An open letter to the President

Close Down the Migrant Child Tent Camps at Ft. Bliss and Pecos

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I demand you close down the asylum-seeking child detention camps at Ft. Bliss and Pecos and direct HHS to stop giving contracts to private companies that cut corners on children’s safety. 

Whistleblowers have described children in detention denied access to clean clothing, regular showers, and being supervised by people with zero experience in child welfare. There are widespread reports of depression, anxiety, and stress. Audio was leaked of managers admitting to inappropriate sexual contact between a staff members and minors. Lawyers just had to sue to close these tent camps down. It shouldn’t take a lawsuit to force the government to provide the basics of safe and sanitary care. This is completely unacceptable. This is not who we can or should be as a country, and it's urgent that these facilities are shut down and replaced with a compassionate solution that welcomes children with dignity, instead of treating them like criminals.

First sent on August 13 by Every Last One

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