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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:13 AM

House report: At least 18 migrant children under the age of 2 were separated from parents for 20 day

Source: CNN



Washington (CNN)At least 18 migrant infants and toddlers under the age of two were separated from their parents at the border "including nine infants under the age of one," according to a report released Friday by the House Oversight Committee.

The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy announced in April 2018 led to the separation of thousands of families, sparking a national outcry. More than a year later, the repercussions of that policy continue to be felt as House Democrats seek additional information on its execution.

The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee report comes ahead of a hearing on child separations that will include testimony from Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Talib, who toured border facilities last week, as well as testimony from the inspectors general from the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Homeland Security.

Friday's report, based on data obtained by the committee under subpoena from the Trump administration, provides new information about at least 2,648 children who were separated from their parents.

The findings include:
At least 18 infants and toddlers under two years old were separated from their parents and "kept apart for 20 days to half a year."
Some children were kept in Border Patrol facilities longer than the allowed 72 hours.
Children were moved around to multiple government facilities: more than 400 children were moved to several Customs and Border Protection facilities, more than 80 were moved to multiple Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities, and at least five children were moved to several Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities.
In some cases, parents were not sent to federal criminal custody, as was intended under the "zero tolerance" policy, while others were briefly taken into custody "and then returned within a day or two likely because prosecutors declined to prosecute their cases or because they were sentenced to time served for the misdemeanor of illegal entry."
Ten of the children under two were from Honduras.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics/house-oversight-committee-family-separations/index.html



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Dennis Donovan Friday OP
pazzyanne Friday #1
Dennis Donovan Friday #2
Faux pas Friday #3
Haggis for Breakfast Friday #4
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:26 AM

1. The tRump administration is quilty of kidnapping toddlers,

young children and teens. They are punishing/ torturing children and to what purpose? What are the crimes these children perpetrated that has resulted in their incarceration and horrendous living conditions? This is not the United States I was raised in, and it is definitely not the country who gave me my moral compass. It is not the country that 4 generations of my family have fought to protect. It is unfathomable to me how we can allow these atrocities to continue to be done in our name. These actions are the actions of lawless, immoral people and "they" are apparently us. This has to stop! We need to concentrate all of our efforts on defeating the tRump administration and republicans in 2020. Only by their defeat can we begin to restore our country to it's political and moral leadership, and restore our national pride in the country we love.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:40 AM

2. This era will rank, along with slavery and the Civil War and the 100 yrs it took for Civil Rights...

...as a dark era, with a bad-actor POTUS and his cruel minions.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:09 AM

3. Kickin' with disgust

and sadness.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:26 PM

4. WHO is caring for these babies ?

If they're under two years old, taking them from their Mums is diabolically-deranged.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:41 AM

5. And yet, not one person can do anything about it

How is this possible?

Greatest country in the world, they say.

We're number One, they say!

They are invisible. They should be on our big screen TV's every friggen day and night.

Hello journalists... hello media.... anybody out there?




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