A government contract posted in January of 2014 by the Department of Homeland Security tells a shockingly story. According to the FedBizOpps.gov web site the government was seeking personnel who could provide escort services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children” in anticipation of an event that would leave up to 65,000 minors on our southern border without their parents or guardians.
ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year.
There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances. In emergency situations, the Contractor shall be called on to provide temporary shelter locations (such as trailers) with shower facilities for juveniles who are pending placement with HHS when bed space is unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time.
The operational term per the bid listing is that DHS/ICE claims there “will” be approximately 65,000 alien minors requiring assistance.
The evidence of foreknowledge is damning and incriminating. The Obama administration, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services knew this was coming, and probably orchestrated it yet they say they were taken by surprise and are overwhelmingly under-prepared.