Those problems, obviously, have come to pass, with 7 children's deaths since then.
--injuries and inadequately treated medical issues
--inadequate and improper medical staffing for children's needs
--lack of bilingual staff
--lack of trauma informed care
--the fact that any length of detention is BAD for children
In fact, 2 specific things haven't happened.
1) Allen and McPherson have not been asked back to inspect another family detention center
2) Govt's family detention policies haven't changed
(Sorry for the delay, iPad malfunction, all better now.)
By March, 2 more children had died in CBP custody. In March, 16+ children under age 2 were being detained at Dilley Detention Center, a matter of great concern.
More children are being detained.
🚨NO ONE HAS INSPECTED THESE FAMILY DETENTION CENTERS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017🚨
One more time:
DHS has NOT ALLOWED CRCL or any other outfit TO INSPECT facilities holding families w/children SINCE 2017.
Meanwhile, they're ramping up for indefinite detention of thousands of asylum seeking families, per the decision made by Barr.
A law to prevent immigrant children from being held in detention at all. Lo & behold, the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act!
☎️202-224-3121☎️ to tell your Electeds to support!
Flores being the case which determined children could not be detained more than 20 days. (Trump's admin REALLY wants to get rid of Flores.)
And, I would add, DO NOT ALLOW THE BINARY/SOPHIE'S CHOICE EITHER.
Bad for parents, too, but especially for children. ESPECIALLY especially for younger ones.
The REAL CHOICE is C, None of the Above. IOW:
Alternatives to Detention
There are many which have proven effective.
DHS's own stats showed 99% compliance for enrollees with court dates:
So they shut it down. Obviously.
The article that started me on this trip:
In this study, specifically bad for mental health.
& others when speaking on the memorial of the one year anniversary of the "official start" of the separation of families policy, talked about this very thing: