U.S. Border Patrol Is Refusing Citizen Donations Even as It Holds Migrant Children Without Access to Soap and Toothpaste
First of all, never try to donate directly to Border Patrol because if they do take your money they're just going to use it for the fucking wall or to pay more jackboots to capture and abuse migrants.
But also, they want these kids to suffer and be dirty.
As reports of deplorable facilities at the border have trickled out, the Trump administration has tried to justify the conditions as the result of an influx of migrant crossings and a lack of funding. To make matters worse, and even more morally bankrupt, the Texas Tribune reports that while this is going on, the U.S. government is simultaneously turning away donations from concerned citizens trying to help alleviate the shortfall and suffering that has left older children caring for younger ones at facilities without essentials such as soap and toothpaste.
Texas Representative Terry Canales sent a letter to Border Patrol asking for a list of items that the kids need and could be donated. They replied saying they aren't taking donations. No word from them as to why, but you know why.
The United States Border Patrol has responded, telling my office they do no accept donations. How ridiculous is this? #DontGetMeStarted https://t.co/ZpzGRHtq2D— Terry Canales (@TerryCanales40) June 22, 2019
Many of these kids arrive carrying things like toothbrushes, and fucking medicine, and it all gets confiscated by Border Patrol. They want these kids to be dirty and miserable. Is it because it's easier to see people as less than human when they're dirty and miserable? Probably.
Tear down the prison walls. Liberate the children.