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    US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019


    This month, new government data shows the little girl is one of an unprecedented 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over the past year, enough infants, toddlers, kids and teens to overflow the typical NFL stadium. That’s more children detained away from their parents than any other country, according to United Nations researchers. And it’s happening even though the U.S. government has acknowledged that being held in detention can be traumatic for children, putting them at risk of long-term physical and emotional damage.


    Some of these migrant children who were in government custody this year have already been deported. Some have reunited with family in the U.S., where they’re trying to go to school and piece their lives back together. About 4,000 are still in government custody, some in large, impersonal shelters. And more arrive every week.

    Posted just so the voters of this great nation don't forget what it government has been doing. This is a human rights abuse, pure and simple, and needs to be acknowledged for what it is and the damage being done mitigated in any way possible.


    Reuniting these families should be priority #1, don't you agree?
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Not only held them, but effectively orphaned many, then put them up for adoption. How evil is that?
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Then maybe they should stop coming here illegally.
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Stephen Miller probably approves.
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Then maybe they should stop coming here illegally.
    If we can't stop them by asking them not to come, maybe we should come up with a more humane way to deal with it, without enriching detention centers and traumatizing children. For having someone who is so "tough on immigration" in charge and still having these record numbers, it doesn't seem like much is actually being done to try and stop them from coming.
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Then maybe they should stop coming here illegally.
    The children did not come here illegally.
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Gullable fools. More were detained under Obama in 2015

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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by dixon01767 View Post
    Gullable fools. More were detained under Obama in 2015
    Obama did not initiate the policy of removing children from their families as a way of discouraging asylum seekers. That was Trump.
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Obama did not initiate the policy of removing children from their families as a way of discouraging asylum seekers. That was Trump.
    There was a huge influx of unaccompanied children i.e. children with no parents to be removed from during Obama's last years, particularly 2016, and especially from Central America. Number of Children Illegally Crossing Border Up 1,200 Percent Between2011 and 2014 - Washington Free Beacon

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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    There was a huge influx of unaccompanied children i.e. children with no parents to be removed from during Obama's last years, particularly 2016, and especially from Central America. Number of Children Illegally Crossing Border Up 1,200 Percent Between2011 and 2014 - Washington Free Beacon
    Correct. Now, the Trump sycophants are saying that Obama removed unaccompanied children from their parents, and that somehow makes it OK. Surely, even a Trumper can see that it's not possible to remove unaccompanied children from their parents, can't they? No? Well, I suppose that sort of gullibility is how Trump was able to defraud so many and get away with it.
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