NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has received about 2.5 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. (Unaccompanied children??? Not Illegals?)
New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families showed Tennessee received 760 of the more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.
Texas, New York, Florida and California received the most, accounting for 46 percent of the children received during that time.
Unaccompanied children have been fleeing violence in Central America and crossing into the U.S. because they believe they will be allowed to stay. (They believe they will be allowed to stay because....well, they will be allowed to stay)
Children are placed in government shelters and then released to sponsors while they go through deportation proceedings. In many cases, the sponsors are the children's parents, other relatives or a family friend. (n a lot of cases the sponsors are not related to the family and are just Americans who are receiving up to 6,000 dollars per month to take care of them. Now that's an incentive!)
That's 760 children that will need healthcare, education, food & shelter...we can't even afford to care for our own...sigh.