Thursday, June 27, 2019

Your Donations Are Not Reaching Imprisoned Migrant Kids

In response to the horrific news that children are being kept in torturous concentration camps and being denied basic hygiene supplies like soap and toothbrushes and clean diapers, people have tried to donate both money and physical supplies to the concentration camps, missing the fact that these are concentration camps and the cruelty is the point.

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.

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.

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