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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:46 PM

Texas Republican: Migrant conditions in his state the 'worst' he's seen

Source: The Hill

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Sunday that conditions in migrant detention facilities in the Lone Star State were the “worst” he’s ever seen.

“I've been down there throughout my 15 years in Congress and before that, as a federal prosecutor. This is the worst I've ever seen it, and it has to be taken care of,” McCaul said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

McCaul also expressed agreement with Vice President Mike Pence, who, during an earlier appearance on the show, said dangerous, unsanitary conditions in detention facilities were the fault of congressional inaction.

“I think at a minimum … we have to pass humanitarian aid to take care of these children,” McCaul told CBS’s Margaret Brennan.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/449933-texas-republican-migrant-conditions-in-his-state-the-worst-hes




I disagree that the problem is Congressional inaction. These centers are being paid $700 per day per child for this abuse and neglect, and they are putting profit before the welfare of the children.

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Reply Texas Republican: Migrant conditions in his state the 'worst' he's seen (Original post)
pnwmom Jun 23 OP
keithbvadu2 Jun 23 #1
sandensea Jun 23 #3
JudyM Jun 24 #23
sandensea Jun 24 #36
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JudyM Jun 24 #37
Locrian Jun 24 #24
keithbvadu2 Jun 24 #26
Locrian Jun 24 #32
DENVERPOPS Jun 24 #33
old guy Jun 23 #2
dixiegrrrrl Jun 23 #4
mahina Jun 24 #21
Dunnjen Jun 23 #5
cstanleytech Jun 23 #6
joshdawg Jun 23 #17
cstanleytech Jun 23 #18
Midnight Writer Jun 23 #7
stlstdg Jun 23 #8
mwb970 Jun 23 #9
patphil Jun 23 #16
Leghorn21 Jun 23 #10
pnwmom Jun 23 #13
pazzyanne Jun 23 #11
orangecrush Jun 23 #12
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 23 #14
McKim Jun 24 #29
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 24 #30
patphil Jun 23 #15
pnwmom Jun 24 #20
CTyankee Jun 24 #19
Timmygoat Jun 24 #22
BonnieJW Jun 24 #25
BonnieJW Jun 24 #28
beachbum bob Jun 24 #27
McKim Jun 24 #34
stillcool Jun 24 #31
Nitram Jun 24 #35

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:50 PM

1. "being paid $700 per day per child" - Let's see an accounting of what the "$700 per day per child" i

"being paid $700 per day per child"

Let's see an accounting of what the "$700 per day per child" is buying.

And that does not count what the gov't is spending on top of that.

Just what the "$700 per day per child" is paying for.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:56 PM

3. Everything's a racket to Chump and his goons

"Hey, Jared. It's me. Are we in on this child internment action already?"

"Eww. Central American kids. Gross!"

"Yeah, well - if someone's making a killing with those rugrats, it better be me! Get me Munchkin - or whatever the hell his name is!"

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Response to sandensea (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:23 AM

23. That is chillingly too close to the truth, based on what we've seen and heard from him.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:27 PM

36. I wouldn't be surprised

Cheeto and Jared never met a racket they didn't like.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:22 PM

37. .


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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:44 AM

24. do you have source for the 700/day?

Didnt see it in the article and cant find a recent report

Not saying they're not crooks etc just need the info and I may have missed it.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:36 PM

32. thanks!

although this part appears BS - they don't mention the real cost: PROFIT for the prison industry.

The reason for the high cost, the official and several former officials told NBC News, is that the sudden urgency to bring in security, air conditioning, medical workers and other government contractors far surpasses the cost for structures that are routinely staffed.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:05 PM

33. Hell

Hell, that is almost what Trump charges for a full room in one of his Hotels. I'm surprised he hasn't thought of that.
He could put 8 per room and charge 5600 a night..........

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:53 PM

2. The worst he's ever seen, but it's not his fault.

It's the fault of congress! Isn't he a member of congress? Sigh.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:02 PM

4. ( pushes the Like button)



I'm convinced Trump has been frantically yelping about needing 5 Billion for the fence because
it's going to go to his cronies, just like the Farmer's Aid money ended up in the wallet of Brazil and China
no goodnicks who own US farms.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:52 AM

21. this

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:02 PM

5. Besides the $$$ per child lining pockets, the abuse is optional.

This is a total fraudulent waste and an unforgivable cruelty. That is the GOP way of course. Most of those being detained, abused, neglected, tormented (at high cost) could be staying with a relative. Why should taxpayers pay private firms to run a concentration camp that intends to rip us off while ruining lives when the immigrant applicant can stay with family?

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:24 PM

6. It has nothing to do with Congressional inaction rather its Republican inaction because they

are to cowardly to do anything for fear of angering Trump and his supporters.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:31 PM

17. It's ALL about the republicans;

they just simply don't care one whit about people. For republicans it is always party over everything else.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:56 PM

18. Actually for them it's power over everything else even party. NT

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:31 PM

7. "It's not as if they are OUR children." Tucker Carlson-Fox News host and Presidential Advisor

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:04 PM

8. Pence is truly a piece of work

"McCaul also expressed agreement with Vice President Mike Pence, who, during an earlier appearance on the show,
said dangerous, unsanitary conditions in detention facilities were the fault of congressional inaction."

Sure. He, the "Christian" that he calls himself and ( "only I can fix it" ) Trump have absolutely nothing to do with
the situation, and can do absolutely nothing about it.

The plight of these children, and the concentration camps in which they have been imprisoned should be the lead story
in the news every single day.

Beyond despicable.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:08 PM

9. You might almost call these detention facilities "concentration camps".

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:24 PM

16. There's no almost about it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:09 PM

10. Thanks, mom

How do the private contractors running these hellholes get $700 their per day? They don’t even know the children’s names, do they? Do they just take a headcount every day, and count how many “bodies” are in their putrid facility?

It’d be nice to check the books of these contractors and see what they’re spending all that money on, yeah, sure would

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:56 PM

13. They should have hearings to try to figure out why it costs more for a spot on one of these floors

than a bed for a Medicare patient in a hospital.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:34 PM

11. Amen, pnwmom!

"I disagree that the problem is Congressional inaction. These centers are being paid $700 per day per child for this abuse and neglect, and they are putting profit before the welfare of the children."

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:43 PM

12. McCaul


Is full of shit.

Trump's policy is the direct cause of this.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:01 PM

14. I might help if this Rethug crawled out of his bubble more often and....

then he would see cruelty and human rights violations in many place across America, not just in immigrant detention centers.

He should visit:

* for-profit prisons and jails,
* homeless camps and shelters,
* mental institutions,
* Native American reservations, and
* segregated high poverty zones in many of our cities.

America as a whole hides from all these things and our greedy economic system encourages it.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:07 AM

29. Yes, Travel Broadens!

Yes, travel broadens ones perspective!!!!!! As soon as vacation is over I am heading for the border.
This retired Bilingual Migrant Teacher has had it! No more hurting my kids! And yes, when I was teaching I considered them MY children!!!!!!!!!

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Response to McKim (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:26 AM

30. Bless your heart, dear McKim. My daughter is a grade school teacher.

They do become yours in class and you're giving them their future.....

These migrant children should be embraced and treated like our own, not scorned and treated with cruelty.

Please inform us on what you see. This nightmare is finally getting some exposure. Trump must be held to account.

KY......

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:23 PM

15. They could house them in a 4-star resort for that kind of money.

I've got 2 extra bedrooms in my house. I'll take 4 of them.
I guarantee they'll get good food, a warm bed, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
And, a soccer ball!
And a heck of a lot more love than they get now.

Patrick Phillips

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Response to patphil (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:01 AM

20. They could put them all in nursing homes for less than half the cost.

https://www.seniorliving.org/nursing-homes/costs/

According to Genworth's Cost of Care Survey, on average in the United States, a private room in a nursing home costs $8,365 per month, or $275 a day. For a semi-private room, the average cost of a nursing home is $7,441 per month, or $245 a day. Multiple factors affect the overall cost of a nursing home stay. Some of these factors include location, length of stay and care services required.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:22 AM

19. What would Jesus do?

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:15 AM

22. I will concede the fact that I am not very clever at politics

But, last night I could not sleep thinking about these conditions, and a thought kept coming into my head.
I see on TV all those towns that are crumbling because of people leaving, they have empty properties which will eventually be pulled down.
Many of the immigrants are very clever at building works, if a section of them were chosen for the talents they have, to restore our towns and also live in them, they could be the solution to revitalize our economy, they could get a small living wage while doing it.
But I am just a silly old woman and probably have a silly idea!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:12 AM

25. Does anyone know

if there is anything we can do? Other than protesting outside a facility, I wonder if there is anyway we could get help to these kids. I have to say that NPR does a segment on these kids every day. I hear it on Morning Edition and on All Things Considered. One day they played the audio from one of these centers holding these kids and you could hear the babies crying and the toddlers crying, "Papa, papa!" I started crying. That sound haunts me. Can you imagine a baby crying and no one comes?

Today, I wrote to my congresswoman and both senators and told them all I hear is their thundering silence. I cannot believe nothing can be done. Don't they have to let the Red Cross go in and inspect?

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Response to BonnieJW (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:38 AM

28. After posting,

I've been looking for a way to help. This charity looks good.

togetherrising.org

I checked Charity Navigator and looked at their tax returns and they seem to pass the test for a reputable charity.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:57 AM

27. so what is he and his fellow repubulicans in the house and senate going to do?

and where are the state authorities on all of this?

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:52 PM

34. Retired Migrant Teacher is Hopping Mad

This retired Migrant Bilingual Teacher is hopping mad that this is happening to my kids! When I get back from vacation it will be time to head for these camps and raise hell!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:27 PM

31. more money for who?

the GOP? They're as responsible if not more, than Trump. Without them, none of this would be happening. The gall to open his mouth, and blame "Congress" is almost slap-worthy.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:07 PM

35. Posted on a Trumpster friend's page on FB.

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