California Foster Parents Asked to Take in ’26 or More’ Migrant Children

In a breaking news report Wednesday night, DailyMail.com revealed that some California foster parents are being asked to care for “26 or more” unaccompanied migrant children, amid the country’s ongoing crisis at the Mexico border.

Recently, foster parents Travis and Sharla Kall received the following voicemail:

“This is an emergency message, please respond to this urgent message from the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD), CCLD would like to know how many available beds you have to serve additional youth.”

Afterward, the couple received an email with the same urgent message, asking how many beds, ranging from “zero to 26 +,” they had available.

Travis said that six is the usual number of foster children allowed at one time, which is what most prepare for. Add 20 to that.

“We called our caseworker, and she told us that everyone was calling her because they had got that same call,” Travis added.

Daily Mail reports that foster parents working with a different agency also received the same request. This other agency confirmed via email that the children were, indeed, coming from the border.

At any given point, there are more than 30,000 children in the L.A. County foster care system, thus Sharla is displeased with recent requests.

“To ask us already certified foster parents to take on children from another country when we can barely take care of our own foster crisis doesn’t seem beneficial to either side because either way someone loses a bed,” she says.

Let that sit: “we can barely take care of our own foster crisis.”

“I consider it human trafficking,” Travis goes on. “It’s not the burden of taking kids in because we have the heart for it, but these are kids that were taken from the border for a money scheme and now they’re going to use us resource parents to take care of them.”

Travis and Sharla run a non-profit organization that fights against human trafficking.

This border crisis needs to be addressed as numbers and complications grow. These foster care requests are far from sustainable, and they indicate that our elected leaders have no idea how to solve this problem.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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    • Exactly. Drug cartels gross roughly $30B a year on human trafficking. No one gets into this country from South of our border without first paying drug cartels. The money made from human trafficking gets put into drugs, which end up in AOC’s neighborhood, but GOP members are the ones who don’t care about POC’s. I am friends with a gentlemen who served as a US Attorney on the border for 2 years and he said if you take a helicopter ride along the border on our side you might see a Border Patrol agent or farmer every 3-5 miles, whereas on the other side you see checkpoints every 250 yards or so to make sure people have paid the local cartel members for entry. Fun times. No crisis though, as that would be racist.

  1. What on earth could be the driving motive behind our government (it’s not just Democrats) allowing this to happen? I hear voter rolls, but I’m not so sure that adds up anymore. They know this is pattern is unsustainable for our economy, school systems and healthcare systems, but they encourage it anyway. They KNOW this is destructive to our country. What’s the end game of adding 50 million third world, uneducated, unvaccinated, unknown people who don’t pay taxes to our country? It eventually collapses. Again, they understand the numbers, they also know this, so they can’t plead ignorance. On top of that elected officials are pushing a self- loathing attitude of the US in everything they say. What good comes of demoralizing your citizens? If those are the facts, then this must be intentional sabotage. I’m not sure what we can do about it if voters won’t stop voting for lunatics and those who are elected won’t speak out.

    • Break a system that is not broken, solve the breakage (self-induced by the government) by turning to the government to fix it, thereby increasing the power of government and the power of the few to control the many. Rinse and repeat on a micro and macro scale. Democrats hate America, its founding, and its constitution. Fundamental transformation. Obama said it out loud. Biden is finishing the job. They don’t give a fuck what it looks like when they are done (and they will never be done with their social engineering), so that does not matter. As long as they are in power, so be it.

  2. John,
    Sorry, there is someone to blame on this issue. The voters of the United States of America. Our border situation was better than it had been for the last twenty years under the last administration. Voters knew the border would be open when Biden was elected. They held their noses and voted for him anyway. We own this problem. Will the people stand up and speak out or will we have amnesty for forty million new citizens? The eleven million number has been the same since 2000. No one seems to notice that. We need immigration but it has to be legal and ordered. We are focusing on the border but the number of overstayed visas is not calculable. You never hear the media talk about that do you? Again, we own this problem. Wake up folks.

  3. “There’s no crisis”, “There’s no crisis”. “Well, there might an increase in migrants now, but it’s Trump’s policies that created it.”

    If it’s Trump’s fault why are so many seen crossing the border with Biden T-shirts on? The American people are not stupid and there is no way you can hide this abhorrent change in immigration policy. The “Biden-Harris” administration must own this disaster.

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