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It is impossible to overstate how inhumane and terrifying this is. The Trump administration simply doesn't believe migrants are people.
There is simply no way to treat people-- let alone CHILDREN-- this way unless you don't view them as human. #DontLookAway apnews.com/46da2dbe04f54a…
This is from a year ago. #DontLookAway
These desperate migrants, seeking safety here and finding cruelty-- they could be us, our children. There but for the fortunate circumstances of birth go I. There but for the fortunate circumstances of birth go all with the power to stop this inhumanity. #DontLookAway
"a cell with a maximum capacity of 12 held 76 detainees;
a cell with a maximum capacity of 8 held 41 detainees; and
a cell with a maximum capacity of 35 held 155 detainees." #DontLookAway
Anne Frank and her sister weren't gassed. They died of typhus, a result of living in a crowded camp with poor sanitation. #DontLookAway
"a 17-year-old mother from Guatemala...couldn’t stand because of complications from an emergency C-section, and was caring for a sick and dirty premature baby... the baby was filthy. They wouldn’t give her any water to wash her." nyti.ms/2Iw1fEH
"By the time the lawyers left on Wednesday night, border officials told them that about 200 of the children had been transferred elsewhere but did not say where they had been sent."

If the conditions *we how about* are this bad, what about the ones we don't know about?
This video is speechless-making. It really feels like a glimpse of the Nazi machine. Right here in the USA, right now.
"Almost all the children [being neglected, underfed, without hygiene or adequate medical care, and with a lice infestation] came across [the border] with an adult family member and were separated from them by the Border Patrol."
Remember a year ago, when the US government argued migrant children forcibly separated from their families were basically at summer camp? It's a different kind of camp.
Thread from last year on who gets labeled a criminal and who doesn't, and the treatment that label "justifies."
"...Teens spoke of having no access to hand washing during their entire time in custody. [The doctor] compared it to being 'tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease.' ...teen mothers [had no] ability to wash their children’s bottle."
This child had her parent's phone number on her wrist, and NOBODY HAD CALLED IT.
"told that they were only being taken to another room for a few minutes, before being transported to another state. One little girl, who recently reunited with her father after 326 days apart, was asleep in his arms when agents took her."
"At least seven children have died in U.S. custody in the past year, compared with none in the 10 years prior. About 2,000 children are now being held by the U.S. government on any given day."
"the baby’s fever came back and she begged the agents for more medicine. 'Who told you to come to America with your baby, anyway?' one of the agents told her"

Wonder if the agent identities as "pro-life."
This was a year ago. A year later, the administration is *still* torturing the children and families who've come here seeking safety.

And now my son is 14 months old.
It's a bit outrage culture, and a lot that there's so very much about which to be genuinely outraged, but there's a constant risk of our letting the stolen, caged, neglected, abused children (& their families) fade from our consciousness. Of all we resist, we *must* resist that.
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