Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Laying Out The Welcome Mat

UPDATED: Well, that certainly didn't take long.

Fed-backed group drops plan to buy fancy hotel to house illegals
A plan to house hundreds of illegal immigrant children at a multimillion-dollar hotel complex in Texas was scuttled after the prospect of taxpayers footing the bill for luxury lodging proved too much of a public relations obstacle.

The deal died Wednesday afternoon, hours after reported that as many as 600 children between the ages of 12-17 could be placed at the Palm Aire, where BCFS would also provide medical and mental health care and educational and recreational programs under a contract that sources said could total as much as $50 million.

But images of the hotel's amenities generated a backlash that officials said could not be overcome.

"We are not going to continue with trying to purchase that hotel," a source close to the plan told Fox News. "It was just too controversial. We should have known better, no matter what the cost."
 It's nice to know that We the People still have the power to influence events.

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Original Post:

The obama administration is planning on spending $50 million of our tax dollars on a resort for the illegal immigrant children currently flooding across our southern border.
The Obama administration has awarded a $50 million contract to a charitable group to buy a Texas resort hotel and transform it in to a 600 bed facility for juvenile illegal aliens.
The beautiful Palm Aire resort and hotel has an indoor Olympic sized pool and an outdoor pool.  Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the simply decorated guest rooms.

According to the Palm Aire Hotel's web site, amenities there include, among other things:
Free fitness center with 20 machines and free weights
Two racquetball courts
Sauna and steam room
Two updated outdoor pools and Jacuzzis
Poolside bar
Free pool cabanas
As if that's not enough, there are plans to add a soccer field, along with "medical and mental health care, on-site educational programs, recreational programs and case management."

Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle - where do I sign up?

In keeping with the long-standing government tradition of overstaffing, the new facility will employ 650 people. Since it will hold around 600 illegal immigrants, that works out to a little over one employee per illegal alien. No word on how many of the employees will be security guards, although I have no idea why anyone would want to escape from a resort.
... the BCFS contract for the Palm Aire Hotel and Suites is an annual one worth $50 million per year. It is not part of the $3.7 billion emergency funding for the illegal alien invasion requested by the Obama administration as the bill hasn’t yet passed but it is a good indication of where the money will go.
Notwithstanding the question of where the money is coming from (after all, it's only $50M - that's less than a rounding error in our federal budget), has anyone in the obama administration stopped to think about what sort of message this sends to people in Central and South America who are considering immigrating to invading the U.S.?

Talk about laying out the welcome mat...


Old NFO said...

Jesus H... That's nicer than ANY hotel 'I' get to stay in while working for Uncle... sigh

CenTexTim said...

What were they thinking...?