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Prince William Not Funding Illegal Immigrant Program for Youth

BRISTOW, Va. — There are unaccompanied illegal immigrant children in Bristow, and Prince William County officials say they’re not paying for them.

Youth for Tomorrow, a development founded by former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs center serving at-risk youth, came under fire this week from conservative bloggers after they learned about the facility’s Unaccompanied Minors Program – a partnership between the center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides help for children who are in the U.S. illegally.

The bloggers blasted Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart (R, At-large) over the presence of illegal minors, especially after Stewart is once again pushing for information from the feds on the whereabouts of about illegal immigrants who were arrested in Prince William and later turned over to federal immigrations officials.

Stewart on Monday issued a statement in an attempt to quell the chatter.

“The crisis at the border has again reached Prince William County. Without providing the County any notice, the Federal Government is now placing illegal immigrant children at private and perhaps federal facilities in our county. Although no County facilities are being used to house the children, I will ask the Board tomorrow to direct the County Executive to attempt to find out more about the location(s) where these children are being held and whether there is anything that the Board can do to stop it. While it may seem cold hearted, it is important that these children be sent back home since letting them stay simply entices even more children to attempt the long and dangerous journey to the United States,” Stewart stated.

Stewart and others on the Prince William Board of Supervisors on July 8 voted to file a Freedom of Information Act Request prompting the Federal Government to let the board know the location of the 7,000 illegal immigrants arrested in Prince William County.

Following the passing his resolution on illegal immigration, Stewart was scheduled to appear on national media outlets including the Fox News Channel, explaining why he believes the country needs to adopt a strong immigration policy, and criticizing the president’s approach to the immigrant issue.

No stranger to the immigration issue, Stewart and the board in 2007 passed one of the strictest immigration policies in the nation requiring police to ask for proof of legal presence of anyone suspected on being in the country illegally. The policy was amended a year later, and now law enforcement officials in Prince William and other counties are partnered with U.S. Immigrations and Customs (ICE) officials on the 287 (g) program, where special officers are trained to process the immigration status of arrested individuals and then turn them over to ICE.

Youth for Tomorrow is a private organization that does accept funds from Prince William County, as well as other taxpayer dollars from various local, state, and federal sources. However, none of the money provided by Prince William County taxpayers is funding the Unaccompanied Minors Program.

“Yes, the county does pay money but not in the same way we would a community partner, said Prince William spokeswoman Nikki Brown. “It’s actually money paid for services rendered.”

Those services rendered are when the county sends at-risk children and teenagers to Youth for Tomorrow — it is one of 31 approved vendors – who provide services, such as housing a county minor for treatment purposes. Community partners are identified in the county’s annual budget and rely on the local government for a portion of their funding.

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  • Indiana Blotto’s Last Crusade

    Stewart has known for at least six months that these youth were being housed at YFT and has fought to keep it quiet. Woodbridge Supervisor Frank Principi is profiting from these youth via treating them at his community health clinic and receiving Medicaid reimbursements for their treatment.

    • JoanieBaloney

      Well, that’s one Republican (Stewart) and one Democrat (Principi) so at least your unsubstantiated claims are politically unbiased. You sound like you have some Board of Supv insider info so tell us how you know these details of Stewart fighting to keep this quiet and Principi’s profiting from this please..

      • Indiana Blotto’s Last Crusade

        Take a look at the financials from the GPW CHC from May onward and their Medicaid reimbursements which skyrocketed after they began accepting the kids being placed at YFT at the behest of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

        • JoanieBaloney

          I find the CHC site but nothing about financials. It did grow due to the enrollments of folks under the ACA but nothing about these recent illegals. Unless you have better proof that you can post, I don’t buy your comments about either man.

          • Indiana Blotto’s Last Crusade

            That information will become public soon enough. Just keep your eyes open for it when it does come out. That’s all I ask.

    • Have these youths been there for 6 months? Then they aren’t from this wave of illegals–are they?

      • Indiana Blotto’s Last Crusade

        The Fed Gov’t was advertising for jobs to deal with this influx 6 months ago and making preparations for it. There were some here 6 months ago, but the bulk have arrived in the past month and a half. The contracts to house them were put in place months ago.

  • Bastille Jones

    Hey Joe Gibbs, thanks for being such a good neighbor and respecting the wishes of the community. Just one question- when are you going to start housing kids at your mansion?
    19133 Peninsula Point Drive
    Cornelius, NC 28031

  • JLS

    I vote to pay only for a bus ride for these illegals to the White House lawn. Let them off there. That will solve our problem.

  • Terri Newmark Benton

    First H.Security releases the local illegal felons back into the population in PWC rather than deport as they said they would and they are being re-arrested and now THIS? I can hardly believe it especially that these children have been at YFT for 6 months? I hope Gibbs or whomever has deep pockets to house and feed and educate them on the premises looooong term. Do they get the ‘run’ of the county to create more havoc than we already have? Surely they are not ‘locked’ down . Children whose families are not legal residents of the USA need to be sent back without all this court debate and appeals process? Appeal what? They are illegal and have no family here in most cases. And even if they do have legal family in the states…why didn’t they come with them in the first place? I have always considered myself pretty liberal but am growing very weary of this open border policy we seem to be heading toward by allowing the total of 57K children (so far) to stay here and specifically the ones in PWC. Someone has to support them financially and guess who will end up doing that no matter what Corey or anyone else says? Bad news is that we even pay out of our taxes for the planes they use when they do in fact deport them. I agree with JLS….. bus them to 1600 Penn Ave. Sorry Barack but I think you are doing a really sad job of handling this. People see children and hear stories of poverty,violence,etc and their hearts thump. Really? We have our own kids being shot while playing in their front yards and too many families at poverty level. Its about time our homeland’s own come first.

  • Willie Banger

    Thanks a lot Joe Gibbs. You A-WHOLE. Why don’t you ship these kids to live across the street from YOUR HOUSE, like you did to me. And now my kids will have to go to school with kids who dont speak the language, dont know the culture and are possibly gang members. Thanks a lot Joe GIbbs! And who is going to pay their medical bills? My tax dollars, that’s WHO!

    • Gertrude_Schtunnke

      Yep! While he sits in a gated multi-million dollar community (like so many of those who are supporting this program, btw), we have to deal with it face to face, including the disease prospects. I’m just sorry all these “bleeding heart, do-gooders” don’t have the same sympathy for OUR children who are going hungry, living in broken down shacks, under tarps or other manner of squalor, in Lower Appalachia. Apparently, they don’t rank the same as illegals or, MORE IMPORTANTLY, are less likely to vote in the future…

  • jo

    Driving on Virginia’s interstates on our way to catch Amtrac in the morning. Guess what we saw? A convoy of Coach sized buses carrying illegal , undocumented children. With police escort. Tsa is also flying undocumented children around the USA. How can that be legal TSA? Our poor country. We can’t even take care of our own children starving, needing medical attention, needing education. Does this mean our children who are here legally are 4th class citizens? Sad shape the USA is in and looks as though we’re about to fall through a deep hole which we will never get out of or recover . It ‘s a shame.

  • Stacy Commiekiller Lives

    My question is WHY the hell are WE THE PEOPLE not up in arms, filing the streets and bum rushing this place and removing the illegals. YES DRASTIC times call for drastic measures! ONLY WE THE PEOPLE CAN AND MUST STOP THIS!

  • Stacy Commiekiller Lives


  • TheGwench

    Well, We The People should just stop following any VA or federal laws. It’s not fair to ask our legal citizens to do the right thing and allow another group to do what they wish. Why should we have to pay taxes, paid for car or health insurance, or have to go to DMV. I really don’t like going to DMV. You have illegals here that have more rights than We The People. We all should take our tags off our cars in protest. If pulled over by the police refuse to show ID cause their are being raciest against us legal citizens. I have NEWS for all the PWC supervisors, you all will be replace by this illegals. They will have the vote within the next 10 years.

  • djm

    Where’s the Tea Party at times like this?

  • reina

    I vote also to pay for the bus to send them home. I heard YFT (Youth For Tomorrow, Bristow VA) planning to lease homes for housing these immigration children in two locations, Cliff Mill Rd in Marshall and Green Road in Midland. Please use the money to lease/rent the bus to transport them safely back to their irresponsible parent who send them here. Thank you.

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