This isn’t some totalitarian closed society trying this tactic, this is our own government. They clearly wouldn’t be offering up this kind of dog and pony show if they weren’t hiding a very ugly truth somewhere.
I hope lawmakers tell the Administration what they can do with their “rules.” We’re being forced to pay for this orchestrated disaster, but they want to control all descriptions and pictures of what they’re doing?
From the Daily Caller: “Obama “Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles.
The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller.
The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children who came to the U.S. without their parents. The minors, who hail mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, are being called “Unaccompanied Children,” or UACs.
Sent to members of Congress and staff by Rose Hacking, of the office of the assistant secretary of legislation at HHS, the invitation comes with the following commands:
No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in our vehicle)
No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed later
No interacting with staff and children at the shelter
We will provide photos of the facility after the tour
During the tour, ”the tour guide will detail what goes on from room to room and the services youth are provided on a daily basis,” the email invitation reads.
But one congressional staffer invited to tour the facility called the planned tours “a dog and pony show.”
“Don’t talk to anyone, don’t record anything you might happen to see, but come visit us and we’ll give you a sanitized story with only the photos and accounts we want you to have,” said the staffer, who requested anonymity.
And they do this, at the same time this government is stealing every single phone call we make, every email we send, and grabbing our personal pictures from the Web. We have to be totally “open books” but they can control everything in relation to what they’re doing behind closed doors? Really?
I wonder if these tyrants even see the total hypocrisy and contradiction here.
It’s time to shut down the whole charade, and send these people back to their home countries. Yes, our immigration policies need to be overhauled, but this is ridiculous, and we don’t need to be dealing with this crisis—send them home to let their own governments deal with them, as we figure out the best way forward.
Also, spare me any arguments about it being inhumane to send them home. If a burglar breaks into my house and breaks his ankle, it’s not my job to give him food and medical care until he gets better. He created the problem by entering where he was not legally entitled to be
It will undoubtedly be much less expensive to load them on planes and fly them back, than to deal with their ongoing care and medical needs.
Or maybe the staffer who gave the opening quote is incorrect. Perhaps we are a totalitarian society, run by an elite and where the average citizen has no say.