The new ACORN? How about Baptist Child and Family Services?

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We all remember ACORN.  They’re the “community service” organization, 100% funded by Democrats with tax dollars, who were raking in hundreds of millions of shadow money for a variety of housing and mortgage scams.  They’re the people that James O’Keefe brought down with a series of videos.  Probably his most famous was one of him and an attractive young lady dressed as a pimp and a prostitute going to an ACORN office, telling them they were in the sex trade and wanted a house but didn’t have any declared income.  ACORN was ready to help them falsify the paperwork to qualify for a loan.

As a result of O’Keefe’s videos ACORN lost their government funding and disbanded.  Of course, like zombies, they weren’t dead, they just morphed into several new “community service” organizations, again being fed with a combination of your tax dollars and money borrowed from the Chinese.

It would appear, thanks to the flood of illegal alien minors, that there’s a new version of the old ACORN.  They even look respectable, after all, it’s a Baptist organization, Baptist Child and Family Services.  According to their website they were established in 1944 and their work sounds like this.

BCFS is a global network of non-profit organizations operating health and human services programs throughout the U.S., Eastern Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.

They even have a “Program” page.  We’ve worked with a variety of charities over the years and what we expect to see on a “Program” page is a list of the work they do.  After all, they they are a “global network of non-profit organizations” so there must be a whole bunch of programs they could tout.  After all, they’ve got a “Donation” button, so what the heck are we donating to?  They don’t tell you, beyond some amorphous statements with pictures of kids and families.  And then there’s a link we’ll come back to in just a moment.

BCFS caught our attention because they got headlines when they were involved in the purchase of a $4 million resort in Texas.  You can click through some pictures of the resort here.  It has 193 rooms, wireless and cable TV, a pool, and a restaurant, all the amenities you’d expect to find at a resort. Was BCFS going into the hospitality business?  Actually, no they weren’t.

The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites is set to be sold to Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) operating under a federal contract, pending local government approval, according to reports from Weslaco, Texas where the hotel is located. Weslaco is a few miles north of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County.

The resort hotel for illegal alien children is reportedly the ‘first in the nation’.

BCFS was going to get a $50 million contract to house illegal aliens, and it is “the first in the nation” which means we can expect to see more of these.  Word got out about the deal and the fit hit the shan.

The deal fell through because of backlash because of news reports.  As you listen to the reports, please note that the illegal aliens who were going to be housed in this resort were going to receive “health, mental health services, education, case management services” over the two week period that they were housed in the resort while awaiting relocation to foster families across the US.

Think about that for just a moment.  These illegals, who have no right to be in the country, are going to be housed by the Department of Homeland Security for two weeks and they’d receive health, mental health services, education and case management services provided by taxpayer dollars over that two week period.

Let’s contrast that with the VA hospital in Phoenix where men who fought for America, who were injured, who bled for freedom were – and probably still are being – put on waiting lists for medical care that was promised them for their honorable military service.  We’ve got military veterans who are being put on phantom waiting lists for care, who stay on those waiting lists for months or years, while illegal aliens can receive care immediately.

Then there’s the foster care system that these illegal aliens are supposedly going into in two weeks.

The first and most glaring crisis in the current foster care system is that there are simply not enough families to provide quality homes for the children who need them. Nationwide, there were 783,000 children in the foster care system in 2007, and only 25 – 30 percent of the necessary foster homes to serve them.

If we’ve got only 25% of the capacity for American kids in foster care – remember, that in 2007, you can be sure it’s significantly worse today – where in the world is the capacity coming from to house the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens that DHS is going to place?

These questions, to which the most transparent administration in American history will never provide answers, heck, they may never be asked, bring us back to BCFS.  Given all their donation buttons, you’d think they got their money from private donations and Baptist Charities, probably supported by Baptist Missions organizations given the countries they supposedly work in.  Well, it appears you’d be wrong.

Their “Partners” page lists 22 governmental groups, both federal and state, so it looks like the $50 million contract they walked away from because of bad publicity is just a drop in the bucket.  The number of groups that appear to have religious affiliation?  Zero.  Groups connected with any Baptist denomination?  Zero.

Your federal government.  Giving illegal aliens benefits that US military veterans have earned with their blood, overwhelming an already overwhelmed foster care system, and building a new ACORN network of stealth “community service” organizations.



About Author

Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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