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I Spent 5 Days At A Family Detention Center I Am Still Haunted By What I Saw

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: detention center, immigrants, haunted, children, parents, disgrace )

- 145 days ago -
All I can say is no wonder they did not want the press to become involved.


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Animae C (508)
Friday August 24, 2018, 4:22 pm
It was difficult to read the article!
What our governments are capable of, should scare us!!!

Shared, Sheryl

MmAway M (517)
Friday August 24, 2018, 4:22 pm
"Woman after woman described the same scene: During their separation from their children ― before they learned of their whereabouts or even whether they were safe ― the women were herded into a room where Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials handed them papers. “Sign this,” they were told, “and you can see your children again.” The papers were legal documents with which the women would be renouncing their claims to asylum and agreeing to self-deport. Those who signed were deported immediately, often without their children. Those who refused to sign were given sham credible-fear interviews (the first step in the asylum process), for which they were not prepared or even informed of asylum criteria. "

Dear Sheryl I was reading, someone here, gotta go.

MmAway M (517)
Friday August 24, 2018, 4:27 pm
Animae from Australia was posting her comment while I was attempting to do @ the same time. It's OK, thought it was a Care2 glitch!

Sue H (7)
Friday August 24, 2018, 5:14 pm
Shaking my head in disgust and despair. :(

Glennis Whitney (393)
Friday August 24, 2018, 6:10 pm
Manus Island and Naru are deplorable people looking for a good life detained for over 5 yrs 11 have died mostly suicide so deplorable and disgusting for Australia CruelBASTARDS All detention centres are deplorable Thank you for caring and sharing Sheryl

Colleen L (3)
Friday August 24, 2018, 9:39 pm
Disgusting indeed. Makes me so angry to read the way they totally neglect the ones who needed medical treatment. Plus illegally and abuse them too. Thanks Sheryl

Ben O (135)
Saturday August 25, 2018, 2:01 am
"What country is this?" Yeah, I often wonder... : ~ (

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 25, 2018, 6:14 am
It should SCARE people Animae, because what is done to one group of people can be done to another group and it is. Our "for profit prison system" is now being extended to the immigrants but has been used on citizens of the US now for years. You know the minorities and poor of any heritage or skin tone.

Excerpt from article:

"The role of the detention center was a sign in the legal visitation trailer, next to the desk where a guard sat monitoring the door. The sign read, “Our stock price today,” with a space for someone to post the number each day.

The prison is run by a for-profit corporation, earning money for its stockholders from the incarceration of women and children. It is important to note the exorbitant cost of this cruel internment project.

ICE puts incarceration costs at $133 per person per night, while the government could monitor them with an ankle bracelet for $10 to $15 a day. We have essentially made a massive transfer of money from taxpayers to holders of stock in private prisons, and the women and children I met are merely collateral damage."

Not only is this cruel - it is a money maker for some people. What a heartless way to make money off of the suffering of others.

JL A (281)
Saturday August 25, 2018, 8:54 am
Sometimes it takes stories for people to see the moral and legal issues behind data and other analyses...thanks for sharing this one Sheryl so more people can actually understand what their support for such policies and procedures mean they are complicit (share the responsibility, blame and, in this case, shame) in.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 25, 2018, 10:38 am
Thanks JL A for pointing me to the article on FB.

There was a sentence within that read "To be clear, this is a policy of deliberately tormenting women and children so that other women and children won’t try to escape life-threatening conditions by coming to the United States for asylum."

It has been noted throughout history that the more authoritarian the regime the more women and children become victims from many various directions and suffer more.

Melania Padilla (123)
Saturday August 25, 2018, 6:39 pm
Exactly Ben...

Animae C (508)
Saturday August 25, 2018, 8:49 pm
trump & our new religious right 'leader' are AUTHORITARIAN!
i wish people would snap out of it & wake up!!!

Saturday August 25, 2018, 10:35 pm
We are (Croatia) small and famous like US BUT sadly leader of injustice in region... so like Ben I don't wonder :(

Debra G (0)
Sunday August 26, 2018, 2:42 pm
It is beyond abhorrent what is being done to the asylum seekers and their children, in numerous countries now (e.g., in Australia, in Hungary, the Rohingyas in Bangladesh, the Venezuelans in Brazil and Peru, as well as the U.S.) All we can do is demand accountability and keep pressure on our leaders. Don’t forget these people!

Raleighaway k (355)
Sunday August 26, 2018, 9:09 pm
Unacceptable! ty Sheryl tweeted posted

Sheryl G (359)
Monday August 27, 2018, 3:18 pm
Thanks for the reminder on here Debra G. You are correct, it isn't just the USA doing this, but we should be setting a better example for the rest of the world. Unfortunately those who are not already treating refugees badly will note what we are more apt to join in on the bad behaviour.

Richard A (2)
Tuesday August 28, 2018, 9:58 am
Thank you for bringing this forward.
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