“They are prisoners.”
Kids have told Rubin & colleagues they’re threatened with more time in the child camps if they misbehave.
None of these factors deterred the asylum-seekers. They were running for their lives.
@RefugeesIntl contrasta American help for countrymen suffering Ebola in his country and the reality of his imprisonment here.
Detention as deterrence can’t work.
1. Accurately describe the detained population to include more than just border-crossers.
2. Add measurements of pervasiveness of unconstitutional practices (as opposed to anecdotes)
3. Rank-order findings. Sort in order of importance. Start w Constitutional violations. Recommendations need to be clearer.
4. Create an executive summary people can read
Later, when he was assaulted and threatened by another detained immigrant, Robin was told by a guard “Speak English”. Then had to wait 2 days to file his complaint. Once he did, thrown in the hole.
Robin spent 10 months in detention because he couldn’t pay the $7k bond. He had to fight his case alone.
Robin knew his rights. But many officers/guards insulted him bc was not fluent in English.
Robin’s analysis is simple: The govt pays detention operators to CARE, not HARM.