Back in January, a solicitation was made to specifically escort and resettle 65,000 illegal immigrant children. They knew this was coming. The government either planned it or turned a blind eye. Either way, they did nothing to try to stop it or fix the problem. The government simply ordered more “band aids.”
Notice that the solicitation deals specifically with kids and also notice that it isn’t a solicitation to help prevent any such occurrence like fixing fences or hiring more agents.
It’s more of an admission that the children are coming and an effort to make their entry more comfortable.
The solicitation came from FedBizOpps.gov and can be found here. The description is below:
Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought
Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation
NAICS code: 561612
Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/ Rachel.Ali@ice.dhs.gov
Secondary POC: Tony Ross, Contracting Officer/ Tony.Ross@ice.dhs.gov
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances. In emergency situations, the Contractor shall be called on to provide temporary shelter locations (such as trailers) with shower facilities for juveniles who are pending placement with HHS when bed space is unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time. The Contractor shall provide temporary guard services and other support as necessary during these emergencies.
I realize that the immigration problem is not new but the current situation is clearly a contrived event. If anyone out there believes that this solicitation, and the current flood of immigrants, are simply cases of “business as usual” and an “unforeseen problem” then you also likely believe that the DHS needs billions of bullets for target practice.
Actually the latter is true, but you might want to do some research on the nature of those targets because they aren’t made of paper.
Our government knows that Americans cannot, in good conscience, turn a blind eye toward these immigrant kids. We are still a nation of good people and no one wants to see children suffer. That is exactly what they were counting on. They knew how the nation would react.
But it is obvious that our federal government is, at the very least, not trying to stop this and, as I believe, manufacturing the problem to advance their agenda. We simply want to see the borders secured and the laws enforced before we talk about immigration policy reform.
Is that too much to ask?
[by Dean Garrison, writing for FREEDOM OUTPOST]
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: If this story turns out to be verifiable and thus true, folks, then we have an administration in the White House which will stop at absolutely nothing to create political situations which it can try to spin in a positive light. If this story is true, the Obama administration will knowingly and willingly put thousands and thousands of people, and especially tens of thousands of children, at grave risk only for political purposes. The border crisis serves to divert attention from the IRS crisis, the Benghazi crisis, the new Iraqi crisis, the US budget crisis, the Obamacare crisis, the VA crisis, the Ukrainian crisis, and lots of crises we may have missed. Obama’s standard operating procedure is simply to replace one crisis with another so the previous crisis will fade into the background and out of the news. The Obama administration, according to national news reports, is intercepting the hordes of illegals coming across our southwestern border, putting them on airliners, and sending them to other states (like Arizona and Massachusetts, according to these reports). The federal government did not ask the receiving states if they wanted to help, but simply sent the illegal immigrants to other locations with instructions to “check in” with authorities within fifteen days. We suggest in the strongest possible terms that you contact your representatives and senators and ask them to verify for you whether this story is true. Tell them you are going to wait a respectful period of time, like one week AT MOST, but tell your elected officials that you want and EXPECT an answer.