States, in Lecheria, 30 km north of Mexico City, on June 1, 2010. Among the migrants coming to the U.S. from Central America in recent years is a growing number of unaccompanied minors, many fleeing violence and poverty back home. The U.S. government has set up emergency shelters to house them, including a shelter set to open this week at a military base in Ventura County.

On Friday, federal officials plan to open an emergency shelter in Ventura County for unaccompanied migrant children. It’s part of the government’s response to a recent, dramatic spike in children and teens crossing the U.S.-Mexico border solo, without an adult family member.

The 600-bed shelter will be located on a naval base at Port Hueneme, and operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s the second emergency shelter for minors to open this year; a thousand-bed shelter at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas that was used briefly two years ago was reopened last month.

The decision to open the Ventura shelter comes as the federal government grapples with a sharp increase in unaccompanied minors arriving at the border. According to HHS, the number of kids arriving solo has gone from roughly 6,500 in fiscal year 2011 to nearly 25,000 in 2013, a number that’s expected to more than double this year.

Many are fleeing violence in Central America, says Kristen Jackson, a staff attorney with the immigration project of Public Counsel in Los Angeles. The majority of youths that have arrived in recent years have come from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, she said.

“There are real push factors bringing these children out of Central America and into the United States,” Jackson said, “including extreme poverty and increases in violence within the children’s home countries.”

While it was once more typical for authorities to find unaccompanied teenage boys at the border, there are now more younger children arriving – elementary school age and younger – and more girls. Some face physical and sexual abuse at the hands of smugglers and others along the way.

This week, President Obama directed government agencies to respond to the unaccompanied minors crisis, calling it an “urgent humanitarian situation.” The Obama administration has asked Congress for additional funding to help house and feed the youths, a push that includes the Department of Defense temporary shelters.

Gabriella Busch, an immigration attorney in Ventura, says she’s already seen many more cases involving minors in her area, even without the new shelter open. She says that most of the time, these kids are either sent – or sent for – by well-meaning parents or other guardians.

“They look at what they have facing them, which is a life of poverty, and it just seems so enticing to go ahead and make that trip,” Busch said. “I’m pretty sure that if the parents knew what these kids are actually going through, they wouldn’t put them in that danger.”

The shelters in Ventura County and San Antonio are intended for short-term use and aren’t intended to stay open more than 120 days, a spokeswomen for HHS said. The idea is to house older kids, no younger than 12, temporarily while the government determines what relatives can take custody while their immigration cases are pending.

Younger children are housed in other shelters administered by HHS. These include a couple of facilities in the Los Angeles area, which local immigration service providers say aren’t enough to accommodate the growing demand.

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Steve Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/

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2 Responses to Obama Dumping Illegal Aliens in Ventura County—Why Aren’t Elected Officials Angry?

  1. Charles Muller June 9, 2014 at 11:43 am

    It appears that someone/ones, possibly from Obama Administration, has been encouraging people in Mexico to emigrate to the USA, telling them that they will be accepted there. This may lead directly to the White House.

    Reply
  2. Lookout June 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

    CLOWARD-PIVEN AT THE BORDER

    http://www.humanevents.com/2014/06/09/cloward-piven-at-the-border/

    Reply

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