Migrant kids in overcrowded Arizona border station allege sex assault, retaliation from U.S. agents

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Migrant kids in overcrowded Arizona border station allege sex assault, retaliation from U.S. agents
Migrant children held in Yuma, Arizona, report sex assault and retaliation for protests in addition to unsanitary conditions and overcrowding.
By Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley


"A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy held in Yuma, Arizona, said he and others in his cell complained about the taste of the water and food they were given. The Customs and Border Protection agents took the mats out of their cell in retaliation, forcing them to sleep on hard concrete."
"A 15-year-old girl from Honduras described a large, bearded officer putting his hands inside her bra, pulling down her underwear and groping her as part of what was meant to be a routine pat down in front of other immigrants and officers."
"A 17-year-old boy from Honduras said officers would scold detained children when they would get close to a window, and would sometimes call them "puto," an offensive term in Spanish, while they were giving orders."








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The horror story concerning the foul treatment of those innocent children continues. The madness on the part of those detaining them is execrable and outrageous! The word "puto", as described, can be translated into something like "whore" in English, someone who is no good. How dare they call children that. How dare they. And the girl who was touched inappropriately is something officials need to hear about and take action on. Testimonies must be given about those horrible and detestable things happening to those innocent children. Would anyone like for their own precious children to be treated and handled that way by those men?
 
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See how the evil Democrat Party is coaching these people. So very obvious, so very Cloward-Piven.
 
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See how the evil Democrat Party is coaching these people. So very obvious, so very Cloward-Piven.
I don't know enough about US party politics to comment upon the issue of coaching these people, and I don't see what influence the Democratic Party could possibly exert upon non-English speaking children held in detention; but what I do see from responses such as yours - is a rebuttal of factual information in order to sustain a sense of ultra-nationalism which would do credit to the most ardent Fascist.

Neither your country nor mine are beyond criticism, and did I not know so many decent Americans (here and in RL) - I would have a very different view of America and Americans.
 

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Migrant kids in overcrowded Arizona border station allege sex assault, retaliation from U.S. agents
Migrant children held in Yuma, Arizona, report sex assault and retaliation for protests in addition to unsanitary conditions and overcrowding.
By Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley














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The horror story concerning the foul treatment of those innocent children continues. The madness on the part of those detaining them is execrable and outrageous! The word "puto", as described, can be translated into something like "whore" in English, someone who is no good. How dare they call children that. How dare they. And the girl who was touched inappropriately is something officials need to hear about and take action on. Testimonies must be given about those horrible and detestable things happening to those innocent children. Would anyone like for their own precious children to be treated and handled that way by those men?




So your quite claims they were made to sleep on concrete because of a punishment, but the lmks speaks to over crowding.

Thats a lie and makes the whole story suspect.



Lack of beds is the democrats fault.
 
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So your quite claims they were made to sleep on concrete because of a punishment, but the lmks speaks to over crowding.

Thats a lie and makes the whole story suspect.

Lack of beds is the democrats fault.
So let's go over a few basic facts ...

A prison or other detention facility is not "overcrowded" based on the number of beds available.

Rather, when a facility is constructed, it is designed to hold a certain number of people.

You know how a McDonald's almost always has a posted capacity number?

That number is not based on the number of burgers available, or even the number of tables and chairs.

It is the number of people that the designers thought should constitute the maximum number of occupants at any one time.

If that number is exceeded, bad things will happen, no matter how many resources you invest in that one facility.

When such capacities are exceeded, it's time for those who put the poeple there to put them somewhere else.

Until they do, the facility is going to be referred to as "overcrowded," regardless of the number of beds available.

Meanwhile, others are left scratching their heads. Why isn't CBP using the not-overcrowded facilities it has access to?
 

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So let's go over a few basic facts ...

A prison or other detention facility is not "overcrowded" based on the number of beds available.

Rather, when a facility is constructed, it is designed to hold a certain number of people.

You know how a McDonald's almost always has a posted capacity number?

That number is not based on the number of burgers available, or even the number of tables and chairs.

It is the number of people that the designers thought should constitute the maximum number of occupants at any one time.

If that number is exceeded, bad things will happen, no matter how many resources you invest in that one facility.

When such capacities are exceeded, it's time for those who put the poeple there to put them somewhere else.

Until they do, the facility is going to be referred to as "overcrowded," regardless of the number of beds available.

Meanwhile, others are left scratching their heads. Why isn't CBP using the not-overcrowded facilities it has access to?


Beds is just a turn of phrase. Democrats blocked building new facilities. Ie beds.
 
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Beds is just a turn of phrase. Democrats blocked building new facilities. Ie beds.
There is no need for new facilities purely for the Border Patrol at the border; the primary reason for overcrowding is, CBP facilities have always been designed to hold people for a handful of days before they are moved elsewhere, as reflected here ...

A Border Patrol agent who has long worked in the El Paso area said agents had tried to make things as easy as possible for the children; some bought toys and sports equipment on their own to bring in. “Agents play board games and sports with them,” he said.

But the Border Patrol long “took great pride” in quickly processing migrant families, and making sure children did not remain in their rudimentary stations for longer than 72 hours, the agent said. Clint, he said, “is not a place for kids.”

In the surrounding town, many residents were puzzled and sad at the news of what was happening to children in the station on Alameda Avenue.

“I don’t know what the hell happened, but they’ve diverted from their original mission,” said Julián Molinar, 66, a retired postal deliveryman who lives in a house facing the station. He served in the Army in Europe as the Berlin Wall came down, he said, and was dismayed that there was now talk of building a border wall near his home. As for the Clint facility, he said, “children should not be held here.”
Other arms of the government have lots of capacity, and privately owned shelters are open.

“While we don’t think families should be detained at all, we do find it striking that the administration is claiming the U.S. is at capacity, when these facilities sit almost empty,” says Karen Hoffmann, an immigration attorney at Aldea-The People’s Justice Center, a nonprofit representing parents and children detained at the Berks family detention center in Pennsylvania.
So why is the Trump administration concentrating people in the South? Oh, so they can't get a fair hearing with representation.

Meanwhile (as covered in the primary topic here), Congressional OK's on new facilities in certain places don't appear to be necessary.

The administration might be violating the law in opening new capacity without authorization, but they're doing it anyway.

Homero López, the executive director of the Louisiana legal aid organization ISLA, says that even some Louisiana detainees who can afford a lawyer aren’t able to get one because of how quickly ICE is expanding in the state. “ICE is saying they want to get to 15,000 [detainees] by the end of the summer in Louisiana,” López says, based on what he’s heard from guards and other lawyers. “There’s an intentional, purposeful approach behind this of putting people where they can’t access counsel.”