OCTOBER 05, 2011
The U.S. government agency that works hand in hand with the open borders movement— the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)— is dedicating more than half a million dollars to help “limited English proficient” populations access taxpayer-funded public housing programs.The move comes less than a week after a separate agency—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—allocated $25 million to battle childhood obesity in “hard-to-reach, limited English proficiency and minority communities.” In this case the CDC claims that, while the rate of childhood obesity is high overall in the U.S., it’s particularly higher in minority and low-income communities.When it comes to public housing the government must ensure that persons who are limited English proficient (LEP) have access in their native languages to information on all programs, services and activities provided by Uncle Sam. So the agency has doled out $649,000 to seven “community organizations” that “serve diverse communities” across the county. “Through these partnerships, HUD will ensure that the LEP individuals and families have meaningful access to information on fair housing, homeownership, lead abatement, housing assistance, and countless other services,” according to HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.The community groups will use the taxpayer dollars to create “fair housing presentations and trainings on HUD programs” in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Amharic and Korean in Washington D.C. They will also conduct “community meetings and refugee orientation sessions” to educate Bosnians and Arabic speakers about affordable housing in St. Louis. In New York they will distribute brochures in Nepalese, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish, Korean and Chinese and in San Diego posters, brochures and other tools will be created in Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi-Turkish, Somali, Burmese and Bhutanese.Earlier this year HUD teamed up with President Obama’s favorite open borders group, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), to promote a billion-dollar program with Spanish ads encouraging Latinos—possibly illegal immigrants—to apply for free U.S. taxpayer dollars. The campaign warned Hispanics that time was running out to get up to “$50,000 in help” from Uncle Sam to pay their mortgage, past due charges, taxes, insurance and even legal fees associated with their home.Under Obama, a number of government agencies have allocated huge sums of money to programs that specifically target minorities. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) has spent nearly $10 million to bring “environmental justice” to poor and minority communities around the country and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has dedicated tens of millions of dollars to provide inner city neighborhoods with healthy foods.The Department of Justice (DOJ) has also dedicated vast resources to minority causes. A few months ago it ordered Colorado officials to protect the interests of “language minority populations” by strengthening a Court Interpreter Oversight Committee that assures immigrants who don’t speak English get free translators. Before that the agency announced the administration’s commitment to eliminating written tests that discriminate against minorities in the workplace.
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