As the national debate rages over what to do with the tens of thousands of Central American children who have flooded the U.S. border in recent months, one Marylander was brave enough to take a stand.
The glorious, patriotic message appeared on the side of a former Army Reserve warehouse in Westminster, Maryland that's been named as a potential site for housing undocumented children.
Del. Justin Ready (R-Carroll) asked if the undocumented children would have "undergone the proper health evaluations or background screenings." Carroll Commissioner Richard Rothschild told the Baltimore Sun that his county "will not become a repository for Obama's failed immigration policies."
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), whose congressional district includes a slice of Carroll County, but not Westminster — had threatened to use his position on the House Appropriations Committee to block some funding to HHS if it used the military building. Harris's office was notified over the weekend that the location would not be used.
Shortly after its announcement as a candidate, the federal Department of Health and Human Services decided the facility was "not a viable option at this time." Who ever said old-fashioned activism doesn't work?
[Image via Washington Post]