“Children as young as a year old — often arriving at the border with no parents — are being put in hotels under the supervision of transportation workers who are not licensed to provide child care.”
The Trump administration is using a private security company to detain migrant children at hotel chains, "creating a largely unregulated shadow system of detention and swift expulsions" without the legal safeguards intended to protect the most vulnerable.
"Parents and lawyers have no way of finding the children or monitoring their well-being while they are in custody." "Children as young as one year are being put under the supervision of transportation workers who are not licensed to provide child care."
ICE has been using major hotel chains to detain children and families taken into custody at the border, creating a largely unregulated shadow system of detention. This lack of accountability is not new for ICE.
Let’s be clear—these hotels are holding children and families against their will outside the reach of laws meant to protect them from abuse. Spread the word: #NoHotelsForCBP
Adding to the coverage of children being expelled under the pandemic border ban: records show at least half a dozen hotels have been used in a growing shadow detention system. With help from , and
Children as young as a year old are detained in hotels under the supervision of adult ICE contractors before being deported to the dangers that led them to flee their home countries in the first place. No child deserves this. Via
The Trump administration is placing asylum-seeking children in hotels, under the supervision of unlicensed workers, and deporting them without legal hearings. The procedure has created an "unregulated shadow system of detention."
The phrase "shadow system of detention" is scary enough; coupled with the word "children" & it's almost unspeakable. "Parents and lawyers have no way of finding the children or monitoring their well-being while they are in custody." New by
"Because the hotels exist outside the formal detention system, they are not subject to policies designed to prevent abuse in federal custody or those requiring that detainees be provided access to phones, healthy food, and medical and mental health care."
Hotels are being used as detention facilities for migrant children? How is this happening?
Trump admin has been using hotel chains to detain children and families taken into custody at the border, creating a largely unregulated shadow system of detention and expulsion without the safeguards meant to protect the most vulnerable migrants.
“As dangerous as it is for children to be secretly held in hotels,” said Lee Gelernt of the ACLU, “the ultimate problem is that they are expelled without a hearing, regardless of where they are held.” ⁦
Immigrant children are being held in unregulated hotel stays before facing expulsion - this is scary stuff via