President Trump’s shabby treatment of migrant children
Migrant children mean big money for private industry.
These private businesses are part of a $1.3 billion industry charged with taking care of migrant children.
Migrant children held in U.S. detention centres are subject to inhumane and demeaning treatment.
They are told by detention staff:
“Do not misbehave. Do not sit on the floor. Do not share your food. Do not use nicknames. Also, it is best not to cry. Doing so might hurt your case.
Lights out by 9 p.m. and lights on at dawn, after which make your bed according to the step-by-step instructions posted on the wall. Wash and mop the bathroom, scrubbing the sinks and toilets. Then it is time to form a line for the walk to breakfast.”
“You had to get in line for everything,” recalled Leticia, a girl from Guatemala.”
DO NOT TOUCH ANOTHER CHILD
Other no-no’s on the list include:
Do not touch another child, even if that child is your hermanito or hermanita — your little brother or sister.
To this date more than 2,800 children of these children remain in Trump-sanctioned detention facilities.
And the plight of these children is heart-rendering.
“Mommy, I love you and adore you and miss you so much,” one girl wrote.
“Please, Mom, communicate. Please, Mom. I hope that you’re OK and remember, you are the best thing in my life.”
And one incarcerated boy said he was worried about seeing his mom again, but he felt he would because in his words he was “a good boy.”
He described one staff member as not being a good guy.
This staff member injected a small unruly boy with a medication that made him fall asleep in class.
Apart from worrying about when he would see his mother again, Diego said that he was not afraid, because he always behaved. He knew to watch for a staff member “who was not a good guy.”