Video: Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone

posted at 7:01 pm on August 30, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

If CBS thought that Sharyl Attkisson was a thorn in their side when she worked there, they should have known that things would only get worse when she was out on the loose. Her recent report for Sinclair TV was picked up on ABC’s Project Immigration series, and she’s highlighting some important questions which are not being answered.

- Since the border crisis began, three military facilities housing more than 7,700 unaccompanied, illegal immigrant children have been close.

- Where were they sent? The government isn’t providing answers to citizens, to reporters, or even to Congress.

- Of the ones that we can track down, the largest numbers seem to be going to Texas, New York, Maryland and Virginia.

- She talks to Dan Stein of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) about the lack of transparency.

- Without access to the information about where these children (for those who actually are children) are going, how will citizens be able to gauge the impact on local school and medical resources?

One of the only answers offered by the Obama administration is that privacy and safety concerns for the children make it necessary to protect their location. It’s true that we don’t reveal information about children in cases of sexual abuse or some other classes of victims of crime, but it’s difficult to see where the privacy and safety concern lies here. And doesn’t the wider interest of the public where these children are placed carry the same or greater weight?

The video follows. Enjoy. (Note: the player has tended to stutter a bit at the beginning, but works fine after that.)


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They have been fast tracked to US citizenship with shiny new SS cards and US passports.
And welfare.

burrata on August 30, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I hope Sharyl has a damn good life insurance policy and a couple of hard hittin armed thugs wherever she goes.I have a feeling she’s going to need them someday soon.

jeffinsjvca on August 30, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Doesn’t Ms. Atkinson understand tha “ISIS” is code for- ” move along, nothing to see on this border anymore”
.
Move along, please.

FlaMurph on August 30, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Given the scandal in Rotherham England, we should know where they are. Especially to send them back.

rbj on August 30, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Apparently there’s been quite a few dropped off in Lynn, Massachusetts. The mayor is screaming bloody murder about the hundreds of new “students” suddenly registering for the public schools. Some of them have, according to the mayor, more grey hair than he does. :)

TKindred on August 30, 2014 at 7:22 PM

One of the biggest concerns in my state is child sex trafficking. Makes one wonder about these kids – and their parents in hock to coyotes for thousands of dollars??? Way to go to whoever was behind this. We should have turned the planes around and sent them back immediately.

Just interesting how the so-called political party that cares doesn’t care enough to really protect these kids. And, apparently some of these “kids” have gray hair, wrinkles – and just what are they up to? And how will they be used?

This has to be one of the biggest abuse of the uninformed ever. They just “disappear?”

MN J on August 30, 2014 at 7:22 PM

We can’t send them back if we don’t know where they are, kind of the standard story for illegals.

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2014 at 7:24 PM

They have been fast tracked to US citizenship with shiny new SS cards and US passports.
And welfare.

burrata on August 30, 2014 at 7:11 PM

And registered as Democrats.

Rod on August 30, 2014 at 7:26 PM

No one is going to be sent back…… And Ozero is going to go around congress to take care of this “growing”undocumented citizen problem because the situation is just somintolerable for him …sure……..just wait for it……any day now……..

FlaMurph on August 30, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I was surprised at my own response to this:

“Oh yeah, what DID happen to that crisis?”

I’m even beyond thinking the administration drums up new crisis to over ride old crisis. The administration IS the crisis at this point.

BettyRuth on August 30, 2014 at 7:32 PM

And registered as Democrats.

Rod on August 30, 2014 at 7:26 PM

See ;-) he didn’t even need to fatwa the amnesty

burrata on August 30, 2014 at 7:34 PM

BTW, anyone watching the tollybaun retrying to capture power in Pakistan right now ?

burrata on August 30, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Since the border crisis began, three military facilities housing more than 7,700 unaccompanied, illegal immigrant children have been close.

Close to what?

Akzed on August 30, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Here’s some perspective on why this is a Big F’ing Deal:

The Sinclair Broadcasting Group is the largest television broadcasting chain in the country… and they now own ABC7 in Washington, DC (WJLA’s preceding owner, Allbritton Communications, sold off their entire TV chain so as to focus on Politico. And they own the largest amount of ABC affiliates by affiliate count alone, thus, it explains in part why ABC took it.

Sheryl Atkinson is now one of three national reporters based in DC (Kai Jackson and Kristine Frazao are the others) whose pieces are labeled as “must-carry” throughout the entire SBG chain.

Oh, and Sinclair has made it overt that they want to relaunch NewsChannel 8 in DC as a national news network.

Myron Falwell on August 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Rush doesn’t call it the “drive-by media” for nothing. One can only imagine what the next “crisis” will be that will drive ISIS off the front page.

Jackson on August 30, 2014 at 7:42 PM

These are questions no one in the MSM is asking. In fact, the border crisis is getting no attention at all.

cat_owner on August 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM

God bless and protect you, Sharyl.

pambi on August 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Akzed on August 30, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Someone proofreads like me, closed maybe?

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM

One can only imagine what the next “crisis” will be that will drive ISIS off the front page.

Jackson on August 30, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Piglosi’s centerfold for Playboy ?

burrata on August 30, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Oracle & drachmann Rd. A block awsy from where I work.

You want pictures? I csn do thst.

wolly4321 on August 30, 2014 at 7:50 PM

The government isn’t providing answers to citizens, to reporters, or even to Congress.

They can’t. Another “hard drive crash”.

NOTE: “Hard drive crash” is a registered trademark of the Obama Administration.

Seems folks were getting tired of “It’s all Bush’s fault” after almost 6 years.

GarandFan on August 30, 2014 at 7:50 PM

They’re not immigrants-they’re illegal aliens.
My grand father was an immigrant.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Probably laying rails cheap for Ogabe bundler Warren “BNSF” Buffett…..

viking01 on August 30, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Twerp is right.

The illegal alien teenagers are joining gangs in preparation of a life of hardened crime which is a career path for uneducated slow learner peasants.

SpongePuppy on August 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Asians come here and manage to not cause social problems like bankrupting hospitals because they ate to much hot sauce and have an upset tummy.

SpongePuppy on August 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

privacy and safety concerns for the children make it necessary to protect their location.

They aren’t in witness protection. They can’t even give the number of children, what state, county, city they went to? No names have to be given to the public, just the numbers.

This line of reasoning is BS. Especially when it comes to congress.

Jugears giving the bird to America.

Patriot Vet on August 30, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Asians come here and manage to not cause social problems like bankrupting hospitals because they ate to much hot sauce and have an upset tummy.

SpongePuppy on August 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I’ve heard it’s because whenever they eat they’re hungry again 30 minutes later….

That’s a lot of time dedicated to food.

viking01 on August 30, 2014 at 8:17 PM

According to DHS stats, over 37,000 illegal alien minors have been released to illegal alien family members, friends or relatives, WHILE ONLY 280 have been deported in 2014.

This constitutes an invasion of the USA, and Barrack Hussein Obama is committing treason by aiding the invaders, as are Holder, Johnson, etc.

azpatriotsdotcom on August 30, 2014 at 8:17 PM

A year from now, we’ll find out there a lot of Rotherhams in this country, thanks to the Choom Gang, and more Moslem crazies than in Londonistan

formwiz on August 30, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I think they fixed that problem with a hashtag.
Or something.

Galtian on August 30, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Nobody cares.

Tard on August 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Most of them have likely been given to big democrat donors to use as slaves.

VorDaj on August 30, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Tard on August 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM
Maybe YOU don’t care-but I live in a border state. I care.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2014 at 8:30 PM

- Where were they sent? The government isn’t providing answers to citizens, to reporters, or even to Congress.
=============================================

Maybes they’ve been renditioned into Hopey’s
Million Man,…..er,..Children Army,

as,

National Civilian Security Forces!!!

Jus say’n!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on August 30, 2014 at 8:34 PM

One of the only answers offered by the Obama administration is that privacy and safety concerns for the children make it necessary to protect their location.

Bullshit.

Nobody cares.

Tard on August 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM

You chose your nick well.

Midas on August 30, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Democrat “Village of the D*mned”!
(snark)

canopfor on August 30, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Somebody tell that dolt to take flying leap at a rolling donut.

rplat on August 30, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Isn’t it funny that illegal immigrants have a greater right to privacy than citizens who have concealed carry licenses?

clement on August 30, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I think if Obama had to rewrite the inscription on the statue of liberty it would read: “Send us your poor … we can’t ruin the socio-economic structure without them.”

Dan_NV on August 30, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Perhaps they have been quietly sent to ISIS?

It seems no one wants to do anything about the slave trade and, in fact, avoid mentioning it at all costs as if it will go away.

It will only get worse.

ajacksonian on August 30, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Video: Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone

Here, there and everywhere.

arnold ziffel on August 30, 2014 at 9:50 PM

4,100 ILLEGAL alien juveniles found in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco.

In San Francisco, as of the end of June – the most recent data available – there are more than 25,000 deportation proceedings and at least 4,100 involve juveniles, according to an analysis of court data by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Campos-wants-to-add-1-2-million-to-money-for-5716651.php

Please send them all back to their home countries, pronto!

wren on August 30, 2014 at 9:57 PM

How arrogant is the US that we feel like we have the right to steal children from parents in other nations and keep them for ourselves? Had a crazy neighbor woman steal our cat once because she thought it was adorable. These Democrats got that insane hag beat.

And unless these kids are coming here from nations with the most vile lowlife people in the history of mankind, they’ll be happy to adopt the unclaimed kids to keep them at home in their own culture.

Buddahpundit on August 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Right here in Norcal Sharon…. Oh, and my Grandson has already come home with a “virus.” No I can’t directly blame the new “Children” but there sure as heck are a large new “group.”

sandee on August 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Funny that there was no room for Elian Gonzalez. But then the Cuban refugees can tell a dictator, can’t they.

WryTrvllr on August 30, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Southern California is a pure shithole of Illegal Alien Wetbax now. Liberals have sure ran this place into the ground…..

Realdemocrat1 on August 30, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Right here in Norcal Sharon…. Oh, and my Grandson has already come home with a “virus.” No I can’t directly blame the new “Children” but there sure as heck are a large new “group.”

sandee on August 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM

At least one of our kids is prepared to take the grandkids out of school if there is any influx of illegals, of any age.

Isn’t it funny that illegal immigrants have a greater right to privacy than citizens who have concealed carry licenses?

clement on August 30, 2014 at 8:40 PM

year from now, we’ll find out there a lot of Rotherhams in this country, thanks to the Choom Gang, and more Moslem crazies than in Londonistan

formwiz on August 30, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Just connecting the dots.

AesopFan on August 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Sorry! African-Americans.
Obama and the Democrats just aren’t really “into” you anymore.
They are all about the “Hispanic,” “Amnesty,”
“Pander,” and “Legalization” ALL of the time these days.

After all of those decades that you voted blindly for Democrats…

Sucks to be you.

Welcome to the downward spiral.

shorebird on August 31, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Nothing will happen; literally nobody cares,
Sorry if that upsets your delicate sensibilities, but someone has to remind you: the average American is stupid and self absorbed. If the media does not beat it over their heads daily, they’ll forget all about it.
The media is intentionally refusing to report on this, everyone will forget about it, end result: nobody cares.

Tard on August 31, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Ms. Attkison may wish to look into large farms owned by political cronies.

I have no direct knowledge of anything, but a friend of a friend says that he did some construction on one last week.

If anyone can find out if it is true, it would be Sharyl.

LegendHasIt on August 31, 2014 at 1:11 AM

“…Sharyl Attkisson wants to know where the illegal immigrant children have gone?”

Looks like the democrats have taken them from *hiding in the shadows* to receiving priority enrollments over urban students. Oh, and in this case, bilingual doesn’t mean *speaks 2 languages*, it means they only speak Spanish and need to be taught English…then they’ll be bilingual. Is that a case of government double, double speak?

Whoever said the first black president just isn’t that into blacks anymore, hit the nail on the head.

http://www.trentonian.com/social-affairs/20140829/trenton-public-schools-bilingual-students-receive-priority-enrollment-at-tch-west

AppraisHer on August 31, 2014 at 2:29 AM

Maybe there is a middle ground here. Can we just start with these two simple provisions:

(A) They tell us where the jihad warriors are being sent; and

(B) Michelle issues a FLOTUS proclamation barring all fat kids.

We can start there and see how it goes.

IndieDogg on August 31, 2014 at 4:44 AM

Congress?

We don’t need no stinkin’ Congress!

Lance Corvette on August 31, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Also, when we were in Flagstaff a few weeks ago, we accidentally wandered into a National Guard base on the north end of town that was crawling with what I’d call “non-National Guard” types.

Gates were open, folks were wandering out …

Lance Corvette on August 31, 2014 at 8:27 AM

That shadow they hide in has gotten a whole lot bigger. It’s big enough to make locating all those kids who will grow up to be tax payers, really hard. How nuts do libs have to be to say the illegals will grow up to be productive tax paying members of our society? Nuttier than Emerald and Planters back yards.

Kissmygrits on August 31, 2014 at 9:03 AM

“Reliable anonymous sources” hint that dingy Harry may have shipped some to his campaign donors at NAMBLA.

S. D. on August 31, 2014 at 9:11 AM

There she goes again. Asking questions that might be inconvenient but need to be asked. I think that’s something called journalism but we don’t see that much these days.

Yakko77 on August 31, 2014 at 9:21 AM

They’re being shipped into prostitution rings and into public schools where they can give TB to your kids

TexasJew on August 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Will they be automatically added to the census by the feds? Boy what a convenient way to bolster key districts with the wave of Obummer’s pen. I believe this is a prelude to the most outrageous instance of voter fraud, ever, in 2016. Everyone knows it but we are powerless to address it.

Wine_N_Dine on August 31, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Obviously, the thousands of illegal children are now in Obama Holes, or foxholes, manning our Southern Border outposts protecting us from the ISIS invasion.

dockywocky on August 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Stay on the important question here. It is NOT where are the children. It is absolutely safe to say that they have been dispersed into the public community. Hidden in plain sight you may say.

The only real question here is WHY dose this administration believe that “We The People” should not can not and will not be told.

Let us all just hope that this not just another WH RICO operation to get an influx of cheap labor for the “Friends of the White House” as it was with the first 12 million illegals that came here or do you think they all came here for the Taco Bells?

While we are at it. Remember back about 10-15 years when the great concerns were that we were losing jobs to overseas cheap labor and we need to save jobs for Americans? Now you here non of that. WHY? The great wisdom of our government was to bring in the cheap labor here, give them the jobs then make them Citizens. That way big business has it’s cheap labor and the government saved the jobs for Americans.

The Government did something like this after Iran-Contra. When we kind of got caught with troops in central America (training). Congress said no more. So in stead of sending our troops to Central America we just brought their troops to Mississippi the send them back. Same mission just different transportation arrangements.

Be aware of the devious Politicians.

jpcpt03 on August 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Where have all the children gone? Well,those that are actually school-aged children will be going to a school near you where they will soak up the scarce education dollars with special teachers and classes then, once minimal remedial preparation is completed, be mainstreamed into your children’s classes where they will slow the pace of learning and monopolize the teacher’s time.

Nomas on August 31, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Jazz, I had a interesting discussion with the family member of a local school administrator; who had a meeting with the federal representative’s, to settle a dispute over the amount federal money the district would recieve for their homeless population. The school reps were informed that their homeless numbers would soon be very high due to an incoming population of the border children soon arriving in the city.

We have a significant legal and illegal immigrant population already in our area, several large ESL progarams in place (English as a Second Language), so it would be less noticable. We are located near a famous military base, with another one within an hour and half drive away; a military airport as well as commercial; so possibly they have been moved quietly into the area. We also have been id’ed as having a large cartel presence and other outright threatening groups present in the city. Not to mention the state voted against BO,Twice. Liberals would love to change the population base in a blue-dog state which traditionally elects Republican Senators and Presidents. So why not import a new, future voter base?

The city has been in crisis with a school system’s budget already over-stressed to the limit – you can image the administration’s reaction to learning a huge new cost package would be arriving. We are barely able to provide the low-income breakfast and lunches,clothing,counseling,IEP and BD teachers- and provide a myraid of expensive services to our existing at-risk population. Who is going to pay for all this – right, the middle income earners. Rising taxes chased business and high incomes away years ago. They move, and set up townships nearby. Same old story when bureacracies think that big money will sit still when the taxes skyrocket.

Ragnell on September 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM