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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:14 AM

Border Patrol Detains, Separates Bahamian Child From Family Evacuating Hurricane Dorian

A Bahamian child is currently being detained in a Florida facility after immigration officials separated her from her family, who had sought refuge from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The Miami Herald reported on Tuesday that after 12-year-old Kaytora Paul arrived at West Palm Beach with her godmother this weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents separated the two and refused to let the girl’s aunt pick her up at the airport because neither of the women were her mother.

Then the agents sent her to His House Children’s Home, an HHS-run migrant detention center in Miami for unaccompanied minors, where she currently remains in custody.

The girl’s mother, Katty Paul, told the Herald that finding out about her daughter’s detention was when she “really lost everything.”
“ I thought losing my house was devastating. Or having to relocate to a different island or country was devastating,” said Paul, who arrived in the U.S. several days after her daughter. “But when I found out that they got her, my baby, I mean, there are no words.”

In order to get her daughter back, Paul has to go through the lengthy process of providing documented proof of their relationship — and she said she only has until September 26 to do it before she’s required to leave the country.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/cbp-separate-detain-child-family-evacuate-bahamas-hurricane

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:22 AM

1. I will say,

there does need to be proof that a person is a parent, guardian or at least a close relative. Giving a child to someone who can't show they should have responsibility for the child would be pretty bad. There have been instances of children being smuggled in with adults who were exploiting them.

It's the way things are being handled in the first place that is the problem.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:29 AM

2. Child Trafficking, huh?

CBP is now in the child trafficking business...I'm sure there are more Epstein like vermin out there!!!

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:56 PM

3. Hope Rachel covers this.

Anything our border patrol does now seems nefarious based on their previous record.

Like the media giving credence to any of Trump's BS.

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