Better conditions for migrant children at troubled facility

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  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 27, 2019 11:06 a.m.

    2 Bits

    You are spot on and doing a great job of debating tree stumps

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 27, 2019 10:12 a.m.

    @RiDal,
    Doesn't fit the Narrative my friend. Doesn't fit the narrative, that's the only reason.

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    @Joe Leaphorn,
    RE: "Inflicting such hardship on children is reprehensible"...
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    The parents actually put the children in danger, not our government.

    The parents took these children on a sometimes 2000 mile walk through the Mexican desert, knowing their goal was to illegally enter our country.

    The parents are the ones who carry their children into the river and try to swim across.

    The Parents are the ones who make their kids climb the wall and try to hide from US Border Patrol in the Arizona or Texas desert. It's the parents who put the children in danger, not us.

    I think that's reprehensible. Do you?

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    You're from Arizona. I think the treatment of the severely disabled woman who was raped and later gave birth while in the care of Hacienda HealthCare, a Phoenix facility, was reprehensible. Worse than anything these children are dealing with in these facilities.

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    RE: "Now he blames Democrats for his being asleep at the switch"...
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    Uhhh... You know he warned Democrats about this repeatedly, right? Nancy told him to sit down and shut up there was no Emergency.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2019 10:09 a.m.

    @RiDal
    sorry but you cant just rewrite the fact ridal. the reason this came to the publics attention is because lawyers were sent as part of the court orders to provide oversite to ensure the facility was operating according to the court order. The situation they reported last week was the horrible conditions. This report lead to the kids being temporarily moved while the facility was improved. The kids were moved back in and yesterday the press was allowed to view a few select areas of the facility. they were not allowed access to all parts of the facility and were not allowed to talk to the children. those are the facts.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 27, 2019 9:59 a.m.

    The President told Congress there was an Emergency on the border. And Congress and people in the "News" media told him to sit down and shut up essentially.

    Now they're telling us there's an Emergency on the Border and they need more funding... Who knew?

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    June 27, 2019 7:35 a.m.

    So, according to the article, there were allegations of "squalid conditions", but in every photography, and every inspection by reporters or officials the facilities actually seem very decent. Better than most motels, and certainly better than the conditions in their home countries. Why isn't it emphasized that the conditions are fine and the allegations of squalor are simply false?

  • Joe Leaphorn Scottsdale, AZ
    June 27, 2019 12:52 a.m.

    This is what oversight is expected to accomplish. Now we need congressional visitors to have complete and full access to any detention center on demand so that a quick clean-up can be ordered to cover any future malfeasance.

    Imagine if word had not gotten out through the investigative lawyers who normally don't report on their visits. We'd still have children living in squalid conditions. It's a wonder that no one at DHS, HHS, or Border Patrol had the foresight to identify a problem and rectify it before it became a national scandal.

    As a strategy to discourage more migrants from coming to the U.S. border, inflicting such hardship on children is reprehensible. Amazing that Republicans allowed this to occur knowing the insensitivity of the Trump administration. Unfortunately, this was one of those items that Donald Trump outsourced because he wasn't interested enough to pay attention.

    Now he blames Democrats for his being asleep at the switch. However, it is just another piece of baggage he will be carrying into 2020 and people will remember how he failed at a critical moment when all the world was watching. Maybe little children aren't his type either.