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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:53 AM

Illinois shelters say rising number of children arriving from border patrol facilities sick,...

Source: The Hill


BY RACHEL FRAZIN - 07/12/19 09:19 AM EDT

Officials at immigrant youth facilities in Illinois have reported seeing an increased number of children arriving at their centers sick and traumatized after spending a week or more in U.S. Border Patrol facilities.

Officials with Heartland Human Care Services, one of two organizations that contracts with the federal government to shelter immigrant children in the state, told ProPublica Illinois that children at their shelters show “behaviors consistent with trauma like heightened anxiety, and fearfulness."

Heartland, which houses nearly 400 children, told the outlet that some children at five of its Illinois shelters have shown up contagious with tuberculosis, chicken pox, strep throat or fever, and are now being quarantined and treated for their illnesses.

Heartland officials told the nonprofit news organization that they are seeing an unprecedented increase of contagious diseases.


Read more: https://thehill.com/latino/452764-illinois-shelters-say-growing-number-of-children-arriving-from-border-patrol

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:01 AM

1. k for visibility

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:11 PM

2. They're likely to get good care in Illinois.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:27 PM

3. I early on thought that the overcrowding would lead to spreading any illness and that

this was of course , one of the objectives of separating families with children . Stress from being alone as a child without care and overcrowded unsanitary conditions so illness from one refugee can spread to many quickly
Then the WH can push more fear of refugees as diseased when outbreaks grow
Portray them as scary and sick
Do not let them out ! they want Americans to declare

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