Some of the unaccompanied illegal immigrant “children” could be coming to a town near you, but you won’t know until after they get there.
The White House is not informing governors or members of Congress when or where they are placing these children because they think their privacy “rights” are more important than your right to know where your tax dollars are going.
During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said:
“The public does have a right to know what’s happening… [but] at the same time, there are privacy rights that are included in the law that this administration is committed to enforcing and following.”
“We are talking potentially illegal individuals in this country and they are going to get ‘privacy’ protections that legal citizens don’t get?” Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman asked.
“It is about cooperation, transparency and my question is ‘what are they hiding?’ Why are they afraid to give us this information?” he asked.
Heineman – a Republican – recently discovered that 200 illegal immigrant children were sent to his state “without warning.”
Advertisement - story continues below
Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin was “alerted through the media” about how 600 illegal children found their way into her state.
And Virginia Rep. Rob Wittman – also a Republican – found out about a shipment of children to his state by a charity that was supposed to provide housing for the children.
“Who are these illegal unaccompanied children? Who is their sponsor? Where are you sending them?” asked Heineman.
“We need to know all this information to protect our state and our citizens. … We will be responsible for educating these children. Who will pay for that?”
Photo Credit: site:.gov obama
The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by the owners of this website.