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The Karnes City center will house women and children who entered the country illegally through the Valley.
The 532-bed facility underwent a massive renovation to house women and children.
The feds said the immigrants will be referred to as "residents" and the rooms as "suites." The suites are furnished with flat-screen television sets and landline telephones. The center has a soccer field covered with artificial turf, ping pong tables and a weight room.
A charter school nearby will provide schooling and access to a library for the immigrant children.
By 2011, the number of homeless dropped to 2,936 and the number of volunteers to 126.
Locally, contradictory numbers emerged, with city officials stating homelessness went up 11 percent from 2012 to 2013 while the PIT count found a 17 percent drop.
More than 600,000 Americans are homeless on a given night, according to the latest government data, which conducts a count on a specific night in January every year. Nearly a quarter are children and a third were living in unsheltered places like parks, cars, or abandoned buildings.
Far too many veterans are homeless in America—between 130,000 and 200,000 on any given night—representing between one fourth and one-fifth of all homeless people.
The Obama administration has awarded a $50 million contract to a charitable group to buy a Texas resort hotel and transform it in to a 600 bed facility for juvenile illegal aliens.
That resort hotel? The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites in Weslaco, Texas – a generously acommodated resort with such amenities as an outdoor swimming pool (pictured above). And if the guests tired of swimming, there are always the outdoor tennis courts, replete with palm trees for shade:
For those days when the weather turns undesirable, there are fully decked-out fitness gyms:
The hotel and resort is slated to be adapted to the illegal immigrant hosting facility through a $50 million grant awarded to the Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS).
...includes more amenities – such as a steam room, jacuzzis, racketball courts, indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool and picnic areas with grills.
Due to backlash the charity received after the story was posted on The Drudge Report, Baptist Child and Family Services withdrew it’s bid for the Palm Aire Resort.
The charity said it was disappointed and that the resort would have been perfect for the illegal alien children.
O bama’s fiddling over illegal immigration hurts African-Americans
It took President Obama’s apparent lack of concern and enforcement on illegal immigrant women and children flooding the United States southern border for many African-Americans to finally take off the blinders. They are now seeing that the president’s push for billions of dollars to process and care for these illegals on American soil will rob the American taxpayer, and further decimate economically-disadvantaged communities — a majority of them African-American.
“He’s going to go down being one of the worst. Presidents. Ever!” One protester said. The rest of the protesters were even more damning of the president and his agenda to create new Democrat voters from these illegal immigrants. The Southside has watched closely and seen the president’s poor record in the black community long before his days in D.C. Another protester alluded to Obama’s days as an Illinois State and United States senator, and pointed out that even then he ignored the problems in the black communities.
So these protests and complaints cannot be immediately labeled racist, or chalked up to politics, or a right-wing conspiracy. This is Obama’s staunchest base finally connecting the dots and seeing what their loyalty has bought them: absolutely nothing.
Should Congress vote for greater resources to address the problems that contribute to homelessness?
How should we address these problems?
originally posted by: Bassago
a reply to: tinner07
Perhaps they are being detained, it was a detention center previously. I just suggest we knock down any fences and use it for our own people. Even if it's a temporary shelter for them.
I wonder how far that $3 billion Obama what's for the illegal immigrant border problem would go in resolving our own homeless problems?
That sounds awful close to americans clamoring to get into detainment camps
These immigrants are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Government.
Veterans being homeless is a whole different issue than this, it's the job of Congress to take care of veterans and they have failed to do so