Shame on America. Shame on us all for allowing this monster and his administration to do this to innocent children.
This is not the America I grew up in, and it is not an America to salute and feel pride in. Not now. Not while children are ripped away from their parents and are being held in cages, sleeping on cement floors.
Shame on Trump.
He has brought unimaginable shame on America.
“The tiniest kid at the front of the line, he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He was 4, maybe 5 years old.”
BREAKING: Senator Merkley (D-OR) was finally provided a tour of the facility that houses once accompanied children who have been separated from their parents orguardian by ICE.
Keeping children in cages when they are not criminals, making them sleep on concrete floor for months at a time without due process because Trump reduced legal funding resources for them and caused gridlock in the courts, forcing them to remain longer in these private, tax dollar-funded facilities. This is done merely as a punishment. Is this who we are now as a nation?
Previously, the children would remain with their parent(s) until they were to appear in court. Trump and Jeff Sessions made it so that now they end up incarcerated in the beginning as a means of punishment.
Share this to help stop this practice of punishing children. H/T Teresa Saldivar
Although he wasn't allowed to take photos, below is the oral statement from Senator Merkley via The Nation:
The makeup of that processing center is shocking when you see it, but let me go to the heart of the issue. The issue is this new policy of, when families are seeking asylum, their children are torn away from them and sent who knows where.
The parents are beside themselves not knowing what happened to their kids, and they never know if they’ll see them again. The kids are going through the second version of trauma. Families seeking asylum have by definition experienced trauma abroad, and perhaps trauma en route. So finally they get to the border, and they think “finally, we’re safe.”
But instead they’re put into this prison-like facility, and separated, and put through this new drama. I’ll tell you what was very difficult to see. One room had smaller cyclone fences—they look like the way you construct a dog kennel. They’re larger, but that’s the thought that comes to mind when you see them. Then they have these space blankets [light foil blankets], which is a very strange sight, to see kids using a space blanket as a cushion—but they don’t provide any cushion—or as a cover for privacy. There’re no mattresses in that section.
After they go through interviews, they go into a big warehouse. I called them cages, and the White House said that’s unfair, they aren’t cages. Well, call it a cell, then. It’s a cyclone-fence-constructed area. There were all these boys in this big enclosure, maybe three to four dozen boys, and they lined up, from smallest to largest, to get ready to go eat. The tiniest kid at the front of the line, he was knee-high to a grasshopper; he was 4, maybe 5 years old. They go up to age 16 or 17.
The Evangelical "Family Values" hypocrites elected Donald Trump, and this is how he treats innocent children who have been ripped away from their mothers and fathers.
Worse, IMO, than Bush's Abu Ghraib. These children are as young as 4 years old. The UN Human Rights Division has told the US to stop this monstrous assault on babies and children.
Is this how Trump makes America great? Rounding up babies and children and putting them in cages?
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