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Yonatan Zunger 🔥 @yonatanzunger
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Wait, what the *fuck*? It seems that @HHSGov wants to redefine "reunification" as "well, we'll give the children we stole to *someone*."

Even by the standards of a brutal and corrupt regime, this is low.
Reading through the lines: this means that HHS has decided that they will interpret the court's order as "get all 3,000 children off your books, by whichever means."
This certainly would explain why it's hard for them to do it in 30 days — because they aren't doing a reunification process at all, but rather just trying to clear them by "usual process." I don't get the sense that parents even have *priority* here.
Note how they've also said it's Not Their Problem if some of the parents have been deported without their children. @HHSGov is taking efforts to make clear that they have no intention of returning the children @ICEGov stole back to their parents.
Now, I invite you to consider that if they think "get the children off our books by <deadline>" is their goal, what means *do* they consider allowable right now, and what other ones might they accept in the future?
Well, this being America, one option may be to hand them off to "contractors." Here's how one of the contractors has been handling the children they've been given so far:

MVM, incidentally, is a "private security contractor" based out of Ashburn, VA. Generally, this is a euphemism for everything from "mercenaries" to "even less salubrious business." They are definitely living up to this reputation.
And note that, while the policy of simply stealing children has been suspended, it's been replaced with putting entire families, including their children, into camps. Those are *also* going to be run to these standards.
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