Thousands of children separated from families in United States migrant clampdown

Thousands of children separated from families in United States migrant clampdown

Ninety percent of the residentstraveled to the United States alone seeking protection; the remainder were separated from their families at the border under a controversial new policy by the Trump administration. They also have to take classes of American history and watch Moana, approximately receiving classroom instruction for six hours a day from Monday to Friday, yet simultaneously, they're in custody all the time.

Most of the boys at the Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, crossed the border without parents, but some have been separated from their parents. On Wednesday, reporters were allowed a rare glimpse inside. He said no other former Walmart sites are being used to house youths as part of its program for unaccompanied children.

USA protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime, though the parents are.

Unfair? Soboroff saw no evidence of abuse by the Casa Padre staff - beyond the inherent cruelty of separation.

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The facility, known as Casa Padre, is the largest shelter facility in the US for minors caught crossing the border illegally.

Senator Merkley is pushing for a bill that keeps families together when they cross the border. "And it's on all of us, not just the Trump administration". According to data collected by The New York Times, more than 700 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since October, including more than 100 children under the age of four.

That policy includes separating families, including infants, who cross into the USA illegally, and sending those "unaccompanied minors" into the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

One of the strangest things about the facility, Soboroff said, is the mural of Trump you see right when you enter, with the quote, in both English and Spanish: "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war". MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff reported his observations and some pictures of the facility in a lengthy Twitter thread that evening. On the walls of the facility are murals of USA presidents, patriotic slogans, and lots of Pokémon posters. Immigrant advocates fear that this enforcement tactic will make sponsoring families less willing to step forward, meaning children could end up staying longer in shelters like this one. The children are often confused as to why they were taken from their parents and desperate to reunite with them, Lopez said.