08 Aug 2014 Obama Foster Plan for Illegal Kids “Ripe for Abuse”
Current plans to put many of the illegal immigrant children now being held by the government into foster care is a strategy that is “ripe for abuse.” In an discussion with host Rick Amato on the One America News Network, Project 21 co-chairman Cherylyn Harley LeBon noted an overwhelming number of young illegals here in the United States “can’t speak English” and are “not familiar with American culture whatsoever,” and they risk being lost or abused by a foster care system that cannot be trusted to run efficiently even without having to deal with the recent influx of thousands of children coming here alone from Latin America.
In response to Amato’s story about how one of the producers of his show found information about becoming a foster parent that claimed one could become qualified in 45 days and receive $6,000 a month for fostering a child, Cherylyn said there is an inherent risk of “draw[ing] in a certain type of person doing it just for the money” and that people may lack necessary parenting skills or harbor ill intent for the welfare of a foster child. This problem, she said, must be tackled.
One part of the solution to this problem that Cherylyn suggested on the 8/7/14 edition of “The Rick Amato Show” was for the social workers who must deal with this problem to “force the [Obama] Administration to answer those questions” about how the federal government intends to transition this wave of children safely and effectively.