GREENSBORO – Maybe.
The Biden administration, though slow to admit it, has a crisis on its hands at the southern border. Amid the migrant march up the welcome mat President Joe Biden rolled out for those hoping to sneak into the United States, including a significant number of unaccompanied minors, federal authorities are running out of places to actually house these minors.
So they are considering sending them to Greensboro, North Carolina. In a statement from Greensboro City Council, officials explain that the feds have reached out with interest in housing nearly a thousand minors in a closed private school.
From the May 6 statement:
“On Tuesday, May 4, both City and County officials met with representatives from the US Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a site assessment of the American Hebrew Academy facility at 4334 Hobbs Rd. The facility is one of several sites across the country identified as unused property for potential use as a temporary influx housing for unaccompanied children.
It is important to know that this was not solicited by either the City or County governments, but it is a federal program looking at this property. If selected, this will not be part of the Guilford County School system or social services. This will also come without incentives or any cost to the City or County. The US DHHS will solely make the decision what facilities it selects across the country.
The priority of the US DHHS is to ensure unaccompanied migrant children are safe, healthy, and unified with family members or other suitable sponsors as quickly and safely as possible. The US DHHS is responsible for temporary care of the unaccompanied children referred to its Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The Federal Government would provide on-site security and medical needs, independent of City and County resources.”
Similar overflow accommodations in the nation’s interior have been set up in states across the nation. While the care maybe presented as ‘temporary’ and the group categorized as ‘children’ those terms should be taken with a grain of salt. Such temporary housing arrangements made with HHS often contain a significant portion of teenagers, which present an altogether different challenges when expecting to house, and contain, hundreds of them.
It is not unreasonable to think that a thousand border-crossing minors needing security would be a burden on a community, that could bring all the unintended negative consequences commonly associated with importing large groups of illegal immigrants.
Eventually the minors would be placed with others or released, and in the mean time the Gate City will be more brightly stamped as an open sanctuary for the feds to stash illegal alien migrants on their way to collect the citizenship Biden is promising them.
Democrat Mayor Nancy Vaughn’s response? ‘This means jobs for Greensboro!’
“If the American Hebrew Academy site is selected, the US Department of Health and Human Services would partner with local non-profits to provide a range of services. In addition, the partnership could potentially bring as many as 800 jobs to the area including food services, clinicians, teachers, and more.”
Notably, illegal immigrant children could be getting more in-person schooling than the local kids in Greensboro whose districts are still wracked with political Pandemic Panic.
But to Mayor Vaughn it’s a win-win; support open borders and soak up federal money and jobs. That is, if they can get people to fill those jobs, considering all the trouble created for employers by income competition coming from extraordinary unemployment benefits and stimulus checks.
Maybe these kids can graduate and then take the jobs caring for the next round of unaccompanied minors? Win-win-win by Mayor Vaughn’s logic.