Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Who the hell are these “Palestinian” people I keep hearing about from the media and politicians? The FACT is these so-called “Palestinian” people do NOT exist. There was NEVER any country called Palestine.
There is simply no such thing has a “Palestinian ” people. They do NOT exist. These people are Arabs like all other Arabs, and they happen to live in a region called Palestine. They are not a separate people. The so-called Palestinians want a separate country because they claim to be a separate nation. They are not. They were never a separate people before the new state of Israel. How did they become one now?
The “Palestinians” are nothing but a political pawn used by the Muslim world to fight against Israel. The creation of a Palestinian state is ONLY a means for continuing the Muslim’s struggle against the state of Israel. The Palestinians are not any ancient people, but claim to be. There is NOT a Palestinian culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history. There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage.
“Palestine” is an English name – a Latin name based on the ancient people “Philistines” in Hebrew means “invaders”. Philistines came to Israel from the Mediterranean islands near Greece about 4000 years ago. These people were mostly originates of Asia Minor and Greece and gradually became a part of the Arab world. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were practically no Arabs in the Holy Land. By contrast, the Jews, despite 2000 years of persecution and forced conversions by various conquerors, have throughout most of history been the majority population there. In Jerusalem, Jews were always the largest demographic group, except for periods when conquerors specifically threw them out and prevented them from returning. Before 1917, during the 400-years rule of the Ottoman empire, the Ottomans did not call the Holy Land “Palestina”. The British decided to renew this ancient name and called the land “Palestine”. The local Arabs never called themselves “Palestinians”, not even during the British mandate. After 1948, the Arabs recognized the fact that they invaded foreign land and invented for themselves a name in English — “Palestinians”. If the British were to call the land “New England”, and the local Arabs were to call themselves “English” would they automatically become English?
It is important to emphasize that the term “Palestinian” to describe the local population was not invented until after the establishment of Israel. This group of Arabs started calling themselves “Palestinian people” After 1948, there’s no original Arabic language. Is there any nation in the world that has no name original language? Arabs who invaded the land of Israel does not have a name in the Arabic language because they are not and never were a unified group or nation.
The so-called “Palestinians” were born in a single day, after a war that lasted six days in 1967. If they were true Canaanites, they would speak Hebrew and demand from Syria to give them back their occupied homeland in Lebanon, but they are not. If they were Philistines, they would claim back the Isle of Crete from Greece and would recognize that they have nothing to do with the Land of Israel, and would ask excuses to Israel for having stolen the Ark of the Covenant. The so-called “Palestinians” already have there own land…it’s called Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt.
Former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat, describes this best: “Why is it that on June 4th, 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian? We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag. When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”.
Historically, a “Palestinian” people never existed. The fact is that the Arabs who now call themselves by the English name “Palestinians” don’t even know what their name is or should be in Arabic. Even Arab leaders and historians have admitted that a “Palestinian” people never existed. For example:
■ In 1937, the Arab leader Auni Bey Abdul Hadi told the Peel Commission: “There is no such country as Palestine. Palestine is a term the Zionists invented. Palestine is alien to us.”
■ In 1946, Princeton’s Arab professor of Middle East history, Philip Hitti, told the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry: “It’s common knowledge, there is no such thing as Palestine in history.”
■ In March 1977, Zahir Muhsein, an executive member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), said in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw: “The ‘Palestinian people’ does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel.”
■ Joseph Farah, an Arab-American journalist, writes: “The truth is that Palestine is no more real than Never-Never Land. Palestine has never existed as an autonomous entity.”
■ The Syrian dictator Hafez Assad said: “There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity”.
Most Arabs living in Palestine today are not indigenous to the region. It was not until after the Jews had changed deserts and swamps into a productive and thriving land that the Arabs started migrating there. Arafat himself was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Did you know that?
The Prophet Muhammad never visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and did not consider them important enough to mention their name in the Quran even once. By comparison, Mecca and Medina, the only two Muslim holy cities, are mentioned in the Quran hundreds of times. Even though the name of the Holy Land is not mentioned in the Quran, the Quran refers to the Holy Land many times as the land of the children of Israel. The Jewish Holy Temple stood on Temple Mount long before the Muslim religion, or any other current world religion was conceived.
There is also one other extremely important fact, one that is well known in Islamic circles and yet ignored in the West. No one likes the so-called Palestinians. This is why they remain refugees in Islamic countries like Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, and why they are not integrated into their societies. It is why Jordan expelled them and why Egypt wouldn’t take Gaza back when the Jews offered it to them along with the Sinai. The Palestinian cause is touted only because it is anti-Semitic and thus consistent with Islam. If the Palestinians were not a thorn in Israel’s side, no one would know of them or care about them. The problem of the “Palestinians” will never be resolved because no matter what is given to them, they will continue to be used as human weapons to injure Jews. They will never quit waging jihad until every last Jew is killed and Israel is wiped off the face of the earth.
The Arabs who now claim to be natives of the Holy Land have migrated to Palestine and invaded the land after 1917, from neighboring Arab countries, predominantly from areas now known as Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. None of these countries existed as nations prior to 1913. They were nothing but a disorganized collection of tribes, constantly terrorizing each other, trying to seize land from their neighbors. Unfortunately, those Arab invaders, imported into the Holy Land their age-old “culture” of terrorizing neighbors to seize land. Many of them were social outcasts and criminals who could not find jobs in their own countries so they searched for their luck elsewhere. Some of them were accepted by the British regime as a source of cheap labor and were allowed to settle on unoccupied Jewish land.
In their propaganda, the Arabs who now call themselves “Palestinians” consistently demand that Israel and the world recognize their “pre-1948″ rights. That’s about 60 years ago. Mysteriously, they are never willing to add another 60 years to their “historical” claims on the Holy Land. They know very well that doing so will send them back to where they came from – Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Years ago, during negotiations with the, so-called, Palestinians, a Israeli negotiator proposed to revise a mention of their claim of “pre-1948″ rights and replace it with “pre-1917″. The “Palestinians” vehemently opposed. Now we know why.
Because of these lies, the so-called “Palestinians” feel justified in indiscriminately launching rockets and sending suicide bombers into Israel to kill women, children, babies, old men, old women and noncombatant citizens. Because of these lies, the United Nations and the media of the world are condemning Israel who is acting far less harshly than ANY other country would act in retaliation for such heinous attacks. Hamas has fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel in the last three years. That’s more than twice as many rockets that Germany fired into London during World War II! And we all remember how the British and Americans reacted to that! What is the United States doing in Afghanistan, a totally foreign country, killing Afghanis for more than a decade? Because they attacked us on Sept. 11th. I understand this, as does most the civilized world. But why do they not understand this is exactly what Israel is doing, only on a much smaller scale? The hypocrisy is absolutely sickening! How do you think the U.S. would respond is Canada was constantly threatening to wipe America off the face of the earth and sending suicide bombers and rockets into New York to kill innocent civilians on a regular basis???
The duty of any government is to ensure the security of its inhabitants and this is why Israel will target those who seek their destruction. Israel has a right to defend itself.
This is the time for us to express our solidarity with the people of Israel and the state of Israel. Now more than ever, we must be unequivocal in our support of Israel. The United States and Israel face a common threat. I hope all of us will do everything we can to make sure people understand that when we stand up for Israel, we are standing up for fundamental human beliefs, democracy, freedom and America and firmly stand against terrorism and tyranny. It is up to us to spread the truth and expose the lies that have been propagated throughout the past century about Israel.Follow VeronicaCoffin
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
VIENNA — The State Department had warned its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Israel, given an increase in rocket fire from Gaza and the current violent crisis with Hamas, in an updated travel alert issued Monday. This warning has been rescinded on Thursday.
The notice tells Americans who choose to travel despite the warning to avoid regions of Israel near Gaza, in order to avoid the “real risks” of harm or death by small-arms fire, anti-tank machinery, rockets and mortars.
“Long-range rockets launched from Gaza since July 8, 2014 have reached many locations in Israel– including Tel Aviv, cities farther north, and throughout the south of the country,” the warning reads. “Some rockets have reached Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank, including Bethlehem and Hebron.
While the State Department alert acknowledges the success of Iron Dome, it adds that “there have been impacts that have caused damage and injury.”
“In light of the ongoing rocket attacks,” it continues, American visitors to residents “should familiarize themselves with the location of the nearest bomb shelter or other hardened site, if available.”
The updated advisory came as US Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the region in an effort to broker an immediate cease-fire, modeled off an agreement that ended hostilities between Hamas and Israel in 2012.
Before departing for Egypt, Kerry announced an additional $47 million in humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, reiterating US President Barack Obama’s growing concerns with the mounting civilian death toll from the conflict.
$15 million of those funds will boost operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), while the rest will go to USAID’s disaster, humanitarian and emergency relief efforts.
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Mali’s president says wreckage of missing Air Algerie flight has been spotted in north of country as 116 passengers feared dead
- Swiftair MD-83 vanished 50mins after take-off from capital of Burkina Faso
- Now Mali president has confirmed wreckage has been found in desert
- Plane ‘made detour over fears it was flying into a storm over northern Mali’
- Crew also worried it may collide with another aircraft, airline source said
- Mali air space graded ‘high risk’ by U.S. aviation authority due to civil war
- Comes after 298 killed in MH17 disaster and 48 die in plane crash in Taiwan
The fate of the Air Algerie flight which vanished with 116 people on board en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers appears to have been uncovered after Mali’s President confirmed wreckage has been found.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said today that the wreckage of the flight had been spotted in his country’s desert north.
It is the third major aviation disaster in a week, following the MH17 disaster in Ukraine and the TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan yesterday.
Nearly 250 people died in these two crashes. The week’s grim toll may now rise by 116 more.
‘I have just been informed that the wreckage has been found between Aguelhoc and Kidal,’ Keita said during a meeting of political, religious and civil society leaders in Bamako. He did not give any more details.
Vanished: A Swiftair MD-83 passenger plane (like one above) carrying 110 passengers and six crew disappeared off the radar on its way to Algiers. There are now reports wreckage has been found in northern Mali
His comments were echoed by a top Burkina Faso offical, General Gilbert Diendere, who says the wreckage was located about 31 miles from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali.
He is a close aide to President Blaise Compaore and head of the crisis committee set up to co-ordinate research for the plane that vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over northern Mali.
“We sent men, with the agreement of the Mali government, to the site, and they found the wreckage of the plane with the help of the inhabitants of the area,” said General Gilbert Diendere.
“They found human remains and the wreckage of the plane totally burnt and scattered,” he said.
He told The Associated Press that rescuers went to the area after they had heard from a resident that he saw the plane go down 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Malian town of Gossi.
Amid conflicting reports, Laurent Fabius, France’s foreign minister said earlier today that no wreckage had been found, but believed the plane had ‘probably crashed.’
FURORE OVER CLAIMS CASTRO’S DAUGHTER WAS ON DOOMED FLIGHT
It was earlier reported that Mariela Castro – the Cuban leader Raul Castro’s daughter – was on board the doomed flight.
However, Mariela later confirmed she was not on the flight and was actually attending a meeting in Havana.
An Ouagadougou Airport spokesman had claimed Mariela Castro was on board the plane and various news outlets ran the story. The Facebook page of Ouagadougou airport, where the plane took off, also said she was on board.
Cuban authorities quickly quahsed the rumour and insisted Ms Castro was at the event in the Cuban capital.
Ms Castro is a prominent gay rights advocate and Aids prevention activist.
Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 around 50 minutes into the flight after the crew reportedly asked to change course over fears it was flying into a storm.
The plane, which is operated by Air Algerie, was last picked up on radar at 1.55am GMT en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers.
It should have landed in the Algerian capital around three hours later, but didn’t arrive.
Earlier, aviation officials had reportedly said debris from the plane had been spotted in a ‘very inaccessible desert area’ between Gao and Kidal in Mali.
But Mr Fabius said this afternoon that ‘no trace’ had yet been seen.
He said: ‘The plane has probably crashed. The searches are focusing at this stage on a vast strip of Malian territory around the region of Gao.’
The crash comes after a treacherous week for the aviation industry in which 298 people were killed when flight MH17 plane was shot down over Ukraine and 48 people died in a crash in Taiwan.
Airlines have also cancelled flights into Tel Aviv due to the conflict in Gaza.
The list of passengers on AH5017 includes 51 French, 27 Burkina Faso nationals, eight Lebanese, six Algerians and five Canadians.
Fateful path: Contact was lost with flight AH 5017 while it was still in Malian air space approaching the border with Algeria after taking off from Ouagadougou, the capital of the west African nation of Burkina Faso
There were also four Germans, two Luxemburg nationals, one Swiss, one Belgium, one Egyptian, one Ukrainian, one Nigerian, one Cameroonian and one Malian, Burkina Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedraogo said.
The six crew members are Spanish, according to the Spanish pilots’ union.
The flight path of AH5017 from Ouagadougou, the capital of the west African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers was not immediately clear.
However, Burkina Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedragor said the flight had been asked to change route because of a storm around 30 minutes after taking off.
A source from Air Algerie told the AFP news agency said contact was lost while it was still in Malian air space approaching the border with Algeria.
The source said: ‘The plane was not far from the Algerian frontier when the crew was asked to make a detour because of poor visibility and to prevent the risk of collision with another aircraft on the Algiers-Bamako route.
‘Contact was lost after the change of course.’
A diplomat in the Malian capital Bamako also confirmed said that the north of the country – which lies on the plane’s likely flight path – was struck by a powerful sandstorm overnight.
The north of the country also remains locked in conflict after the region fell under control of ethnic Tuareg separatists and then Al Qaeda-linked Islamic extremists following a military coup in 2012.
A French-led intervention last year scattered the extremists, but the Tuaregs have pushed back against the authority of the Bamako-based government.
As a result, the American Federal Aviation Authority has warned U.S. airlines that Mali was a ‘high risk’ area for commercial routes.
Air Algerie has also reportedly avoided flight paths over the area because of the threat of attacks on commercial planes by militants, according to Fayçal Mettaoui, a journalist for Algerian daily El-Watan.
Danger zones: This graphic shows the areas which U.S. airlines have been banned from flying from or warned to avoid by the Federal Aviation Administration because of conflicts
However, a senior French official said it was unlikely that fighters in Mali had weaponry that could shoot down a plane.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the fighters have shoulder-fired weapons which could not hit an aircraft at cruising altitude.
Issa Saly Maiga, head of Mali’s National Civil Aviation Agency, said that a search was under way for the missing flight.
‘We do not know if the plane is Malian territory.
‘Aviation authorities are mobilized in all the countries concerned – Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Algeria and even Spain.’
Air Algerie announced that the plane, which is owned by Spanish private airline Swiftair, had gone missing in a brief statement carried by national news agency APS.
It added that the company initiated an ‘emergency plan’ in the search for flight AH5017, which flies the four-hour passenger route four times a week.
Lost contact: Swiftair, a private Spanish airline, said the plane left Burkina Faso for Algiers at 1.17am GMT
The MD-83 is part of a series of long-range jets built since the early 1980s by McDonnell Douglas, a U.S. plane maker now owned by Boeing.
‘Boeing is aware of the report (on the missing aircraft). We are awaiting additional information,’ a spokesman for the planemaker said.
The crash comes as a recovery operation got underway in Taiwan to remove plane seats and fuselage from homes after yesterday’s plane crash which killed 48 people.
Today the airline announced that stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of the crash which also left ten people on the plane injured and five on the ground.
The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed while trying to land in the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China.
Meanwhile, an international investigation has been launched after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
Concerns were first raised about the plane when it disappeared from radar screens while passing over the city of Donetsk last Thursday.
The plane was traveling at 33,000 feet on a pre-determined flight path when it suddenly vanished from trackers, immediately notifying air traffic controllers of the prospect that the plane had either crashed or made an emergency landing.
An Air Algerie office in Paris. The company initiated an ‘emergency plan’ in the search for flight AH5017
Flight radars generally monitor moving objects only, so if an aircraft disappears from the screens it either means the plane has become stationary or there has been a fault with the tracking system.
Tragically in the case of MH17 the former was true – but it wasn’t until body parts and plane wreckage were spotted scattered over an eight square-mile area in eastern Ukraine that a crash could be officially confirmed.
In the case of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the latter was the true, where it is believed the radar transponder system was deliberately turned off by someone on board.
That plane is believed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people on board, but the wreckage has never been found and the cause of the disaster is unknown.
One of Algeria’s worst air disasters occurred in February this year, when a C-130 military aircraft carrying 78 people crashed in the mountainous northeast, killing more than 70 people.
Tamanrasset in the deep south was the site of the country’s worst ever civilian air disaster, in March 2003.
In that accident, all but one of 103 people on board were killed when an Air Algerie passenger plane crashed on takeoff after one of its engines caught fire.
The sole survivor, a young Algerian soldier, was critically injured.
WILL YOU GET ON A PLANE AGAIN? AVIATION FATALITIES SOAR 300% – BUT EXPERTS INSIST 2014 IS STILL ONE OF THE SAFEST YEARS IN HISTORY
In a week that has seen three major air disasters, just days before the busiest weekend for airports over the summer holidays, questions are being raised about the safety of air travel.
After a Swiftair flight crashed today, killing 119 people on board, a TransAsia Airways jet fell from the sky yesterday with 47 dead, and the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over Ukraine last week with 298 fatalities, travellers are asking whether it is safe to fly.
Aviation experts claim 2014 is one of the safest years in air transport history in terms of the number of crashes.
However, figures reveal fatalities from air disasters have soared by 300 per cent from last year, including the three major plane crashes in the past week.
There have been 763 passengers and crew killed in plane disasters so far this year – 498 higher than the 265 people that died in 2013.
The figure is 396 higher than the 10-year average to July of 376.
It also makes July the fifth worst month in aviation history in terms of aviation disaster fatalities.
However, air travel experts are urging holidaymakers that it is still safe to fly.
Harro Ranter, president of the Aviation Safety Network, described 2014 as ‘among the safest years in modern aviation history – since 1946’.
He added the number of fatal plane accidents this year – including today’s Algerian jet – is 12 – five below the ten-year average to July 24.
The 12 incidents in the past seven months include the TransAsia aircraft that crashed while trying to land on an island off Taiwan, killing all 47 people on board.
The figure is down from the 10-year average of 17 fatal crashes.
Mr Ranter said: ‘The recent accidents do not suggest that there is a specific common underlying safety issue.’
However, figures by the network, which tracks crashes and fatalities worldwide, reveal the number of people killed in air travel disasters has increased significantly already this year, due to the two Malaysia Airlines disasters.
The total number of passengers and crew killed on board the missing MH370, and on board the MH17 flight which was shot down while flying over Ukraine is 517.
Ranter told www.thestar.com: ‘It has been an exceptional year because of these two high-profile accidents, which really mark the safety profile of this year.
‘[The number of fatal crashes is] quite significantly below the 10-year average, although the number of fatalities is markedly higher because of these two high-profile accidents.’
According to International Air Transport Association, which represents 240 of the world’s airlines, more than three billion people flew safely on 36.4 million flights last year.Follow VeronicaCoffin
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A Texas Media outlet has just caught on to something we discovered and have shared with you. Previously we identified the BIG THREE large non-profit corporations getting massive grants from DHS and HHS. These were the “faith based groups” President Obama met in Dallas 7/9/14.
They are, listed smallest to largest:
- #3 Bronze – U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and/or, U.S. Catholic Charities $70,000,000+
- #2 Silver – Southwest Key Programs Inc $122,000,000+
- #1 Gold - Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD) $270,000,000+
Today we focus on one. “Southwest Key Programs Inc” – KEYE TV in Austin Texas has just discovered the ruse and the tentacles of how these “private corporations”, ie. “non profit groups”, think ACORN, actually tie to their community and hide under the cover of funding from DHS/HHS Grants. We found this specific Private Company nets 98.76% of earnings from government grants [2012 IRS form 990 pg 14].
When KEYE TV reporters go asking questions they discover the secrecy of HHS. To quote Bruce Willis: ..”welcome to the party pal“..
KEYE TV – TEXAS - More than $100 million of federal grant money this year has gone to an Austin based company that runs unaccompanied minor shelters across the country.
Its website says Southwest Key Programs is the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States. Their headquarters is in Austin, Texas.
A brief online description details the children they help, how they’re accepted and a short write up of the types of services provided.
A map provided by Southwest Key officials outlines their different locations and programs across the county. But if you have questions about the money it receives from the federal government for unaccompanied children officials with the non-profit aren’t talking.
While their corporate address is listed as right here in Austin when you try to ask about their child immigrant shelters you get directed to a federal agency — the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
But they’re not talking either.
In an email back to KEYE TV, government officials say they do not identify regular/permanent unaccompanied alien children program shelters for the safety and security of minors and staff at the facilities.
As part of our ongoing Treehouse research – We’ve been looking into this organization for over a week.
They are led by Dr. Juan Sanchez, President and CEO – 2012 salary $338,770
With a total company payroll around $65,000,000 on 2012 taxpayer revenue of $85,000,000 (98.76% taxpayer funded)
“Dr. Sanchez is proud to have built one of the most diverse nonprofits in the country, where 93 percent of Southwest Key’s 2,000 employees, including most top managers and board members, are people of color“.
We have much more on Southwest Key. Here are their 2014 HHS Grants for “Unaccompanied Alien Children” $122,285,100:
(Source HHS TAGGS Tracking System)
- 2012 Financials: Total Revenue: $ 85,808,470 Total Expenses: $ 81,759,658
- 2013 Financials: Total Revenue: $124,256,408 Total Expenses: $120,901,477
And Here is their 2012 IRS Form 990 Filings:
Southwest Key Inc. Annual Report and Financials HERE If you dig in to the IRS 990 forms (embedded above) you’ll see a lot of, well, “generous” wage and benefit perks. Golf, florists, cafe’s, third party mortgages, $$$ Spouses on the payroll, etc. But, it’s for the *children* right? I digress.
Using information within the TAGGS system for Health and Human Services we are able to identify the recipients for Grants specifically designated for “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, or UAC’s.
With that data, a few more search tools, some time and a little more research, we are able to identify the locations of facilities throughout the country where the HHS grants are being directed and the UAC’s are being transferred/housed. There are essentially two broad types: Residence Care, and Transitional to Foster Care Services.
From the FY 2014 HHS Grants we can identify the communities where direct HHS UAC funds have been sent. We can identify the specific facility, or the organization supporting the foster care placement. If you live in, or close to, one of the listed cities below, the UAC’s transfers are already in your community.
It should be noted that where possible we have tried to find out the number of children within the agency unit. For some it was easy, some were listed on the grants, for others it was not possible. Some are housed in Juvenile detention camps; some are in hospitals with specifically designated beds and dorms. A large percentage are/were in transitional housing during placement to foster families, and some appear to have gone directly to foster families as the transition to their permanent family takes place.
We have also included the exact amount of the HHS grant for two reasons. Number one, so that you can see how much this is costing you, the taxpayer. However, there is a more valuable secondary reason. We have identified (through extensive research) that each UAC, each individual, is estimated/evaluated at a HHS cost level of around $40,000 per grant (give or take). So if you see a grant for $2,325,000 you can divide by $40k and find out that’s about 58 (people) UAC’s in that facility or process for the quarter (3 month period), or time they are being transitioned/processed in that facility or organization.
2014 Meza Arizona – 1 Facility – New Leaf Inc. Dorothy Mitchell [Residence Facility for UAC] Address: 868 E. UNIVERSITY DRIVE MESA, AZ 85203 HHS Grant $387,936
2014 Irvington, New York – 1 Facility – Abbott House Residential Services [Residential facility for UAC "Unaccompanied Alien Children"] ABBOTT HOUSE 100 N BROADWAY IRVINGTON, NY 105331254 HHS Grant $ 2,983,200
2014 Windsor Mill, Maryland – 1 Facility – BOARD OF CHILD CARE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, INC [Residential Emergency Housing and Care for UAC's] Address: 3300 Gaither Road BALTIMORE, MD 21244 HHS Grant $2,387,200
2014 Miami, Florida – 2 (possibly 3) facilities each housing 60 children – CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI INC Address: 9401 BISCAYNE BLVD MIAMI SHORES, FL 33138-2970 Most recent HHS Grant(s) $1,675,094 and $748,740
2014 Houston, Texas – 2 facilities – St. Michael’s Homes for Children [Residential Housing via CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON] – Address: 1111 LOVETT BOULEVARD HOUSTON, TX 77006 Most recent HHS Grant(s) $2,792,549 and $1,396,274
2014 Galveston, Texas – 2 facilities – Galveston Multicultural Institute/The Children’s Center [Residential Housing CHILDREN'S CENTER, INC] Address: 2127 AVENUE M GALVESTON, TX 77550 HHS Grants $4,826,682
2014 Valhalla, New York – 1 Facility – Cardinal McCloskey School & Home for Children [Long Term Housing while awaiting Foster Care Program for UAC's] – Address: 115 Stevens Avenue VALHALLA, NY 105951252 HHS Grants $1,477,330
2014 New York, New York – 1 Facility – Catholic Guardian Services [Looks like a placement service not a facility] Address: 1011 First Avenue NEW YORK, NY 10022 HHS Grants $2,663,492
2014 Clearwater, Florida – 1 Facility – GULF COAST JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES, INC [foster care placement service] Address: 14041 ICOT BLVD CLEARWATER, FL 33760 HHS Grant $958,424
2014 Auburn, New York – 1 Foster Facility – Cayuga Home for Children DBA Cayuga Centers [In-Home Foster Care Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children] Address: 101 Hamilton Ave AUBURN, NY 13021 HHS Grants $8,376,471
2014 Elizabeth, New Jersey – 1 Foster Facility – County of Union New Jersey Department of Human Services [Foster Placement not a facility] address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza ELIZABETH, NJ 07207 HHS Grants $825,576
2014 La Verne, California – 1 Facility – David & Margaret Youth and Family Services – [Basic Emergency Shelter Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program] 1350 THIRD STREET LA VERNE, CA 91750 HHS Grant $3,750,000
2014 Redmond, Washington – 1 Facility – FRIENDS OF YOUTH [Transitional Living Facility] Address: 16225 NE 87TH A-6 REDMOND, WA 98052-3536 HHS Grant $1,730,955
2014 Fullerton, California – 1 Facility – Florence Crittenton Services of Orange County [Placement Service] Address: 801 E. Chapman Ave., Ste. 230
FULLERTON, CA 92831-3847 HHS Grant $8,172,157
2014 Chicago, Illinois – 1 Facility – HEARTLAND HUMAN CARE SERVICES, INC [Staffed Shelter Facility] Address: 208 SOUTH LASALLE STREET CHICAGO, IL 606041156 HHS Grant $20,809,351
2014 Opa Locka, Florida – 1 Facility – (Miami Dade) His House Inc. [Residential and Long Term Shelter Facility] Address: 20000 NW 47th Avenue MIAMI, FL 33055 HHS Grant $6,514,232
2014 Los Fresnos, Texas – 5 or 6 Facilities – Driscoll Shelter Care Program, Hidalgo Foster Care Specialized Program, Harlingen Foster Care Program, Brownsville Foster Care Program, Emergency Shelter Care Program, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC. Address: P.O. BOX 112 LOS FRESNOS, TX 78566-0112 HHS Grant $55,024,914
2014 Alexandria, Virginia – 1 facility – Juvenile Detention Commission for Northern Virginia [23 Beds -various security levels- Assigned for UAC's] Address: 200 S. Whiting Street ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304 HHS Grant $1,992,900
2014 Schnecksville, Pennsylvania – 1 facility – KidsPeace National Centers, Inc. [Staffed Shelter Facility] Address: 4085 Independence Drive SCHNECKSVILLE, PA 18078 HHS Grant $6,909,809
2014 Baltimore, Maryland – 1 facility – LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE SERVICE [Foster Care Placement] Address: 700 LIGHT ST BALTIMORE, MD 21230-3850 HHS Grant $14,957,523
2014 Austin. Texas – 2 facilities – LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE SOUTH,INC. [Emergency Shelter and Transitional foster Care] Address: POST OFFICE BOX 49589 AUSTIN, TX 78765 HHS Grant $8,389,270
2014 Mahopac, New York – 1 facility – Lincoln Hall [Temporary "Reunification" Shelter] Address: 145 Lincolndale Road LINCOLNDALE, NY 10541 $12,067,942
2014 New York, New York – 1 facility – Lutheran Family & Community Services [Residential and Foster Care] Address: 308 West 46th Street NEW YORK, NY 10036 HHS Grant $1,858,700
2014 Syosset, New York – 1 facility – Mercy First [Residential Care] Address: 525 Convent Road SYOSSET, NY 11791 HHS Grant $3,773,763
2014 Portland, Oregon – 1 facility – Morrison Child & Family Services [Residential Care] Address: 9911 SE MT SCOTT BLVD PORTLAND, OR 97266 HHS Grant $3,694,729
2014 Daytona Beach, FL – 1 facility – Neighbor to Family [Residential and Transitional Foster Care] Address: 955 Orange Avenue, Ste M DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 HHS Grant $2,727,525
2014 Seattle, Washington – 1 facility – Pioneer Human Services [Foster placement] Address: 7440 W. Marginal Way, So. SEATTLE, WA 98108-4141 HHS Grant $2,075,820
2014 Jupiter, Florida – 1 facility – Sandy Pines Hospital [Residential Care] Address: 11301 SE Tequesta Terrace TEQUESTA, FL 33469 HHS Grant $1,384,703
2014 San Antonio, Texas – 1 facility – Seton Home [Residential Housing for Pregnant and Parenting UAC and their Children] Address: 1115 Mission Road SAN ANTONIO, TX 78210 HHS Grant $2,717,801
2014 Staunton, Virginia – 1 facility – Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Home [Residential ORR/DCS Secure and Staff Secure] Address: 300 Technology Drive STAUNTON, VA 24401 HHS Grant $3,282,893
2014 Manvel, Texas – 1 facility – Shiloh Treatment Center, Inc. [Emergency Medical Housing, Treatment and Transition Facility] Address: 3926 Bahler Avenue MANVEL, TX 77578 HHS Grant $5,103,561
2014 San Antonio, Texas – 1 facility – St. Peter St. Joseph Children`s Home [Transitional residential Housing] Address: 919 Mission Road
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78210 HHS Grant $7,086,020
2014 Dobbs Ferry, New York – 1 facility – THE CHILDREN`S VILLAGE INC. [Domicile Care Facility - Longer Term UAC's] Address: WETMORE HALL, 3RD FLOOR
DOBBS FERRY, NY 10522 HHS Grant $12,525,435
2014 Phoenix, Arizona – 1 facility – TUMBLEWEED CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INC [Residential Shelter and Long Term Foster UAC Care] Address: 1419 NORTH 3RD ST, SUITE 102 PHOENIX, AZ 85004-1639 HHS Grant $1,557,966
2014 Kingston, New York – 1 facility – The Children`s Home of Kingston [Residential Shelter and Long Term UAC Housing] Address: 26 Grove St
KINGSTON, NY 12401 HHS Grant $999,200
2014 Poughkeepsie, New York – 1 facility – The Children`s Home of Poughkeepsie, Inc. [Residential Shelter and Long Term UAC Housing] Address: 10 Children`s Way POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 HHS Grant $775,361
2014 Woodland, California – 1 facility – YOLO COUNTY DEPT OF PROBATION [criminal detention center - Secured UAC Housing] Address: 2780 E. Gibson Road WOODLAND, CA 95776 HHS Grant $1,682,520
2014 Seattle, Washington – 1 facility – YOUTH CARE [Youth Homeless Shelter - "House of Friends Program" Long Term UAC Housing] Address: 2500 NE 54TH ST, SUITE 100 SEATTLE, WA 98105 HHS Grant $1,182,183
2014 Bristow, Virginia – 1 facility – Youth For Tomorrow [Residential Shelter UAC Program ] Address: 11835 Hazel Circle Drive BRISTOW, VA 20136 HHS Grant $8,314,702
~ The Three Corp Entities Below Are Receiving Grants and Using Sub Contractors ~
BRONZE MEMBER ♦ 2014 Washington DC – numerous facilities – Corporate office Facility for U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS [Working similar to BCFS structure throughout the U.S. No specific residence use available - "Safe Passages Program"] Corp Address: 3211 4TH ST, NE WASHINGTON, DC 20017-1106 HHS Grant $6,761,412
SILVER MEMBER ♦ 2014 Austin, Texas – *Numerous Facilities* SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS, INC. [This is a large entity like BCFS - Emergency Shelter(?)] Address: 3000 I-H 35, SUITE 410 AUSTIN, TX 78704 HHS Grant $26,822,183 and $95,462,917
GOLD MEMBER ♦ 2014 San Antonio Texas – numerous facilities – Baptist Child & Family Services – HHS and BCFS EMD (Emergency Management Division) Corporate office Address: 909 NE Loop 410 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209 HHS Grant $280,156,954 !!
[BCFS-EMD is the single largest facilitator of UAC transition throughout the U.S. - specific housing locales unknown] However, we do know as a result of the $190 million grant BCFS received just before the 7/9/14 Dallas meeting with President Obama they plan massive expansion. (Press Release )
BCFS now operates regional offices in San Antonio, Miami, Los Angeles-area and Houston-area. We have outlined the massive construct behind BCFS HERE and HERE including their 2012 tax documents and the detail of the Dallas visit with the Obama administration. BCFS-EMD is bigger than ACORN was.
The facilities, organizations and entities above all received HHS grants to care for UAC’s. However, some of those organizations may have further sub contracted the actual housing (example BCFS).
Because HHS is not directly paying the sub contractor (grant funds) the sub will not appear on the TAGGS system. Consequently some of the facilities actually housing the UAC’s will not have been listed – only the entities being given $$ directly from HHS.
Some of the facilities above might be included in this map which has been assembled based on “ground reports” and “media reports” of UAC transfers.
However, many of the facilities listed above will not be on this map. Many of the recipients for the HHS grants -government dependent non profits- have quietly put the UAC’s into their community facility, or foster program. Subsequently the community might not even be aware of it. So both the interactive MAP and the above list should be referenced if you are researching your community:
The methodology to update your own research is time consuming but possible with a few bits of information.
The internal HHS coding for Federal Grants related to Unaccompanied Alien Children is #93676. The types of grants (there are thousands) are numerically listed in the HHS TAGGS tracking system.
There is a search function which you can use to identify UAC Grants by Zip code, Date, Award or Recipient. The most useful tool for starters is the Award Search knowing 93676 is the code for UAC Grants (it’s 2/3rds of the way down the drop menu).
You can use a reverse Zip Code Search Engine (like this one) If you are unsure of a location of a facility. Once you have identified the facility you check their “profit status”. If they are an NPO (non profit organization) you can look up their tax records in the state of their filing. That will give you details on the type of facility they are and their business context. You can also find out their organizational structure and their other business interests etc.
You can also see their other governmental business and what additional funding they receive from the tax payers. With this information you can get almost everything you need to pick up the phone and ask specific questions.
Here is an example of a non profit using BCFS Tax Filings for 2012:
From the looks of things, this is not going to stop any time soon…
Don’t forget the timeline of the BORDER CRISIS – CLICK HERE
Even the Washington Post is CATCHING ON !