Sen. Kirk and Fox News are reporting that 748 illegal immigrants are being held/sent to/released onto the streets of Chicago.
From Fox News:
Fox News has learned that 748 unaccompanied minors have been transferred from areas near the border to the Chicago area. Of the original group of 748 kids, 319 have been placed with family members or sponsors while they await an immigration hearing. The other 429 have been placed in facilities run by the Heartland Alliance, a nonprofit organization that receives grants from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., told Fox News Friday that he did not know the exact locations of the facilities where the children were being kept, and stated his belief that the White House did not want the children’s living conditions to be made public.
“My worry is the administration doesn’t want people to know what the condition of these place are or how these kids are being treated in detention,” Kirk said. “Kids can sometimes to be pretty cruel to each other, they don’t want those stories to get out and they don’t want us to know what is going on in these detention facilities. These detention facilities should be completely open to the press and to the American people so that we know how what conditions are, we should be able to talk to the kids who are there.
“I can’t explain the incompetence of the Obama administration,” Kirk said later. “This is a tremendous self-inflicted political wound … This narrative, [that] this is Obama’s Katrina, [is] sticking really hard.”
Fox goes on to report that the Obama administration is refusing to tell lawmakers about the movement of all of these illegal immigrants children and where they are being sent after being apprehended by the Border Patrol.
These revelations this morning just go to further illustrate the need for the Freedom of Information Act request with both the Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Humans Services that I have filled for the total number of “unaccompanied minors” sent to Illinois(and to which cities in our state).
I fully accept to have to fight HHS to get them to honor that FOIA.