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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:09 PM

12-year-old Bahamian girl separated from parents, ends up in Miami home for migrant kids

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article234933792.html

A 12-year-old Bahamian girl was separated from family at a South Florida airport after fleeing the destruction of Hurricane Dorian and was sent by U.S. Customs officials to a Miami Gardens shelter for abused or abandoned children.

Kaytora Paul, 12 — accompanied by her godmother — had flown from Nassau to West Palm Beach Sunday night after being evacuated from the hurricane-ravaged Abaco island. However, when the two landed in Florida, U.S. Customs and Border Protection transferred them over to Miami International Airport and ultimately separated the pair because the woman wasn’t the child’s biological parent, the girl’s mother, Katty Paul, told the Miami Herald Tuesday.

Officials also refused to give the girl’s biological aunt, who had come to pick her up at the airport, custody. The young evacuee is currently being housed at His House Children’s Home in Miami Gardens, under the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His House is a facility used by the U.S. government to house unaccompanied migrant children. The girl would be considered an “unaccompanied minor” because she wasn’t physically accompanied by her biological mother or father.

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“We were in our house when the roof collapsed. The floodwaters kept rising. We spent six days in our Dodge sleeping with the windshield broken, getting wet in the rain,” she said. “To go through that harrowing experience with your children, and then for one to be taken away from you?”

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“I don’t even want to think about what that will look like — if I have to leave here before being able to claim my own daughter,” she said. “You should hear her voice. She’s out of it. Crying, depressed. She wants her family but we can’t do anything.”

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:25 PM

1. Fucking outrageous. That poor kid!

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:28 PM

2. Decent people would not allow this

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:29 PM

3. Cruel and inhumane

Justice is coming

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:42 PM

4. This is ridiculous. Taxpayers are footing the bill at $750 a day for this poor girl to be miserable

and separated from her relatives. Putting it in dollars and cents because that's all MF45 understands.

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