Saturday, June 14, 2014

You Can't Make this Crap Up: ACLU and Immigrant Rights Groups Accuse Border Patrol Of “Widespread” Child Abuse

The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of immigrant rights organizations are accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection of systemic physical abuse and mistreatment of unaccompanied immigrant children in its custody, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.
In graphic detail, the document describes children and teenagers being shackled in stress positions, kicked, yelled at, forced to drink from toilets, denied food and medical care, and otherwise abused and threatened. It was lodged with the civil rights office of the Department of Homeland Security and the agency’s inspector general. 
“Children are being abused on a massive and widespread scale,” said James Lyall, a border litigation attorney at the ACLU in Arizona. “This is an urgent crisis that needs to be addressed immediately … These children’s stories are horrific.” 
In a statement, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says it “strives to protect unaccompanied children with special procedures and safeguards.” It said that nutritional and hygienic needs are met and “mistreatment or misconduct is not tolerated.”
The allegations come as federal officials have in recent weeks been overwhelmed by a surge of thousands of unaccompanied children who have flooded across the border, many of them fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. The government has opened up military bases to house the children temporarily.
Border patrol officials in a statement Wednesday said they have “taken extraordinary measures to care for these children while in custody and to maintain security in overcrowded facilities.”
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Let me get this straight. Parents let their kids cross dangerous terrain .. ALONE .. to enter a country .. ILLEGALLY .. and the folks in charge of trying to make sense out of this .. and clean up the mess CAUSED BY THE PARENTS.. are now being accused of (get this) .. CHILD ABUSE.

IMHO, This is nothing more than .. BULL SHIT .. to try and create a scenario for these ILLEGALS to stay here permanently. WHAT SAY YOU?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not out of the question when it's a government agency responsible for this. It's not even a state government (or anything smaller), so it's harder to oversee that agency among the many federal agencies currently in operation.