Black Velvet Bruce Li has done quite the expose on Youth for Tomorrow’s program of housing illegal immigrant children for the federal government. Greg Letiecq lays out dates, specific federal grant awards and the amounts of those awards tracing the roots of this program back at least as far as June 2012. It appears that things really began to ramp up in January 2014:
On January 23, 2014 personnel from YFT and the Virginia Department of Social Services toured five off-campus properties to determine whether they would be suitable for expanding their program.
Why is this date important? Because later that same week the U.S. Department of Homeland Security put out a bid for “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children.”
January 2014 is also important because multiple sources have stated that Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart was informed directly by individuals working at Youth for Tomorrow during that month about this program to bring illegal alien children to the county. Stewart then attempted to weasel out of this by stating, “Without providing the County any notice, the Federal Government is now placing illegal immigrant children at private and perhaps federal facilities in our county” and then saying that he was informed by Youth for Tomorrow “more than a week ago.”
Take note Stewart just says that the Federal Government never provided the County with notice. There is enough room to fly a planeload of Unaccompanied Alien Children through that statement. That leaves open that he could have been informed by YFT at an earlier date, which in fact he does admit to in his “more than a week ago” statement. Technically, January would have been “more than a week ago.”
So, it is with heavy hearts that we must ask the questions asked in every scandal since Watergate – what did he know and when did he know it?
A Freedom of Information Act request must be filed asking for Prince William County to produce all e-mails between Stewart, County Exec. Melissa Peacor, School Superintendent Steven Walts, and Youth for Tomorrow’s officers, directors, trustees and other personnel from January 1, 2014 through July 14, 2014. We should get some very interesting reading out of that…