Hey, Glen Beck, they don’t need your money! This is big business!
Update July 16th: It is all about the money, turns out these Baptists had a plan to buy a hotel for the kids (bet it was an inside deal!) which came and went today as the media got wind of it, here. More here on how much BCFS is getting from HHS this year!
This one line in a recent news item on the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ (aka fake refugees) swamping the Rio Grande area of Texas caught my eye (emphasis is mine):
From Dec 2012 to January 2014, Baptist Child & Family Services received $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.”
Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) is new to me (it’s not one of our usual nine, and in fact it may be bigger budget-wise than a number of the federal contractors we are familiar with).
And, then last night Glen Beck on O’Reilly said he was taking nearly $2 million in charitable donations to Texas on Saturday for the “children” because the “churches” needed help—surely not this group of Baptists or various branches of Catholic Charities in Texas because they are rolling in federal dough (your tax dollars at work)!
Check out Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS) which sent out a press release (undated) that says it is expanding nationwide to provide living facilities and other services for the “unaccompanied foreign youth” through grants from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS):
BCFS, a global health and human services organization headquartered in Texas, today announced the expansion of its International Children’s Services program to serve unaccompanied foreign youth throughout the country. The new offices, located in New York, NY; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sacramento-area, CA; and Los Angeles-area, CA, will serve as regional hubs for BCFS’ new family support and evaluation programs.
BCFS will lead these programs as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) strategic plan to provide safe and stable homes for international youth who are granted permission to stay with family or sponsors already living in the country.
BCFS’ International Children’s Services has provided care through the federal ORR program since 2007. In addition to the new family support and evaluation program, BCFS operates unaccompanied youth campuses throughout Texas and California. These residential facilities provide shelter, counseling, case management and education to youth while the federal government determines the appropriate next steps toward reconnecting them with their families.
Ahhhhh! Wait until you see their most recent Form 990 (they will soon have the US Conference of Catholic Bishops beat with the amount of money they get from you!).
See page 9 of their 2012 Form 990, that is where the federal grants are located (they used to be on page one).
Their total revenue that year was $67,325,953, and $63,321,669 came from the federal government in the form of grants. That is 94% of their entire revenue is tax payer money.
Hey, Glen Beck, do you get it! They don’t need your charitable donations when they are effectively a branch of the US government, but as a phony non-profit they are not accountable to the taxpayers (try doing a FOIA request and see how far you get!)
And, then it really gets fun. Have a look at the salaries these “humanitarians” are pulling down. It sure pays to be a do-gooder these days!
Total salaries and wages for 2012 topped $33 million for that one year! (p. 10) And, now get this they have seven staff members making 6-figure salaries. President and CEO Kevin Dinnin makes $447,799 in salary and benefits from a related organization, possibly BCFS EMD.
If you are wondering why we aren’t simply shipping them back—there is obviously big money to be made in the illegal alien care industry.
Makes me want to barf!
All of our previous posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ are here.