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Congressman Blocked From Viewing Alien ‘Processing’

From the Washington Times:

Rep. Jim Bridenstine denied access to child immigrant facility: ‘What are they trying to hide?’

By Jessica Chasmar | July 2, 2014

Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine is asking what the Obama administration has to hide after he was denied access Monday to a Health and Human Services facility at Fort Sill currently housing up to 1,200 illegal immigrant children. “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” the Republican said in a press release.

“After my visit today with the base commander, I approached the barracks where the children are housed,” he said. “A new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view. Every gate is chained closed.” An HHS official told Mr. Bridenstine that no visitors were allowed, and that he’d have to go through HHS legislative affairs to schedule a formal visit for July 21.

Why do they need a three week warning?

“Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks,” Mr. Bridenstine said in the release. “What are they trying to hide? Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”

That’s easy. They are being released to other illegal aliens. Or to nobody at all. What is wrong with that?

Meanwhile, we have this from the Blaze:

Obama Won’t Visit Southern U.S. Border While in Texas, but Here’s What He Will Be Doing

By Pete Kasperowicz | July 2, 2014 

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will not be visiting the southern U.S. border anytime soon, even though he will be in Texas next week for a fundraiser.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has invited Obama a few times to visit the border to assess the immigration crisis that has evolved as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have crossed into the United States. But Earnest said Obama at this point has not accepted. “Schedules sometimes change and if they do we’ll let you know, but right now there is no plan to visit the border while he’s in Texas,” Earnest said.

Why should Obama want to go to the border? He has nothing to do with creating the problem? (Sarcasm.)

Instead of visiting the border, Obama will fly from Denver to Dallas for a fundraiser on July 9, then will leave Texas from Austin the following day. Earnest declined to call it a fundraiser, instead saying Obama would be “building some support for Democratic candidates for office who are on the ballot in November.”

No, it isn’t a fundraiser. It’s just a friendly get together that happens to be charging people $32,000 a head to attend.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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