Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border

In recent days, authorities on the border have begun allowing tightly controlled tours of the facilities that are meant to put a humane face on the policy. But cameras are heavily restricted. And the children being held are not allowed to speak to journalists.

The audio obtained by ProPublica breaks that silence. It was recorded last week inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility. The person who made the recording asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation. That person gave the audio to Jennifer Harbury, a well-known civil rights attorney who has lived and worked for four decades in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border with Mexico.

bizgrrl's picture

These actions are

These actions are unacceptable.

R. Neal's picture

So here we are. Our president

So here we are. Our president chooses to kidnap and traumatize little children so he can use them as pawns to get his stupid wall.

The Border Patrol and ICE agents carrying out these orders should be ashamed. They should refuse to follow these inhumane and immoral orders. Or at least call in sick. I bet a lot of them have kids.

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UMC brings charges vs member AG Sessions

Church charges brought against Sessions

Group statement

The group claimed in a June 18 statement that Sessions, a member of a Mobile, Alabama, church, violated Paragraph 2702.3 of the denomination’s Book of Discipline.

Specifically, the group accuses him of child abuse in reference to separating young children from their parents and holding them in mass incarceration facilities; immorality; racial discrimination and “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of The United Methodist Church.

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