- Confronting the trauma that the immigrant children have gone through is imperative in any discussion of what to do with them.
- Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border
Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig
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A young boy is helped down from the top of a freight car, as Central Americans board a northbound freight train in Ixtepec, Mexico. AP/Eduardo Verdugo
Jul 18, 2014 | American flags and “Return to Sender” posters festooned the recent anti-immigrant demonstrations in the small Southern California town of Murrieta. The mostly white protesters practically frothed at the mouth at the idea of bus loads of brown children and women being processed at a facility in their midst.
The numbers of unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. primarily from Central American countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have increased significantly, with 50,000 having crossed into the States since October, some as young as 6 years old.
Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and producer of KPFK Pacifica’s popular morning drive time program Uprising, based in Los Angeles, California. She is a Truthdig contributor.
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Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border, Lia G. Melikian, ACLU.org / Rise Up Times
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- When will this insanity end?