Money, resources and “red tape” being spent on bringing detention centers up to same standard as licensed childcare facilities for American citizens. IMMEDIATE DEPORTATION would be easier and cheaper!
A 500-bed facility in Karnes City, near San Antonio, that is being used as a detention center for illegal alien families has been given a temporary, six-month residential child-care license, issued by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
FOX News reported that the group who runs the facility for ICE had requested the license, since they weren’t approved for child care and had kids staying in the facility.
Pro-immigrant advocates are objecting to the licensing, stating the facility “isn’t up to standards, and doesn’t provide adequate medical care for the immigrants.” Grassroots Leadership, one pro-immigrant group, said two (illegal) mothers being detained have SUED to stop the licensing.
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] FOX reported that six “deficiencies” were discovered – and corrected – at the Karnes facility, before the license was issued, which included: on one occasion a child was observed in a bedroom without his or her mother or staff present, and one employee was “not qualified” for their position. During the 6-month license term, at least three unannounced inspections will take place.
An inspection of another facility found 12 deficiencies, including playgrounds showing worn AstroTruf and exposed seams creating a tripping hazard. [/pullquote]
ICE has indicated recently that it’s looking to change how it houses families and children caught along the border. Apprehensions of unaccompanied immigrant children increased by 78 percent, and number of apprehensions of families more than DOUBLED for the period from October 1 through March 31.
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