Children Jailed, Too, in Immigration Detention Center in Taylor (Williamson County), Texas Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Children Jailed, Too, in Immigration Detention Center in Taylor (Williamson County), Texas
 


15 December 2006 at 1:27:42 PM
salon

Let's say that somebody in Homeland Security had a bright (?) idea that when you were thinking about deporting possibly illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico, it would be a good idea to put their family members, including children, into detention facilities while awaiting disposition.  Let's further say that Chertoff thinks it's so great, he wants to do MORE of them. And, finally, that these detention centers aren't even run by the government but are PRIVATE facilities. Abuse? Yes.

"Housing families in for-profit prisons not only calls to question our moral values and our respect for human rights, but it is also a waste of taxpayer money," said Luissana Santibanez, a 25-year-old University of Texas student and an organizer with Grassroots Leadership, which works to stop the expansion of the private prison industry.

The Taylor jail began holding immigrant families this summer under a contract with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. It is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. Williamson County receives $1 per day for each inmate held there.

Organizers of Thursday's press conference and walk said the Taylor jail houses about 400 people, including about 200 children who are held with their parents. They said children receive one hour of education — English instruction — and one hour of recreation per day, usually indoors.

Frances Valdez, an attorney with the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law who has visited clients at the facility, said detainees have reported receiving substandard medical care and becoming ill from food served at the jail.

"A lot of children are losing weight. People suffer from severe headaches," Valdez said. "I think there's a lot of psychological issues going on. Most of these people are asylum seekers, so they've already suffered severe trauma in their country." She said immigrants are not given psychological treatment.

Valdez said children wear jail uniforms when they are big enough to fit in them, and all wear name tags. "Even a baby client had a name tag," she said. For instruction, children are divided into groups, 12 and under and 13 and above.

THIS is how we treat people, especially children, in America?????? This needs to stop.


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