Friday, June 21, 2019

Teen Migrants Caring for Toddlers in Child Concentration Camps

Oh boy, aren't you excited to hear more about the current U.S. concentration camps? Let's do it.

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 warn that kids are taking care of kids, and there’s inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and teens at the Border Patrol station.

There are not enough adults to adequately take care of these children, so the children are taking care of the children. This is so inhumane I can't stand it. And these kids can't take care of the babies, either, as evidenced by the two-year-old, who "had wet his pants and no diaper and was wearing a mucus-smeared shirt when the legal team encountered him."

And they're not even able to sleep.

Binford described that during interviews with children in a conference room at the facility, “little kids are so tired they have been falling asleep on chairs and at the conference table.” 
She said an 8-year-old taking care of a very small 4-year-old with matted hair couldn’t convince the little one to take a shower. 
“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 and represents detained youth.

Are they keeping the kids up on purpose like they've done at some of the adult camps? I ask because it's a form of torture.

We're about to pour god knows how many billions of dollars into a war with Iran (because you know that's happening), but let me guess, we just don't have enough money to properly care for these kids, right?

Hell country.

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