Babies and Small Children Are "Criminals"????

HayJenn

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The Trump administration’s online database of immigrants in detention was supposed to help the public search for potential criminals. But when it launched Wednesday, an immigration attorney noticed something unusual: babies. Turns out, the system mistakenly included children in immigration custody, some as young as a few months.

A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador detained in Texas and a 4-year-old Guatemalan girl in Phoenix were among scores of children listed in the public system. The database also included unaccompanied minors — children who came to the United States without their parents — who are currently held in group homes.

By late Wednesday evening, the department had fixed the problem. But concerns remained about the amount of private information still easily available to the public, including potential asylum applicants whose identities are supposed to be confidential under DHS policy.

Attorneys representing immigrants expressed anger and worry over the release of names that were supposed to be protected. Bryan Johnson, the Long Island, N.Y., lawyer who first noticed the error, called the release “reckless incompetence on the part of the Trump administration.” “In their haste to pretend like they care about victims of immigrant crimes, the Trump administration released personally identifiable information regarding vulnerable children at risk of human trafficking and other crimes,” said Johnson, who defends children brought into the United States from abroad, many escaping violence.

Babies and children listed in Homeland Security's immigrant database of alleged criminals - LA Times

Can this administration ever get ANYTHING right?
 
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The Trump administration’s online database of immigrants in detention was supposed to help the public search for potential criminals. But when it launched Wednesday, an immigration attorney noticed something unusual: babies. Turns out, the system mistakenly included children in immigration custody, some as young as a few months.

A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador detained in Texas and a 4-year-old Guatemalan girl in Phoenix were among scores of children listed in the public system. The database also included unaccompanied minors — children who came to the United States without their parents — who are currently held in group homes.

By late Wednesday evening, the department had fixed the problem. But concerns remained about the amount of private information still easily available to the public, including potential asylum applicants whose identities are supposed to be confidential under DHS policy.

Attorneys representing immigrants expressed anger and worry over the release of names that were supposed to be protected. Bryan Johnson, the Long Island, N.Y., lawyer who first noticed the error, called the release “reckless incompetence on the part of the Trump administration.” “In their haste to pretend like they care about victims of immigrant crimes, the Trump administration released personally identifiable information regarding vulnerable children at risk of human trafficking and other crimes,” said Johnson, who defends children brought into the United States from abroad, many escaping violence.

Babies and children listed in Homeland Security's immigrant database of alleged criminals - LA Times

Can this administration ever get ANYTHING right?
Ms. HeyJenn,

So you say the problem has been corrected?

Good news.
 
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As for unaccompanied children, yes they need to be kept track of or we end up having an 18 year old undocumented "child" in a Jr. High school, raping girls.
It's the same problem as immigrants from the ME. No one can verify their real ages or identities.
Then, you have a health factor that needs to be addressed.
 
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HayJenn

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As for unaccompanied children, yes they need to be kept track of or we end up having an 18 year old undocumented "child" in a Jr. High school, raping girls.
It's the same problem as immigrants from the ME. No one can verify their real ages or identities.
Then, you have a health factor that needs to be addressed.
Your rambling has nothing to do with these kids being labeled for being involved in criminal activity.
 
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Um, they are here illegally. They're children, but they are here illegally. Breaking the law is an offense.
 
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The Trump administration’s online database of immigrants in detention was supposed to help the public search for potential criminals. But when it launched Wednesday, an immigration attorney noticed something unusual: babies. Turns out, the system mistakenly included children in immigration custody, some as young as a few months.

A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador detained in Texas and a 4-year-old Guatemalan girl in Phoenix were among scores of children listed in the public system. The database also included unaccompanied minors — children who came to the United States without their parents — who are currently held in group homes.

By late Wednesday evening, the department had fixed the problem. But concerns remained about the amount of private information still easily available to the public, including potential asylum applicants whose identities are supposed to be confidential under DHS policy.

Attorneys representing immigrants expressed anger and worry over the release of names that were supposed to be protected. Bryan Johnson, the Long Island, N.Y., lawyer who first noticed the error, called the release “reckless incompetence on the part of the Trump administration.” “In their haste to pretend like they care about victims of immigrant crimes, the Trump administration released personally identifiable information regarding vulnerable children at risk of human trafficking and other crimes,” said Johnson, who defends children brought into the United States from abroad, many escaping violence.

Babies and children listed in Homeland Security's immigrant database of alleged criminals - LA Times

Can this administration ever get ANYTHING right?
Much fun as it is to blame Trump, Homeland Security has been a disaster since its inception. It has never accomplished any task set for it.

The failure is institutional and the solution should be as well.

This agency should be terminated, completely.
 
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