Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Walmart not housing immigrants for DHS

Walmart not housing immigrants for DHS

Most of the boys at the Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, crossed the border without parents, but some have been separated from their parents.

The children are each assigned a clinician to help them deal with separation trauma and mental-health issues. This unannounced tour to gain inside into Walmart shelter has drawn national attention after his team livestreamed the tour on Facebook.

The average population of the shelter has jumped by almost 300 in less than a month, said Martin Hinojosa, director of compliance for Southwest Key Programs.

Images of an immigrant child detention center show the conditions in which almost 1,500 undocumented migrant boys are being sheltered in Brownsville, Texas. Casa Padre has room for just 28 more children.

The letter requests that the departments explain how and why family separations are occurring, if there are procedures in place to keep parents informed about their children and if the personnel who handle the children have training to make "the separation process less traumatic".

Children are only allowed to leave the complex for two hours each day. It is armed with an in-house team of 48 medical staffs and three on-call physicians.

The children, nonetheless, spend most of their day inside a converted store, the walls of which are plastered with murals of USA presidents and quotations from them.

The children spend about two hours outside - one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon.

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"Our goal is to reunite kids with their families", Rodriguez said.

The shelter was reported to be clean and well staffed.

It's not the first time the government used USA military bases to house migrant children.

Alexia Rodriguez, a vice president and legal counsel for Southwest Key Programs, said that, in cooperation with ORR, "a system is being set up" to connect separated children with their parents.

"We want to show you that these are not kids kept in cages", said Southwest Key spokeswoman Alexia Rodriguez, with a smile. Meanwhile, apprehensions of "family units", as the agency calls children traveling with parents, fell to 59,113, down almost 2,000 from the previous year.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.), whose district includes the Tornillo area, sponsored legislation in 2016 to name the port of entry there for Marcelino Serna, the most-decorated Texas soldier in World War I. Serna joined the Army in 1917 to avoid deportation to his native Mexico.

Here's the Trump mural I mentioned to @chrislhayes inside the shelter for incarcerated child migrants. It now houses 5,129 kids, nearly half the number in the shelter system altogether.

The Department of Health and Human Services has reported that its shelters for migrant children are now at 95% capacity.

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