Catholic Charities is being exposed as a significant funder and driving force behind the massive United Nations push for human migration that is destroying so much of Western Civilization, and they are expanding in North Carolina. The problem is that people don’t understand where they have any power to make it stop.
While corporate media is ignoring the concerns of Americans on this issue, independent media is exposing the ties between the government, NGOs, and the usurpation of US national security and the American Republic and showing how it is being done on the backs of well-meaning people.
Look to North Carolina for details of what is being done on American soil in the name of “Christian Humanitarianism”:
The expansion of the wealthy NGO Catholic Charities in Greensboro, NC, happens at the exact time a new need for funding will be made by parentless refugees from third-world nations, which is likely another center for human slavery to the Mexican drug cartels, as recently described by members of Congress.
The Catholic Charities website shows that the Piedmont Triad area is expanding its organization’s reach into the Winston and Charlotte areas, looking for volunteers to work with foreign refugees.
The Piedmont Triad area is the north-central Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point region of North Carolina.
Coincidently, a new migrant center is ready to go into business in Greensboro that sources show has ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
The question that many faith Catholic supporters of the charity fund have is- how much money from Catholic Charities is going to fund this invasion of the United States? The answer is – a lot.
According to Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, North Carolina, Catholics have some control over things they are concerned about:
“Every Catholic Charities agency in the U.S. is a stand-alone corporation operating under the diocese and Bishop in which they are located. Catholic Charities USA is the national membership entity that provides resources and support to individual agencies throughout the United States. On the border, it is Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, San Antonio, and San Diego that are doing most of the sheltering work with asylum seekers. Our local Catholic Charities does not provide any funding to other agencies, those working at the border, or otherwise. While we do provide services for immigrants, that work is concentrated on assisting those who have a legal pathway to navigate the documentation and citizenship processes.”
HERE IS THE QUESTION RAISED TO FRONTLINE BY ONE NORTH CAROLINA CATHOLIC WOMAN- “WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?”
Is the charity just purchasing blankets and meals? Which is something acceptable to most Christians, or is the group acting driving the problem to be bigger than it needs to be?
Here is how the charity works according to a faithful Catholic named “Mary” from the Greensboro area, who spoke with Frontline America about her concerns.
“Catholic parishioners are told by the church to make a pledge of a certain amount to Catholic Charities,” Mary said, adding:
“Food and blankets are one thing, but the group is supporting these homes and centers, where people are being trafficked; that is something different,” she said, telling Frontline that it is the Bishops are the ones who have the power to stop the funding.
And she is worried because Catholic Charities is hiring more people and talking more and more about “Refuges” in her hometown.
Here is the ad she sent Frontline:
We know from reporting from Ben Bergquam, from his investigations in the Darien Gap, that Catholic Charities is enticing people to enter the US illegally, and they are providing “rape kits” and other provisions and paying for transportation for illegal invaders to come into the US.
“It is hard for them to stop because they like the money so much,” Ben Bergquam reported making reference to an investigation he did into the funding source with an anonymous insider.
Here are remarks from Bergquam about the way the NGO operates:
As for the Catholic humanitarianism, I caught this out of video shot by JLR Investigates at the McAllen Catholic Charities location. He talked to an elderly man who says they were all thrown out of the homeless shelter to make room for the invaders, mostly able bodied men. While… pic.twitter.com/4uXV8Nl91W— Dr. Thinkerbell 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Poetonpoetry) January 7, 2024
WEAVING IT ALL TOGETHER WITH INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM:
The Greensboro ad from Mary comes at the same time there is news of a center for US Taxpayers to pay for raising foreign children.
A recent article from John Hammer from RINO TImes gives more details from his investigation:
American Hebrew Academy Campus Child Refugee Facility Update
It was announced in 2022 that the former American Hebrew Academy on Hobbs Road would be used to house unaccompanied immigrant children. Still, so far, no children are being housed at the facility.
In June 2019, the American Hebrew Academy closed. On June 10, 2022, the board of directors of the American Hebrew Academy announced that the campus at 4334 Hobbs Road would be leased to the Department of Housing and Human Services (HHS) Administration for the Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
There has been much speculation on social media sites about what is happening at the American Hebrew Academy, but few answers.
On Friday, December 29, the Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement released “ORR Influx Care Facilities for Unaccompanied Children: Fact Sheet.”
Under the heading Greensboro ICF [Influx Care Facility,] it states:
“HHS has secured a facility in Greensboro, North Carolina as the site of the future Greensboro ICF. When opened, the ICF will provide shelter for boys and girls, 13 to 17 years old, and has a capacity of up to 800 beds. There are currently no children in care at the site, and no current activation date. Opening the facility will depend on a variety of factors including capacity requirements and UC [unaccompanied children] referral rates, among other considerations. Current facilities on campus will be utilized for education, housing, mental health, medical, and case management needs.”
The report gives the status of other ICF sites and states that:
- The Pecos ICF in Pecos, Texas, opened as an emergency intake site for unaccompanied children and is now an influx care facility with a funded capacity of 1,000 beds with 407 children at the site.
- The Dimmit County ICF in Carrizo Springs, Texas, has a funded capacity of 250 beds and currently houses 176 children at the site.
- The ICF at Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas was placed in a “warm status, which means a facility is not fully staffed and there are only minimal onsite facility management services, such as payment of utilities, infrastructure repairs, and fence landscaping, and storm damage preparation.”
From the report, it appears the ORR has hundreds of empty beds at the currently open ICF sites and that Fort Bliss is further along than the site in Greensboro, which is the only one listed as a “future” ICF site.
MORE INDPENDENT JOURNALISM
Last summer, Michelle Rosenberg wrote a lengthy piece about her investigation regarding the center:
A Bejing-based Chinese education company is likely to benefit from the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S. Southern Border. Unaccompanied migrant children will be housed at The American Hebrew Academy (AHA) campus in Greensboro, North Carolina. The school, which is deeply indebted to the Chinese education company, has had a turbulent financial past since its inception and its subsequent closing.
In coordination between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (OOR), undocumented children will be transported from the U.S. Southern border to the campus for transitional housing. Up to 800 children can be housed there temporarily while they wait to be placed with family or a “vetted sponsor.”
The decision, which was announced on June 10, was met with opposition, particularly from Republican lawmakers who questioned HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra last year as to whether the agency was considering the location for housing immigrant children. Secretary Becerra shut down those rumors by emphatically stating “there is no plan we have to shelter children in North Carolina.”
As reported by Fox News, the announcement prompted representatives to inquire further into HHS’ decision. Rep. Richard Hudson (R) was joined by Reps. Virginia Foxx (R), Ted Budd (R), Patrick McHenry (R), Dan Bishop (R), David Rouzer (R), and Madison Cawthorn (R), in his letter addressed to Secretary Becerra.
The letter focuses on the Biden administration’s failure “to secure our Southern border” as well as the larger impact that failure may have on their state, and further inquires as to when communications regarding the use of AHA’s land and facilities began, if other locations in North Carolina were considered, and the extent of taxpayer burden.
According to AHA’s Board of Directors, HHS leased the property for a period of 5 years with an option to extend for an additional 5 years. It also announced that AHA “will be contracted to provide the educational programming” offered to the minor children.
Major questions remain unanswered, including the cost of the lease and to whom those funds will ultimately be paid. There are growing concerns that the lease will financially benefit a Chinese corporation.
AHA underwent significant changes in recent years, most notably when it abruptly closed its doors in 2019 and rebranded itself after securing a $26 million loan from the Chinese education company, Puxin Limited. That loan is secured by AHA’s interest in its real estate property located in Greensboro, valued at least $86 million – the same property where the unaccompanied migrant children will be housed.
Puxin Limited is reportedly the third-largest education and after-school programming company in Communist China. While it was incorporated in the Cayman Islands, it is headquartered in Beijing and virtually all of its business practice occurs in China.
Puxin may have the most to gain in the deal between AHA and the Biden Administration. But this may not be the first time it’s benefited from U.S. taxpayer’s dollars.
American Hebrew Academy Closes
AHA served as a Jewish college preparatory boarding school for nearly 20 years. On June 12, 2019, the community was blindsided when the school announced its closure via email, citing ongoing financial troubles. The closure left most employees laid off and the entire student body scrambling to enroll in alternative high schools.
Puxin Limited Steps In
Three months after AHA closed, Puxin Limited, a publicly traded company, announced a $26 million loan to AHA on September 19, 2019.
According to the press release by Puxin, the loan “bears an interest rate of 18.0% per annum” and is secured by AHA’s real estate interest in its campus.
Puxin’s business model is school acquisitions — that is the company takes over failing schools, provides guidance and oversees the student recruitment and marketing, curriculum and service offerings, teacher management, IT systems, and financial management of the acquired institution.
American Hebrew Academy Becomes AHA International School
After securing the loan from Puxin, AHA went through a similar restructuring and rebranding process. Ditching the religious aspect, it renamed itself AHA International School — a secular college preparatory high school geared toward international students. It announced its anticipated reopening for the 2020-21 year.
A source familiar with the transition rebukes claims that Puxin’s role was strictly financial in nature. Puxin was deeply involved in the rebranding efforts and may have even pushed for the school to reserve 1/3 of its future student population for Chinese students.
Just as Puxin issued the loan, 8 AHA board members either stepped down or were removed.
Ni Zhang, Shong Gao, and Wei Yang stepped in to serve in the highest ranking roles.
The school’s registered agent on its business registration documents changed from former CEO Glenn Drew to a woman named Qinghua Zhao.
The school’s fate was arguably sealed by former-CEO Glenn Drew. Drew, who controlled the school since its inception, has endured the accusations that he squandered school finances for years.
Despite declining school capital, Drew appeared to prioritize the AHA’s ostentatious aesthetic, while failing to expand existing programs to increase enrollment. The school never met its enrollment goals, and it was forced to take out multiple loans to keep its doors open.
Deteriorating finances did not seem to affect Drew’s salary, which averaged almost $500,000 per year. Some have questioned whether his salary constituted excessive executive overcompensation for his role at the non-profit organization.
In fact, AHA’s 2019 tax returns also show that, in the year the school closed because of its insolvency, Drew made a salary of nearly $700,000. In addition to that hefty salary, his consulting company, JRSM Associates, LLC, was paid $1,465,090 for the management of the closure and financial crisis.
Drew stepped down as head of AHA in 2020. How much he or his consulting company made for that year is unknown, as tax records have not yet been made public.
Months into the rebranding efforts, the COVID-19 pandemic struck. AHA International School’s hopes for reopening in 2020 fell apart.
According to records from the Small Business Administration, AHA took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPP loans were made available to small businesses struggling to pay their employees during the pandemic. Records show AHA received two PPP loans totaling $1,486,118, despite the school not being fully operational and serving no students.
In determining a company’s eligibility for PPP funds, the SBA used payroll information from the previous tax year. A year prior to its loan application, the school was fully operational and employed a full staff of faculty, admissions officers, athletic coaches, residential staff, cooks, and more. Most of those employees had been laid off prior to the pandemic.
Although AHA’s first PPP loan reported 50 jobs saved with the funds, a source employed during that time advised that the true number of workers on campus was significantly less.
AHA was approved for a second PPP loan in February of 2021, despite acknowledging that plans to reopen ended one month prior. The second loan application reported 65 jobs would be saved with the funds it received.
Both loans were forgiven, and the school never reopened.
Taxpayer Funds to China?
The purpose of PPP loans was to protect American businesses and worker salary. However, it is estimated that hundreds of millions of dollars of PPP funds flowed to Chinese entities either owned or invested in.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who chaired the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in 2020, introduced a bill that would have prohibited PPP loans from being issued to businesses like AHA.
That bill deemed any business incorporated in China, had significant operations there, or businesses where a Chinese company held at least 20% direct or indirect economic interest – would be ineligible for PPP funds. It would have excluded businesses that have residents of the People’s Republic of China on their boards. Similar bills were introduced in the House, but none ever came to fruition.
While it is unknown whether AHA directly used the PPP loan to make loan repayments to Puxin, Puxin certainly benefited financially after they were administered.
Puxin’s financial records to its shareholders indicate the company’s income from the interest-bearing loan increased drastically from 2018 to 2019 as well as from 2019 to 2020 and attributed the growth to AHA.
2019 Financial Report:
2020 Financial Report:
These statements appear to reflect that AHA did make significant payments to Puxin in 2019 and 2020, despite operating in a limited capacity and receiving no student tuition.
Who Wins? Migrant Children or Chinese Business?
As the recent announcement of HHS’ contract to lease the property made headlines, a major unaddressed question remains: who will be HHS’ landlord? Property records show the parcel of land is owned by AHA. The current registered agent is Robert Landau – an individual who was reportedly brought on during the transition period to provide financial consulting and advisory services to the school. Landau assumed the role from Puxin’s Quingua Zhao only a few months before rumors circulated that HHS was looking at AHA as a possible location to house migrant children.
It is not clear whether the government fully understood AHA’s history of financial troubles or Puxin’s involvement with the school when it chose the location to house unaccompanied migrant children.
The Floridian spoke with Guilford County Commissioners Justin Conrad and James Upchurch who advised the commission was not involved in conversations or negotiations with HHS or AHA regarding the contract. Both commissioners expressed their surprise when the deal was announced.
William Scarborough, who oversees AHA’s property and represents the board did not respond to requests for the names of current board members but did confirm Puxin refinanced the school’s debt in 2019 when it was the verge of default. He also confirmed that Puxin remains a lender to the school.
HHS’ 5 year lease of the property could mean taxpayers are now footing the bill for that loan, and that the Chinese corporation may be the biggest winner of all.
Disclaimer: The author of this article, Michelle Rosenberg, is a former student and graduate of the American Hebrew Academy. She attended the school from August 2008 through May 2011.
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