In the article, “Alone at the Boarder” by Patricia Smith, detention facilities for immigrants are in torture like conditions as they provide little to no treatment for younger children and adults. The conditions in these facilities are harming as the people are in extreme cold temperatures and have sleep deprivation due to lights being on all 24 hours of the day. Immigrants usually seek asylum in America for a better life and flee from horrible conditions in their own country, however Trump has seen these immigrants who flee as “criminals” and any misdemeanor one has made may result in family separation. Family separation has been a significant topic as they’re only allowed to be separated for only 20 days, that statement however hasn’t been entirely true as children have been separated from their families for over a year. Congress has given over 4 billion dollars to administrations to improve facility conditions as well as ensuring that families stay together.
The conditions in detention facilities demonstrate the atrocities immigrants have to experience in order to find asylum. In hopes that the government uses the money from congress to improve facilities, this should’ve been a requirement from the beginning. It needs to be a priority for families to stay together, especially when all they want is to start a new better life. I hope the conditions and treatment of immigrants improve drastically.
Is the treatment of immigrants upsetting to you and how would you improve conditions?