The articles I was reading were mostly about how separating children from their parents causes them to act out more in the future and hurt them and others.
Reading these articles has taught me why it’s important to keep families together and not separate them. Children from the ages 1-16 who get separated from their parents tend to become more violent and depressed.
They start to grow up with the mindset that their parents didn’t fight hard enough for them. This leads them to start to do violent acts to attract attention because they didn’t have their family around.
Most of these kids when they get separated from their parents the government doesn’t even take good care of them. I was reading an article about one person who got separated from his family due to ICE and they said that the kids get treated like criminals.
Most of these kids aren’t being fed and most of these kids don’t even have a bed to sleep on and it’s hard enough for these kids because they don’t even have their family around them. In most of these detention facilities, they are very crowded and are getting more crowded daily.
This can lead to starvation and illness due to the lack of food and beds in these facilities?
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