US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

13 Sep 2018

Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United States.
Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court...

Publisher: NYTimes

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4 Jul 2018

Some Contractors Housing Migrant Children Are Familiar to Trump’s Inner Circle

Many of the nonprofits, corporations and religious groups watching over migrant children detained at the southwest border have been in this business for years — and they have a history of political connections, donating millions of dollars to Democrats and Republicans alike. Now, as new federal policies greatly expand the number of migrants held in  detention, it is also becoming clear that some of the players in this  billion-dollar industry have particularly strong ties to the Trump  administration.
Many of the nonprofits, corporations and religious groups watching over migrant children detained at the southwest...
27 Jun 2018

Before Trump, Israel Put Palestinian Children In Cages

Immigrant children have been mistreated and abused for years in the  United States. But so have Palestinian youth, who Israeli officials caged outside in the cold. In light of recent news, this practice is now being compared to how President Donald Trump’s administration is treating minors separated from their parents at the border.
Immigrant children have been mistreated and abused for years in the  United States. But so have...

Publisher: WZZM

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26 Jun 2018

Bethany Christian Services providing foster homes for 81 children due to border crisis

81 immigrant children forcibly separated from their parents have been sent to a conservative Christian adoption agency tied to the Betsy DeVos family. Betsy DeVos donated $300,000 to the group and her husband's cousin Brian DeVos was a Vice  President. Most of children have had no contact with their parents. How is this legal??
81 immigrant children forcibly separated from their parents have been sent to a conservative Christian...

Publisher: Dallas News

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24 Jun 2018

Company that runs immigration detention centers is top donor for three Texas congressmen

One of the country’s largest operators of private immigration  detention facilities has made significant contributions to several Texas members of Congress. The GEO Group’s PAC and executives have given $32,900 to Houston Republican Rep. John Culberson’s campaign this election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission documents and OpenSecrets.org. GEO is Culberson's largest donor.
One of the country’s largest operators of private immigration  detention facilities has made significant...

Publisher: NYTimes

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21 Jun 2018

The Billion-Dollar Business of Operating Shelters for Migrant Children

The business of housing, transporting  and watching over migrant children detained along the southwest border  is not a multimillion-dollar business. It’s a billion-dollar one. The nonprofit Southwest Key Programs has won at least $955 million in  federal contracts since 2015 to run shelters and provide other services to immigrant children in federal custody.
The business of housing, transporting  and watching over migrant children detained along the...

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