This 20 June 2018 video from the USA says about itself:
Child Prison Camps: More Evil, More Expensive
“Family separation at the border is not a cost-cutting measure for President Donald Trump: Newly created “tent cities” for migrant children being separated from their parents cost $775 per night per person, according to a new report.
That’s two to three times what it costs to put them in a permanent facility or to keep them with their parents. NBC News’s Julia Ainsley, citing an official at the Department of Health and Human Services, reported on Wednesday that the “tent cities” the US government is setting up to hold the influx of migrant children cost nearly $800 per night, much more than other alternatives. There’s a lot of urgency to get these temporary facilities up and running fast, and bringing in security, air conditioning, medical workers, and other government contractors at such a pace is expensive.
For comparison, NBC News reports holding a child in a permanent HHS facility in Brownsville, Texas, costs $256 per night per person. And keeping kids with their parents in a detention center costs about $298 per resident per night. In other words, it’s most cost-effective to keep kids with their parents or, at the very least, in preexisting facilities.”
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‘PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS FORCED ON CHILDREN’ Migrant children are being routinely drugged with psychotropics by staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, according to legal filings. The allegations center on a mental health facility in Texas, but lawyers claim the practice is widespread. [HuffPost]
TRUMP ORDER ABANDONS KIDS President Donald Trump’s executive order to end his administration’s policy of separating undocumented immigrant families likely won’t apply to the more than 2,300 children who have already been taken from their parents, the Department of Health and Human Services said. But that didn’t stop Ivanka Trump publicly thanking her dad for ending the family separation policy he started. [HuffPost]
TOYS SNATCHED The kids who are being separated from their parents at the border are having their toys confiscated, too, while AP is reporting that immigrant children as young as 14 were beaten, handcuffed and left in solitary for long periods at a juvenile detention center in Virginia. [HuffPost]
HOUSE OF STRAIN Tensions in the House boiled over Wednesday night when Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had a heated exchange on the floor over two immigration bills that lawmakers will vote on today. [HuffPost]
This 21 June 2018 video says about itself:
A day after us president Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop the separation of migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, the House of Representatives is set to vote on a new immigration bill. Democrats have opposed the bill as they say it will increase funding for the border wall and will limit the intake of legal migrants to the country.
‘DON’T COLLABORATE’ A former government employee who quit his job after refusing to hand over information about immigrants to ICE has explained why he left: “You don’t collaborate with fascists.” [HuffPost]
Splitting families may end, but migrant kids’ trauma needs to be studied, by Laura Sanders, 5:39pm, June 20, 2018.
Is Donald Tusk any better than Donald Trump? There are some differences between the European Union and United States anti-immigrant policies, but the effect is the same; according to Dutch daily NRC Next, 21 June 2018.