Trafficking Of Migrant Children?

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by LucyParsons, May 26, 2018.

  1. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    Read the report. They are working on fixing the mess that was left for them.
     
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    For chrissakes does it matter who started it? It's still happening!!!
     
  3. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    Of course it matters.
     
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    tmar Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful reply.
    Is there a site/someone/media etc we can all contact: an avalanche of complaints, for fast action?????
     
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    I know the ACLU is on it, but beyond that all I've seen suggested is contacting your reps
     
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    So...anyone hearing anything on the news about this? This might just be what’s puts me out there. Finally loud and noisy.
     
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  7. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Kindness matters - always

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    It's only going to get worse with the zero-tolerance policy that was announced Monday.

    "They can range in ages from babies to 17. The majority of the children are coming from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. They are children who have been deemed to be unaccompanied. In the past, what that has meant was that they arrive without a parent or legal guardian who could care for them. They’re transferred to [ORR] so that they can then find a relative or somebody to place that child with and care for them. Now, under the new policies of the Trump administration, we’re seeing many many more of these children who arrive with a parent or guardian but who are being separated from them. The US government is actually turning them into unaccompanied children."

    Here's how the government managed to lose track of 1,500 migrant children (link for above text)

    "From October to December 2017, HHS called 7,635 children the agency had placed with sponsors, and found 6,075 of the children were still living with their sponsors, 28 had run away, five had been deported and 52 were living with someone else. The rest were missing, said Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at HHS."

    "The “zero-tolerance” measure announced Monday could split up thousands of families because children are not allowed in criminal jails. Until now, most families apprehended crossing the border illegally have been released to await civil deportation hearings."

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wa...-last-year-heres-why-people-are-outraged-now/
    (Link for above text)
     
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  8. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="vmmking, post: 14127371, member: 158085

    Here's how the government managed to lose track of 1,500 migrant children

    "From October to December 2017, HHS called 7,635 children the agency had placed with sponsors, and found 6,075 of the children were still living with their sponsors, 28 had run away, five had been deported and 52 were living with someone else. The rest were missing, said Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at HHS."

    "The “zero-tolerance” measure announced Monday could split up thousands of families because children are not allowed in criminal jails. Until now, most families apprehended crossing the border illegally have been released to await civil deportation hearings."

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wa...-last-year-heres-why-people-are-outraged-now/[/QUOTE]

    RSBM
    I cannot wrap my head around this. How do you "lose" nearly 1,500 people??? They called all 7,635 sponsors? What did they say for the kids who are missing? How does this happen?
     
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    RSBM
    I cannot wrap my head around this. How do you "lose" nearly 1,500 people??? They called all 7,635 sponsors? What did they say for the kids who are missing? How does this happen?[/QUOTE]


    It makes no sense to me either.....but it's horrifying. I really think that trying to get them listed as missing on a database might light a fire under some asses. I found a public defender mentioned in an article on linkedin, and messaged her- Those would be the type of people with names and details of these kids who I *think* might be able to release that info???? I don't know how else to go about it

    The real kick in the pants is that trump's admin had been pushing this whole "register voluntarily" horseshit to undocumented people- like THAT'S gonna happen now- "come to ICE and lose your children. " Smh.
     
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  11. Gardenista

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    It's been in the news for about a month or so--trending on FB, Twitter etc...
     
  12. Bohemian

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    Well said Lucy.

    Many people are truly lacking in humanity and empathy. We who are blessed should never stop considering the plight of others and it's effect on the decisions they are sometimes forced to make.
     
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    This unidentified little boy may be one of those children:

    TX - TX - Galveston, HispMale 'Little Jacob' UP17178, 3-5, floating near beach, Oct'17
     
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    Yep. There, but for the Grace of God, go I.
     
  18. Springrain

    Springrain Who was the 1980 Ventura County Jane Doe?

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    This is abhorrent. 1,500 children LOST. Those children are God knows where. Sounds like a large portion of them ended up with child traffickers. How can we as a society view that as OK or "not that big of a deal"? It would do us all good to have empathy and compassion towards others.
     
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    And yet...... only hearing a couple of chirps. Not good, not fair, not right, NOT American. We ARE BETTER THAN THIS.
     
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    I have been pushing to get people to ask their Reps to make sure the children who are missing get added to the NCMEC and or Namus. I think it's possible some of them have been reported missing, or found as UID's. I am working on compiling a list of potential cases in both categories and will share as soon as I have some time to compile them.
     
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