6 year old child sexually assaulted in detention center after being separated from mother seeking asylum.

By | 2018-07-29T05:32:49+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

This is horrific.

Courtesy of The Nation:

According to immigrant-rights advocates, a 6-year-old girl separated from her mother under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy was sexually abused while at an Arizona detention facility run by Southwest Key Programs. The child was then made to sign a form acknowledging that she was told to maintain her distance from her alleged abuser, who is an older child being held at the same detention facility.

The girl, who is only identified by the initials D.L., and her mother had been fleeing gang violence in their native Guatemala. According to the family, the pair entered the United States at a point of entry in El Paso, Texas, on May 24, where they presented Border Patrol authorities with paperwork claiming that they had “credible fear” that returning to Guatemala would result in harm. On May 26, government officials separated D.L. from her mother and sent her to Casa Glendale, a shelter outside of Phoenix operated by Southwest Key Programs. It was there that the alleged abuse occurred.

Before D.L. was taken away, her mother provided authorities with the phone number of D.L.’s father, an undocumented immigrant living in California. On June 11, D.L.’s father received a phone call from Southwest Key explaining that a boy had fondled his daughter and other girls. According to family spokesperson Mark Lane, D.L.’s father was told not to worry, because Southwest Key was changing some of its protocols and such abuse would not happen again. (Lane was connected with D.L.’s family through Families Belong Together, a coalition of civil-rights groups formed in response to the recent border crackdown.) Lane says that D.L.’s father asked to speak with a social worker, but, despite promises from the facility, he never heard from one.

Keep in mind that this mother did NOT break the law when entering the country since she was seeking asylum and followed protocol, and yet she STILL had her child taken away and then the system allowed that child to be victimized by a sexual predator.

I think I smell a lawsuit brewing, and I doubt it will be the only one. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 28, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Is there anyone that will take on these cases?
    All I hear is, “they have no rights.”

  2. Anonymous July 28, 2018 at 1:27 pm
  3. Anonymous July 28, 2018 at 1:29 pm
  4. Anonymous July 28, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Philadelphia won’t let ICE use arrest records to locate immigrants

    Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, saying the agency is misusing the information to conduct sweeps in which otherwise law-abiding immigrants are also being caught up. Federal officials said the decision puts U.S. citizens in danger.

    “We’re not going to provide them with information so they can go out and round people up,” Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday as he announced his decision to let a decade-old contract with ICE expire at the end of next month.

    Kenney said immigration officers are wrongly using the database to go to homes and workplaces of people who list foreign countries of origin and arresting other people who are in the country illegally but are otherwise not accused of any crimes.

    https://www.apnews.com/228bf1d2d1394578b039707a8a08a977/Philadelphia-to-further-limit-cooperation-with-ICE

  5. Anonymous July 28, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Vatican meets #MeToo: Nuns denounce their abuse by priests

    …Some nuns are now finding their voices, buoyed by the #MeToo movement and the growing recognition that adults can be victims of sexual abuse when there is an imbalance of power in a relationship. The sisters are going public in part because of years of inaction by church leaders, even after major studies on the problem in Africa were reported to the Vatican in the 1990s.

    The issue has flared in the wake of scandals over the sexual abuse of children, and recently of adults, including revelations that one of the most prominent American cardinals, Theodore McCarrick, sexually abused and harassed his seminarians.

    The extent of the abuse of nuns is unclear, at least outside the Vatican. Victims are reluctant to report the abuse because of well-founded fears they won’t be believed, experts told the AP. Church leaders are reluctant to acknowledge that some priests and bishops simply ignore their vows of celibacy, knowing that their secrets will be kept.

    https://www.apnews.com/bb86b675b1b6461d82a312f8f845bd36/Vatican-meets-MeToo:-Nuns-denounce-their-abuse-by-priests

  6. ANON July 28, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    OT-FYI>”Santa Monica police on Saturday confirmed that the incident happened on July 29, 2016
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/ving-rhames-officers-pulled-guns-home/story?id=56890288&cid=clicksource_4380645_6_heads_posts_card_hed

    “California police officers pulled a gun on him in his own home after a neighbor called 911 to report a “large black man” breaking in.” “I open the door [and] there’s a red dot pointed at my face from a 9 mm, and they say, ‘Put up your hands!”
    “”My problem is … what if it was my son, and he had a video game remote or something, and you thought it was a gun? Just like … Trayvon has a bag of Skittles,” Rhames said, referring to Travyon Martin, the teenager who was killed by a neighborhood patrol watchman in Florida in 2012.

    The Santa Monica Police Department said, because of that incident and others like it, it began a program in January 2017 called “Meet Your Neighbors,” in which it encourages residents “step out of their comfort zone and get to know the people on their block.””

  7. melanie July 28, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Hey. MELANIA.

    HOW ABOUT NOW, MELANIA???

    Does this meet your definition of bullying?

  8. Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 12:55 am

    The older kids have started cutting.

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