So, why are cities in the south and west opening hotels and asking charities to deal with immigrant children, while many of our own are on the street?
Why do American citizens not get the attention they need for housing?
I have seen homeless children in cities here, sitting under cardboard boxes with a parent or parents.
I am not against giving immigrant children housing. I am upset that our own children are neglected.
The reason is, of course, that politicians get more publicity talking about immigrants than the unhappy truth of our own homeless.
Every state in the union has homeless children. There are kids who live in cars. Over one million do not know what a home is...Some statistics are higher than the one I found, which looks like a minimum number.
- An estimated 1.5 to 2.8 million homeless and street youth in America.
- If they all lived one city, it would be the 7th largest city in the U.S.
- 13 kids die on the streets every day from abuse, disease and suicide.
- Human trafficking of youth is the fastest growing crime.
- An estimated 100,000 children are sold into the sex trade within the US every year.
Some homeless shelters specifically state, "NO CHILDREN".
Politicians want votes, not care.