Monday, 19 November, 2018

What it's like inside a Border Patrol processing facility

Fear of separation shadows immigrant families crossing US border Fear of separation shadows immigrant families crossing US border
Ellis Copeland | 20 June, 2018, 15:55

If you've been paying any attention to the news in recent days, you've no doubt heard something about the roiling controversy surrounding the Trump administration's terrible immigration policies and the frightening impact it's been having on the families it's been destroying.

The recording added to the growing disapproval of the Trump administration's policy of separating immigration children from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.

One of the things you can hear fairly clearly are consular officials talking to the kids and trying to console them. "Papa!" Some are crying too hard to speak. A 6-year-old Salvadoran girl can be heard pleading for someone to call her aunt.

Human rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury said she received the tape from a whistleblower. She eventually achieves her goal, according to ProPublica, which was able to reach the girl's aunt."It was the hardest moment in my life", the aunt told the news outlet. She did not give details about where exactly it was recorded.

Organizers of the demonstration say over 5,000 women of faith have signed an open letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen demanding a stop to family separation. She also said smugglers and traffickers were using children to illegally enter the country and insisted that the only thing this administration is doing differently is enforcing the letter of the law.

"It so challenges the conscience of our country that it must be changed and must be changed immediately", she said during a news conference at a San Diego terminal that is connected to the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, by a bridge.?

Padilla said agents in the Rio Grande Valley have allowed families with children under the age of 5 to stay together in most cases.

EU tries to ease German and Italian concerns over migration
Once again the two sister parties, Merkel's CDU and the Bavarian CSU, have been fighting over immigration. The number of non-German suspects dropped nearly 23% from 2016 to 2017.


David Warner to play for St Lucia Stars in CPL T20
He'll also be seen in the Darwin Strike League in July where he will play for Randwick Petersham, his Sydney-based boyhood club. The incident also led to suspensions for captain Steve Smith and opener Cameron Bancroft.


UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service
Under the plans, the NHS budget, which now stands at £114 billion, will increase by an average of 3.4 percent a year. That's going to be funded through a range of ways, but one of them is what the British people voted for.


The audio surfaced as politicians and activists have come in recent days to visit immigration detention centers.

Dr. Colleen Kraft, the head of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said that she visited a small shelter in Texas recently, which she declined to identity. Rooms are divided by age group.

"Nobody likes" breaking up families and "seeing babies ripped from their mothers' arms", said Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president.

"It's a problem. It's a flawless example of why our borders need to be secure", Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told KSAT-TV.

In a later interview, Boyd said the vehicle reached 100 miles per hour before the driver lost control and crashed.

Appeared in the June 18, 2018, print edition as 'Five Die in Texas Border Car Chase'.

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