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Arma Global Services. They wear reversed flags on their sleeves; do military base support around the country, perhaps the world. Had 2 hire a lot of people 2 guard internal & external checkpoints, cruise roads in carts & trucks at the largest child migrant prison in the country.
Not much time for training it seems. Sometimes, all it takes to trigger a Keystone Cops flurry of activity is for a lone protestor with a sign to wander down a public road to wave at the children inside. Who often wave right back, by the way.
Golf carts scurry to the scene of the “crime.” Warnings are issued. Trucks pull up parallel so the drivers (the supervisors of the guards get to drive trucks) can consult. What are they consulting about?
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When the children who are kept behind the fences & in the tent prisons of Homestead reach the age of 18, they are taken out in chains. Their ankles are chained to their wrists and they are moved to adult detention. Until then, they spend their days in a strange sort of suspense.
They wait while a conspiracy between the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement goes through a procedure that aims at three things.
It aims at luring and catching sponsor families in the U.S. who may be undocumented, so that they can be deported. And it serves its second purpose, to punish children as a warning to desperate people in Central America. Third purpose: to make some rich people richer.
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This is about children being held inside the fences, barracks & tents in an influx shelter (read: prison camp). It is not about squabbles between guards & a few folks that have come to bear witness to this atrocity on the edge of an Air Force base in the hot sun of south Florida.
So, it is with considerable relief that I can tell those reading here that we appear to have reached an accommodation with the local police & the guards at this camp that will allow us to focus our attention where it belongs: on the children inside.
Some of them have been inside for more than 9 months. We can see them over the fence. We can show them signs that say No Están Solos. We can wave.
And they can wave back. And call out to us.
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