IMMIGRATION : CRIME AND CRIMINALS: CHILD ABUSE : COUNTRIES: UNITED STATES: Witness Reports from Detention Centers for Children and from Adults Seeking Legal Asylum

 

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IMMIGRATION :

CRIME AND CRIMINALS: CHILD ABUSE :

COUNTRIES: UNITED STATES:

Witness Reports from Detention Centers for Children
and from Adults Seeking Legal Asylum

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Witness Reports from Detention Centers for Children
and from Adults Seeking Legal Asylum

Under the Sign of Sylvia

There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life (George Eliot)

June 18th, 2018 at 9:45 PM

https://misssylviadrake.livejournal.com/161051.html

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AMY GOODMAN: As outrage is mounting over the Trump administrations practice of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the crackdown against immigrants and asylum seekers, the Associate Press reporting nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April 19th, The New York Times reporting some parents have been deported without their children and with no information about how the family will be reunited, were going to look now at Southwest Key, the nonprofit that operates 27 facilities in California, Arizona and Texas, including the Brownsville facility that holds 1,500 children, that Senator Merkley was previously denied entry to.

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Were going to Tucson, Arizona, to speak with a whistleblower, a youth care worker who quit the Tucson detention center for unaccompanied minors, run by the nonprofit Southwest Key Programs, which also runs the Brownsville facility and the proposed baby jail in Houston, 27 facilities in all. Antar Davidson quit after, he says, Southwest Key forced him to tell children who were separated from their mother and from their siblings not to hug.

Antar Davidson, welcome to Democracy Now! Can you talk about why you quit your job last week?

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ANTAR DAVIDSON: Sure, definitely. Thank you, first and foremost, Amy, for having me on the show. I just want to clarify a little bit the timeline of events. That first night, when they told me not to hug, that prompted me to seek change internally. I reached out to a regional director, who assured me that shethe next morning, she assured me that things would change, things would be different.

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Four more Brazilians came. I found it extremely difficult. I tried to help, through the organization. I tried to talk to people. And despite being a Brazilian citizen and having had professional translation work, they did not allow me to help. They really were blocking me at every turn.

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I thenI then requested a leave, a time off, a week off, to process what I had gone through. And prior to that, the CEO, Dr. Juan Schez, made his rounds and began asking for money. And after they denied my leave request, it was then that I made theI put in my resignation as a conscientious objector. So, just to add

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AMY GOODMAN: I dont understand what you said, Antar.

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ANTAR DAVIDSON: Just addingyeah.

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AMY GOODMAN: You said he was asking for money?

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ANTAR DAVIDSON: Yes. So, hebasically, they called mandatory meetings at our facility, three different mandatory meetings. And he initially said that theyre goingthey need 500 more people. Theyre going to drop the ratio from one-to-five to one-to-three for the tender age kids, so that refers to the direct care ratios, so that they would have more staff to take care of those younger kids. Five hundred kids500 new employees, he said we needed.

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He told then a sob story about a minor who had come into a facility with very thick acne and how he felt so bad. Despite making a million dollars-plus, between him and his wife, in federal tax dollars, he said that he felt so bad that he couldnt do anything for this child with acne, and then he proceeded to basically present this employee giving program, where employees and staff were urged to give $10 of every paycheck or a one-time contribution of $240. He then had a second speaker kind of reinforce the policy, while passing around papers for people to sign away their checks. And so, yeah, I just definitely want to clarify that despite, of course, the acute problems of the zero tolerance policy, but also we shouldnt let this CEO off the hook, whos been making a million dollars-plus for the past five years, off the detention of children, of vulnerable immigrant children.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 – 4584
jwne@…

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IMMIGRATION :

CRIME AND CRIMINALS: CHILD ABUSE :

COUNTRIES: UNITED STATES:

Witness Reports from Detention Centers for Children
and from Adults Seeking Legal Asylum

.

.

Witness Reports from Detention Centers for Children
and from Adults Seeking Legal Asylum

Under the Sign of Sylvia

There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life (George Eliot)

June 18th, 2018 at 9:45 PM

https://misssylviadrake.livejournal.com/161051.html

*

*

AMY GOODMAN: As outrage is mounting over the Trump administrations practice of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the crackdown against immigrants and asylum seekers, the Associate Press reporting nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April 19th, The New York Times reporting some parents have been deported without their children and with no information about how the family will be reunited, were going to look now at Southwest Key, the nonprofit that operates 27 facilities in California, Arizona and Texas, including the Brownsville facility that holds 1,500 children, that Senator Merkley was previously denied entry to.

.

Were going to Tucson, Arizona, to speak with a whistleblower, a youth care worker who quit the Tucson detention center for unaccompanied minors, run by the nonprofit Southwest Key Programs, which also runs the Brownsville facility and the proposed baby jail in Houston, 27 facilities in all. Antar Davidson quit after, he says, Southwest Key forced him to tell children who were separated from their mother and from their siblings not to hug.

Antar Davidson, welcome to Democracy Now! Can you talk about why you quit your job last week?

.

ANTAR DAVIDSON: Sure, definitely. Thank you, first and foremost, Amy, for having me on the show. I just want to clarify a little bit the timeline of events. That first night, when they told me not to hug, that prompted me to seek change internally. I reached out to a regional director, who assured me that shethe next morning, she assured me that things would change, things would be different.

.

Four more Brazilians came. I found it extremely difficult. I tried to help, through the organization. I tried to talk to people. And despite being a Brazilian citizen and having had professional translation work, they did not allow me to help. They really were blocking me at every turn.

.

I thenI then requested a leave, a time off, a week off, to process what I had gone through. And prior to that, the CEO, Dr. Juan Schez, made his rounds and began asking for money. And after they denied my leave request, it was then that I made theI put in my resignation as a conscientious objector. So, just to add

.

AMY GOODMAN: I dont understand what you said, Antar.

.

ANTAR DAVIDSON: Just addingyeah.

.

AMY GOODMAN: You said he was asking for money?

.

ANTAR DAVIDSON: Yes. So, hebasically, they called mandatory meetings at our facility, three different mandatory meetings. And he initially said that theyre goingthey need 500 more people. Theyre going to drop the ratio from one-to-five to one-to-three for the tender age kids, so that refers to the direct care ratios, so that they would have more staff to take care of those younger kids. Five hundred kids500 new employees, he said we needed.

.

He told then a sob story about a minor who had come into a facility with very thick acne and how he felt so bad. Despite making a million dollars-plus, between him and his wife, in federal tax dollars, he said that he felt so bad that he couldnt do anything for this child with acne, and then he proceeded to basically present this employee giving program, where employees and staff were urged to give $10 of every paycheck or a one-time contribution of $240. He then had a second speaker kind of reinforce the policy, while passing around papers for people to sign away their checks. And so, yeah, I just definitely want to clarify that despite, of course, the acute problems of the zero tolerance policy, but also we shouldnt let this CEO off the hook, whos been making a million dollars-plus for the past five years, off the detention of children, of vulnerable immigrant children.

.

.

The complete article may be read at the URL above.

.

.

Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 – 4584
jwne@…

NET-GOLD
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/net-gold.html
https://groups.io/org/groupsio/net-gold/archives

Research Guides
https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

Research Paper Writing
https://sites.google.com/site/howtowriteasuperresearchpaper/

Employment
https://sites.google.com/site/employmentsources/

Internships
https://sites.google.com/site/internshipsarticles/

Blog
https://educatorgold.wordpress.com/

Twitter: davidpdillard

Sport-Med
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/sport-med.html
http://listserv.temple.edu/archives/sport-med.html
https://groups.io/g/SportMed/topics

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