Delegation Questions Secret Immigrant Resettlement in NC
Washington, DC, June 23, 2022
As the crisis at the southern border worsens, U.S. Representative David Rouzer (R-NC) joined U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Republican Members of North Carolina's Congressional Delegation in questioning the Biden administration about new reports of unaccompanied children (UACs) being resettled in North Carolina.
In a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Office of Refugee Resettlement Acting Director Andrea Chapman, the Members ask about news that UACs will be resettled at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina beginning in July.
"Due to the failures of the Biden administration to secure our southern border, every state, including North Carolina, is now suffering from the impacts of the Biden border crisis," write the Members. "Given the effects of this crisis and decision to house UACs in our state, we demand answers to the following questions to help protect our constituents."
In their letter, Members ask:
1. When did communication between the ORR and the American Hebrew Academy begin, in relation to using the Academy as a transition site for UACs?
2. What plans do you have in place to ensure standards of humane treatment of UACs at the Academy? Specifically, what plans do you have to prevent overcrowding, violence, and outbreaks of disease from occurring?
3. Are there other locations in North Carolina your office is in discussions with to house UACs?
4. What actions are being taken by the Biden Administration to ensure the use of the Academy as a transitional campus does not pose a danger to North Carolina communities?
5. How much money are the taxpayers paying to house UACs in North Carolina? How much money are taxpayers paying to house UACs across the nation?
Joining Rep. Rouzer and Hudson on the letter were Reps. Ted Budd, Virginia Foxx, Madison Cawthorn, Greg Murphy, Patrick McHenry, and Dan Bishop. Read the entire letter here.