One. Thousand. Every. Year. Since 2015.
"The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is in charge of caring for under-age immigrants, received more than 4,500 allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment between 2015 and 2018. The reporting begins under the Obama administration. Of those complaints, some 1,300 were serious enough to refer to the FBI, but an official says 'the vast majority' proved to be unfounded.
"Most of the assault allegations involved one minor abusing another. But 178 of the complaints were against staff at the shelters — in particular, youth-care workers who escort the children everywhere they go. The complaints range from inappropriate romantic relationships between children and adults, to touching genitals, to watching children shower."
Oh, an "official" said the "proved" to be unfounded, huh? Let me ask you something. What do these kids get out of making many hundreds of false reports, exactly? Or do minors abusing each other not count somehow?
Caging these children rather than keeping them with their families or letting other migrants foster them, as many have volunteered to do ONLY TO BE ARRESTED BY ICE, is creating a situation of massive sexual abuse and it is completely unacceptable. This is so horrific that by all accounts, every decent person should walk out of their homes, travel to these facilities, and tear them down, brick by brick, with their bare hands.
And 178 complaints against staff are way, way too many.
Sometimes the horrors of this world are just overwhelming.