The federal government conservatively estimates we’re going to have 60,000 “Unaccompanied Alien Children” showing up on our southern border this year, and historically 5% of those children are ultimately placed with “sponsors” in Virginia. Right now we have program space available through grants with the US Department of Health and Human Services to handle only 1,533 of the expected 3,000 illegal alien juveniles that are coming this year. So where are the rest going to go?
Solicitation HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-ZU-0833 is being hastily rammed through to solve just that problem with a response deadline of August 5th, and you can bet the federal government is begging Youth For Tomorrow to file an application. The other two detention facilities for UACs in Virginia have no more space, and despite the lure of offering non-profits between $86,647 - $113,203 per illegal alien to participate in this program only three facilities in Virginia took the bait. There just aren’t any other facilities available.
Under the terms of their Special use Permit, Youth For Tomorrow can accommodate 180 program participants on their site. That apparently wasn’t enough capacity, as they’ve been evaluating five off-campus properties to expand to and filed applications to the Virginia Department of Social Services to establish two group homes in Marshall, Virginia. If they’re going to fill the gap, they need to expand their “Unaccompanied Alien Children”program to process an additional 1,500 illegal aliens per year on top of the space they have now.
Youth For Tomorrow has to expand capacity to at least 205 juvenile illegal aliens in order to meet this need. If they convert their main campus on Linton Hall Road entirely to this program and abandon what they initially founded their organization upon, they’re still going to be short 25 spaces. Under VDSS regulations a group home can house a maximum of eight program participants, so they’re going to need at least four additional off-campus residential properties that can be turned into detention centers for juvenile illegal aliens. Should they try to retain any semblance of their former self, they’re going to need a lot more.
Let’s just see what happens when we add another 205 non-English speaking students to Northern Virginia schools every month as they’re processed through Youth For Tomorrow’s obscene money-making operation and handed over to local “sponsors”. Last year Prince William County Schools added over 700 ESOL students mid-year to our enrollment numbers, which amounts to 70-80 per month. When that rate of increase doubles, what’s going to happen to our already-overcrowded schools? How can we possibly handle a mid-year enrollment increase of as much as 2,000 ESOL students on top of the increase we’re already going to be surprised with in September?
Of course neither Youth For Tomorrow nor our state or local governments are much interested in telling us this. If word gets out what Youth For Tomorrow intends to do before it gets done, it’s possible that their plans could be thwarted. Apparently some in our state and local government have some sort of personal or financial interest in seeing this happen, as this certainly can’t be news to them as YFT works on the planning and permitting process for this expansion with state and local government agencies.
When is our government going to start telling us the truth? We’re going to discover the truth eventually, no matter how they try to hide it.
UPDATE: Here’s the response from a spokesman for Rep. Frank Wolf when asked about Youth For Tomorrow’s plans:
“They’ve been operating the program for children who have potentially been trafficked and they are providing a service, and they’ve been doing it for well over a year. I’m not aware of any plans to expand the program at Youth for Tomorrow.”
Is anyone swallowing this?
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