This is old news from June 14, 2018, that I am just now seeing and I have to admit, I realize that this is a deterrent, but I do not agree with it. The major reason being, it is wrong to traumatize children like this by taking them away from their parents and putting them in a detention facility regardless of how clean and safe it is, you just do not do this to children.
I agree with trying to control illegal immigration but this is supposed to be America, not Communist China. Walmart jumped in bed with the Federal Government a long time ago and have done nothing good for this country except fattening their own pockets by crushing small business, farmers and dairy farmers. In all honesty, I have to say that I must serious not shop there again. I keep telling myself that but like many others, you cannot beat those Walmart prices on certain items that you could never get at that price anywhere else but you have to make a stand and a sacrifice at some point or you are just a hypocrite to your own beliefs.
What are these government facilities like?
As the number of children entering the country has grown, so too have the shelters. A so-called "tent city" was recently constructed in Tornillo, Texas, and one facility in Brownsville, Texas, called Casa Padre, is inside a former Walmart. Casa Padre has a listed capacity of 999, according to state records, however as recently as last week, reporters were told about 1,500 children were housed there.
The organization that operates Casa Padre, Southwest Key, told CBS News in an email on June 7: "We provide round-the-clock services including food, shelter, medical and mental health care, clothing, educational support, supervision, and reunification support."
Is there evidence of problems at these facilities?
Southwest Key Programs, a non-profit that operates at least 16 immigrant children shelters in Texas, has been cited for about 150 health violations by state inspectors in the last two years, including for delays in medical care and instances of inadequate supervision. Casa Padre had 13 violations, including an instance in which a child who tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease wasn't given treatment until 18 days later. Another violation cited at Casa Padre was an instance when an employee was heard by an inspector making "a belittling remark towards a child in care in the presence of other children."Six of the 13 violations were listed by state officials as either "high" or "medium-high" for "the potential impact a deficiency might have on children."In an email to CBS News Monday, a Southwest Key spokesperson said that in the last three years the organization's unaccompanied minors facilities had been evaluated for compliance on more than 70,000 standards and only been found deficient in fewer than 1 percent."However, we take each of the deficiencies seriously by self-reporting to invite external investigations as well as performing our own internal investigations," the spokesperson said. He added that the organization can't comment on individual cases, but said violations can result in employees being terminated or retrained
Patients and medical personnel outside a hospital in Palu on Saturday.
At least 405 people have been reported dead in the city of Palu. The death toll is expected to grow.
Twin disasters — a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, and the swirling wall of water it unleashed — killed at least 405 people in Palu and destroyed thousands of buildings there, including a shopping mall, a hotel, seaside restaurants, and several mosques.“We have found corpses from the earthquake as well as bodies swept up by the tsunami,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian disaster agency, said in a television interview.
Indonesian officials were preparing for a sharp rise in the death toll because search-and-rescue teams had yet to reach populous coastal settlements near Palu by Sunday morning. Vice President Jusuf Kalla of Indonesia told a local news website that thousands may have died, with an unknown number washed out to sea. “There are more than 18,000 displaced people,” Mr. Sutopo said on Sunday. “This is in Palu alone.” The tsunami inundated Palu just as preparations were underway for a beachside festival with dances and other performances, and the festival’s security personnel are believed to be among the victims. Although Indonesia is chronically at risk of tsunamis, Andri Manganti, a resident of Palu who lost his home in Friday’s earthquake, said that no warning siren sounded before the tidal wave — estimated to be a towering 18 feet high — struck the city of about 300,000 people.
Text messages that were supposed to warn locals of the possibility of a tsunami did not go out as planned because cellphone towers had been downed by the earthquake, Mr. Sutopo said. Indonesia’s meteorological and geophysics agency is facing criticism for having lifted its tsunami warning little more than half an hour after the earthquake struck. It is not yet certain whether the devastating wave that was described by Mr. Sutopo as around 18 feet in height struck before or after the tsunami warning was lifted.