Collusion of Church & State in Invasion of Illegals: $182M to house “unaccompanied children” for just 4 months

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Poke a liberal, s/he will scream “Separation of Church and State!” ad nauseum — a phrase that, contrary to their claim, is *not* in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Instead, the phrase “separation of church and state” — that has become in the minds of too many Americans the definition of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause — actually originated in a letter by Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to the Danbury Baptists in which he wrote, referring to the Establishment Clause:

“that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

Given how Democrats insist on the separation of church from state, it is downright perverse that, among his many misdeeds, Obama has forged an alliance a collusion with Christian churches and “faith-based” organizations in aiding and abetting the invasion of illegals across the Mexican border into America.

As an example, the Religion News Service reported on Nov. 12, 2014 that U.S. “Catholic bishops are jumping into the increasingly contentious battle over immigration reform by backing President Obama’s pledge to act on his own to fix what one bishop called ‘this broken and immoral system’ before Republicans assume control of Capitol Hill in January.” In other words, as represented by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Church is actively supporting Obama in his scheme to subvert the federal government’s own immigration laws, and against the will of some 70% of Americans. In so doing, the bishops are being decidedly political, although religious groups are supposed to be apolitical, thereby justifying their tax-exempt status.

Then there are so-called “faith-based” organizations that get paid very well for doing the work of federal government agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Chief among those organizations is a curious outfit that calls itself the Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS) with very lucrative on-going contracts with the Obama administration’s HHS, DHS, and other agencies.

BCFS first came to public notice last July when they provided “Brown Shirts” security personnel for the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas where some of the illegal “children” were detained. (See “Obama’s Brown Shirts threaten health workers who divulge infectious diseases brought by tidal wave of illegals into America”)

Note: It is a deliberate misnomer to call the illegals “children” or “minors” because they include illegals in their late teens, some of whom are criminals who have committed torture and murder, like this one below (See “We need to re-define the term ‘minors’”):

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Then news came that BCFS had contracted to acquire and operate the luxury Palm Aire Resort & Hotel to house illegal “children” at a cost of $50 million. That particular scheme fell apart after news of the scheme resulted in immediate popular outrage, after which the media (and therefore the public) seemed to have lost all interest in the BCFS and the housing of those illegal “children”.

But not the D.C.-based citizen watchdog group Judicial Watch.

On August 1, 2014, Judicial Watch submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Obama administration for information on BCFS’s funding and correspondence with the HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

On September 9, 2014, Judicial Watch received documents from the HHS revealing that the Obama administration had paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) more than $182 million ($182,129,786) to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 “unaccompanied alien children” for just four months in 2014. (See Judicial Watch’s press release of Dec. 3, 2014, “Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama HHS Paid Baptist Children and Family Services $182,129,786 for Four Months Housing of Illegal Alien Children.”)

The more than $182 million spent on illegal “children” for just 4 months include:

1. Over $104 million ($104,215,608) for 1,200 unaccompanied illegal “children” at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, June 12-Oct. 18, 2014 ($21,711.59 per child per month), including:

  • 1,200 “emergency surge beds.”
  • $180,000 for “recreational items,” including board games, soccer balls, basket balls, jump ropes, bracelet making kits, yarn, puzzles, arts and crafts, decks of cards, and eye-hand coordination game sets.
  • $180,000 for “educational items,” including tempera paint, paint markers, paint brushes, easel brushes, art paper, and multicultural crayons.
  • $200,000 for 100 laptop kits: each kit has 5 laptops, at $500 per kit.
  • $2,648,800 in compensation for 30 members of the BCFS “Incident Management Team” (IMT), or $88,293 per IMT member.
  • $6,765,000 for “hotel accommodations” for 822 staff members at $125 per night.

2. $78 million ($77,914,178) for 1,200 unaccompanied illegal “children” at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, May 18-Sept. 18, 2014 (or $16,232 per child per month), including:

  • 1,200 “emergency surge beds”.
  • $20,000 for “utility expenses,” including cable television (video screen/projector set up – due to the large dormitory set and configuration to ensure large group seatings can view movies, sports, etc.), estimated at $5,000 per month.
  • $80,000 for 20 “shower stalls” at $1,000 a piece. But Judicial Watch notes that shower stalls at Home Depot can be purchased for as low as $163.71 per stall.
  • $576,000 for twice-a-week long-distance calls by the 1,200 illegal “children” to their families because “contact with family members is imperative and part of BCFS’s daily programing.”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton rightly observes:

“It is outrageous that the Obama administration spent nearly $200 million of taxpayer funds to provide illegal alien children with the types of extravagant high-tech equipment and lavish benefits many American families cannot even afford for their own children. And very few American workers are bringing home the $80,000 the Obama administration pays the BCFS’s Incident Management Team for just four months’ work.  Obama’s lawlessness resulted in an illegal alien ‘surge‘ that has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in 2014.  Based on his new lawless amnesty plans, we can expect hundreds of millions more in taxpayer costs for the resulting wave of illegal aliens trying to take advantage of Obama’s illegal nullification of our nation’s immigration laws.”

Worse still, BCFS’s contract with the HHS has an end date of September 30, 2016, which suggests that the Obama administration anticipates that the “surge” will continue until near the end of his presidency.

So what is the Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS)?

BCFS

BCFS describes itself as “rooted in Texas” with “branches worldwide”:

BCFS is a global network of … non-profit organizations that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of at-risk populations. BCFS partners with government agencies, corporations, non-profits, and community leaders to develop programs and service models that combat challenges in health and human services.

BCFS boasts locations in 10 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas) and Washington, D.C. in the United States, as well as in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

BCFS locations

Among the services that BCFS provides are “emergency management, including medical sheltering, during public health disasters” and “residential services and emergency shelters for children who are abused or neglected.”

Emergency management? Gosh, I thought we have FEMA for that?!

Among BCFS’s “partners” are:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security:
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (AID)
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • State governments of Texas, Nevada, Washington, and Maine.

The division of BCFS that directly pertains to its contracts with the Obama administration to house and service the illegal “children” is its Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD).

BCFS-HHS

This is how CCFS’s Emergency Management Division describes itself:

BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division (BCFS EMD) is a non-profit partner of federal, state and local government and private industry. Our organization specializes in emergency management, incident management, disaster response, public health and medical emergency response, mass care, medical sheltering and planning for vulnerable populations.

Note that nowhere in BCFS’s or BCFS-EMD’s self-descriptions is there any mention of the Baptist Church or of Christianity.

In truth, any organization can call itself “Baptist” without actually being Baptist or even Christian. If the mafia were smart, it should rename itself Baptist Community Services Syndicate.

As Sundance of the Conservative Tree House (aka The Last Refuge) observes:

Faith Based Organizations”. Has a nice charitable ring to it, no? …. Alas, not so fast.

Allow us to introduce to you Mr. Kevin Dinnin.

He’s the paid President and CEO of Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD). We found him by backtracking the name of the principal officer posted on their 2012 tax filings.

BCFS-Kevin-C-Dinnin

Dinnin’s annual salary is over $477,799. Altogether, the BCFS-EMD leadership and staff are paid $33 million in wages for 2012.

In July 2014, BCFS and its Emergency Management Division secured a grant from DHS and HHS of more than $190 million ($190,707,505). That’s just one grant. Here are a few more of BCFS’s lucrative contracts with the Obama administration:

BCFS 2014

In just the first half of 2014, BCFS has received over a quarter billion dollars — taxpayer dollars.

In 2012, BCFS pulled in $67,325,953 and $63,321,669 of taxpayer funds through DHS and HHS grants/contracts. In other words, around 94% of BCFS’s entire operational “charity revenue” in 2012 came from American taxpayers.

And this so-called “Baptist” non-profit is expanding, thanks to Obama’s “border surge,” to form “regional hubs for BCFS’s new family support and evaluation programs” with four new directors (Celeste Garcia, Alexandria Peralta, Michelle Fuentes, Kelsey Keswani) — in New York, NY; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sacramento and Los Angeles, CA.

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.

Please tell me why exactly do we have the federal government agencies of FEMA, HHS, and Border Patrol?

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~Eowyn

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20 responses to “Collusion of Church & State in Invasion of Illegals: $182M to house “unaccompanied children” for just 4 months

  1. The Pope is a commie

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  2. This whole thing is beyond contemptible. People need to reevaluate donating to churches who are in Obama’s camp. The fact that the US Taxpayer has been scammed to this extent is nearly beyond belief. Excellent post Dr Eowyn.

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    • “People need to reevaluate donating to churches who are in Obama’s camp.”

      Good suggestion! Be sure to tell your church why you’re not donating or reducing the amount of your donation.

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    • Most of the churches here in the Communist People’s Republik of mass fly the rainbow flag and thing Barry is doing the Lord’s work. I have been attending a non denominational Evangelical church in town; very nice God loving well meaning folk but if I bring up doubts about pResident Lucifer or dare mention the NWO being a tool of Satan….well I was taken aside a couple of times and asked not to bring up uncomfortable subjects or views
      I am reminded by them that Jesus would bring them all in no questions asked, that if we turn down the aliens we will be judged as Sodom was judged. I’ve been keeping quiet during coffee hour lest I agitate the sheep

      I know they are involved in bring in aliens from Africa, Haiti and south of zeee border

      Ohhhhh I am such a hater mea culpa!

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  3. “Please tell me why exactly do we have the federal government agencies of FEMA, HHS, and Border Patrol?” For appearances only, apparently…

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  4. Wow!!!! What a stunning expose!!! Thank you Dr. Eowyn!

    I am usually inclined to give a pass to any organization whose name sounds like a para-church charity. Well, that is no longer the case with me. My eyes are now open.

    The “Progressives” have long shown a penchant for euphemism in the naming of their plans (Affordable Care Act, et al.). I’m reminded about CS Lewis’ novel, That Hideous Strength, in which there is rising agency called the National Institute of Coordinated Experiments (NICE), which is granted sweeping powers over the personal liberties of people world-wide.

    How NICE of this church agency, the Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS)!

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  5. Now we have the Obamination in pursuit of the Abominable Illegals, the purest form of Bizzaro World Disorder spectacle yet! Can feeding Christians to the lions be far behind?

    My loathing of this Chicago-spawned criminal is now sunk down to the Clintons, formerly the Lowest of the Low, so all three have company in their separate but equal Hells.

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  6. The fact that most organized religions’ principles are so easily and frequently bought and sold is one big reason I have trouble getting involved with an organized religion. Also,I like churches,they’re beautiful,calming places,but when a religion infers that we need to congregate in a church to communicate with God,it’s distressing to me. Anyplace I choose to talk to God,or hear from Him,that’s my Church. A big cross or a beautiful church doesn’t matter-God will hear,and speak to us no matter where we are.
    Maybe I’m all wrong on this,but I believe the whole world id my church.

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  7. The Catholic Church in America has been aiding and abetting the government in this for over thirty years. But things really ramped up in the Bush, Jr., Administration.
    This is not to excuse Obama. But W. signed the North American Treaty with Mexico in 2005, and Lou Dobbs was the only one in the mainstream media to report on it. In many things, this Administration is carrying on the policies of the one that immediately preceded it. “Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss….”

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    • Seems to me like we can funnel much of our anger towards the Socialist News Media;thanks to their selective reporting our Government has been able to do any number of anti-American,godless immoral,and unconstitutional acts with impunity and We the People are told absolutely NOTHING about it through all the most prolific channels.

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  8. @Steven Broiles
    This NAFTA Agreement did not get past everyone because I personally wrote President Geo. W. Bush and let him know that this is the beginning of the North American Union and we, Americans will not lose our Sovereignty and will fight to retain it! Furthermore, I resent it and I resent the building of the super highway connecting Mexico through the USA to Canada….NO RESPONSE AS YOU GUESSED.
    The Bush family are PROGRESSIVES/COMMIES/SOCIALISTS take your pick.Old man Bush was pushing a New World Order in the 80’s. These people are not our friends, dear Americans…They are anti-American….DO NOT VOTE FOR ANOTHER BUSH UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE ONE OF THEIR SLAVES.

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