"A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago."
Lawyers say 250 children are locked in a Customs and Border Protection station in Texas without adequate food, water and sanitation, and some have been there for as long as 27 days. ,
"three girls, ages 10 to 15, said they had been taking turns keeping watch over a sick 2-year-old boy because there was no one else to look after him."
Two-year-olds in detention. Children forced to take care of other children. Not enough food or water. Demand accountability from your Republican representatives for allowing this administration to cage children and keep them in unconscionable conditions.
“‘In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity,’ said Holly Cooper, who co-directs University of California, Davis’ Immigration Law Clinic”
Lawyers who visited a border detention center in Texas tell AP they saw a sick 2-year-old migrant boy not wearing a diaper being watched over by older children. They say 250 children are held at the facility in poor conditions.
Lawyers who visited a border detention center in Texas tell AP they saw a sick 2-year-old migrant boy not wearing a diaper being watched over by older children. They say 250 children are held at the facility in poor conditions.
“In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity.”
Has everyone mad at AOC registered their feelings at what's described here?
“Three girls, ages 10 to 15, said they had been taking turns keeping watch over a sick 2-year-old boy because there was no one else to look after him.”
OMG! Can't we get those kids out of there??? 250 INFANTS, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation at a Border Patrol station in Texas. Fed frozen food. No diapers. No care. Goddam where are the cops?
"A legal team that recently interviewed 60+ children at a Border Patrol station in Texas says a traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation"
We're making some calls ourselves, but let's crowdsource this. Post in the replies if you get a response from a GOP rep on whether they think these conditions are acceptable. Or if you see a public comment.
It is a miserable state of affairs when you have to remind that children have human rights. The Trump administration must be held accountable for their egregious mistreatment of infants and children. We must put a stop to this. Now.
•Kids forced to eat uncooked frozen food •15 kids had the flu w/teens caring for a sick diaperless 2-yr-old •Kid hadn’t bathed or worn clean clothes in weeks But dont y’all dare do something offensive like call these hell holes “Concentration Camps”😑
Children caring for toddlers in immigrant jails, inadequate food and water for hundreds of kids, and weeks without bathing or clean clothes. They will struggle with this trauma the rest of their lives. We’ll have it on our conscience for the rest of ours.
“In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity.”
“A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago.”
The government moved more than 300 kids out of a windowless Border Patrol station in Texas after report that children had gone weeks without adequate food, water or sanitation. report
Hey, any comment on these conditions? Are they acceptable to your mind? How would describe them?
This is heartbreaking and maddening — account of what children are facing at a Border Poatrol station in Texas
“In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity”
We emailed 's office asking the congresswoman how she would describe these conditions, but haven't yet gotten a response. Will keep you updated.
A chilling report. Some 250 children at the Texas border held without adequate food and water, forced to go weeks without bathing or a clean change of clothes. The lack of humanity on display is unacceptable, immoral and must change, period.
“In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity.”
Kids taking care of kids. Inadequate food, water, and sanitation. America. “In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity,” said the director of a law clinic that represents detained migrant youth.
At a facility in Clint, SE of El Paso, lawyers found kids in dangerous and abusive situations. Kids are not even supposed to be in detention for + than 72 hrs, yet some of them have been there for up to 27 days without adequate food, sanitation, or water.
“The attorneys who recently visited the facility near El Paso told The Associated Press that three girls, ages 10 to 15, said they had been taking turns watching over a sick 2-year-old boy because there was no one else to look after him.”
The UN says this contravenes international law, and child psychologists say the conditions will inflict lasting trauma on the children. Illegal, state-sanctioned child abuse.
“a traumatic & dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children & teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water & sanitation.” If you don’t want to call them concentration camps you can call them crimes against humanity
Trump cages children for weeks at a time in squalid conditions, without adequate food, sanitation, or healthcare
“A Border Patrol agent came in our room with a 2-year-old boy and asked us, ‘Who wants to take care of this little boy?’ ... so I started taking care of him yesterday” Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility
“A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago.”
Lawyers claim dangerous situation at border detention site - Associated Press via thanks
“Children told lawyers that they were fed uncooked frozen food or rice and had gone weeks without bathing or a clean change of clothes at the facility in Clint, in the desert scrubland some 25 miles southeast of El Paso.”
Kids are taking care of kids, and there’s inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and teens at this Border Patrol station. via
USA is putting children in cages, not feeding them, not allowing them a change of clothes nor hygiene facilities. Children are looking after other sicker children due to a lack of supervision. This is a human rights violation from a “first world” nation.
AP: Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility
A 14-year-old girl from Guatemala said she had been holding two little girls in her lap. “I need comfort, too. I am bigger than they are, but I am a child, too,” she said.
History is watching
CBP facilities are stuffed to nearly 4x capacity. We need #MigrantFunding to address conditions immediately plus #AsylumReform to disincentivize ppl w spurious claims from making a dangerous & peril-fraught trek.
"A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago" Attorneys: Texas border facility is neglecting migrant kids #Fueelestado #legalviolence #stateterror
This is just so messed up and not American.
“The death of a child is always a terrible thing, but here is a situation where, because there is not enough funding ... they can’t move the people out of our custody,” Sanders said. /// Hostages and ransoms.