• Indivisible/Kathryn

"Estamos con ustedes" and "No estan solos" We are with you, children, and you are not alone.


Private defense company, CALIBURN operates the Homestead temporary influx shelter in Florida. They pulled in an estimated $4 million since March of 2018. Now, that business has been shut down because all migrant children have been removed from the facility. All told, the facility housed 14,300 unaccompanied minors since in the 18 months it remained open.


Reports from the government Administration of Children and Families indicate that all children were either re-united with sponsors or sent to state licensed facilities within the federal network.


IN A MOVE NOT UNLIKE THE NAZI TACTICS IN WWII, THE CHILDREN WERE ROOTED OUT OF THEIR BEDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT--PICKED UP IN VANS FROM THE HOURS OF 1 AM - TO 7 AM-- AND TAKEN TO NEW DESTINATIONS ON SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD.


Why was it necessary to move them in the middle of the night? SO THEY COULD NOT BE QUESTIONED AND/OR STOPPED by the dedicated individuals holding vigil outside the facility. So the press would not be there.


More importantly-- where did these children really go? Should we take our government's word that they are safe and well-cared for--especially when that government continues propagandize and subsidize hatred and xenophobia.


Yes, we can take a measure of the credit for our efforts at raising public awareness about Homestead. However, the facility is not closed down. They will keep 1200 beds open and a skeleton staff on hand to accept another influx of children whenever the government sees fit.


Furthermore, each of these children is an individual, and as such, I think we are entitled to know where each and every child has been sent.


We need to keep up the fight and the pressure as long as our government continues to cage children and immigrants like animals.


"This is the United States of America. We've got to be humane. We've got to treat people with decency, no matter where they're from. And we've got to start doing it right now"

Charlie Crist. U.S. House of Representatives


"Estamos con ustedes" and "No estan solos" We are with you, children, and you are not alone.


Write your government officials today. -- TELL THEM TO STOP CAGING CHILDREN AND JOIN US IN OUR TASK TO DEFUND HATE!


sources for this article include:


https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi9_KCT___jAhUswlkKHamXCBMQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forbes.com%2Fsites%2Fdenizcam%2F2019%2F08%2F05%2Fhomestead-the-nations-largest-for-profit-shelter-for-migrant-youth-shuts-down%2F&psig=AOvVaw1ZMQmVaYrp5_3gDLvHBvDt&ust=1565790729913974


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