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Tweet of the Day: Border Patrol Chief Debunks Ocasio-Cortez.

5 comments, 246 views, posted 9:45 pm 08/07/2019 in Politics by REALITY
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10:55 pm 08/07/2019

griffin

From sleeping on concrete floors with the lights on 24 hours a day to no access to soap or basic hygiene, migrant children in at least two U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities face conditions one doctor described as comparable to "torture facilities."

The disturbing, first-hand account of the conditions were observed by lawyers and a board-certified physician in visits last week to border patrol holding facilities in Clint, Texas, and McAllen, a city in the southern part of the state.

The descriptions paint a bleak image of horrific conditions for children, the youngest of whom is 2 1/2 months old.

"The conditions within which they are held could be compared to torture facilities," the physician, Dolly Lucio Sevier, wrote in a medical declaration obtained exclusively by ABC News.

Lucio Sevier, who works in private practice in the area, was granted access to the Ursula facility in McAllen, which is the largest CBP detention center in the country, after lawyers found out about a flu outbreak there that sent five infants to the neonatal intensive care unit.

After assessing 39 children under the age of 18, she described conditions for unaccompanied minors at the McAllen facility as including "extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food."

All the children who were seen showed evidence of trauma, Lucio Sevier reported, and the teens spoke of having no access to hand washing during their entire time in custody. She compared it to being "tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease."

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/doctor-compares-conditions-for-children-at-immigrant-holding-centers-to-torture-facilities

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11:05 pm 08/07/2019

dr3n

$750 a night they are charging to house each detainee.. Honestly, they are making a killing.. Plus there's room for waaaaaay more margin than things like MAGA novelty lunch boxes.. It's like top line profit in a box.. Or in a cage..

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11:08 pm 08/07/2019

griffin

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found "dangerous overcrowding" and "prolonged detention of children and adults" at facilities in the Rio Grande Valley, the agency watchdog revealed Tuesday.

In a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, the office urged the agency to "take immediate steps to alleviate" the situation.

Photos included in the report show migrants at the facilities crowded behind fences and sleeping on the floor with aluminum blankets.

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Roughly 8,000 immigrants were being held at the five Border Patrol facilities visited by the watchdog, 3,400 of which had been held longer than the 72 hours generally permitted under Customs and Border Protection (CBP) standards.

When immigrants detained in the facilities saw investigators walking through, they banged on the cell windows and displayed notes to show the length of time they had been in custody, according to the report.

Of the 2,669 children at the facilities, 826 had been held longer than 72 hours.

Children at three of the five facilities had no access to showers and limited access to a change of clothes.

They also were not provide hot meals, another requirement under CBP standards.

Some adults at the facilities were held in standing room only conditions for a week.

"We are concerned that overcrowding and prolonged detention represent an immediate risk to the health and safety of DHS agents and officers, and to those detained," inspectors wrote in the report.

https://thehill.com/latino/451414-dhs-watchdog-finds-dangerous-overcrowding-prolonged-detention-at-rio-grande-border

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11:16 pm 08/07/2019

griffin

Quote by dr3n:
$750 a night


Really? I'm surprised trump doesn't have some shit facility there with his name plastered across the top.

The nearest trump hotel I could find is in Vegas, good for two adults and two children:


TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL LAS VEGAS

SUPERIOR ONE BEDROOM SUITE
One bedroom with King Bed
City View
900-925 SQFT; 84-86 SQM
Book Now and save up to 25% off your stay $217 Per Night Excluding Taxes & Fees

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5:16 pm 10/07/2019

Vormid

Quote by griffin:
Quote by dr3n:
$750 a night

Really? I'm surprised trump doesn't have some shit facility there with his name plastered across the top.

The nearest trump hotel I could find is in Vegas, good for two adults and two children:


TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL LAS VEGAS


SUPERIOR ONE BEDROOM SUITE
One bedroom with King Bed
City View
900-925 SQFT; 84-86 SQM
Book Now and save up to 25% off your stay $217 Per Night Excluding Taxes & Fees



I almost stayed there but ironically I could not get a government rate...

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