Groups allege abuse of child immigrants at border
The Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project and three other organizations say they documented 116 cases in interviews with children who were in Customs and
Border Protection custody. The interviews occurred from around March to May.
The groups filed an administrative complaint Wednesday with the Department of Homeland Security that says more than 80 percent received inadequate
food and water, about half were denied medical care, and about one of every four was physically abused.
The complaint comes amid a surge of unaccompanied children from Central America crossing in South Texas. Homeland Security and Customs and Border
Protection did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
With all due respect to the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project... but
Are you guys out of your fricken minds?
Give me a break--- were not talking about a couple dozen unattended kids
In previous years, 6,000 to 8,000 children a year crossed the border without an adult or guardian. But the numbers jumped in 2011 to about 13,525,
then to 25,000 in 2012 and about 47,000 in 2013. This year they were expected to number 60,000 but may be as much as 90,000. right now they have
40,000 kids that just showed up out of nowhere and suddenly you expect us to instantly provide for them????
There was another news story Too Many Too Fast
in that story they talk about how it's tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors showing up and there are so many of them they just can't get to
them all--- not in the required 72 hours.
Yeah I feel bad for these kids... poverty and crime totally suck!
but why is this our problem???
Because there here, right now, and now we got to figure out what to do with them?
Remember---we're talking about the feds--- the same people it took 5 days to get water to the super dome refugees.
think of it as me dropping a 100 kids off at your place without warning or notice and simply saying.
"You figure out what to do with all of them?"
this is one huge bloody mess and rather than bitch about a few kids who missed a meal maybe they should be looking for ways to help