Office of Refugee Resettlement not taking care of the alien "children"

Last week a Senate committee held a hearing that raked the Dept. of Health and Human Services over the coals because they did not make sure ‘unaccompanied alien children’ were not placed with human traffickers in the wake of the border invasion of 2014.
Although an assistant secretary at HHS was grilled by the committee, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) should really be the target of the questioning.

Senator Rob Portman
Senator Rob Portman should be encouraged to take his investigation deeper and look into the grants and contracts awarded by the ORR for care of the “children.”

For new readers we have an extensive archive filed under the key words ‘unaccompanied minors’ (which several years ago was the term being used to describe the “children” entering the country without parents, or where parents abandoned them upon arrival).
Two refugee resettlement contractors have been getting grants for years to take care of the children—US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
I have often speculated that the Bishops had something to do with lighting the fuse for the invasion as a delegation of Bishops led by their lobbyist, Kevin Appleby, traveled to Central America in mid 2013 and returned to “predict” the coming border rush of the summer of 2014.  (A story for another day!)

What is going on here?

Not ever properly explained was the abrupt resignation of the Director of ORR, Eskinder Negash, in December of 2014.  Rumors are that it had a lot to do with something going wrong at ORR with the mostly teenage ‘children.’  Be sure to see this post about the squabbling among contractors getting grants for the children.
US News:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrant children in the government’s care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department failed to protect them, according to a bipartisan congressional investigation released Thursday.

[Remember the Obama Administration’s decision to quickly (and secretively) distribute the children around the country to hundreds of communities, a decision which probably led to the sloppy handling of the cases.—ed]

The six-month inquiry found that the government, overwhelmed by the influx of tens of thousands of children crossing the border to flee violence in Central America, failed to conduct the most basic checks on the adults entrusted with caring for the children.

Many adult sponsors didn’t undergo thorough background checks. Government officials didn’t visit homes and in some cases, had no idea that adult sponsors had several unrelated children, a possible sign of human trafficking.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, chairman of the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs investigations subcommittee, said the HHS placement program for migrant children suffers from “serious, systemic defects.” The report echoed the findings of an Associated Press investigation.

At a hearing reviewing the program, officials from the department angered Democratic and Republican senators, who dismissed their answers as incomplete or complained that they failed to take full responsibility for the children who were abused or exploited.

There is more here.

Meanwhile in Sweden…..

Europe also got its share of ‘unaccompanied alien children’ (surely the invasion here and there was orchestrated by the hard Left Open Borders gang) and now they have big problems.  In this report from the Daily Mail we learn that many of the teenage ‘children’ from Africa have escaped their asylum homes and are loose and forming gangs in Stockholm.

Merkel is squirming, says refugees are in Germany only temporarily

Invasion of Europe news….

Germany is a disaster and Chancellor Angela Merkel is like a worm on a hook trying to figure out how to release herself.  Now, she is trying to tell the German people that, WHEN things calm down in the Middle East, the Syrians and Iraqis will leave. Even if that were true (it isn’t!), it isn’t true of the hundreds of thousands from all over the globe who have invaded Germany at Merkel’s invitation.

Merkel pensive
Merkel: I promise they will leave once there is peace in Syria and ISIS is defeated in Iraq. (When pigs fly!)

Note to Americans: Our refugee program is permanent.  I think there is still some misconception that asylum seekers and refugees are only here for a little while until things change back home.  That isn’t so, when we accept refugees and asylees they WILL become US citizens and never leave.
When you hear someone say we need to share the burden of Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey which are getting the brunt of the refugee flow, remember most of those ‘refugees’ are living in camps in those countries and will be forced to return home when the conflict ends.
If Merkel believes what she is saying, the migrants arriving in Germany should have been placed in camps and sorted out from there not planted in every town in Germany.
Back to the latest news from Deutsche Welle:

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she expects most Syrian and Iraqi refugees to return home once the conflict in their home countries has ended. She urged other European countries to offer more help.

Speaking at a regional party meeting, Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to moderate the criticism which has grown over her open-door policy towards refugees from conflict areas in Syria and Iraq.

“We need … to say to people that this is a temporary residential status and we expect that, once there is peace in Syria again, once IS has been defeated in Iraq, that you go back to your home country with the knowledge that you have gained,” she told members of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Saturday.


The leader of Merkel’s coalition partners, the Christian Social Union (CSU), Horst Seehofer, has threatened to take the government to court if the flow of asylum seekers is not reduced.

Get ready for the spring tidal wave of migrants! (My recommendation, turn back boats and build camps to contain them!):

Merkel urged other European countries to offer more help by taking in refugees: “because the numbers need to be reduced even further and must not start to rise again, especially in spring.”

Head of the European Union’s border agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri said that the UN estimated up to a million migrants may try to enter Europe across the eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans over the next year.

As we have previously reported a trickle of so-called refugees supposedly fearing persecution have begun to leave Germany as their welfare goodies aren’t fast enough in coming.  So, make sure their welfare is meager, housing is difficult and jobs not available and they might go home.
Every one from every country should be watching what happens in Germany and Europe generally as the invasion continues unabated because you are watching a major shift in the history of the world and possibly witnessing the end of the European font of western civilization.  See our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive here.
Be sure to see this post about the European Nationalist parties who do offer some hope for the continent.