Children being "put on buses in the middle of the night and being driven across state lines, to locations that were hours and hours away from where their parents were, having siblings dropped off at other locations...being just terrified"
"this administration is breaking the black letter law. The TVPRA clearly requires that children be placed in the least restrictive environment possible, in the child's best interest, and there is no question that [these facilities] are not in the children's best interest..."
@childrightsprof reads a heartbreaking testimony of children who are kept in a crowded room, with exposed toilets & no privacy, where they don't get access to showers, where they sleep on cement floors, & only leave the room 2 times in the duration of their detention.
We all have an obligation to pressure lawmakers to
➡️ investigated the abuse and neglect
➡️ take these children into protective custody
➡️ provided safe homes -children don't belong in jail like facilities