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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:42 AM

Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants in

Source: WaPo

The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational programs, and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide, saying the immigration influx at the southern border has created critical budget pressures.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement has begun discontinuing the funding stream for activities — including soccer — that have been deemed “not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety, including education services, legal services, and recreation,” said U.S. Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Weber.

Federal officials have warned Congress that they are facing “a dramatic spike” in unaccompanied minors at the southern border and have asked Congress for $2.9 billion in emergency funding to expand shelters and care. The program could run out of money in late June, and the agency is legally obligated to direct funding to essential services, Weber said.

The move — revealed in an email an HHS official sent to licensed shelters last week, a message that has been obtained by The Washington Post — could run afoul of a federal court settlement and state licensing requirements that mandate education and recreation for minors in federal custody. Carlos Holguin, a lawyer who represents minors in a long-running lawsuit that spurred a 1997 federal court settlement that sets basic standards of care for children in custody, immediately slammed the cuts as illegal.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-administration-cancels-english-classes-soccer-legal-aid-for-unaccompanied-child-migrants-in-us-shelters/2019/06/05/df2a0008-8712-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html

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Reply Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants in (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 5 OP
Me. Jun 5 #1
Dave Starsky Jun 5 #14
Still In Wisconsin Jun 5 #2
atreides1 Jun 5 #5
dalton99a Jun 5 #12
Still In Wisconsin Jun 5 #18
Me. Jun 5 #17
BigmanPigman Jun 5 #19
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 5 #3
Dennis Donovan Jun 5 #4
dhill926 Jun 5 #6
enough Jun 5 #7
MBS Jun 5 #8
FiveGoodMen Jun 5 #9
pecosbob Jun 5 #10
AJT Jun 5 #11
Maxheader Jun 5 #13
world wide wally Jun 5 #15
Dave Starsky Jun 5 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 5 #20
riversedge Jun 6 #21
Hortensis Jun 6 #22

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:44 AM

1. No Legal Services

Is illegal

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 02:15 PM

14. Blatantly fucking illegal.

But who cares about the Sixth Amendment? The only part of the entire Constitution that matters anymore is the Second Amendment, because God wrote that one.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:45 AM

2. For Chrissakes, why don't we just go ahead and execute them?

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:48 AM

5. They are

But they have to do it slowly, six children over a period of time!!!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:38 PM

12. He would love to see them dead.

All the colored ones

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 03:42 PM

18. No doubt...or he'd use them in experiments on how to maximize pain during torture.

You know, like Mengele

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 03:34 PM

17. They Would If He Thought He Could Get Away With IT

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 04:40 PM

19. They'd rather turn them into child/slave labor and get some use out of them first.

Hitler had a brilliant idea.....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:46 AM

3. Evil fuckers!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:47 AM

4. Their shoes are next?

A disgusting, crushing level of cruelty is being waged against children by the Trump Administration. The horror.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:49 AM

6. and what is the total cost...

of his fucking golf outings and trips to Mar a Whatever. Godalmighty...fuck this shit...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:50 AM

7. Trying out a few new varieties of cruelty. NT

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:53 AM

8. This is downright evil.

The sheer cruelty of this regime is . . ..

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:58 AM

9. Our party had damned well better be upset about this!

We're listening...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:05 PM

10. Private contractors are probably already bidding on providing services

like phones and commissary and legal services. I think the Bushes still own the company that sells commissary prducts to inmates in Texas Department of corrections.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:42 PM

11. But we are paying for his not-invited spawn to stay at

an insanely expensive hotel in England.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:56 PM

13. Only a bunch of suits with a fat belly..like stumpy..

would consider soccer and recreation activities as unnecessary for a healthy life...


including soccer — that have been deemed “not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety, including education services, legal services, and recreation,

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 02:20 PM

15. The hate from this asshole makes me fucking hate him

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 03:22 PM

16. I never fucking hated anyone like I hate him.

I ALWAYS see some good in everyone. I ALWAYS try to focus on that little piece of good, whatever it is.

But there is NO good in him. He is evil and repellent in every conceivable way. I have no moral qualms whatsoever about hating him, and I pray every night that his next bucket of KFC is his last.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:01 PM

20. If they learn English they might end up taking your job.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:17 AM

21. ...and recreational activity --





Trump admin ending legal aid, English classes for migrant children in US shelters
By Nathaniel Weixel - 06/05/19 11:33 AM EDT




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"Additional resources are urgently required to meet the humanitarian needs created by this influx — to both sustain critical child welfare and release operations and increase capacity," HHS said.

HHS said ending those services are necessary under the Antideficiency Act, which requires the department to prioritize safety when faced with a funding shortfall.


The department is seeking an emergency appropriation of $2.88 billion to fund its refugee operations. HHS said the program is on pace to run out of funding in the coming weeks and will need supplemental funding. HHS is legally obligated to direct funding to essential services.

"Basic educational, recreational, and legal services for unaccompanied children are imperative for their physical and mental well-being. ORR’s cancelling of these services will inflict further harm on children, many of whom continue to languish for months without being placed safely and expeditiously into a sponsor’s care," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), chair of the House Appropriations HHS subcommittee.

"That is not only unacceptable, it could be in violation of the law."

Under current law, migrant children who illegally cross into the U.S. must be sent to a government shelter, where they stay until they can be united with relatives or other sponsors while awaiting immigration court hearings.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 09:32 AM

22. Yes, it's evil. NO, it's not new. I read they cut education

and other things to a lot of kids being held in detainee facilities a long time ago.

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