Up to 1,000 illegal alien children [UACs] to be temporarily housed in Lakewood, Colorado

Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
31 December 2015
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Colorado News
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The Federal Center in Lakewood will become the temporary home this spring for up to 1,000 immigrant children [Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children]  fleeing to the United States from impoverished Central American countries.

The facility, which will be the largest of its kind in the country, is expected to open in April and will be run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"It is the law for us to take care of these children, and that is what we will continue to do," Mark Weber, a Health and Human Services spokesman, said Wednesday evening.

The children, unaccompanied minors 17 and younger from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who have crossed into the United States to escape grinding poverty or ruthless child traffickers in their home countries, will not attend local schools and will "not integrate into the local community," according to the agency.

"They remain under staff supervision at all times," the agency said.

The average stay for a child at a shelter like the one being readied in Lakewood is 32 days, Weber said. They will be medically screened and vaccinated. And while in HHS custody, they will receive classroom education, recreation and family reunification services.

They are then placed with a sponsor while their immigration status is adjudicated...


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Lakewood federal facility being readied for surge in UAC child migrants, Denver Post, January 28, 2016.

Local officials questioning new plan to house immigrant children at Lakewood center, Denver Post, December 31, 2015.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Greeley, who represents some nearby suburban areas, offered a comment critical of President Barack Obama's wider immigration policy: "The president failed to secure our borders, and now taxpayers will once again be stuck with the bill." 


One might ask: do you really believe these 18 year old "minors" are fleeing impoverished Central American countries? They were invited to invade the United States by President Obama. For more background, see:

Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) - Illegal alien kiddie colonists invited by Obama administration

One might also ask: why should our President invite them into the United States instead of helping them in their own countries? Perhaps because they will eventually vote Democratic?