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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:49 PM

Number of unaccompanied migrant children held in jail-like conditions dropped 84% in ONE month

THANK YOU PRESIDENT BIDEN



The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in jail-like conditions by US Customs and Border Protection dropped nearly 84% in the span of a month, according to a White House official


https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/politics/border-patrol-unaccompanied-minors/index.html

(CNN)The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in jail-like conditions by US Customs and Border Protection dropped nearly 84% in the span of a month, according to a White House official, underscoring the significant progress made by the administration after reaching record high custody figures.

As of Wednesday, there were 954 children in CBP facilities, down from a peak of 5,767 on March 28, the official told CNN, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak on the record.

The volume of arrivals weeks into President Joe Biden taking office, combined with an unprepared administration, left thousands of children languishing in Border Patrol facilities often for longer than the 72-hour limit set by federal law. In some cases, children were alternating schedules to make space for one another in confined facilities and taking turns showering, often going days without one, while others hadn't seen the sunlight in days.

The Biden administration fielded a flurry of criticism from Republicans who blamed the influx of migrants at the border on the President's immigration policies. Against the backdrop of migrants in overcrowded conditions along the border, officials refused to call the situation a "crisis," describing it instead as a challenge.

In recent weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for the care of migrant children, has opened up a string of temporary shelters to accommodate minors. That's allowed for an increasing number of children being transferred out of border facilities to spaces equipped to care for them at a quicker pace.

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CousinIT Apr 29 OP
speak easy Apr 29 #1
Volaris May 2 #4
UTUSN Apr 29 #2
BobTheSubgenius Apr 29 #3
gratuitous May 2 #5
prodigitalson May 2 #6

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:51 PM

1. Competence.

Competent government is back, KO.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #1)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:51 PM

4. It's not competence. It's reasonable mercy.

It's the opposite of 'the cruelty IS the point'.

(On edit) it IS being competently administered, however, so you're not wrong

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:26 PM

2. News not seen/heard on Faux & wingnut radio.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:36 PM

3. Damn, I hope this situation gets resolved soon.

This is an absolutely horrible look for America.

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Sun May 2, 2021, 05:53 PM

5. NBC has been on this story

They were having at least one segment on the border "crisis" on the Toady Show and the evening news. Lots of footage of those kids getting dropped over the border wall, rafts and floats packed with people, and so forth.

I wonder if the "crisis" is going to garner the kind of coverage now that it's not a "crisis" anymore?

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