It appears the transition of the American Hebrew Academy into a facility to house children who entered this country illegally has hit a bump in the road.
According to an article in the Floridian (https://floridianpress.com/), the US Department of Health and Human Services has put one of the contracts for the facility on hold.
The Floridian had previously reported that two companies, Deployed Resources and Deployed Services, which are owned by the same person, had both received contracts to do what appeared to be some of the same work.
A letter from Deployed Services LLC President and COO Thomas Ziemba to employees hired to work at the facility in Greensboro states that the proposed facility has been placed in “warm status.”
The letter states, “As we discussed earlier today in our team meeting, the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (‘ORR’) has informed Deployed Services that, effective immediately, they are placing the Greensboro Influx Care Facility (‘ICF’) into temporary ‘warm status’ while they complete their work to engage a contractor to perform facility management services at the site.”
Ziemba explains that by placing the Greensboro ICF on “warm” status, the funding for the operation of the facility is being reduced.
He also informs employees that some would have their work hours reduced, some will be returning home and that he didn’t know how long the warm status would last.
Ziemba states, “We do not know how long ‘warm status’ will last, but we are told by ORR that their intention is to return to full operations and open the ICF as soon as possible.”
Local officials appear to have little information about the plans for the ICF other than what has been reported in the media.
Questions have been raised about the zoning of the property and if land that was zoned for a private school can be converted to federal influx care facility without going through the rezoning process.
I am sure if enough money is passed along under the table (so to speak) items will be checked off real fast. Now we just wait and see who has a new fancy EV that they are driving around. Sorry but this city council and city manager have proven they don’t deserve any respect.
Beg the neighbors are excited
Oh nooooo. Flight check …they are coming in
Greensboro rezones everything. Never fear. I think this is a certain congresswoman from Greensboro delaying things until after midterms. She did not expect the reaction she has received for helping facilitate this gang member distribution center in the middle of nice neighborhoods (on two lane roads that lead into the school). Remember the mayor made her name the first time as a conservative type battling development on New Garden Road. Now she remains silent while the people that live over here have to deal with this BS.
I hope they tank the plan altogether. This is not a location that is appropriate for “resettlement” of illegal immigrants. It is outrageous that this was done without any notice to the public or neighborhood and I believe it violates the zoning laws. No special use permit or variance was sought to my knowledge.
This site should be used for the education of our own citizens’ children, if anything. I understand that it is private property, but even private property is subject to zoning laws and other considerations for use. Reducing the funding for operation of the facility just makes it worse because that means there will be less oversight and security for the neighboring area.
Duh!? Midterms are looming.
Supposed to create a bunch of jobs (1500 workers in a facility for 800 kids?), but all the workers were from out of town staying in hotels. Not zoned properly, but you know that isn’t going to hold anything up with the current city council. Sketchy contractor double-dipping on the work. Does the graft ever stop?
Sure is beginning to stink even more. Midterms maybe? $ under the table? Two separate companies owned by the same person? Yeah, stinks like your grandma’s outhouse.
There is no doubt in my mind this will be a center for these minors to be abused. We are a high human trafficking area with easy interstate access. This kids already don’t have someone, who will look out for them to make sure they are safe. I’d rather not have that happen in our area. Send them someplace else.
If they want to use it, house the homeless there. We already have that problem to deal with so why should we invite an additional one?
Kathy Manning and her husband, Randall Kaplan, are wealthy donors to UNCG. There is a campus building named Kaplan Commons as a result of those donations. It is no wonder they have extensive connections in Greensboro and Washington. It is my opinion that Kathy Manning ran for Congress not to serve the voters in District 6 but to direct policy. What better way to direct policy than to be elected to Congress. The American Hebrew Academy was founded as a Jewish boarding school. Kathy Manning is a Jewish community leader. Why would she not help a financially failed Jewish boarding school? Reportedly the federal government plans to pay AHA $50M to house illegal immigrant “minors.” This scheme will become an ongoing money pit of taxpayer money.
Do not repeat the same mistake of voting for Kathy Manning again. She is not in Washington to serve residents of District 6 but her own self-interests. She is one of many examples of the need for term limits.
The number of cars in the parking lot have only increased. Somebody is getting lots of money, at lady count even with one contract paused still nearly $200million a year, most of it not covering the salaries of the staff or facility itself, but perhaps helping with that average $7,500 per person to get from Honduras and Guatemala to the US border. At capacity the money will cover each 30-day stay at $14,167 or annualized $170,000/ year. It’s being funded at over $187,000/ year/ job and yet the positions seem to be paying less than $50,0000/ year/ job. There is WAY to much cash and corruption for these people to simply walk away, and our weak city and county leaders are cheering the destruction along.
Yet those weak leaders are voted into office over and over. There is a serious lack of informed residents in Greenaboro and Guilford County.
Kathy Manning? Bueller? Bueller? Does she answer anyone that lives in her district? All I hear are the crickets and frogs from the lake surrounding the AHA.
when the wealthy kid needs ‘a change of scene’ – they get it. some of our low income public school kids need this ‘option’ & the AHA (oak ridge military etc) would be a great ‘boarding school’ option in addition to migrants. let’s get hebrews back to run it! . . . because there are no bad apples – just wrong barrels?