EAG News –
CHICAGO – Over 400 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) that have been transferred from the southern border to the Chicago area are being cared for by the nonprofit group Heartland Alliance, which also lobbies for minimum wage hikes and government healthcare.
Heartland Alliance (an ACORN-esque organization) is currently under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for nearly $13 million to fund shelter services at Heartland’s nine facilities, which house about 429 of Central American minors that crossed the southwest border without legal guardians.
Another 319 children are in foster care in Illinois, Ashley Huebner, an attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center, told theSun-Times.
The group gets additional funding from the State of Illinois. The Comptroller’s office shows over $500,000 going to the group in the past five fiscal years.