Seriously. NBC Chicago:
Thousands of children who cross the United States border without their parents won’t be housed in a former monastery in Olympia Fields. The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday said the facility on Governors Highway was no longer being considered as an option.
Following orders issued by President Barack Obama earlier this month, DHHS officials last week sent out a notice that the former monastery could be put to use as temporary housing for children while their relatives are located.
Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) over the weekend called for those efforts to be stopped, arguing that moving the children to the facility in Chicago’s south suburb would only make matters worse for the children while creating orphanages even farther away from their homes.
“These children, unaccompanied by their families and under the control of smugglers and trafficking organizations, don’t need a stop gap solution,” he said Monday. “They should be returned to their home countries quickly and with human dignity, not left to languish in legal limbo.”
Congressional candidate Eric Wallace, who lives near the Olympia Fields, expressed concern about how the children would be absorbed into the community.
“Who will pay for the care, lodging and feeding of the children who will be moved to Olympia Fields, farther and farther away from their parents in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras? Who will be responsible for this children without legal guardians?” Wallace asked, according to the conservative Illinois Review website. “Will it be the federal, state or village of Olympia Fields and local taxpayers?”
I must say that I am totally shocked at the open racism and xenophobia displayed by these heartless bastards! They must be Tea Partiers! How can they turn away CHILDREN??? Is this town some kind of Klan headquarters? Where the hell is Olympia Fields anyway?
Olympia Fields is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,988 at the 2010 census. It is the location of the prestigious Olympia Fields Country Club, and is also noteworthy as one of the wealthiest “majority black” communities in the United States.