Angry residents of Lawrenceville Virginia gathered at the local high school auditorium to confront Obama administration officials about a proposal to house young illegal immigrants in a local closed college
Department of Health and Human Services representatives met with the residents to stem the backlash against the government’s plans to relocate the teens, The Washington Times reported.
Obama officials wanted to use the defunct St. Paul’s College as living quarters for 500 children from Central America – 75 percent of them males aged 15 to 17. Plans call for the youth to be guarded by armed Homeland Security agents. More than 1,000 residents crowded into a high school auditorium for the meeting were having none of it, as seen on the raw video published on Breitbart.
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“Right now we have a town. I can go home,” another resident Pam Thomas said. “I can get supper. At 9 o’clock at night, I can come back to my office by myself, go in there and do work, come out at 11:30, get in my car and never worry about being harmed. I can’t do that anymore if y’all come.”
Another resident had this to say:
“Please take your UACs (Unaccompanied Alien Children) and relocate them to D.C., where you can keep a very close eye on their welfare and keep them out of our back yard,” resident John Zubrod said, according to the Times.
Regional director for HHS’s Administration for Children and Families, said the plan would not go through without community support, which was confirmed on Friday by an HHS spokesman, who said the proposal was off the table.