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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 09:15 PM

Migrant kids in overcrowded Arizona border station allege sex assault, retaliation from U.S. agents

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON ó The poor treatment of migrant children at the hands of U.S. border agents in recent months extends beyond Texas to include allegations of sexual assault and retaliation for protests, according to dozens of accounts by children held in Arizona collected by government case managers and obtained by NBC News.

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy held in Yuma, Arizona, said he and others in his cell complained about the taste of the water and food they were given. The Customs and Border Protection agents took the mats out of their cell in retaliation, forcing them to sleep on hard concrete.

A 15-year-old girl from Honduras described a large, bearded officer putting his hands inside her bra, pulling down her underwear and groping her as part of what was meant to be a routine pat down in front of other immigrants and officers.

The girl said "she felt embarrassed as the officer was speaking in English to other officers and laughing" during the entire process, according to a report of her account.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/migrant-kids-overcrowded-arizona-border-station-allege-sex-assault-retaliation-n1027886



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DesertRat Jul 9 OP
Leghorn21 Jul 9 #1
DesertRat Jul 9 #2
Leghorn21 Jul 10 #3
riversedge Jul 10 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 10 #5
yardwork Jul 10 #6
IronLionZion Jul 10 #7

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 09:20 PM

1. oh well good

In a statement about the Yuma allegations, a CBP spokesperson said, "U.S. Customs and Border Protection treats those in our custody with dignity and respect and provides multiple avenues to report any allegations of misconduct. ... The allegations do not align with common practice at our facilities and will be fully investigated. Itís important to note that the allegation of sexual assault is already under investigation by the Department of Homeland Securityís Office of Inspector General."

we'll all relax now

MOTHERFUCKERS

jfc

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 11:55 PM

2. These are crimes against humanity

And the $%#!! administration will lie, coverup and do NOTHING about it.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 12:14 AM

3. It's unbearable, Rat. I'm so glad all these stories about the camps keep coming out now, so

they arenít filtering to the back of the news cycle, but meanwhile - itís a total living nightmare -

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 12:14 AM

4. this is so horrible for these kids.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:57 AM

5. Sick fucks!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:35 PM

6. This is OUR crime. We are guilty of allowing this to happen.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:42 PM

7. Yeah but Hillary's team had meetings over pizza

and children like pizza, so obviously Hillary was involved in child sex abuse

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