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ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Just so people are clear, the ACLU released a report describing “widespread abuse”of immigrant children based on an investigation of 30,000 documents from 2009 to 2014–during the heart of the Obama Administration. This is the problem with all of the discussion about the “unique” horror of the Trump Administration. It is horrible, but just as this current administration did not invent police brutality, it hasn’t invented the abuse and degradation of immigrants. These policies and practices are bipartisan, shared among Democrats and Republicans alike. It speaks clearly and sharply to why we desperately need a political alternative beyond choosing torture and abuse of children under one administration only to be followed by the torture and abuse of separating children from their parents at the border. More here.

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