When we were put into internment camps, no one stood up to say it was wrong. We felt alone. Abandoned. Forgotten. That was perhaps the hardest part of our imprisonment. Don’t let today’s migrant children suffer that. Stand up for them. Call your Representative: (202) 224-3121— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 22, 2019
Detained children in interment camps have not been given beds, showers, diapers, clean clothes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and other basic necessities. Some children have been there almost a month, and the older children are being forced to care for the babies and toddlers. Lawyers allowed to inspect the centers have found children with the flu that have not been given medical attention, but all the guards are wearing face masks.
In the video below Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian has argued that the government does not need to provide basic hygienic items.
A Trump official tried to argue that detained children don’t need soap, toothbrushes, or beds to be ‘safe and sanitary’ while in Border Patrol custody pic.twitter.com/sRFPZsDbwy— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 21, 2019
THIS!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU @JoyceWhiteVance. I feel so impotent. HOW can people who have power stand by and do NOTHING?! Activists work day and night to stop this. What will FINALLY get @GOP to say “Enough!” When will the US as a whole say “These are Crimes Against Humanity!”? https://t.co/RkgY0R8J0b— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 22, 2019
I’ve been trying to comfort myself thru this by thinking Trump’s America would just be an asterisk on our history. But no. We have half the country, an entire Senate, and a whole lotta judges who assure us this is who we are. Children in cages. With no one coming to their rescue. https://t.co/Pmzh8u4Txy— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) June 22, 2019
Trump is EVIL. Pure evil. Don’t ever doubt it. He must be impeached. “Detained children got no toothbrush, no soap, no sleep. No problem, government says.” https://t.co/oB2fTmX7uV— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 22, 2019
Shame on this country. Shame on us. All of us. Take to the streets now. NOW. https://t.co/UW3O3kASPF— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) June 22, 2019
4 Severely Ill Migrant Toddlers Hospitalized After Lawyers Visit Border Patrol Facility | HuffPost— Cher (@cher) June 22, 2019
IS THIS WHO WE R😔.WHAT IF YOUR CHILD WAS RIPPED FROM YOUR ARMS,ALONE,NO ENGLISH,SICK,NO💞, CONCRETE FLOORS,NO FRIENDLY FACE. 4💰PRISONS
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