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As reported earlier today by Kristinn Taylor…
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.
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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.
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’.
But it won’t be the last…
The Obama administration gifted the Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) $190,707,505 this month to build offices in six cities and four states. This was after he met with the group last week in Texas.
The new offices will be located in New York, NY; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sacramento-area, CA; and Los Angeles-area, CA, will serve as regional hubs for BCFS’ new family support and evaluation programs.
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Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) is expanding nationwide.
The Baptist Child and Family Services sent out this press release this month.
BCFS, a global health and human services organization headquartered in Texas, today announced the expansion of its International Children’s Services program to serve unaccompanied foreign youth throughout the country. The new offices, located in New York, NY; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sacramento-area, CA; and Los Angeles-area, CA, will serve as regional hubs for BCFS’ new family support and evaluation programs.
BCFS will lead these programs as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) strategic plan to provide safe and stable homes for international youth who are granted permission to stay with family or sponsors already living in the country.
“We are excited to expand our successful International Children’s Services program nationwide. Under the care and leadership of our new national and regional directors, countless children and families will receive the support they need to start their new lives off right,” said Asennet Segura, BCFS Executive Director – Residential Services Division. “As BCFS works toward meeting this mission, we look forward to forging new friendships and partnerships throughout these new regions.”
With this expansion, BCFS has named four new directors:
Celeste Garcia, National Program Director (based in San Antonio)
Garcia has extensive experience working with at-risk children and families, as well as youth in the custody of ORR. She has provided training to new ORR facilities in Texas and advocated for unaccompanied children at the state and federal levels. Garcia also has experience in crisis intervention and mental health services, having aided survivors in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. She earned her Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor of Social Work from New Mexico State University.
Alexandra Peralta, Regional Director – Eastern U.S. (based in Miami)
Peralta has worked in the immigrant resettlement field throughout the U.S. and in Africa. She earned a master’s in Social Work from Indiana University-Perdue University; post-graduate certificate in International Human Rights from the United Nations University in Tokyo; master’s certificate in Global Mental Health, focused on Refugee Trauma, from Harvard University; master’s in Social Psychology and undergraduate degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Kelsey Lebrun Keswani, Regional Director – Western U.S. (based in Los Angeles-area)
Keswani has nearly 10 years experience working with immigrant and struggling youth. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Ukraine, and is fluent in Russian and French. Keswani is presently pursuing a graduate certificate in Global Mental Health from Harvard University’s Refugee Trauma program; and earned her master’s in Counseling from Michigan State University and undergraduate degree from Southern Oregon University.
Michelle Fuentes, Regional Director – Central U.S. (based in Houston-area)
Fuentes has worked with immigrant resettlement and at-risk youth programs since 1997. She has extensive experience working with victims of abuse and neglect, and has served as an advocate on behalf of immigrant children at the state and national levels. She earned her master’s in Counseling and dual undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Broadcast Journalism from Prairie View A & M University.
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