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General News    H3'ed 6/5/18

Facility Staff Call Police as Senator Attempts to Examine Conditions of Immigrant Detention Center

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The US’s inhumane immigration system has come under growing scrutiny in recent days after Pres. Trump introduced his new policy of separating migrant children from their families, and when a sitting US senator attempted to examine the conditions of one immigrant detention center in Texas—where “hundreds” of children are reportedly being held—facility staff refused to allow him inside and called the police.  After Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) repeatedly asked officials at the facility to allow him to speak with a supervisor who could give him a tour, local police arrived and questioned the senator about his attempted entry. When a supervisor did finally emerge, he wouldn’t answer Merkley’s questions or provide any information.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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