Christ United Methodist Church in San Diego, Ca has sheltered about 5,000 Haitian refugees and 5,000 caravan-style refugees, who were mostly fraudulent. They only have up to a couple hundred on any one day, because they only stay a day or two and then are then transported to their ultimate destination. The fare is often paid for them by the nonprofit, which is to be funded by the state government. You can go to the website of the church here.
They are described as “fraudulent”, because most of them just disappear into the streets of the US without ever obtaining asylum. They are coached to say the right words to pass a very minimal credible fear interview and some of the disappear immediately, others go though the process, but are denied asylum by a court. DHS Secretary Nielsen says about 90% never obtain asylum status. Passing a credible fear interview is not “vetting”. The are released with documents that identify them as “legal” residents, until they fail to file within a year for asylum status, fail to show up for their asylum hearings or are denied asylum by a court.
A group of politically-radical, progressive nonprofits has been paying for the costs of sheltering the 90% asylum fraudsters, called the “Rapid Response Network” (RNN). Gavin Newsom has pledged $25 million to the RRN from State of California to pay the costs for the next year.
The County of San Diego has approved use of the now vacant Family Courthouse at 1555 sixth avenue for use by the RRN in the future. The County has already been paying medical costs. On a cost per day basis, about 10 times as much is spent on these dubious refugees as they do on the local homeless Americans.
The 90% fraudsters are supposed to move to the new location by February 15th, 2019. At the date of this writing there is no evidence the move has taken place. It could be delayed or even cancelled, because there is no large caravan on the horizon coming to San Diego at this time or because the County just becomes embarrassed about their support for the asylum fraud. Most of the County Supervisors are purported to be Republicans, but they try to mimic leftist Democrats as closely as possible as a survival strategy.
The refugees this church is serving are caravaners or other similar fake “refugees”, who are exploiting a loophole in the asylum law to gain entry into the US, even if they have no expectation of ever obtaining asylum.
In spite of what you may have been led to believe by the media or certain politicians. A large proportion of the last two caravans is now residing in the US. Either they crossed by gaming the asylum system or they crossed the border in the more traditional illegal way with a coyote. Single adult men generally cross illegally and adolescents travelling alone or adults with minors cross by exploiting the “Flores” loophole in the asylum process.
Even when there are no “caravans”, there are always large numbers of fraudulent asylum seekers at the border crossing, who come as individuals and small groups from Central America, southern Mexico and other countries around the world, crossing the border in this way by misrepresenting themselves as refugees and exploiting children as their get-in-free ticket.
The “Flores Agreement” requires asylum seekers with minors or minors travelling alone to be released after 20 days. (You can google it to learn more.) That is, they are released before it can be determined, whether they are qualified for asylum or not and before they can be adequately vetted or checked for diseases.
There is really no clear limit as to how many can be admitted to the United States in this fraudulent manner and it has been ramped up in the last few years by the progressive nonprofits, who organize, encourage and support the caravans. This kind of asylum fraud is the wet dream of radical progressives, who want to “fundamentally transform” America via immigration from the Third World.
CAUTION: No one should do anything that might remotely be considered a crime, even a very minor crime, at either of the two pseudo-refugee shelters, because it could very well be elevated to a felony hate crime. Offensive telephone calls or emails should be avoided, also.