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Jacob Soboroff
I’m a part of the first group of journalists to go into the shelter for detained child migrants in Brownsville Texas since the zero tolerance separation policy was announced. 1000+ boys here. Going in right now. More tonight w on .
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Lisa Jun 13
Um not migrants or immigrants. ILLEGAL ALIENS.
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Jessica Van der Veen, BA, MPA Jun 13
Where in God's name have the girls gone? I,400 + children missing - where have they gone?
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Rachael Towne Jun 13
That question is really nagging at me. Where are the girls?!!!
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Jessica Van der Veen, BA, MPA Jun 13
Yes. Haunting. 1,475 children unaccounted for and fears of trafficking. If someone stole my baby I'd go mad with fear and grief. what have you become?
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Jacob Soboroff Jun 13
Replying to @jacobsoboroff
Just finished tour, don’t even know where to start. One of the first things you notice when you walk into the shelter — no joke — a mural of Trump with the quote “sometimes losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” Presidential murals everywhere. But that one is 1st.
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Jacob Soboroff Jun 13
Replying to @jacobsoboroff
This shelter, Casa Padre, is the largest licensed childcare facility of its kind in the country. Nearly 1,500 boys 10-17 in here now. They’re supposed to sleep four to room. Nearly every room has 5. They’ve received a variance from the state because of overcrowding.
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Jacob Soboroff Jun 13
Replying to @jacobsoboroff
Officials here said they’ve never had an MS-13 member here, ever.
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Joy Franks Jun 13
This former history teacher is also a huge fan of Jacob! Thank goodness for him.
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Ima Platypus ©️ Jun 13
Seems a more fitting use of US dollars to create Reception Centers that keep migrant unaccompanied minors protected and families together; better than assuming all migrants are evil and relegating them to detention centers.
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Jacob Soboroff Jun 13
Replying to @jacobsoboroff
Moments after we walked in a shelter employee asked us to smile at hundreds of detained migrant kids in line for a meal because “they feel like animals in a cage being looked at.”
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Jacob Soboroff Jun 13
Replying to @jacobsoboroff
Kids here get only two hours a day to be outside in fresh air. One hour of structured time. One hour of free time. The rest of the day is spent inside a former Wal Mart.
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Ron mullikin Jun 13
When a parent breaks the law the children don't go to jail with them... U.S citizens have been dealing with for like 200 years. Did you ask what the status was on their country of origin taking them back to their facility?
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Garen Meguerian Jun 13
Absurd. Protecting their privacy while utterly destroying them by forcefully taken them from their parents and caging them in makeshift dog kennels. Try again.
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Anna Maltese 🏹 Jun 13
Jacob, it feels so wrong to even be saying this, but...thank you? For going in. And reporting back. I can't imagine what those kids are going through. A nightmare.
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Jacob Soboroff Jun 13
Replying to @jacobsoboroff
Instructions to employees in the lobby of the shelter if you encounter media: 1) “Immediatelt notify PD,” or the police department. 2) Call the shelter communications director. In that order. For the record, nobody called cops on us. We were invited by HHS and the shelter.
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🧚🏻‍♀️LindaLewis RN Jun 13
One day, there needs to be accountability for the monsters behind this.
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Margaret Stager, MD Jun 13
Jacob-thank you for your reporting on this inhumane treatment of children here in the U.S. Can you help us get pediatricians in there to check on the children? We are so very worried about them and their health. the children
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Jacob Soboroff Jun 13
Replying to @jacobsoboroff
This mega-shelter is run by trained staff — a nonprofit. I believe the worker looking after these kids who said she’d like to see a day when they don’t have to do this. But things are moving in the wrong direction — capacity is 1497 and tonight 1469 boys will sleep here.
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PorgBait Jun 13
Oh but if your goal is to traumatise kids so in a few years you can point at the young adults unable to fit into the society that abused them as 'proof' that they shouldn't be allowed...
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