We’re not big fans of Pope, Inc. or Dickie Hudson. But we have to give props to both for bringing the story about illegal alien housing in Greensboro — which we told you about HERE last year — back onto the radar:
[…] Hudson shifted to questioning Becerra about comments he made to Hudson at a health subcommittee hearing on May 12th, 2021, regarding the former American Hebrew Academy, which will now be known as the Greensboro Influx Care Facility.
Last month, approximately four buses of workers began arriving at the facility.
The Academy, which closed in 2019, leased the 100-acre property to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Agency for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in June 2022.
The facility, which will become the federal government’s largest active housing facility for unaccompanied minors, will be the interim home for the children ages 13-17 until they can be united with family or sponsors. The average stay is expected to be between two and three weeks. Children will not be allowed to leave the campus during their stay.
A federal government official, who was granted anonymity to discuss the matter, told CBS News that ORR intends to open the facility in Greensboro in August.
Becerra replied that he was completely honest that day because they didn’t have a facility at that point where they would be sending children to in North Carolina. He said they go through a constant process of looking for sites all over the country and are in 27 states, and they are currently looking at a particular site in Greensboro, but that it isn’t “an open site.”
“So, were you carefully using the word “plan,” “We don’t have a plan” to try to trick me?” Hudson asked Becerra.
“I try to be honest with you if you ask me about where we are right now with any particular site in Greensboro,” Becerra said. “I’ll give you the details that I can give you today with what I know, but I couldn’t have predicted two years ago where we would be today, and again, we still don’t have a particular center open in Greensboro NC.”[…]
Hudson also questioned why the Greensboro facility was even needed since there are two empty influx care facilities in Texas.
“To me, this sounds like your department may be wasting taxpayer dollars on two empty facilities in Texas and plan to open yet another one in North Carolina,” he said.
Becerra said that one is Fort Bliss, a military installation that isn’t set up to be a site for children, and they are looking for a more permanent site that is more accommodating for children.[…]