She passed along information about what is happening there that indicates that the Trump Administration is violating every basic human right, and is moving toward military "solutions."
Here's what happens next. Don't look away.
The "Dog Pound" is comprised of cages, outside and on dirt, with no protection from the elements.
Don't look away.
There is no baby food.
While there, my friend saw a CBP agent take a baby from her teenage mother, strip the baby of its clothes, hand the baby back to the mother, and send them outside to the "Dog Pound" to sleep in the dirt.
Everyone is sick. My friend said she saw a baby on this trip that was so sick "I thought it would be dead by morning."
These moms are dehydrated, sick, & have walked miles through desert with no water. CBP gives them nothing.
From the "Dog Pound," these human beings are moved to an area called "The Freezer."
The Freezer is kept at 55 degrees.
Some of the refugees who are moved there are still wet from their journey, and are put in The Freezer wet.
Including critically ill people, disabled people, sick children, teenage mothers with babies.
The floor of The Freezer is made of dirt or very rough concrete. There are no beds.
However, (keep reading) THOSE FACILITIES ARE EMPTY.
ICE IS SHUTTING THEM DOWN.
Don't look away.
The announcement about Fort Sill, which was used as a Japanese internment camp, is only the start.
So why would our government be doing this?
These concentration camps (let's call them what they are) will be under the control of the Department of Homeland Security, but within the Department of Defense.
The military will be able to deny access to anyone it chooses. No media. No oversight.
The camps will also be protected airspace, meaning that no drones can fly over them to take pictures of what's going on inside.
Think about what that means. Think about why they would want that.
This is happening RIGHT NOW.
Border Patrol agents at the facility where my friend was working refer to these human beings as "bodies." Not people. "Bodies."
They are denying medicine, toilets, beds, food, shelter and clothes.
We're days away from being met with "we're not going to let you in, no matter what."
America is already perpetrating mass human rights violations, and this administration is setting it up so they can do far worse, in secret, under military supervision.
If we do nothing, there will be blood on our hands.
Fascism is here.
Then call your member of Congress and read it to them.
Then call @SpeakerPelosi and ask her why she sits silently by as our government does this.
There's only one way to stop it.
Trump must be removed from power immediately, by any legal means, using every weapon in our arsenal.
Look reality in the face. Don't look away.
Fight like human life depends on it.
It does. It does. It does.
What is happening at the border mandates immediate action and revolt in the Democratic party.
PPS. My friend has photos of the facility. This is real. It's America, right now.
Every American needs to see what this administration is doing in our name.
@HouseDemocrats need to ask themselves if they'll sit idly by while America perpetrates atrocities.
“I think it’s important for people to understand the widespread failure to provide for basic necessities and care. Food, potable water, facilities, medical care, etc...”