Foster Youth Organization Kicks Foster Family Out of Home to Make Room for Illegal Aliens

A foster family in Kirkland, Washington has been ordered to move out of their home by the organization that sponsors them in order to allow for illegal alien children to live in the house instead, according to Breitbart.

The couple in question, Edmundo Sanchez and his wife Paual, received a letter from the non-profit foster organization Friends of Youth in February, which said that the group had “reviewed our organizational goals this past year, and we have chosen to pursue a different strategic vision.” The letter then said that the couple, who have hosted over 20 foster children over the course of the last seven years, would have to move out of their house in order to “provide a different scope of services in support of unaccompanied youth.”

Friends of Youth Chief Program Officer DeAnn Adams told a local news outlet that the organization saw a chance for increased revenue by cooperating with the federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, and thus decided to use the Kirkland house as one of several that would now be taking in exclusively illegal alien children.

Sanchez said that the eviction has already caused problems for himself, his wife, and the children they are currently fostering, as they are already dealing with one child who suffers from panic attacks, and are still actively searching for another child who ran away recently. Sanchez described the organization’s decision as “senseless” and “irresponsible.”

Washington State Representative Michelle Caldier (R-Wash.), who is herself a foster parent and was a foster child in her youth, condemned the organization in a statement, asking “why on earth are they allowing this to happen to our most vulnerable youth? It’s wrong.” Caldier went on to say that “there’s a reason as to why they are choosing to go with the unaccompanied minors and change their program. They tend to chase the dollars.”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Young children rest inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. - The children are housed by the hundreds in eight pods that are about 3,200 square feet in size. Many of the pods had more than 500 children in them. The Biden administration on Tuesday for the first time allowed journalists inside its main detention facility at the border for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 kids and families were crammed into pods and the youngest kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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