Rep. Jim Bridenstine turned away at HHS facility in Oklahoma by security.
Even a US Congressman cannot get in to a HHS facility where illegal immigrant children are being warehoused.
“What are they trying to hide?” he asked.
As I posted yesterday, physicians and medical staff are being threatened with arrest regarding illegal immigrant children:
A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.
In that vein, from NationalReview.com:
HHS Bars Congressman from Seeing Immigrant Children
by Joel Gehrke
A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some of the unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed.
Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. “What are they trying to hide?” Bridenstine said after the incident. “Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”
Precisely: “What are they trying to hide?”
Here is part of what I believe they are trying to hide: the terrible condition of these children, the diseases they carry, and perhaps even the beginning of a type of disease that can readily go epidemical.
Revealed, Leftists know there would be a clear backlash against further illegal immigrants and children allowed into the nation — and rightly so. Very rightly so.
The congressman said that a security guard at the Fort Sill, Okla., facility refused to let him enter the barracks without HHS approval even though he is a member of Congress.
But here’s the rub: he was a Republican congressman. We know what would have occurred had the man been a Demorat.
“There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” Bridenstine said in the press release. ”Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.”
On Congressman Bridenstine’s site, his press release about the incident is here. It reads:
Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) was denied access yesterday to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States.
Congressman Bridenstine said, “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held. Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.”
The Health and Human Services (HHS) official who appears to be in charge of the facility told Congressman Bridenstine he could schedule an appointment for July 21. HHS Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Ken Wolfe, would not take the Congressman’s phone call. The Congressman was told to send Mr. Wolfe an email as that was the preferred method of communication. Congressman Bridenstine’s email to Mr. Wolfe included this press release.
“After my visit today with the base commander, I approached the barracks where the children are housed. A new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view. Every gate is chained closed.
“I approached a security guard and asked to speak with the manager of the facility. The guard called his supervisor who said no visitors were allowed. I asked if they were aware that I am a Member of Congress. Eventually the manager came out and said that I would have to go through HHS legislative affairs and that the first chance to visit would be July 21st.
“What are they trying to hide? Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”
Ft. Sill is one of three facilities in the U.S. currently housing the unaccompanied alien children. The Administration policy is that after they are apprehended on the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the children are transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for transport, and then placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until released to a so-called “sponsor” in the U.S.
Obama displays no transparency nor do any of the minions doing his bidding. There has never been, in fact, a more opaque administration that I can recall in my 63 years on the planet. And with that, the American Media Maggots are complicit with their conspicuous silence.
Now: you know what I believe the Obama Administration via the HHS is trying to hide. The conditions.