“South Carolina’s children must always be given first priority for placement into foster care and the State’s strained resources must be directed to addressing the needs of its children,” South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster
MYRTLE BEACH — Gov. Henry McMaster has moved to close South Carolina’s doors to unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border.
Members of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House say they are disappointed in Governor Kim Reynolds for rejecting a federal request to accept migrants in Iowa
Gov. Tom Wolf on Pennsylvania housing hundreds or thousands of illegal alien children:
Apparently Wolf has made no comment. Wolf has been the lone decider for over a year now on what Pennsylvanians are permitted to and prohibited from doing with no explanations or facts to substantiate his unilateral far reaching decisions and for the most part the media has been fine with that arrangement. Therefore his lack of comments or explanation on Pennsylvania accepting hundreds or thousands of foreign immigrants during an ongoing pandemic, that has upturned the lives of Pennsylvanians for over a year with no end in sight, should suffice. Recall it was too dangerous for a 2020 Pennsylvania grad to have a graduation ceremony and celebration with family and friends, but it’s safe to house hundreds or thousands of immigrants in Pennsylvania while we are still reminded daily to “wear a mask and socially distance” even if you have been vaccinated.
On March 12, 2021, President Joe Biden said, “This fight is far from over. This is not the time to let up.” Now on April 12, only one month later, Pennsylvania will be accepting hundreds or thousands of migrants from countries the federal government advises U.S. citizens not to travel due to COVID.
As of April 13, 2021 U.S. State Department travel advisories: Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to COVID-19, Reconsider travel to Guatemala due to COVID-19, Reconsider travel to Honduras due to COVID-19 and crime.
Gov. Henry McMaster on South Carolina housing zero illegal alien children:
“South Carolina’s children must always be given first priority for placement into foster care and the State’s strained resources must be directed to addressing the needs of its children,” McMaster wrote to Leach in a letter provided by the Governor’s Office. “Allowing the federal government to place an unlimited number of unaccompanied migrant children into our state’s child welfare system for an unspecified length of time is an unacceptable proposition. We’ve been down this road with the federal government before and the state usually ends up ‘on the hook.’”
April 12, 2021
By Emily Bohatch April 12, 2021
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Monday to block unaccompanied immigrant children from being placed in South Carolina foster care facilities and group care homes.
The move was in response to inquiries from President Joe Biden’s administration, according to the executive order and a letter provided by the Governors’ Office. The S.C. Department of Social Services said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration of Children and Families asked on April 1 if they had resources to place migrant children within the state.
DSS Director Michael Leach informed the governor of the request in a letter dated April 8, a copy of which was provided by the governor’s office.
In the letter, Leach said six private providers in the state expressed interest in housing migrant children, a move that could bring in extra pay from the federal government. Children would have been housed for about 35 days, and the providers would work directly with federal officials during that time.
“It is our understanding that the ACF is offering these provider businesses very favorable terms for placement assistance,” Leach wrote.
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