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January 8, 2019

Profit in detaining children. There is more information in the whole threat. Hugs


  1. I find this more than worrying as it talks of money amassed over a decade but Trump has had only two years of this. Did he inherit the system of housing migrant children from Obama? In which case this abuse is not a new thing and has happened under previous administrations..

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    Comment by davidprosser — January 8, 2019 @ 16:38

    • The US has a horrible policy of for profit child housing, child detention , juvenile and adult prisons. Basically it has become big business in the US for private companies or religions to get paid by the government to provide a place for children with no place to go including care homes and detention facilities. Yes kids who have committed no crimes other than crossing the border are placed in detention facilities. Right now there is an illegal action going on in that kids are being kept in these facilities far longer than they are legally allowed to be.

      The Flores Settlement Agreement is a court settlement, in place for over two decades, that set limits on the length of time and conditions under which children can be incarcerated in immigration detention. In September 2018, the Trump Administration proposed regulations that seek to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement’s legal safeguards for children, including the provision that children must be transferred to a non-secure, licensed facility within three to five days of apprehension, which has been interpreted to allow for an extension of up to 20 days in times of “emergency” or “influx.”

      The Obama administration did have emergency facilities set up on military bases and other facilities due to the 2014 influx of huge number of unaccompanied minors coming across the border. However the Obama administration adhered to the Flores agreement. The facilities were disbanded as soon as all the children had been either reunited with families or placed in appropriate homes. While churches / religions and for profit agencies have long been involved in these actions ( it is a disgrace in the US but religions use these facilities to try to convert and preach to the kids ) there have been different attempts by administrations to police them to make sure the children were kept OK. The Obama administration had several departments who were in charge of inspecting and closing down any facilities that were not treating the kids properly. Sadly it seems such oversight is lacking in the tRump administration. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — January 8, 2019 @ 17:19

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