Pediatrician Dolly Lucia Sevier was a suspect to the treatment of children found at border detention facilities in McAllen Texas. The separation of kids from their parents has been highly seen ever since the Trump administration enacted a strict policy calling for the arrest of adults illegally crossing the border charging them as criminals. Children were said to live in a more stable place, being able to receive an education. I’m reality pictures serve as evidence showing otherwise following to the end of the separation policy in June 2018. Despite the end of this policy, removal still continues to happen separating kids from their parents or guardians. These actions are discouraging many immigrants in search of a stable life from coming into the United States because they’re scared of being sent back to their home country or of being separated from their families and loved ones. One of the detainees named Mateo states, “ We are housed in a room with dozens of other children-some as young as 2…Our clothes are the same clothes that we had on when we arrived. We have not been given soap.” Kids come into the United States hoping to escape the violence and corruption from their home countries only to be detained and kept in jail like facilities.
The treatment of children is horrifying and disgusting to watch and even listen to. Children are barely growing up and shouldn’t suffer from today’s corrupt world. Kids deserve to grow up with a family, in a good, stable home away from violence and mistreatment. The United States is said to be the “land of the free” but for thousands of immigrant detainees is but the opposite of that statement. With horrible treatment, bad conditions, no food, no family, it is but a disappointment thinking about a better like in America.
Do you believe immigrant families should be separated from their loved ones?
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