Syracuse NY mayor to Obama: Send those immigrant kids up here!

posted at 1:01 pm on July 19, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Even as Congress struggles with the ongoing crisis at the border and the President plans some sort of meeting with Central American leaders, there seems to be no shortage of elected officials who want to get in on the action. Of course, if you’re looking for help with a huge problem on the Texas border, your first thought might not be to ask somebody in upstate New York. But that won’t stop the city’s mayor, Stephanie Minor. (Go ahead… say “Mayor Minor” five times fast.)

The mayor’s latest pitch came in a letter to President Obama.

“We have a network of people who are used to dealing with refugee issues. And we have, most importantly, a compassionate community that wants to welcome these children and give them a safe place while these issues are worked out,” said Miner.

The Mayor is not alone in offering a helping hand.

“They’re somebody’s children. They’re loved. Parents made a great sacrifice, let them go, sent them here. I think that the parent that sends a child in a situation like that is hoping that their child will be received warmly and welcomed. Treated hospitably, and shown compassion,” said Bishop Robert Cunningham, Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese.

The general idea is to house any incoming illegal aliens at the vacant campus of Maria Regina College, and the local reporters are eating it up. I’ve dealt with the media up here for some time, having had to work a couple of campaigns for Republicans, so it’s no surprise that the articles give very little coverage to the people who showed up at the proposed site to protest the plan. But they were out in numbers and saw things differently.

“You can tell the community is more behind us just by the honks,” said Carol Lucey, the New York State leader of Overpasses for America.”

Carrying signs and American flags, those opposed to housing the children said they came to protect America.

“We need to take care of our own first,” said Michelle Coon, of Constantia, and an Overpasses member. “There’s hungry children here in Syracuse. There are homeless children here in Syracuse.”

This is clearly not the first case where somebody thought of sending the incoming children to nearly the opposite ends of the continental United States rather than keeping them close to the deportation point. And the media is quick to note that “no local or state money” will be required to house them. (No mention seems to be made of the fact that the federal money which will be used is coming out of the citizens’ pockets also.) One of the oddest claims being made by the Mayor and her media allies, however, is this one:

How long will they stay?
The average stay is less than 35 days.

That seems odd, since one of the most liberal sources on the web admits that the current backlog of cases stands at more than 375,000 and the average wait time is currently 587 days. But Syracuse is going to clear them out in an average of 35 days? Is anyone buying this?


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Whenever anyone objects to sending these “kids” home, ask the libtard you are arguing with “ok, how many have you taken in”?

They will stutter, stammer, then shut up.

Which is how you know you won an argument with a liberal, they shut up.

ConstantineXI on July 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM

But Central America is not at war, is not a war zone, and is not overflowing with gang violence. So, what else could it be?

Could it be this administration promised freedom here in the US, and if you come, you can stay, and your family, and their families?

Yes my friends, this flood of “refugees” are simply the next wave of democrat voters.

rightside on July 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM

And the media is quick to note that “no local or state money” will be required to house them. (No mention seems to be made of the fact that the federal money which will be used is coming out of the citizens’ pockets also.)

All money belongs to the State. We are fortunate that they let us keep any of it.

rbj on July 19, 2014 at 1:08 PM

If that liberal mayor wants these kids send them to him with the proviso that they cannot leave his city. we’ll see how long that lasts.

rplat on July 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Syracuse has been a pile of flaming garbage for awhile, but especially since Carrier decided to up-and-leave. It’s basically a ghost city: a semi-civilized version of Detroit. Evidently the mayor wants to deliver a finishing blow.

Stoic Patriot on July 19, 2014 at 1:11 PM

liberals ask pro life advocates how many we have adopted. When I tell them two more than you, they typically shut up but once in a while you find a jerk where nothing is good enough for them. liberals are all emotion, no action…

crosshugger on July 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM

“They’re somebody’s children. They’re loved. Parents made a great sacrifice, let them go, sent them here. I think that the parent that sends a child in a situation like that is hoping that their child will be received warmly and welcomed. Treated hospitably, and shown compassion,” said Bishop Robert Cunningham, Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese.

 
Send your child through hundreds if not thousands of miles of desert and crime?
 
Love.
 .
Leave your napping six year old in the locked car while you run into the drug store to get some flu medicine for him?
 
Child abuse.

rogerb on July 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM

The churches are opening themselves up to get around the will of the residents. They should be held accountable for any disease and have to provide the education in the fall for these kids out of their own pockets. Imagine an institution not expected to pay taxes making this tax payer burden possible. They should have to pay for it.

magicbeans on July 19, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Wonder how “The Folks” in Syracuse feel about this.

TimBuk3 on July 19, 2014 at 1:17 PM

We have a network of people who are used to dealing with refugee issues.

This sounds like they currently enable illegal border-crossing. Which would be a crime. Is she admitting that?

They’re somebody’s children. They’re loved.

Funny, but when I was loved by my parents, they provided for me. They didn’t send me off to some foreign land to beg.

GWB on July 19, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Send every one of the Young Democrats up there. The place is already Demn sh1thole and besides, there is a paucity of MS 13′s.

vnvet on July 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM

They are not “immigrant kids”.

They are invaders.

The Land of Laws is now the Land of Men.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2014 at 1:23 PM

But Central America is not at war, is not a war zone, and is not overflowing with gang violence. So, what else could it be?

Could it be this administration promised freedom here in the US, and if you come, you can stay, and your family, and their families?

Yes my friends, this flood of “refugees” are simply the next wave of democrat voters.

rightside on July 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM

“Undocumented democrats” – The democrats are “hoping” these illegals will become “tax paying, democratic voters” – that is not a slam dunk…..many will never become citizens and most of them won’t vote because they are lazy. Most hispanics I know don’t vote and many have NEVER voted. The democrats will have to continue illegal voting practices to get these people to the polls. That is the real reason the democrats resist a voter ID requirement…..

The conservative Republicans better do all they can to make voter ID a requirement that a judge or court cannot just deem “unconstitutional”.

redguy on July 19, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Obama Jr. wants to take some in MA.

They spouted the 35 day line as well.

35 days until they are processed, deported (ya, right) or reunited with family. Catch and release into

http://www.necn.com/07/18/14/Mass-offers-2-sites-for-immigrant-childr/landing_politics.html?blockID=869355&feedID=11120

F-ing outrageous.

reaganaut on July 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM

But Central America is not at war, is not a war zone, and is not overflowing with gang violence. So, what else could it be?

rightside on July 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM

There are many different types of refugees. At most, these “illegal border crossers” can be considered economic refugees – which the US typically refuses asylum and deports.

Since “boat people” often claim to be political refugees, the US government has established criteria to determine if someone is really just an economic refugee. If such determination is made, then deportation has typically occurred.

Conservatives need to learn the nuances about the term refugee so that we can shoot holes in this liberal euphemism.

corkie on July 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM

This actually maybe a great deterrent! Start spreading word and pictures in Central American media of Syracuse and Upstate NY snowstorms! Let them know we’ll welcome them if they immediately migrate away from the border states into the rust belt and northeast states that US citizens are abandoning by the boatloads!

Spread rumors that we’re going to send all illegals to those areas and/or to Alaska and Montana and I’m sure that’ll stem the tide.

DrewVT6 on July 19, 2014 at 1:32 PM

…send everyone of them to New York for years to come!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 19, 2014 at 1:33 PM

If things ever turn around some of these people will be in serious trouble for breaking the law. There’s a reason cities want these illegals. People are leaving because of crime and they are losing their tax base. This way they get federal money.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Leave your napping six year old in the locked car while you run into the drug store to get some flu medicine for him?

Child abuse.

rogerb on July 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Leave your 9-year old in a public park with plenty of parents and a cell phone in case of emergency? Unlawful conduct towards a child.

My parents would’ve gotten life with no parole.

bigmacdaddy on July 19, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Blue states have been in the news lately, criticized for their hypocrisy in refusing the WH’s request to house these ‘children’.

Could be that some of these sudden ‘offers’ is born out of their embarrassment.

WhirledPeas on July 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Wonder how “The Folks” in Syracuse feel about this.

TimBuk3 on July 19, 2014 at 1:17 PM

.
First thought I had, as well.
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Make the Sunday morning “talking heads” will have something ’bout this, tomorrow.

listens2glenn on July 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

We have a network of people who are used to dealing with refugee issues

They are not refugees.

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I’ve been there. My bet is when those kids experience their first winter in upstate New York, they’ll swarm back to Mexico as fast as they can go.

Johnny 100 Pesos on July 19, 2014 at 2:07 PM

I’ve been there. My bet is when those kids experience their first winter in upstate New York, they’ll swarm back to Mexico as fast as they can go.

Johnny 100 Pesos on July 19, 2014 at 2:07 PM

I kinda doubt it. Free everything? Why would they leave?

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Let them homestead in some of the rural areas of downtown Detroit.

de rigueur on July 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

As a country, we are so 들ucking stupid.

CW on July 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Wonder how “The Folks” in Syracuse feel about this.

TimBuk3 on July 19, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Link in story about it.

Barred on July 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to vote Democrat
The wretched RINOs of our teeming shore
Will lift the light to Obama’s door!

spiritof61 on July 19, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Don’t worry. The voting age adults will be sent to a red county near you. Just in time for the election.

Or maybe they will simply be bused to several red counties on election day.

faraway on July 19, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Central NY is suffering from the taxes to keep NYC afloat and we don’t need more recipients of aid to further the crippling debt. Look around at the malls that were once around Syracuse, most are empty except the biggest. Carrier Corp. is gone along with many other industries; it’s too expensive to open a business here. You pay sales tax three months ahead to the State and if you estimate too low you’re fined. If you over pay your estimate, get the credit at tax time.

mixplix on July 19, 2014 at 2:29 PM

OT – Any site on line reporting about today’s protests? Not a twitterer.

31giddyup on July 19, 2014 at 2:29 PM

I really want unscreened potential TB carriers in New York’s school classrooms this fall. You cannot do normal TB screens because most of these people have had a rather ineffective BCG vaccine that means they all test positive to the usual TB test. Also if they fly them here on aircraft then everyone on board is exposed.

Legal immigration at a pace we can follow health and security screening is OK by me for individuals that have skills to offer but to allow ourselves to be overrun with waves of the least skilled, least educated, most likely to carry antibiotic resistant infectious agents at rates that make screening impossible is not my idea of “smart power”.

Sure, if you invest a lot of public money in medical treatment, remedial education, housing, feeding etc. in the long run, many of these would become productive citizens but are there no better candidates in the world. Would not our own children like to have the limited number of jobs available in the Obama economy in the short run?

When liberals say my attitude is wrong, I ask OK if 60,000 such kids is OK what about 600,0000? What about 6 million? What about 600 million? Eventually they say that is ridiculous and I am not worth talking to. What they really mean is that well yes, that would be a problem but I am not willing to concede the point.

KW64 on July 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

There are many different types of refugees. At most, these “illegal border crossers” can be considered economic refugees – which the US typically refuses asylum and deports.

Since “boat people” often claim to be political refugees, the US government has established criteria to determine if someone is really just an economic refugee. If such determination is made, then deportation has typically occurred.

Conservatives need to learn the nuances about the term refugee so that we can shoot holes in this liberal euphemism.

corkie on July 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM

In otherwords if a country wants to keep you in by force you’re eligible for asylum. If a country wants to kick you out, you’re not eligible for asylum.

Red Creek on July 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is also working on figuring out how to handle a surge of “refugees” from Central America.

Yesterday, just hours before Supervisor David Campos’ resolution to bolster funding to aid the incoming refugees passed, Mayor Ed Lee warned the Guardian and other journalists that San Francisco is bracing for another influx of even more children in need.

“I met with the federal Health Service System to prepare our city for the possibility of a higher influx [of refugees],” he said. “The numbers seem to be coming in, though they haven’t reached us yet.”

Campos’ measure to focus funding on the needs of Central American child refugees passed by unanimous vote, likely because its sorely needed. Nonprofits in San Francisco like the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and other sounded the alarm: there are too many refugees, and not enough caregivers and legal aid to help them. More than 36,000 Central American children (often unaccompanied) entered the US illegally between Oct. 2013 and May this year, according to widely reported federal data. The number of Mexican children entering the US dropped to about 17,000.

CARECEN’s Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco locations are advocating for President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency and aid these refugees. But as the federal government grasps at possible solutions, local government is stepping in to help those reaching the city.

Lee said one of the biggest challenges in helping these children may be a cultural one.

“I’m trying to wrap my arms around the fact that many of these kids don’t speak Spanish,” Lee told the Guardian yesterday. “They speak Mayan and different languages. This will test our cultural competency.”

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/16/more-funding-promised-central-american-child-refugees-lee-warns-new-influx

CARECEN seems to be another organization that is coordinating care for these children in multiple locations.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Thank God I live in Florida. The rest of y’all are screwed.

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Thank God I live in Florida. The rest of y’all are screwed.

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Um…Sorry Judge Dredd… Americans are all in this together!

Take a look at the NumbersUSA.com map to see that the ILLEGALS are being sent to Florida too.

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/not-my-backyard-feds-efforts-relocate-illegal-aliens-border

If the map doesn’t show them in your neighborhood yet, it is most likely because the map needs to be constantly updated.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Due to a distinct lack of fencing, these folks have flooded into the country only to be corralled -by fencing.

BKeyser on July 19, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Um…Sorry Judge Dredd… Americans are all in this together!

I think he was being funny.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM

NumbersUSA.com has posted an email address on their website where you can send leads Re: where ILLEGALS are being sent, so those locations can be added to the map.

If you hear of ILLEGALS coming to your community, I’m sure NumbersUSA would appreciate you letting them know about it ASAP to save them some research time.

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/not-my-backyard-feds-efforts-relocate-illegal-aliens-border

wren on July 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Obama is laughing his ass off.

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I think he was being funny.

crankyoldlady on July 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM

It is very possible that Judge was being funny, and I missed it.

My humor detector has been on the fritz since this Invasion began.

I’m am so frustrated by several friends who don’t think it is a big deal at all, because the ILLEGALS have not arrived in their neighborhoods and schools YET.

Americans need to Wake Up NOW!

wren on July 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I guess poor kids in America are fixing to take a back seat to more important poor kids.

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM

In Michigan Wolverine Human Services makes the same claim – no state or local resources will be used. But through our federal taxes, people in Michigan and New Youk are supporting centers in Oklahoma and Texas.

It’s not surprising that the local Syracuse media is only reporting on people in support of the centers. Media members are the most dishonest people in the world.

bw222 on July 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Leftism tends to attract those from the far left of the bell curve.

formwiz on July 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM

I’m am so frustrated by several friends who don’t think it is a big deal at all, because the ILLEGALS have not arrived in their neighborhoods and schools YET.

Americans need to Wake Up NOW!

wren on July 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Your friends obviously don’t understand the bigger picture. Everything the left does is geared for results way down the road. Nothing they do is for immediacy. What your friends don’t perceive as a problem today will be an even greater problem in the future.

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM

I guess poor kids in America are fixing to take a back seat to more important poor kids.

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I believe the plan is for all kids to be poor. Equality and all that. Of course the kids of the ruling class won’t be poor and they won’t be going to sh!tty schools crowded with kids who can’t speak English.

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM

+1

hawkdriver on July 19, 2014 at 3:24 PM

This is clearly not the first case where somebody thought of sending the incoming children to nearly the opposite ends of the continental United States rather than keeping them close to the deportation point.

Jazz, wake up, man. There is no deportation point.

leftamark on July 19, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Ever been to Syracuse? These third world two legged WMD’s will only improve that hole.

Mr. Arrogant on July 19, 2014 at 3:26 PM

How many of the beloved children are staying with the Mayor?

IndieDogg on July 19, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Surprise. The WH has been lying. Data dump yesterday reveals that incoming family units are coming in greater numbers than the so-called unaccompanied alien children.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/07/19/Friday-document-dump-the-true-size-of-the-adult-immigration-wave-is-revealed

BuckeyeSam on July 19, 2014 at 3:39 PM

FYI – Good to see that Fox News is covering the hundreds of protests against the ILLEGAL Invasion.

Hundreds of protests are taking place across United States this weekend in opposition to the surge of immigrants illegally crossing the country’s southern border and proposed immigration reform that organizers say gives amnesty to those already living illegal in the United States.

Organizers say 321 protests will take place over the next two days — from state capitals to highway overpasses to Mexican consulates.

The protests have been sparked by the thousands of Central American immigrants who in the past few weeks have entered the United States illegally in hopes of staying.

“We know that 12,000 people expected to attend nearly 300 events shows illegal immigration is the most important problem facing America,” William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said Wednesday.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/19/hundreds-protests-set-this-weekend-against-illegal-immigration-obama-policies/

wren on July 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Blue states have been in the news lately, criticized for their hypocrisy in refusing the WH’s request to house these ‘children’.

Could be that some of these sudden ‘offers’ is born out of their embarrassment.

WhirledPeas on July 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Whatever reason they want to use is ok by me. Just as long as the illegals are shipped out of Texas, and preferably to the north and northeast, deep Democratic country. In 6 months, these cities and states will be crying again, and maybe come away with a different point of view on illegal aliens.

leftamark on July 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM

I went to the Tulsa ‘rally’ today. Early on there weren’t that many people in attendance, but toward noon it began to pick up momentum.

Considering that there were two local festivals going on, a peach festival in a nearby town, and the Broken Arrow “Taste of Summer” festival on Main Street that began today with live music, etc., and the local media didn’t cover the ‘rally’ at all and still hasn’t, turnout was surprisingly good by the time I had to leave due to the illness of a group member.

Rhonda, if you’re reading this, all is well here. I hope it went well for you today, too.

thatsafactjack on July 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Your friends obviously don’t understand the bigger picture. Everything the left does is geared for results way down the road. Nothing they do is for immediacy. What your friends don’t perceive as a problem today will be an even greater problem in the future.

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Exactly, Darwin!

These friends all have Ivy League educations, but aren’t able to see beyond what is right in front of them.

Our conversations have become very frustrating. But I will continue to work on helping them to see the bigger picture.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Syracuse has been a pile of flaming garbage for awhile, but especially since Carrier decided to up-and-leave. It’s basically a ghost city: a semi-civilized version of Detroit. Evidently the mayor wants to deliver a finishing blow.

Stoic Patriot on July 19, 2014 at 1:11 PM

No, it is a lot more nefariously liberal than that. Before we all start screaming for the illegals to go north, we should figure that these mayors are probably being promised to be reimbursed generously from the federal government for the costs of these illegals. So, American taxpayers from all over the country are still paying for them.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM

…send everyone of them to New York for years to come!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 19, 2014 at 1:33 PM

being from upstate ny I now think as much of you as the the rest of the liberal dems, maybe you are if you want to burden others.
That seems to be their mo

MrMoe on July 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM

tired of catholic church.

losarkos on July 19, 2014 at 4:04 PM

No, it is a lot more nefariously liberal than that. Before we all start screaming for the illegals to go north, we should figure that these mayors are probably being promised to be reimbursed generously from the federal government for the costs of these illegals. So, American taxpayers from all over the country are still paying for them.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Kinda like, “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan”?

leftamark on July 19, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Blue states have been in the news lately, criticized for their hypocrisy in refusing the WH’s request to house these ‘children’.

Could be that some of these sudden ‘offers’ is born out of their embarrassment.

WhirledPeas on July 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Liberal embarrassment may be part of the explanation.

But I think the bigger portion of the explanation in Sanctuary Cities is that there are already very strong advocacy groups for various ethnic/immigrant communities.

These advocacy groups have gotten their members elected to political offices and they know how to apply pressure to City, State, Local governments in order to get funding, services, and local support.

For example in San Francisco, David Campos is leading the effort to get additional funding for the ILLEGAL “refugees.”

David Campos is currently on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and he is running for election to represent San Francisco in the California State Assembly in November.

Take a look at David Campos’ campaign website to learn how he made is way from Guatemala to San Francisco politics.

BTW – His website doesn’t mention it, but other articles about David Campos clarified that he entered the U.S. ILLEGALLY at age 14.

Hot Air commentor “Darwin” was right, upthread, when he said that the political “left is geared for results way down the road.” How long until today’s ILLEGAL minors have enough political power to force US taxpayers to pay for more benefits for their “communities.”

Supervisor David Campos immigrated to the U.S. from his native Guatemala at age 14 with his parents and two sisters. Despite not initially speaking English, David excelled in school, graduating at the top of his class from Jefferson High School, in South Central Los Angeles. David earned scholarships to Stanford University and Harvard Law School, graduating in 1993 and 1996.

He then entered public service, acting as the Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco beginning in 1999. As a Deputy City Attorney, David handled a variety of important legal matters and cases, including serving as the lead counsel in implementing the San Francisco Unified School District’s school desegregation.

http://www.davidcampossf.com/about_david

Follow the link to learn more about David Campos.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Great…… I live there.

/s

ThePrez on July 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM

No, it is a lot more nefariously liberal than that. Before we all start screaming for the illegals to go north, we should figure that these mayors are probably being promised to be reimbursed generously from the federal government for the costs of these illegals. So, American taxpayers from all over the country are still paying for them.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM

These Mayors should have a conversation with the Mayor of Lynn Massachusetts, Judith Kennedy, who has not received the “Federal Assistance” that most Mayors probably expect.

STUART VARNEY, GUEST HOST: From checking in to getting tapped out. Officials in Lynn, Massachusetts, say the surge of illegal immigrant children and families is overwhelming the system, from trash collection to health care services to overcrowded classrooms.

Judith Kennedy is the mayor of Lynn. She joins us on the phone.

Your Honor, I understand that you have got, what is it, 248 children from Guatemala alone in your school system on very short notice. Is that accurate?

JUDY KENNEDY, R-MAYOR OF LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS: Yes, that’s the number that we have received between the ages of 14 and 17 in the last two school years.

VARNEY: How — who’s paying for them?

KENNEDY: We are.

VARNEY: What special services do you have to provide for nearly 250 teenagers? I mean, do they speak English?

KENNEDY: Often, they come in not speaking English, and not even speaking Spanish, but speaking a tribal dialect, a village dialect from their home province.

So — and, in that case, many of them are also illiterate in both of those languages. We’re really starting with older children, if you want to call them that, who have had little or no formal schooling.

VARNEY: Did you know they were coming?

KENNEDY: No. We have gotten no notice from anybody until they arrived.

VARNEY: I mean, they literally arrived on buses or planes and were then shuttled to Lynn, Massachusetts, and put straight into the school system?

KENNEDY: Well, I don’t think they came all at once. We started noticing in the fall of 2012 that we had about 60 new registrations in the city schools that were all coming from — I think it’s called San Marcos in Guatemala and we started to question why this was happening. And as it turns out, it was the first wave of these unaccompanied minors.

VARNEY: Now, can you cope? I’m talking financially. Can you cope financially?

KENNEDY: This year, I have had to increase my school department budget 9.3 percent, and have had to cut all of my other city budgets between 2 percent and 5 percent to make up for the influx of the unaccompanied children and the surge.

We have had over 1,000 not-native-born children enter our school system in the last four years.

VARNEY: Have you applied for federal assistance?

KENNEDY: We have reach out to members of the federal delegation here and have not gotten any response, have not gotten any financial assistance, so I plan to go to Washington, D.C., next month and meet with members of the Judiciary Committee to see if I might be able to obtain some kind of assistance to help my city.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/2014/07/17/mayor-lynn-massachusetts-influx-illegal-immigrants


How many people think that the Obama Administration will come to the financial rescue of Lynn Massachusetts?

Every city/town should ask these questions BEFORE the ILLEGALS arrive:

- How much is it going to cost to host these ILLEGALS?

- How many will be coming to their area?

- What ages are they?

- What languages do they speak?

- What is their education level?

- How long will they be staying?

And if you are expecting Federal “assistance”, you better get it up front.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Obama is laughing his ass off.

darwin on July 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Sometomes I read the bolded as “Omaha”.

Judge_Dredd on July 19, 2014 at 4:37 PM

wren on July 19, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Yes, I am aware of the Lynn, Mass. situation, and it is not the only one. I have been following the illegal influx into Massachusetts since I grew up there and am very familiar with that state. In addition to Lynn (which is lower middle class and can hardly afford the costs of these illegals), Chelsea is also being inundated. The illegals have been streaming into that state for several years now so that places like Quincy’s high school is now officially 35% non-english speaking. This is resulting in Mass. public school test scores tanking and threatening their once great reputation as the place for superior education.

In addition, Deval Patrick announced yesterday that he wants to use two military bases to house an additional 1000 immigrants. One base is in Chicopee, Mass and the other is on the south shore near Cape Cod. The commander of the military base is p*ssed off because reservists use all of that base on weekends and now will no longer be able to do that if Governor Patrick gets his way.

Although I have to say Mass. deserves it since they vote like 95% democrat, this is a hot mess that is going to completely destroy that state and turn it into a third world barrio.

In order to save the rest of the nation, there needs to be a citizen uprising ASAP.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Although I have to say Mass. deserves it since they vote like 95% democrat, this is a hot mess that is going to completely destroy that state and turn it into a third world barrio.

In order to save the rest of the nation, there needs to be a citizen uprising ASAP.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 4:48 PM

I grew up in Massachusetts too and still have family there (with kids in Mass. schools). So I am following the situation there for the same reasons that you are.

The rest of the country needs to learn from the experience with ILLEGALS that other states have had.

See: Texas, California, Arizona, and yes even Massachusetts for examples of what is coming soon to a neighborhood and school near you.

The most compassionate thing to do, for all concerned, is to send ALL ILLEGAL aliens back to their countries of origin ASAP.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I grew up in Massachusetts too and still have family there (with kids in Mass. schools). So I am following the situation there for the same reasons that you are.

The rest of the country needs to learn from the experience with ILLEGALS that other states have had.

See: Texas, California, Arizona, and yes even Massachusetts for examples of what is coming soon to a neighborhood and school near you.

The most compassionate thing to do, for all concerned, is to send ALL ILLEGAL aliens back to their countries of origin ASAP.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

You grew up there as well? Whereabouts? I grew up in Wrentham and so did my husband. We have been in Alabama now for 26 years.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM

You grew up there as well? Whereabouts? I grew up in Wrentham and so did my husband. We have been in Alabama now for 26 years.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM

In a small town about 30 minutes down the Mass Pike from Boston.

You made a good decision to move to Alabama!

Silly me. I have lived in 3 blue states since leaving Massachusetts in the early 1990′s. Sigh! Gotta fix that pattern.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 5:29 PM

“…an average of 35 days? Is anyone buying this?”

This refers to the time until the child is reunited with/released to a parent or legal guardian, or sent to live with an approved “foster,” along with their “notice to appear.” 80% won’t show up for that initial hearing.

“35 days” does not refer to the length of time until the first immigration hearing date or actual (unlikely) deportation order. The Feds do not have (other than military bases) enough facilities to hold single children (or the many “incomplete family units, the majority of illegals coming in) so they are distributing them to wherever will accept them.

Given the huge numbers, there is a growing backlog with HHS processing of foster applications and location of family, so the “UAC’s” will probably be under HHS custody at these ‘detention points’ for longer than 35 days.

MaxBC on July 19, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Another update from Massachusetts for KickandSwimMom.

This was just posted on the DrudgeReport.com.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/19/Feds-Asked-MA-to-House-Illegal-Immigrants-at-Unused-Shopping-Malls

If you watch the video Gov. Deval Patrick says he is expecting to host up to 1,000 children in Massachusetts for about 4 months. And the 1,000 children could change as some leave and others arrive.

Sounds like potential for a very bad cough & cold season once it gets cold in the northeast.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Sounds like potential for a very bad cough & cold season once it gets cold in the northeast.

wren on July 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Not to mention the lice, scabies, TB, and malaria.
Does an Obamacare beat a Romneycare in MA?

leftamark on July 19, 2014 at 6:22 PM

This was just posted on the DrudgeReport.com.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/19/Feds-Asked-MA-to-House-Illegal-Immigrants-at-Unused-Shopping-Malls

If you watch the video Gov. Deval Patrick says he is expecting to host up to 1,000 children in Massachusetts for about 4 months. And the 1,000 children could change as some leave and others arrive.

Sounds like potential for a very bad cough & cold season once it gets co
wren on July 19, 2014 at 5:53 PMld in the northeast.

Yes, I saw this at Drudge. What a freakin’ disaster we have upon us.

KickandSwimMom on July 19, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Oh God. Miner is a horrible leftist creep, outshone in her love of being a Socialist oligarch only by the county executive Joanie Mahoney, who for some reason lists herself on the ballot as a Republican – RINO for all time. At least Miner admits to being of the party of crooks and thieves.

Gingotts on July 19, 2014 at 8:23 PM

The snow is deep, and it gets cold, sometimes below zero. She can say she will take them, and the feds are saying they are just coming to wait until they are processed, but then what?

The administration wants refugee status for all of them, and that means 7 years of welfare, EBT cards, families can join them, they get EBT cards and welfare too, and government housing ahead of American homeless families.

They are not going to stay in Syracuse, they are going to move somewhere warmer, where they don’t need coats and boots. In MA they are saying it’s just for about 30 days per child…but its a lie, it is not telling you that they want them to stay AFTER the processing, and they want them to be paid for by the taxpayers for 7 years on welfare, and in the fourth year of welfare, a refugee can become a naturalized citizen even if they don’t have a job, or if they have recieved SSDI, a social security DISABILITY check for the last four years.

A refugee is a protected status, and it ought not be given out willy-nilly. And usually, you are only a refugee when you leave your country to the next door country, not when Mexico lets you travel around with a permit, they are the ones that are supposed to take you in.

Fleuries on July 19, 2014 at 8:51 PM

There are a lot of vacant locations at Destiny USA to house the illegals. Not sure if that’s exactly what the mall’s owner are planning for the vacancies, but I’m sure P.F. Chang’s of the Cheesecake Factory can use some discount workers.

jon1979 on July 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

So Syracuse is so desperate for federal money that they have gone into the people warehousing business.

Esaus Message on July 20, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Polar bears and penguins could not survive Syracuse winters let alone refugees from tropical climes. The mayor can have his cake and eat it at the same time. He’ll get federal subsidies and when the weather turns arctic, the illegals will be quietly bussed south.

MaiDee on July 20, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Guess they don’t have enough TB, head lice, crime, unemployment and low IQs up in Syracuse

TexasJew on July 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM

We should insist that no public tax money be used for housing these illegal immigrants. Rather let all the fine Generous Citizens welcoming these newcomers house these folks (as Obama likes to say) in their own homes and feed them, educate them, clothe them at the Generous Citizen’s own expense. Talking is one thing—–Putting up or shutting up is another.

Herb on July 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

They need to put a hundred or so of these kids at the white house. Its plenty big enough and then Mooshele could pamper them and teach them about healthy foods.

More good places include Gracey Mansion, the homes of the heads of the chamber of commerce, and the homes of JAMES SIMONS, JON STRYKER, ANNE COX CHAMBERS, GEORGE SOROS, STEVEN SPIELBERG, HAIM SABAN, DAVID SHAW, MARC BENIOFf, MARC LASNY, PENNY PRITZKER, RON BURKLE.
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Its only fitting that they are some of the people who want this influx of law breakers help house them. Don’t you think??

jtpcamp on July 20, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Theres a reason nobody moves to NY.

TX-96 on July 21, 2014 at 12:13 PM