A legal team that inspected a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, says young migrants being held there are experiencing neglect and mistreatment at the hands of the U.S. government.
BY CEDAR ATTANASIO, GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) — 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. The bleak portrait emerged Thursday after a legal team interviewed 60 children at the facility near El Paso that has become the latest place where attorneys say young migrants are describing neglect and mistreatment at the hands of the U.S. government.
Data obtained by The Associated Press showed that on Wednesday there were three infants in the station, all with their teen mothers, along with a 1-year-old, two 2-year-olds and a 3-year-old. There are dozens more under 12. Fifteen have the flu, and 10 more are quarantined.
Shame on Trump and on anyone who supports this inhuman treatment of living babies and children:
"The Trump administration argued in front of a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday that the government is not required to give soap or toothbrushes to children apprehended at the U.S. - Mexico border and can have them sleep on concrete floors in frigid, overcrowded cells.
The Trump administration told incredulous appeals court panel that a judge erred by insisting that 'safe and sanitary' conditions for detained immigrant children means they must have access to soap."
No soap. No toothbrushes. No healthcare. No soccer. No human touch. The regime of cruelty's immigration policy as set by Stephen Miller is sadistic!
The people who defend, support, uphold, and labor for this administration have no soul, no conscience, no humanity. They are devoid of everything that would make them redeemable.
The point is cruelty.
The Trump administration is an abomination, headed by a barbaric monster.