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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:32 PM

Texas health inspectors find dozens of violations at shelters for immigrant children: report

Source: The Hill


BY MORGAN GSTALTER - 06/12/18 01:20 PM EDT

Texas health inspectors found nearly 150 violations at more than a dozen shelters across the state that are housing immigrant children, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Violations from the last year at Southwest Key Program shelters include inadequate supervision, lack of timely medical care, according to the news service. Children were also given medications they were allergic to, it added.

A spokesperson for Southwest Key, which operates 16 shelters housing 2,600 children, told the AP that the violations equate to less than 1 percent of the standards that inspectors reviewed.

. . .

Senate Democrats introduced legislation last Friday that would prevent the separation of immigration children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/391849-texas-health-inspectors-find-dozens-of-violations-at-shelters-for

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Judi Lynn Jun 2018 OP
PatSeg Jun 2018 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #6
PatSeg Jun 2018 #10
sakabatou Jun 2018 #2
cpamomfromtexas Jun 2018 #3
Doreen Jun 2018 #4
Ilsa Jun 2018 #13
Doreen Jun 2018 #14
mr_lebowski Jun 2018 #27
flotsam Jun 2018 #5
Demsrule86 Jun 2018 #26
Achilleaze Jun 2018 #7
bronxiteforever Jun 2018 #8
radical noodle Jun 2018 #9
lunatica Jun 2018 #11
Hortensis Jun 2018 #12
lunatica Jun 2018 #15
Hortensis Jun 2018 #16
lunatica Jun 2018 #17
Hortensis Jun 2018 #18
lunatica Jun 2018 #19
Hortensis Jun 2018 #20
lunatica Jun 2018 #22
Hortensis Jun 2018 #24
Demsrule86 Jun 2018 #25
Hortensis Jun 2018 #21
tonekat Jun 2018 #23
DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #28

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:37 PM

1. So the government is using private shelters for these children?

Is there anything that isn't privatized anymore?

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:08 PM

6. Private $$ are the REASON they are locking children in cages.

It's just another shameful aspect of the massive corruption of the Turd Administration.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:53 PM

10. Yep, anything for a buck

We are hardly the "shining city on the hill" anymore. I'm afraid to ask how much lower we can go.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:38 PM

2. I'm not surprised

The Trump admin doesn't care about the kids and certainly not their parents.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:39 PM

3. No payments to contractors with violations. Put them out of business overnight

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:52 PM

4. How long will it be before these children are forced into child labor

to pay for their abusive shelter and treatment? Perhaps it is already happening.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:08 PM

13. Any day now. I bet they don't release them until

their "care" is paid for. Parents will have to "buy back" their own children.

This is must be Melania's idea of "Be Best."

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:10 PM

14. I would not be surprised.

I fear the little girls ( and some of the boys ) will be subject to prostitution.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

27. The sad thing is a recording could be produced of Trump saying 'sell the kids & pay Trump 1/2 the $'

And the knuckle-dragging cult members would cheer 'serves 'em right tryin' to come to OUR MURKA! MAGA!'

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:06 PM

5. A spokesperson for Southwest Key

told the AP that the violations equate to less than 1 percent of the standards that inspectors reviewed.


Sure, some kids got meds they were allergic to but remember-we had adequate soap in the lavatories and no trash in the common areas! There's probably another 97 things we got right...

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Response to flotsam (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:48 PM

26. Employees says this morally bankrupt organization doesn't fee the kids enough...they often go

to bed hungry...and they don't in fact have enough soap...and as you point out people who make a statement like that should not be around kids.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:11 PM

7. "family-values" republicans pissing on families and children

...and supporting a porno-paw, draft-dodging, casino hustler. Sure.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:21 PM

8. This is just the beginning. There are

Going to be endless horror stories about what our country is doing to innocents. And if the FBI can get heavy Congressional scrutiny, I would hope that when we get power again, ICE and its minions are put under the microscope.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:32 PM

9. Those pesky regulations

Off with their heads!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:35 PM

11. So where are the damn photos??!?

We need iconic photos of this perverted act of evil to wake everyone up! Words alone just donít do it!

We need a dozen Congresspeople going to these detention centers. We need human rights people outside these centers. Where the fuck are they?

My presence wonít make a diddly bit of difference.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:55 PM

12. Grab your camera and sign and go.

"They" are doing, including telling us this is happening.

Those among 200,000,000 registered who take the biggest stand will decide what happens next.

Speaking of, we have another PRIMARY TUESDAY TOMORROW! Hope Republicans are as miserable as last week and the talking heads on cable having just as hard a time pretending our victories aren't happening.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:28 PM

15. I get that

But my question is why are some representatives going to these places and unbelievably not using the cameras to show anything but themselves? Take some pictures of what is happening to the children for fucks sake!

Donít they know that an iconic photo speaks volumes more than their hedging words?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 06:56 PM

16. So go take an iconic photo or video for YouTube.

If you doubt you'll end up on the evening news, you might wonder who else isn't on the evening news either.

I've become convinced by their own actions that there is widespread subversion of democracy occurring from within our most prominent media, including the NYT and AP for examples and CNN and MSNBC. Local is Fox affiliate all over the 2 areas we live in, no need for Sinclair Broadcasting to extend into those areas.

They are all working to protect Republicans and keep Democrats from taking power.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:16 PM

17. I can't get into any of those detention centers

And you know that. What. The. Fuck!?

Iíll remember not to bother you.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:24 PM

18. On TV right now is a congresswoman who couldn't

get into a children's facility either. But she was able to tour a facility holding their mothers.

Maybe demanding "they" do "something" instead of knowing what they are dong is not a good use of our time and a grave injustice to those who are doing. Only those who know what Elizabeth Warren did today can amplify her message.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:37 PM

19. I saw a photo of a Congessman in the detention center

So you arenít nearly as all knowing as you think you are.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:53 PM

20. "The mothers could not stop crying," Rep. Jayapal

said of migrants being held at a federal detention center in Washington state.



Maybe PASS IT ON, Lunatica? To everyone on the planet but you, you ARE "they." So maybe start augmenting this congresswoman's message and go looking for others?

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:48 PM

22. you're assuming

You think you know something about me but your assumption only shows ignorance.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:26 PM

24. Hey, just trying to shift fussing about "they"

not doing anything to talk about we. Did you see that site I posted from a group that's fighting for people being held in detention? There's always more being done than those of us who aren't involved know.

But we can know about those who are doing and spread the news about what they're doing.

Turns out Congresswoman Pramily Jayapal is our first female Indian American congresswomen and apparently something of a rising star. She's expected to win reelection handily (Seattle).

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Response to lunatica (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:45 PM

25. To keep the issue in the news...and I applaud them for it...don't let these kids die without a fight

It is over a 100 degrees in Texas in the summertime...and now they are talking tents...it is a fucking disgrace. And the question really is why aren't the GOP types who claim to be so pro-life out there fighting for these kids too...It makes me proud to be a Democrat to see my elected fighting for what is right.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:24 PM

21. Detention Watch Network -- a group that's been fighting

all along. This site has links to maps showing detention centers around the nation and tells how to visit people being held. Not the children, of course.

https://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/take-action/visit

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:52 PM

23. This really illustrates

...how many monsters are walking around disguised as people to approve of this retrograde administration. And the LEO that executes this? Where are there heads?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:02 AM

28. Found by Texas Inspectors, no less

Let that sink in. Texas, were gov't is generally disdained, found these violations.

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