New photos depict horrific conditions at border detention center
June 17, 2014
New photos released by Rep. Henry Cuellar’s (D-Texas) office depict the unsanitary and cramped living conditions that undocumented immigrants, many of whom are unaccompanied children, are experiencing in a detention center near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The photos were first published by Business Insider on Monday. Cuellar’s office declined to tell the website who took the photos and where exactly they were taken.
President Barack Obama has previously called the buildup of unaccompanied minors at temporary border facilities an “urgent humanitarian situation,” and the government has directed considerable resources to housing and caring for the children. Customs and Border Protection, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, is supposed to turn over minors to the Department of Health and Human Services within three days, but many children are remaining in detention facilities for longer periods due to the massive influx.
Breitbart Texas released photos of the crisis in early June that showed the undocumented immigrants living in tight, hard-floored spaces. CBP is currently investigating reports that minors have been mistreated at those facilities.
Cuellar, who toured a detention facility in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday with local officials, said in a press release on Monday that he believes federal officers “are doing all that they can under the circumstances to ensure every migrant is treated with dignity and respect.”
"There is no strong protocol in place for dealing with Central American immigrants and some of the most important work left is to improve the process for returning them to their home countries," he said. “The United States needs to do a better job in working with Mexico to strengthen their southern border and to work with the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.”
Vice President Joe Biden is set to travel to Latin America on Friday and will address the surge at the border.
Obama can call this an urgent humanitarian situation all he’d like. His record number of deportations speaks louder than any meaningless lip service.
Nearly 50,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the border & detained in these torturous conditions since Oct. 1. This is a state-sanctioned humanitarian crisis & government child abuse.
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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
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I had a teacher who refused to let any of us say “its okay” because of this exact reason.
This tweet has actually changed the way I accept apologies and its so fucking true!
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If I use the wrong pronoun, I am sorry. I’m learning and I will try harder to use the correct pronoun. Please forgive me if I mess up in the beginning.
when i see black folks dragging baby blue ivy about her hair and why it’s ‘not done’ or ‘not combed’ all i see is ‘I HATE…
This needs more notes.
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT
I tried to scroll past it. I honestly tried
i hate everything
Can anybody explain this shit to me?
That is a blank piece of sheet music. Musical notes are used to write music. Those notes are absent from the sheet music, and so for it to be music it needs…..notes.
I CAN’T BREATHE
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if you see a game, comic, or show
that was made in japan
and everyone in it has Japanese names, was born and raised in japan , and speaks Japanese
and you think the characters are white
6 reasons America must stop ignoring its Black youth
The protests in Ferguson have shown the world that the voices of black youth won’t be silenced. Rather than ignoring their much-needed contributions to important dialogues, it’s time America woke up and actually listened.
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Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson protesters march in downtown St. Louis, from City Hall to the US Courthouse.
This is super important
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It’s finally happening.
Donald Glover is Miles Morales as Spider-Man.
please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.
queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.
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