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‘It Feels Like We Are Prisoners’: Migrant Children Describe Trauma At Florida Detention Center

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Lawyers say the facility violates child welfare standards, and that no minor should be held at Homestead for more than 20 days.
Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

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Angelina Chapin, Huffington Post

5/31/2019 | Immigrant children described being put in isolation for eight days, deprived of physical touch and constantly sobbing at a temporary detention center in Homestead, Florida, according to a motion filed by immigration lawyers on Friday.

The lawyers claim the facility violates child welfare standards, and want a court order stating the government cannot hold children at Homestead for more than 20 days.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5c121581240000dd05589479.jpeg?ops=112_112/ Angelina Chapin is a HuffPost reporter. She's also written for The Guardian and New York magazine.

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Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.


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