FEMA’s Requirements for Unaccompanied Minor Shelters

As local news reports trickle out regarding potential locations for unaccompanied alien minor shelters, the only criteria seem to be large buildings – even one that wasn’t available.

The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly looked vacant schools in Houston, an empty Walmart store in Brockport, New York, old jails in Pennsylvania and Texas, a government warehouse in Baltimore, former convents, monasteries, and boarding schools and at least two different college campuses in Virginia.

Recently, FAIR obtained a copy of an email from NETWORK, a pro-amnesty Catholic organization, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking for suggestions for potential shelter locations. The email was sent to other immigration & refugee organizations that are actively supporting “comprehensive” immigration reform.

What types of facilities are being considered? The range of buildings included on FEMA’s list help to explain why the proposed locations seem so varied.

Like any other real estate hunt, location is the most important factor. The list of requirements that accompanies the email stipulates that facilities must be within 50 miles of a major city (meaning it must have a population of 200,000 or more) and be in close proximity of an airport.

Large spaces are also key, as shelters require 80 square feet per resident. Only structures with 90,000 or more square feet of open space qualify.

See the emails below about FEMA’s solicitation for help finding potential UAC Shelters.

Email from NETWORK: 

FEMA Email 1


Email from FEMA: 

FEMA-Email-UAC Shelters

FEMA’s List of Requirements for UAC Shelters

If you want to keep an eye on this process, you can see what buildings the federal government has leased near you. The General Services Administration (GSA) maintains a website listing buildings owned and leased by the federal government in every congressional district in the country.

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  1. avatar

    Bills for housing, feeding, and medical care of the illegals should be sent to the enablers, the local bishop/archbishop or the US Chamber of Commerce. Then just hold your breath while you wait for them to pay!

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    Snarky Repulbican on

    As someone else on this thread already suggested we should send them to the Whitehouse. Obama wants them so much, he can have them stay with him. They can also be sent to sanctuary cities and maybe they would re-think these policies. Next up is dump them off on the lawns of these bleeding heart groups who are advocating for everyone from Central America to come live here. Of course, the first choice is to send them all back immediately, no hearings etc.

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    As this wave of border crashers are mostly Maya and Aztec Indians, why not funnel them to the multitude of Indian Reservations in the United States as most are on welfare already anyway and the child immigrants would fit right in. They would, of course, have to adapt as the Apache, Blackfoot, Souix and others and do have a little different customs but should be an easier fit.

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    To the owners of any ‘qualified’ abandoned/unused building: it is time to either calll a demolishion crew or develop a plan for its use A.S.A.P.

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    When American’s experience a natural disaster, our Government can help place us in a Tent City, but if your an illegal immigrant, the rules are different. If you’re a U.S. American Veteran who is ill and needs VA assistance you get to wait months to a year, and many have died waiting. If your an American citizen, who needs food, medical services, housing, etc., you don’t have the same rights as an illegal immigrant. There are NATIONAL PROTESTS AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION on JULY 18 (today) & 19, 2014. If you’re interested in helping out, go to: http://www.alipac.us/f8/protest-time…mnesty-307111/ or http://www.alipac.us/hundreds-protes…ly-18-19-3202/ If you’d like to see what cities the illegal immigrants may be moved to, go to: http://www.numbersusa.com, “MAP: WHERE FEDS ARE TRYING TO RELOCATE ILLEGAL BORDER SURGERS” And if you’d like to check out SPREAD OF DISEASES, go to: “Natural News”, “Border Patrol agents being widely infected with diseases; union VP warns all of America at Risk”. Or check out, 1) http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/07/scabies-outbreak-at-us-borders/ 2) http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/23/doctor-says-illegal-immigrations-causing-public-health-cr…. 3) http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/02/medical-staffers-threatened-with-arrest-for-divulging-info

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    All on our dime!

    And all we do is wave flags and ask they do their job! What a bunch of wooses we have become!

    Yet, I’m off to include myself in today’s (and tomorrow’s) because something has to be done, even though I feel it will do nothing. If they give us a thought at all, they are laughing at us. Pray that there won’t be any incidents and people will be safe.

    What the hell happened to us America?

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    Sendthemhome on

    Mercy Chefs is going to bring their kitchen trailers to areas that have an influx of minors to feed them. Mercy Chefs takes private citizens donations to operate their trailers. These trailers have been used in helping disaster areas after floods, major storms, etc. I will no longer support Mercy Chefs.

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    barbara herron on

    It’s irresponsible of the President to let these kids stay in America when it’s an obvious ploy of their parents to get them in America. These kids should be flown back to Mexico and let those people take care of their own.

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    This whole disaster illustrates why it is time for the Catholic Church to drop its absurd position that using birth control is a “sin”. What is a sin is having children you cannot afford to take care of, and then expecting other more responsible people to take care of them out of their own paycheck. If the Catholic Church wants to use its own financial resources to help these people in their own country that is fine, but don’t break our laws and dump these people up here and turn this into another impoverished Latin American country. If I wanted to live in a poor, incompetently run country like all those south of the US border, I would move there.

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      The Pope just gave a big lecture about how we are supposed to welcome them here, no matter the reason, even if they are fleeing poverty. What stinking hypocrisy. As you say, the organization that tells poor people they cannot use birth control then turns around and insists it’s our responsibility to pick up the pieces. Sorry, I never signed up for that, so don’t tell me or anyone else that we have to do it.

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      And ecclesiastical authorities are not smart enough to realize that the more contraception, the fewer abortions! So they advocate use of the rhythm method (of course the couple definitely tries to avoid “procreation” so beloved of the Church. It’s so reliable, that couples using it soon find themselves parents.