There’s only one way to describe my immediate reaction a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that the feds were going to use an upscale resort in Weslaco, Texas, to house illegal aliens.
The announcement came with pictures of the intended illegal domicile. It looked like something a travel agent would use to entice you to book a reservation.
I looked at those pictures and felt as though someone had plunged a knife in my gut. I had never felt that way before. It was depressing.
I looked at those pictures and realized with horror and dejection that my country was lost and that the likes of Barack Obama and his ilk were destroying our borders forever, and they would continue, virtually unimpeded, to destroy the greatest nation this planet has ever known.
The resort had all the amenities that only people with a substantial income could afford if they were in the market for a wonderful vacation – green lawns, lighted tennis courts, three pools, a Jacuzzi, an exercise room, suites, concierge service and all the amenities, plus retail and meeting space on seven acres.
For reasons not fully explained, the place was unoccupied and as far as the feds were concerned, it was ready and waiting for the occupants they were more than ready to provide.
It was just sitting there – waiting – for illegal aliens, people in this country illegally.
The intent was to have the illegals ensconced in luxury they could never have imagined, and it would all be free, along with meals, educational and recreational programs, case management, residential child care, as well as medical and mental health care – of course.
It was initially estimated the feds could place as many as 600 illegals there.
It should surprise no one that there was a middleman in the deal. It was explained that a Baptist charitable organization, the Baptist Child and Family Services, or BCFS, would be providing the resort for the feds to use for their illegals.
There were no official details as to how much money the feds would be paying the Baptists for their charitable venture, but I had no doubt it would be substantial.
It was, as later information revealed.
It was reported that BCFS had a deal to buy the resort for $3.8 million and planned to hire 650 people to staff the place, some earning as much as $45 per hour.
Fox News reported details of the deal from sources that said the total for all the provisions for the illegals at that one facility could run as high as $50 million.
There’s a lot of money in illegals these days, and it’s clear it doesn’t all go to the coyotes who transport them from their home country, across Mexico and into the United States – illegally, of course.
BCFS is deeply involved in this business of illegals. It has a contract with Health and Human Services to run facilities for illegals at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
Grant records show that between December 2012 and January 2014, BCFS had federal grants for the “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program” totaling $62,111,126.
Catholic Charities is also deeply involved in these programs, and the financial totals are enormous, as reported by Liberty News.
For a program described as “Refugee and Entry Assistance” part of the “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project,” Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston had federal grants totaling $15,549,078 from December 2012 and November 2013.
In that same time period, Catholic Charities of Dallas had a contract from DHS for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance” to the tune of $823,668.
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth was paid $350,000 last year by DHS for “citizenship education training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”
Those are just four organizations in Texas but there’s more.
In Karnes City, Texas, ICE just opened a renovated 29-acre detention facility to hold illegal alien families of women and children.
The federal contract is with the city, which in turn contracts out to The Geo Group to run it, hiring and paying the illegals to work there.
The amenities here are more than minimal: room and board, three all-you-can-eat meals a day, exercise rooms, flat screen TV with cable, a computer lab and Internet, a beauty parlor, a library, recreational fields – soccer, baseball, volleyball, certified teachers and year round education, free doctors, dentists and lawyers – immigration lawyers and judges will be available.
The facility will house 532 illegals. Many rooms are called suites, configured to hold eight illegals, and each suite has a private shower and toilet.
One thing almost never mentioned is that many of these people don’t even know how to use bath facilities or toilets.
When the news of the first resort plan hit the headlines, it caught a lot of flak and the plan was quickly dropped – bad PR and all that.
But it shouldn’t surprise you that the feds don’t give up.
The Karnes City facility was opened in late July to local press coverage but not much else, and shortly after that, the feds announced another resort facility – not quite as plush as the first, but nevertheless, accommodations far and beyond anything those people have ever experienced.
The common thread in all of this is that America taxpayers are paying for it and will be left with open borders and the influx of millions of uneducated, unskilled, non-English-speaking people who will fancy themselves American citizens.
What a farce.
Thanks, Barack, for killing my country, without firing a shot.
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