“Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met.Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.”
LATEST: Children, including infants, are being held in a filthy border station. Their clothes are soiled with mucus, feces and breast milk. No soap. No toothbrushes. Not enough food. Even the guards are wearing masks.
Our country is forcing young migrant children, separated from their parents, sometimes sick and always frightened, to sleep in filth on concrete floors without basic care. What are we becoming? Where is our humanity?
"Children as young as 7 & 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot & tears, are caring for infants they've just met ... Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk."
via This is heartbreaking. And completely Un-American. The President and Congress need to stop using immigrants and immigration as a political wedge issue. There is a policy solution here.
Really can’t stress enough that there is now an archipelago of camps in the United States where children from disfavored groups are subjected to increasingly harsh and inhumane treatment.
"Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met.” This is maybe the most heartbreaking sentence I have read in two years. v
“Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, the lawyers said. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants.”
So, so sad: Children as young as 7 and 8, many wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teen mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.
“Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, the lawyers said.” This is horrible Democratic leaders and Republicans need to stand up and take action, not sides.
"a 17-year-old mother from Guatemala...couldn’t stand because of complications from an emergency C-section, and was caring for a sick and dirty premature baby... the baby was filthy. They wouldn’t give her any water to wash her."
Children separated from their parents caring for desperately sick infants caked in snot, tears, and shit. This is what "Make America Great Again" looks like in 2019.
Dear Non-Jews: Can we call them concentration camps now? The Jews
Most of the young detainees have not been able to shower or wash their clothes since they arrived at the facility, those who visited said. They have no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste or soap.
Members of the great Masai tribe greet one another with a question, not a salutation. They ask, "how are the children?" Americans should be ashamed of the answer under . Thousands are living in filth, hate, & neglect. #CloseTheCamps
The U.S. government is engaged in systemic child abuse, and millions are okay with it because of racism. went to an overcrowded border station in Clint, Texas—where migrant children are concentrated in a “chaotic scene of sickness and filth.”
Since Sept. 6 children have died. Infants are being held in a filthy border station, clothes soiled with mucus and feces. Not enough food. Even guards are wearing masks. This is being done with our authority, under our eyes, inside our nation.
"Children as young as 7 & 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot & tears, are caring for infants they've just met ... Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk."
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t screenshot bulk of article, but nobody should be unable to view this bc of paywall. Crucial reporting on wretched, despicable conditions children are suffering at US southern border, on Trump’s watch. 1/2
"Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk."
“Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, the lawyers said. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants.“ In our name. And tomorrow, it gets worse.
‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children
Adults care for children. Full stop and no exceptions. It does not matter where they are or whose they are. The Trump administration commits crimes against humanity while congressional Republicans goose-step in silence. Shame on us.
This is what children in war zones go through and United Nations relief agencies are called upon to help.
“The children are locked in their cells and cages nearly all day long...A few of the kids said they had some opportunities to go outside and play, but they said they can’t bring themselves to play because they are trying to stay alive in there.”
This ain’t negligence. It’s intent. #ImpeachmentHearingsNow
Hey , every Christmas you speak so convincingly about your heart for innocent children...the least of these...which is why I knew you’d be floored to learn about a place that so desperately needs some of those shoeboxes. I’ll hand deliver.
Until we #CloseTheCamps, I really don't care about #BeBest, do u? 7 year olds, caked w/snot and tears, care for infants they’ve just met. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teen mothers' clothes are stained with breast milk.
If I treated my own children like this, the government would arrest & charge me with child abuse. #nobabyjails
One day we will read a memoir by one of these children and it will haunt us all
Shame of a nation.... . is doing the most important work of any reporter in the country right now, so please follow her and retweet her stories.
These are children. In cages. Without parents. With inadequate food. Sick and without appropriate healthcare. That is the definition of child neglect. ‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children
No soap. No toothpaste. No clean clothes. No diapers. "The overwhelming majority of children have not bathed since they crossed the border." That's how lawyers describe an overcrowded detention center holding hundreds of migrant children.
"Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met. " Dear Americans doing nothing, when this all shakes down and you're finally punished none of you can say "We didn't know."
Those who are out defending immigration detention, whether for children or adults, are increasingly being revealed to be morally deprived individuals.
Dear Architects-- A real estate developer president did this.
This is horrible
Whatever your faith, the treatment of persons in our United States concentration camps will be what sends us all directly to the gates of Hell.
Children are being caged in deplorable conditions— they’re sick, hungry, haven’t showered in days to weeks, not being given soap or toothbrushes, some are quarantined for illnesses. This is state-sanctioned child abuse. Don’t look away. #ClosetheCamps
There are few truly black & white moral issues, but tormenting children and denying their basic human needs is flat out evil. The current US program for dealing with migrant children is an abomination.
please force yourself to read this article. it’s devastating. , i’ve donated to RAICES, but beyond that, please: what can we do?
this is sickening and only getting worse. donate if you can, here are some orgs working on the ground: , ,
I come from the richest country in the world, full of huge, often empty houses. And we’re detaining children & parents fleeing violence in unsanitary centers with standing room only. Disgusted and ashamed.
Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met in a detention center in Clint, Tex., according to lawyers who visited this week.
"Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, lawyers said. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants."
What is taking place in these camps is horrifying and unacceptable. This must be stopped.
Citizens, Leaders, ⁦this is inhumane and unAmerican and unacceptable and ours to fix.
‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children
Government lawyers in court argued that they should not have to provide soap or toothbrushes to migrant children in detention camps. Meanwhile, in facility for adults, cells designed for 35 people were holding 155 people.
This barbarism is being done in our names
This report on Trump's concentration camps for migrant children is absolutely horrifying. Conditions are unsanitary and unsafe. Children, toddlers, infants are dying of purposeful neglect. This is a...
“Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met”
Yeah, is right: ‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children
1 appreciates that arrival of 45,000 people USA 🇺🇸 southern border in past 3 weeks will put pressure on facilities, but surely better response than this can be organised: There’s a Stench’: No Soap & Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children
Kids who haven’t bathed in a month. 7- and 8-year olds caring for babies (who they’ve just met). Nearly every kid saying that they’re hungry. Rooms without space to sit or lay down.
If you think that no wealthy, developed democracy would allow conditions for children in its care to fall below a minimum level, this report will make you think again. A growing disgrace.
The reality of child detention at the US border: and of family separation:
"The lawyers encountered a 17-year-old mother from Guatemala who couldn’t stand because of complications from an emergency C-section, and who was caring for a sick and dirty premature baby."
‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children - The New York Times
Twitter: *arguing over the semantics of calling detention centers “concentration camps”* Me: Uh, guys? Guys? GUYS! Twitter: What is it, Tris? Me: 👇
'There is a Stench': Migrant Children Are Being Held in Filthy Conditions - The New York Times via
“Border Patrol agents told us some of the detainees had been held in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks,” the inspector general’s office said in its report.
Will there be human rights tribunals some day for the federal officials who oversaw this nightmare?