AP poll: 52% say border kids fleeing gang violence shouldn’t be treated as refugees

posted at 11:21 am on July 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

And 53 percent say the U.S. has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people fleeing violence. That’s the opposite of yesterday’s PRRI poll, which had 69 percent(!) saying that the border kids should be treated as refugees.

Any way to square those results?

The responses expose a partisan rift, with 70 percent of Republicans saying Central American children should not be treated as refugees compared with 62 percent of Democrats who believe they should. On whether the United States has an obligation to accept people fleeing violence or political persecution, 66 percent of Republicans say it does not and 57 percent of Democrats say it does…

Americans who are closely following news about the wave of unaccompanied children crossing the border illegally in South Texas are less receptive, with only four in ten saying they should qualify as refugees. Among those who say they aren’t paying as much attention, roughly half believe they should be treated as refugees…

Americans with children under 18 are evenly split on whether the children crossing the border should be treated as refugees, with 49 percent taking each side. Those without young children tilt against refugee status, 53 percent to 45 percent…

Among Hispanics, 66 percent say children crossing the border who claim they are fleeing gang violence should be treated as refugees. Slightly fewer, 54 percent, said they see a moral obligation to accept people fleeing violence or persecution.

I’m tempted to say that the topline numbers might sober up Democrats opposed to expedited deportations of illegal immigrant children, but it won’t. Their own base, including/especially Latinos, is solidly behind granting the kids refugee status. If you’re a congressional Dem trying to figure out whom to pander to, you’re better off passing your own party’s litmus test than equivocating in hopes of attracting skeptical centrists who might not care much about this issue either way.

I’ll give you three theories for why the AP and PRRI results are so different. Theory one: The PRRI question that drew 69 percent support asked people if they agreed that the kids should be treated as refugees and allowed to stay “if U.S. authorities determine it is NOT safe for them to return to their home country.” The AP question, by contrast, asks whether “children entering the U.S. illegally who say they are fleeing gang violence” should be allowed to stay as refugees. PRRI’s phrasing suggests an objective, authoritative finding by the government that the kids are in danger; AP’s phrasing emphasizes that they came here illegally and suggests merely taking the kids’ word that they’re in danger back home. Maybe that’s the difference. It could be that, if a neutral fact-finder affirms that they’re facing violence, support for refugee status skyrockets.

Theory two: PRRI didn’t provide a partisan breakdown of its sample so there’s no way to tell if they oversampled Dems or undersampled Republicans. (The partisan split in the AP poll was 40D/38R/8I.) Maybe, though, for whatever reason, the two polls have drastically different samples in terms of the number of people who are following the border crisis closely. The AP found that the more interested people are in this story, the more opposed they are to refugee status. Which makes sense: If all you know is that kids are coming across the border, without much of a sense of how many, how old they are, etc, you might reflexively be more lenient about taking them in. Could be that PRRI’s poll ended up with a larger group of low-information voters than the AP’s and that pushed support for asylum upward.

Theory three: Read the fine print for both polls and you’ll see that AP conducted an online survey whereas PRRI did phone interviews. In some polls that might not matter, but in this one it could: Respondents may be reluctant to tell a person on the other end of the phone that they want endangered kids deported for fear of being judged — but they’ll tell a computer program. That’s something to bear in mind going forward as more polls on this subject come out. Are the online-only polls showing stronger support for deportation than the phone-only polls are? If so, how is this issue likely to play out in the voting booth, where there’s no one around to judge you?


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Only Obama supporting sociopaths want America invaded by millions of low rung third worlders.

VorDaj on July 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM

‘The World is Less Violent than it has Ever Been’ ~ Barky

WhirledPeas on July 30, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Only Obama supporting sociopaths want America invaded by millions of low rung third worlders.

VorDaj on July 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM

That’s because most Obama voters are low rung third worlders.

redguy on July 30, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Americans who are closely following news about the wave of unaccompanied children crossing the border illegally in South Texas are less receptive,

You don’t say??

BigWyo on July 30, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Dated 2010
“The cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the United States is a staggering $113 billion a year — an average of $1,117 for every “native-headed” household in America — according to a study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)….”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/02/immigration-costs-fair-amnesty-educations-costs-reform/

“Federal law like Plyler v. Doe tie the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) hands as Breitbart Texas reported. Texas public schools must accept the migrant minors. If Dallas ISD shelters these minors, those education services kick in immediately, according to Kenneth Wolfe, Deputy Director of Administration for Children and Families, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

He told Breitbart Texas that even amidst the frenetic warehousing of these youth, they do receive education services, including English as a second language. It’s online. They include classroom education, mental and health services, case management, socialization and recreation, plus family reunification “that facilitates safe and timely release to family members or other sponsors” that can care for them. The ORR also conducts home studies if safety is an issue and funds follow up services for at-risk undocumented minors after their release.

Texas feels the effects, already. Breitbart Texas reported on thousands of unaccompanied alien children that crossed into Hidalgo County, Texas. They received a “slew of benefits subsidized by the federal government” over a two week period that erupted in to an approximately $68,000 price tag — education was only one of them and the feds split the tab with the county.

Texas is right behind California.
In January, Breitbart News unveiled FAIR’s sobering report “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on Texas” showing that Texans are “footing a massive financial bill,” approximately $8.5 billion for just K-12. Special needs assistance like English as a Second Language (ESL) also called English Language Learners (ELL) instruction drives up the bill for the “estimated 195,000 illegal alien students and 481,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens,” in the article.

The report broke down state public school costs to local taxes (51.6%), state revenue (41.1%), federal funds (2.2%) with the remainder coming from other sources all taxpayer driven.
FAIR also sourced PolitiFact Texas who “…folding in capital outlays, other education expenditures and interest on debt, total estimated spending in Texas of nearly $11,090 per pupil.” That translates to $10,900 per student cost to the Texas taxpayer when taking the federal funding share of 2.2% applied to instructional costs is removed from the taxpayer’s equation but those costs are there and they are federally tax dollar driven.

Also in the FAIR report was TEA data on actual expenditures and the “Bilingual Program” funding cost, averaging $1,083 per student. Thus, the estimated taxpayer costs of educating the children of illegal aliens unaccompanied or otherwise totaled up to about $7.4 billion per year. Throw in English as a Second Language and the bill jumps up to that $8.5 billion figure.

The Breitbart News exclusive also spotlighted that this amount of per student funding was compatible with independent data the Texas Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas website compiled for the 2008-09 school year “identifying total per school expenditures as $11,567 per student.” The comptroller’s study, funding took into account 7.8% federal funds (APRA). Total state and local costs were cited as $10,667 per student.”

Previously, the Dallas Morning News went bare bones estimating 2008-09 per pupil costs at $8,572 with a ceiling estimate of $3.5 billion total educational costs based on Pew Hispanic Center data (2011)….”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/03/Dallas-ISD-May-Give-Glimpse-Into-Migrant-Education-Costs

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 11:36 AM

California,Texas and Florida are where most of these illegals are being dumped…Democrats are happy about that.

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 11:38 AM

The UpSide world of Hopey/Changey,…can’t wait till America’s
nightmare is over!!

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:39 AM

If so, how is this issue likely to play out in the voting booth, where there’s no one around to judge you?

Is the ballot in english…or spanish?

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Clearly they’re refugees and should be given humanitarian aid as soon as they cross the border from Honduras into a safe country.

The only odd thing about this is, I’m not clear where the US-Honduras border IS precisely.

When did we get a border with Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala?

I’ve even checked maps and I can’t find that border ANYWHERE.

gekkobear on July 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM

MeanWhile:

Barack Obama
1d
46% of Latinos and 56% of all adults disapprove of President Obama’s handling of the unaccompanied minors influx – @mhugolopez
Read more on pewresearch.org

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/07/29/hispanics-split-on-how-to-address-surge-in-central-american-child-migrants/

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM

O’s class warfare continues

socalcon on July 30, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Judge me all you want. Send the teenagers back on the first available rafts and make them find their own safety and the kids who cannot care for themselves who were brought by others either get sent back with the other adult(s) with them, or flown back and turned over to their home nation’s government for processing.
Any of the teenagers should be biometrically scanned and barred from ever obtaining a future visa into this nation. Any adults get the same. Any children 12 and under can apply for and obtain a visa as an adult in the future.

astonerii on July 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

https://twitter.com/frankthorpNBC

Frank Thorp V @frankthorpNBC · 20h

Boehner says talks by Reid of adding #CIR to border $$$ are “a deceitful and cynical attempt to derail the House’s common-sense solution.”

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Frank Thorp V @frankthorpNBC · 20h

Boehner, in stmt, says an attempt to add #CIR to border supplemental “will run into a brick wall in the People’s House.”

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Frank Thorp V @frankthorpNBC · 20h

Boehner stmt: “The House…will not take up the Senate immigration reform bill or accept it back from the Senate in any fashion.”

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram

Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 19m

Cruz on Senate Dems border procedural vote now happening: Harry Reid has scheduled a showvote on a boondoggle of an appropriations bill.

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Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 20m

Senate now voting on effort to call up Senate Dems supplemental border bill. $2.7b. Includes Iron Dome. Needs 60. Doubtful it will get there

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM

o wants to bring back slavery with different color slaves .

Lucano on July 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Why not treat the kids of Chicago, Detroit, or LA as refugees? Relocate them to other counties in the US?

El_Terrible on July 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM

https://twitter.com/ColleenMNelson

Colleen Nelson @ColleenMNelson · 22h

.@PressSec says that House Republicans aren’t “acting with a sense of urgency” when they put forth a border plan three days before recess.

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

https://twitter.com/samsteinhp

US illegal immigration reform
4m
Senate passes 1st procedural hurdle on border bill – @samsteinhp

Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 57s

63-33, the Senate passes first hurdle on border bill

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Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 5m

Senate passes first procedural hurdle on border bill.

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Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 12m

Hagan votes no on the senate border bill

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Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 13m

Did landrieu just vote no on the senate border bill?

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Here’s an article about how so-called “non-profits” are enjoying revenue streams of tens/hundreds of millions and their executives are pocketing hundreds of thousands in compensation through the “unaccompanied (illegal) children’s shelter industry.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/illegal-immigration-is-a-money-maker-for-everyone-but-taxpayers/article/2551430

These organizations aren’t the Salvation ASrmy.

bw222 on July 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Clearly they’re refugees and should be given humanitarian aid as soon as they cross the border from Honduras into a safe country.

The only odd thing about this is, I’m not clear where the US-Honduras border IS precisely.

When did we get a border with Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala?

I’ve even checked maps and I can’t find that border ANYWHERE.

gekkobear on July 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM

“July 9, 2014
On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.

The Southern Border Program to Improve Passage, will provide for more border checkpoints along Mexico’s border with Guatemala, and offer more protection and even emergency medical care to those making their way north. The illegal aliens will receive a so-called Regional Visitor’s Card, according to El Universal.

Of course, these efforts, chiefly by the Mexican government, will only increase the number of illegal aliens coming to this country by the thousands, now on a daily basis.

The official announcement only confirms what many of us have known all along…the current chaos on the border which the Obama administration has sympathetically (and dishonestly) characterized as a “humanitarian crisis,” only exists due to collusion between the governments of Mexico, Guatemala and likely the United States….”

http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-s

And this…

“Apparently Mexico isn’t particularly thrilled with Governor Perry’s moves to secure the border though, as they have released a statement highly critical of the Governor’s plan to deploy the National Guard to the border region, according to Western Journalism.

Some members of the Mexican government have been publicly ridiculing Perry, saying his proposal for securing the border shows just how uncaring he is to the illegal immigrants crossing over from Mexico.

“Attention to the immigration phenomenon must be paid from a long-term regional perspective and based on the principles of good neighborliness and shared responsibility,” read a statement from the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat.

The statement went on to declare that the US should keep in mind the “necessary shared responsibility among the countries of origin, transit and destination of migration flows.” The statement continued by bashing the US for supposed mistreatment of illegal immigrants, ignoring the vast amounts of taxpayer funding that is going towards caring for them, or the fact that the most danger these illegals faced was during their journey through Mexico under the “care” of cartel criminals and corrupt government officials….”

http://conservativetribune.com/mexico-upset-about-national-guard-border/

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 11:49 AM

CMC Main’s Emergency Room has been shut down to visitors.

NBC Charlotte is on scene at the hospital on Blythe Boulevard.

Caution tape is blocking the doors to the emergency room entrance.

The hospital has yet to confirm a reason for the closure.

NBC Charlotte reached out to the CDC to ask if it was involved in an investigation there. Officials referred questions to the North Carolina Department of Health.

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/07/30/cmc-emergency-room-closed/13357865/

Ebola? Illegal “child” with TB? If it involved explosives the whole building would have been evacuated.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM

I support theory one because that PRRI asked such a loaded question that only could produce a positive outcome. Theory three sounds just as plausible as everyone online is fueled with internet testosterone and bravado.

Theory two doesn’t really matter because I believe that there are quite a number of Dems who don’t want the illegal alien minors brought here as well. As VDH is wont to say: Immigration isn’t a Left/Right issue, it’s an Up-Down issue.

chrisbolts on July 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM

https://twitter.com/frankthorpNBC

Frank Thorp V @frankthorpNBC · 46s

1st Senate procedural vote to move Democrat’s $2.7 billion border supplemental bill forward gets the needed 60 votes, 63-33

Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 1m

what other dems voted against cloture besides Landrieu and Hagan?

Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 15s

Senate having a live border bill means pressure is on Reid to allow amendments. Also, Reid could add immigration reform. Poison pill for Hse

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Send Guatemala and Mexico the bill for the cost processing these illegals. More than likely Obama’s gang are paying these countries to do this.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM

(The partisan split in the AP poll was 40D/38R/8I.)

Why such a low number of Independents? Smells fishy.

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM

bw222 on July 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM

This is where all these students with useless majors go hide and make some kind of living. If a non-profit organization can convince some idiot individual or corporation to fund it, fine. But this is a tactic that the GOP doesn’t fight at all. And we wonder why we have a proliferation of progressive-cockroach organizations in the US undermining the country. George Soros may be funding some of them, but taxpayers are doing so as well.

BuckeyeSam on July 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM

That one article is all I can find on CMC’s e-room’s being closed.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Brazil has lots of killings.

So does most all of Africa.

Look at ISIS.

Should all go to the US?

Traitors, I hope you all get Ebola.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Theory Four: The opinions on this matter are so unevenly distributed nationally that while polling of 1,000-1,500 people would typically be a suitable national sampling, this issue seems to have clusters both nationally and within states so not only is the distribution of the sampling extremely important, but the sample size required needs to be larger to obtain valid and reliable data within areas. So, in these two polls, just the distribution of sampling chosen, partisan breakdown aside, could make a massive difference.

deepdiver on July 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Send Guatemala and Mexico the bill for the cost processing these illegals. More than likely Obama’s gang are paying these countries to do this.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Cut foreign aid to all of the southern hemisphere.

Can’t get to the US by using the southern land route unless you cross Guatemala then Mexico…which announced an agreement to facilitate dumping the southern hemisphere’s “best and brightest” into the US.

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will wait until 2015 to decide on presidential run – @washingtonpost

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Ebola? Illegal “child” with TB? If it involved explosives the whole building would have been evacuated.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM

davidk: I noticed that,…hmmmmmmmmmmmmm:)

https://twitter.com/wcnc

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Cantorize all traitors in Nov., from both sides.

The Rs enable the D-rats.

Both are in the pockets of Zuckerberg. Steyer, Wynn, Adelson and the Chamber of Commerce.

Fox is for amnesty.

Salem is for amnesty.

There are amnesty shills all around, incl. here.

All, directly to Hell, you traitors of the Land of Laws!

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram

Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 35s

11 R yeas to call up Senate border bill: Ayotte Chambliss Collins Corker Cornyn Grassley Hatch Heller Isakson Murkowski Rubio

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Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 47s

2 Dems voting no on motion to proceed to border suppelemental bill: Hagan & Landrieu.

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Just in time for the elections. Expect to hear a lot about this on the alphabet news:

US GDP grew by 4% in the second quarter, rebounding strongly – @WSJbreakingnews

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:01 PM

When Obamacare was being debated, the American people were overwhelmingly opposed to it, Congress passed it anyway.Congress doesn’t give a rats ass what the American people want. These polls do not exist to0 show what America thinks, but to tell Americans what they are suppose to think.

oscarwilde on July 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM

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Hearing on Lawsuit Against President Obama

The House Rules Committee discusses a resolution to initiate a suit against President Obama for use of executive action to delay the employer mandate in the health care law overhaul. Legal experts focused on the House’s standing in such a case.

http://www.c-span.org/live/

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

https://twitter.com/wcnc

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

From your link:

Amy Cowman @amywcnc · 7m

Health officials confirm they have talked to CMC regarding possible incident that has caution tape over ER door, more info expected in hour

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Who cares what the polls say, the fact is the average American voter doesn`t know his own rear end from a hole in the ground.
We are always blaming politicians for all our problems, who in the heck voted those hacks in power in the first place, its the moron voters. Sorry I mean low information voter.
Give it up guys there is no hope, you can stick a fork in US we`re done.

Rook on July 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Nigeria felt a chill from the hot zone when a 40-year-old man collapsed and died from the dread Ebola virus after flying there from Liberia.

That hot zone chill now reaches America, with word that the same man was scheduled to fly to Minneapolis in time for an August 16 party celebrating the birthdays of two of his three young daughters.

“He could have brought Ebola here,” his wife, Decontee Sawyer, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/30/minnesota-widow-on-her-husband-he-could-have-brought-ebola-here.html

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Allah, this AP poll jives with the recent Pew, CNN and Rasmussen polls showing that public is more in favor of border security and deportations when it comes to these “refugees”.

I think it’s safe for you to come out of the “Eeyore Cave” now on this issue. Let’s just hope the GOP doesn’t spoil a golden opportunity here. (Spoiler: of course they will).

cdog0613 on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Obama 2014 economic proposals
LIVE
Live video: President Obama delivers remarks on the economy in Kansas City – @NBCNews
see original on msnbc.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Who cares what the polls say, the fact is the average American voter doesn`t know his own rear end from a hole in the ground.
We are always blaming politicians for all our problems, who in the heck voted those hacks in power in the first place, its the moron voters. Sorry I mean low information voter.
Give it up guys there is no hope, you can stick a fork in US we`re done.

Rook on July 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

I agree that these people were voted in by morons.

But the pols all swore to uphold the constitution. For that we can and should hold them accountable.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Here’s an article about how so-called “non-profits” are enjoying revenue streams of tens/hundreds of millions and their executives are pocketing hundreds of thousands in compensation through the “unaccompanied (illegal) children’s shelter industry.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/illegal-immigration-is-a-money-maker-for-everyone-but-taxpayers/article/2551430

These organizations aren’t the Salvation ASrmy.

bw222 on July 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Thanks for posting that link.

Website for Southwest Key Systems (Acorn for immigrant youth)

http://www.swkey.org/programs/shelters/

“One Media Outlet Catching On To Massive Governmental Non-Profits Housing The Unaccompanied Alien Minors – “Southwest Key” Under Review…

A Texas Media outlet has just caught on to something we discovered and have shared with you. Previously we identified the BIG THREE large non-profit corporations getting massive grants from DHS and HHS. These were the “faith based groups” President Obama met in Dallas 7/9/14.

They are, listed smallest to largest:

#3 Bronze – U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and/or, U.S. Catholic Charities $70,000,000+
#2 Silver – Southwest Key Programs Inc $122,000,000+
#1 Gold – Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD) $270,000,000+

Today we focus on one. “Southwest Key Programs Inc” – KEYE TV in Austin Texas has just discovered the ruse and the tentacles of how these “private corporations”, ie. “non profit groups”, think ACORN, actually tie to their community and hide under the cover of funding from DHS/HHS Grants. We found this specific Private Company nets 98.76% of earnings from government grants [2012 IRS form 990 pg 14].

KEYE TV – TEXAS – More than $100 million of federal grant money this year has gone to an Austin based company that runs unaccompanied minor shelters across the country.

Its website says Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. Their headquarters is in Austin, Texas.

A brief online description details the children they help, how they’re accepted and a short write up of the types of services provided.

A map provided by Southwest Key officials outlines their different locations and programs across the county. But if you have questions about the money it receives from the federal government for unaccompanied children officials with the non-profit aren’t talking.

While their corporate address is listed as right here in Austin when you try to ask about their child immigrant shelters you get directed to a federal agency — the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

But they’re not talking either.

In an email back to KEYE TV, government officials say they do not identify regular/permanent unaccompanied alien children program shelters for the safety and security of minors and staff at the facilities.

They did acknowledge more than $120 million in grant money had been awarded to the Austin based non-profit far this fiscal year.

As part of our ongoing Treehouse research – We’ve been looking into this organization for over a week.

They are led by Dr. Juan Sanchez, President and CEO – 2012 salary $338,770

With a total company payroll around $65,000,000 on 2012 taxpayer revenue of $85,000,000 (98.76% taxpayer funded)

“Dr. Sanchez is proud to have built one of the most diverse nonprofits in the country, where 93 percent of Southwest Key’s 2,000 employees, including most top managers and board members, are people of color“.

We have much more on Southwest Key. Here are their 2014 HHS Grants for “Unaccompanied Alien Children” $122,285,100:

Southwest Key Inc. Annual Report and Financials HERE If you dig in to the IRS 990 forms (embedded above) you’ll see a lot of, well, “generous” wage and benefit perks. Golf, florists, cafe’s, third party mortgages, $$$ Spouses on the payroll, etc. But, it’s for the *children* right? I digress.

Previously:

Using information within the TAGGS system for Health and Human Services we are able to identify the recipients for Grants specifically designated for “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, or UAC’s.

With that data, a few more search tools, some time and a little more research, we are able to identify the locations of facilities throughout the country where the HHS grants are being directed and the UAC’s are being transferred/housed. There are essentially two broad types: Residence Care, and Transitional to Foster Care Services.

~ The Three Corp Entities Below Are Receiving Grants and Using Sub Contractors ~

BRONZE MEMBER ♦ 2014 Washington DC – numerous facilities – Corporate office Facility for U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS [Working similar to BCFS structure throughout the U.S. No specific residence use available - "Safe Passages Program"] Corp Address: 3211 4TH ST, NE WASHINGTON, DC 20017-1106 HHS Grant $6,761,412

SILVER MEMBER ♦ 2014 Austin, Texas – *Numerous Facilities* SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS, INC. [This is a large entity like BCFS - Emergency Shelter(?)] Address: 3000 I-H 35, SUITE 410 AUSTIN, TX 78704 HHS Grant $26,822,183 and $95,462,917

kevin dinninGOLD MEMBER ♦ 2014 San Antonio Texas – numerous facilities – Baptist Child & Family Services – HHS and BCFS EMD (Emergency Management Division) Corporate office Address: 909 NE Loop 410 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209 HHS Grant $280,156,954 !!

[BCFS-EMD is the single largest facilitator of UAC transition throughout the U.S. - specific housing locales unknown] However, we do know as a result of the $190 million grant BCFS received just before the 7/9/14 Dallas meeting with President Obama they plan massive expansion. (Press Release )…”

More data,maps etc. at this link:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/07/22/one-media-outlet-catching-on-to-massive-governmental-non-profits-housing-the-unaccompanied-alien-minors-southwest-key-under-review/

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

From your link:

Amy Cowman @amywcnc · 7m

Health officials confirm they have talked to CMC regarding possible incident that has caution tape over ER door, more info expected in hour

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

davidk: Its got to be health-related??

Heres another:)

The Associated Press @AP · 3h

AP VIDEO: At least 20 New Jersey residents tests positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus: http://apne.ws/1o2UgCd

https://twitter.com/AP

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

NBC Charlotte @wcnc · 4s

UPDATE: CMC says a person came to ER last night. Patient had visited country known for high risk of infectious diseases.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

NBC Charlotte @wcnc · 8s

MORE: CMC says they took all appropriate infection control measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

NBC Charlotte @wcnc · 40s

MORE: CMC says after consulting with the CDC and NC Department of Health, it appears the risk for communicable disease is low.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

NBC Charlotte @wcnc · 1m

CMC concluded – in press release – by saying no further testing is needed and the patient will be sent home.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

CMC returns to normal operations after scare

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/07/30/cmc-emergency-room-closed/13357865/

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM

“Any way to square those results?”

Skew to the Left?

formwiz on July 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Meh, it’s all in the way the question’s posed. Ask it one way you get this result, ask it another, you get the result posted yesterday. I get the sense people are up in arms about this but the polls are all over the place. Maybe we’ll find out the truth in November.

The Grinch on July 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

How do you separate those fleeing violence from those who are part of gangs and seeking to promote it?

And as these children arrive without their parents, just why are they not repatriated to their parents who should be looking after them? If the ‘gang violence’ is that bad, then why aren’t entire families on the run? And if they were on the run, wouldn’t that call for some outreach to the government of their Nation of origin to help cut down on gangs, especially the international sort that are a threat to every society?

Where is THAT piece of the foreign policy puzzle that should immediately dovetail with any ‘gang violence’ problems destabilizing our border? Oh, wait… there ISN’T one and our DoJ and State Dept. sends weapons TO THE GANGS instead.

What a racket they got going there. They want to ‘save the children’ that they endanger by their policies.

What truly evil people they are who perpetrate this on our Nation.

ajacksonian on July 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

davidk: I hope they didn’t misdiagnose this!:)

Charlotte, NC, US
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Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, says a person came to ER Tuesday after visiting country known for high risk of infectious diseases; all appropriate infection control measures taken to protect patients, staff, and visitors, hospital says – @wcnc

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Alternative theory. The numbers are affected by the status of the individual. Taxpayers more likely to react negatively to the invaders than parasites and others who are not expected to fund this invasion. It is one thing to be “compassionate” when one isn’t footing the bill. It is another thing entirely if your tax dollars end up going to house and support the illegals instead of helping fund community services intended for legitimate citizens.

Happy Nomad on July 30, 2014 at 12:32 PM

https://twitter.com/samsteinhp

Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 35s

“Stop just hatin’ all the time” — obama, to the haters

Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 20s

House Dem leaders whipping hard against Boehner’s border bill http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/house-democrats-border_n_5634076.html?1406736493 … + Cruz oppo, and it’s in jeopardy w/ @elisefoley

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

AP VIDEO: At least 20 New Jersey residents tests positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus: http://apne.ws/1o2UgCd

https://twitter.com/AP

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Today starts the 126th year of Carey’s Camp near Millsboro, DE; a week and a half of old-time gospel music and ear-pounding. A really big gospel music name they have every year is the Dixie Melody Boys

They will be having some fairly big name, so attendance will be heavy, and people will be coming from all over especially since it is all free.

I don’t much care for country gospel, but my wife is on the camp committee and is the booking agent.

This area is also a big tourist destination with the beaches.

I am concerned about the disease situation. We are close to New Jersey. And they’ve shipped over a hundred illegals here recently.

Will be using Deet and disinfectant wipes.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

davidk: I hope they didn’t misdiagnose this!:)

Charlotte, NC, US
8m
Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, says a person came to ER Tuesday after visiting country known for high risk of infectious diseases; all appropriate infection control measures taken to protect patients, staff, and visitors, hospital says – @wcnc

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I am sure (hope) they ran all the necessary tests. But that person just happened to go to the e-room. What about the people wandering around who haven’t a clue?

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

How do you separate those fleeing violence from those who are part of gangs and seeking to promote it?

And as these children arrive without their parents, just why are they not repatriated to their parents who should be looking after them? If the ‘gang violence’ is that bad, then why aren’t entire families on the run? And if they were on the run, wouldn’t that call for some outreach to the government of their Nation of origin to help cut down on gangs, especially the international sort that are a threat to every society?

Where is THAT piece of the foreign policy puzzle that should immediately dovetail with any ‘gang violence’ problems destabilizing our border? Oh, wait… there ISN’T one and our DoJ and State Dept. sends weapons TO THE GANGS instead.

What a racket they got going there. They want to ‘save the children’ that they endanger by their policies.

What truly evil people they are who perpetrate this on our Nation.

ajacksonian on July 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Border Patrol Agents along the Texas border say that most of the unaccompanied illegal minors separate from the parents right before they signal to the agents to be picked up on this side of the border…the parents head on into a pre-arranged meeting place knowing they’ll be re-united as distant relatives pickup the kids who don’t show up to the later hearings.

It’s a giant scam to load the polls and the union rolls.

Try winning an election without California,Texas and Florida (States getting the most of the illegals)

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

RE:

Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 5m

Senate passes first procedural hurdle on border bill.
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http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=2&vote=00250

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 )
Vote Number: 250 Vote Date: July 30, 2014, 11:18 AM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Agreed to
Measure Number: S. 2648 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014 )
Measure Title: A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 63
NAYs 33
Not Voting 4
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Alphabetical by Senator Name
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
Baldwin (D-WI), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Nay
Booker (D-NJ), Yea
Boozman (R-AR), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Nay
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coats (R-IN), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Not Voting
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Cruz (R-TX), Nay
Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Fischer (R-NE), Nay
Flake (R-AZ), Nay
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Nay
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Heinrich (D-NM), Yea
Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea
Heller (R-NV), Yea
Hirono (D-HI), Yea
Hoeven (R-ND), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Johnson (R-WI), Nay
Kaine (D-VA), Yea
King (I-ME), Yea
Kirk (R-IL), Nay
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Manchin (D-WV), Yea
Markey (D-MA), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Not Voting
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Moran (R-KS), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murphy (D-CT), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Nay
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Not Voting
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schatz (D-HI), Not Voting
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Scott (R-SC), Nay
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Toomey (R-PA), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Walsh (D-MT), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Warren (D-MA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Yea

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I am sure (hope) they ran all the necessary tests. But that person just happened to go to the e-room. What about the people wandering around who haven’t a clue?

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM

davidk: Exactly,..especially with this!:)

Africa Ebola outbreak 2014
19m
Samaritan’s Purse says 2 Americans infected with Ebola, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, have shown a slight improvement in the past 24-hours – @SamaritansPurse
Read more on samaritanspurse.org

https://twitter.com/SamaritansPurse

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Africa Ebola outbreak 2014
19m
Samaritan’s Purse says 2 Americans infected with Ebola, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, have shown a slight improvement in the past 24-hours – @SamaritansPurse
Read more on samaritanspurse.org

https://twitter.com/SamaritansPurse

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Men who have had Ebola and survived can transmit the virus sexually for up to two months.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Lorien?:

According to our CBS affiliate WTRF, a naked man was allegedly being led around on a dog leash by a fully clothed woman on Route 40 around 9:30 a.m. in Ohio County, W. Va.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/07/30/naked-man-on-leash-in-w-va-could-face-charges/

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:59 PM

https://twitter.com/samsteinhp

Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 1m

RT @costareports: Scoop: Cruz whipping hard against Boehner bill, meeting with House Rs tonight, 7pm, at his Senate office

Sam Stein @samsteinhp · 49s

this @ezraklein piece on Israel gets at something i feel/ hear a lot of too. people recoil from writing about Israel http://www.vox.com/2014/7/30/5948839/why-i-have-become-more-pessimistic-about-israel?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=ezraklein&utm_content=wednesday

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Men who have had Ebola and survived can transmit the virus sexually for up to two months.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM

dividk: Yuck:0

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Thanks for posting all that.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Will be using Deet and disinfectant wipes.

davidk on July 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Be alert and don’t touch anybody.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 1:23 PM

The Associated Press @AP · 50s

Suspected smugglers cut a garage-sized hole through US-Mexico border fence: http://apne.ws/1ldOU2J

canopfor on July 30, 2014 at 2:48 PM

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 11:36 AM

“Special needs assistance” — Do DACA children receive disability pay, if English is not their first language? I wouldn’t be surprised.

ezspirit on July 30, 2014 at 3:15 PM

They did acknowledge more than $120 million in grant money had been awarded to the Austin based non-profit far this fiscal year.

As part of our ongoing Treehouse research – We’ve been looking into this organization for over a week.

They are led by Dr. Juan Sanchez, President and CEO – 2012 salary $338,770

With a total company payroll around $65,000,000 on 2012 taxpayer revenue of $85,000,000 (98.76% taxpayer funded)

“Dr. Sanchez is proud to have built one of the most diverse nonprofits in the country, where 93 percent of Southwest Key’s 2,000 employees, including most top managers and board members, are people of color“.

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry should order an immediate audit of Austin based Southwest Key to confirm that all of Southwest Key’s employees are either American Citizens or Legal Residents.

It really shouldn’t be too hard to check the Social Security Numbers of all of Southwest Key’s employees to make sure they are valid.

wren on July 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

… “Dr. Sanchez is proud to have built one of the most diverse nonprofits in the country, where 93 percent of Southwest Key’s 2,000 employees, including most top managers and board members, are people of color“.

workingclass artist on July 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry should order an immediate audit of Austin based Southwest Key to confirm that all of Southwest Key’s employees are either American Citizens or Legal Residents.

It really shouldn’t be too hard to check the Social Security Numbers of all of Southwest Key’s employees to make sure they are valid.

wren on July 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

I don’t call “93% of employees persons of color” diverse, it looks to me like they are discriminating against white people.

slickwillie2001 on July 30, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I don’t call “93% of employees persons of color” diverse, it looks to me like they are discriminating against white people.

slickwillie2001 on July 30, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Alas, like many words, the definition of the word “diverse” seems to have changed.

I attended an Ethnic Dance Festival several years ago and one of the participating groups called itself “Diversity.”

After seeing the name Diversity in the program, I expected to see a wide range of dancers representing a variety of ethnic groups.

When “Diversity” appeared on stage, I was surprised to see the group consisted of about a dozen young ladies who were all African American.

I understand that “Diverse” now means people of color (as long as they are not conservative).

wren on July 30, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Strange,statistics say that violence south of what used to be our border is down now that Obama and Holder have stopped supplying guns to the coyotes and cartels.

pwb on July 31, 2014 at 12:38 PM