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Go inside a U.S. migrant youth shelter in a former Walmart — cots, soccer and a mural

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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 05:44 AM
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**Title shortened to fit**

FACT verse LIES




Go inside a U.S. migrant youth shelter in a former Walmart — cots, soccer and a Trump mural


The former Walmart that’s been converted into a migrant shelter housed 1,469 youths Wednesday, enough to fill the high-school-style cafeteria and require added cots in dorm-style bedrooms to handle the overflow.

The Casa Padre shelter in Brownsville drew national attention this month when officials refused to let U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) enter. Merkley, who had shown up at the shelter unannounced, later questioned conditions in the facility and whether the children were properly cared for.

On Wednesday, reporters were allowed to take a quick tour of the facility, run by Austin, Texas-based nonprofit Southwest Key, one of the country’s largest shelter providers for migrant children. Another tour of a Southwest Key shelter is scheduled for Friday in El Cajon, Calif.


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Hopefully this will shut some of the people up who keep bitching, ignorantly, about our immigration policy. Secondly people need to understand something about what is occurring. When a foreign national crosses our southern border they are breaking US law. If they have children with them they must have documentation the kid(s) actually belong to them. If no documentation to verify familial relations is provided then under federal law, specifically our child smuggling laws, requires the children to be taken into custody separately and protected for their safety.

The detention facility in the walmart is where most children end up and they are not kept in cages. The walmart was converted into a facility that provides education, toys / games etc while their parents relation is confirmed and also while their parents are going thru the legal system for illegally entering the US.

The image that went around showing people in cages was a real photo however it occurred during the Obama administration. The law that separates children was passed by Congress and signed into law and was also used during the Obama administration. Given Obama opted to stop enforcing the law while encouraging illegal immigration, including unaccompanied minors, created the perfect storm when he left office.

Other functions of this detention facility -
* - It is also being used to weed out people claiming to be minors who in reality are not (via DNA/dental records)
* - This facility only houses males
* - The government is looking at opening some more sites with the same setup.
* - The children are allowed to speak to their parents
* - The facility is state licensed and can hold up to 1200
* - There are 1367 staff members (and can add more or remove given the current number of children and the required staff to child ratio to be in compliance with state law).
* - The average stay is 49 days


During the tour, similar to a press tour of emergency shelters for migrant youths at a Texas Air Force base in 2014, reporters were not allowed to photograph or film. No interviews were allowed of youths or staff members, except those leading the tour.

Tour leaders sped through the facility, making presentations along the way, accompanied by a Department of Health and Human Services spokesman. The department contracts with the shelters to care for youths whom it is required to take into custody from Homeland Security within 72 hours of their apprehension.

The shelter is state-licensed for 1,200 beds but received a variance from state officials to house 297 more youths because of the latest influx of immigrants. There are more than 1,367 staff members. The facility has added workers to keep the staffing ratio within state requirements, director Martin Hinojosa said. The average stay is 49 days.



Finally something people need to understand. This facility houses only minors and because of that journalists (and US government officials from Congress) are not allowed to take pictures with/of the minors nor are they allowed to interview any minors or staff. the only staff they could interview were the tour group leaders and at each section of the facility DHS staff was on scene to further answer questions the tour leaders couldnt.








ETA -
Thank you Whywhynot for the additional source with more pictures

A few more photos
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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 06:08 AM
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Hopefully this will shut some of the people up who keep bitching, ignorantly, about our immigration policy.


It won’t. Their TDS won’t allow it.

Don’t spoil a good fake news narrative with facts. These people don’t want facts. They want their hate of Trump more.


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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 06:14 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

While you may be correct why is there no photos of the housing? These are only photos of the congregation rooms. Many unanswered questions. And since when dos any ATS emember take the media at their word?



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 06:19 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: Xcathdra

While you may be correct why is there no photos of the housing? These are only photos of the congregation rooms. Many unanswered questions. And since when dos any ATS emember take the media at their word?



The facility is operating and has children being housed. My guess would be they dont have their own individual private rooms so trying to get a photo of sleeping arrangements might be impossible. Clearing kids out of a rec room is different than telling them to leave their bedroom. As the left claims its bad enough kids are being separated from their parents. Do we need to compound that by telling them to leave their personal sleep areas just so pictures can be taken?

Media on the tour got to see it all and thus far no media report has challenged the conditions of the facility as reported.
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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 06:24 AM
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Since when does any ATS member take the media at their word? When it supports their case. They do it all the time. They are hypocrites.


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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 06:29 AM
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originally posted by: MiddleInsite
a reply to: Allaroundyou

Since when does any ATS member take the media at their word? When it supports their case. They do it all the time. They are hypocrites.


The media that hates Trump would not remain quiet if the conditions in the facility werent as reported. They would do nothing but harp on it.. Like they have been doing since he was elected.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra

originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: Xcathdra

While you may be correct why is there no photos of the housing? These are only photos of the congregation rooms. Many unanswered questions. And since when dos any ATS emember take the media at their word?



The facility is operating and has children being housed. My guess would be they dont have their own individual private rooms so trying to get a photo of sleeping arrangements might be impossible. Clearing kids out of a rec room is different than telling them to leave their bedroom. As the left claims its bad enough kids are being separated from their parents. Do we need to compound that by telling them to leave their personal sleep areas just so pictures can be taken?

Media on the tour got to see it all and thus far no media report has challenged the conditions of the facility as reported.


I would like to continue this conversation but I took my Friday off and started drinking way early while I got my brisket ready. But you make some very good point and I hope that maybe later we can talk about it sometime. Anyways have a good day people



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 06:37 AM
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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:01 AM
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ooooo thank you for the photos.

I am on a website full of people with very severe TDS and they are circle jerking over the mural of Trump calling it a fascist picture.....And then I posted the mural of Obama....... Like throwing a single banana to a bunch of monkeys.....



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: MiddleInsite
a reply to: Allaroundyou

Since when does any ATS member take the media at their word? When it supports their case. They do it all the time. They are hypocrites.





posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:04 AM
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I don't see Mexico doing anything to help these families or any central American country. They've let the narco run rampent and displace these families. I've heard about illiagal immigration my entire adult life and zero change or solution.

Ive heard some of those facilities are at 95% capacity



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:24 AM
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Well, I don't know about immigrants, BUT...

...I've never heard of a "former" Walmart!!


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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:29 AM
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I'm amazed people are defending this, the brainwashing has really worked.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: whywhynot


A few more photos


Added that to the op. Thank you very much for posting it.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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...but I took my Friday off and started drinking way early while I got my brisket ready.


Wow...that IS early!!!

Around lunchtime you'll be spread eagle, naked, on the front lawn surrounded by BBQ tools with one dog licking your face and the other dog playing keep-away with 'his' brisket and the other neighborhood dogs.
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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: wheresthebody
I'm amazed people are defending this, the brainwashing has really worked.


Please explain



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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originally posted by: wheresthebody
I'm amazed people are defending this, the brainwashing has really worked.


Yea, who would have thought American citizens who support legal immigration, who are called bigots and racists on a daily basis for being against open borders, would like to see our own citizens and children taken care of first, and tired of seeing people with signs saying make America, Mexico again wouldn't support open border madness!

Who would have thought?



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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Another black eye for the left / left wing media.


70% of the 5,129 children at Southwest Key Programs shelters were unaccompanied



Nearly all the boys are Central American or Mexican, Hinojosa said. Last year, 95% of all children detained at the border and transferred to ORR custody were from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, according to data from Customs and Border Protection. Children and families from those countries have been fleeing grinding poverty, gang violence and some of the highest national homicide rates in the world.



There are several banks of telephones at the shelter. Hinojosa said that children at the shelter are able to call their families, and that Southwest Key Programs, as part of its intake process, works to find out how to get in touch with family members. Parents held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities may not have phone access or be reachable, he acknowledged, but he said that “a majority of separated children have other family here they can call.”




The boys at Casa Padre stay there an average of 49 days before being placed with a sponsor — usually a relative — reunited with parents or deported, said Sanchez, Southwest Key’s president. The average for all ORR shelters is 56 days and rising.




Southwest Key Programs, which has operated immigrant children’s shelters since 1997, has received more than $807 million in federal grants over the past three fiscal years for services for immigrant children. It currently houses 5,129 kids, almost half the number in the shelter system altogether.

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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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Many people have been convinced that being inhumane is an acceptable way to go about their lives.

People are sick.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: wheresthebody

I support legal immigration.
I do not support illegal immigration.
I support assimilation if they wish to become US citizens.
I dont support illegals who protest demanding amnesty while holding signs to make the region Mexico again.
I dont support placing the needs of illegals over those of US citizens / lawful resident aliens.

Under the UN body on refugees it should be noted that poverty (IE poor economic conditions) are not a valid nor accepted / recognized basis for requesting refugee status.



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