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A Delphi forum for discussing breaking news, memes, various topics of interest. From the serious to the silly, we discuss the top stories in the news, on Twitter, and in your social media world. Every day, a different story.
"Employee quits job at for-profit child prison camp after being told to order three siblings not to hug each other. "[they were] huddled together, tears streaming down their faces" https://t.co/WHBQ2LVwdD"Read more from Twitter
"So, the first thing children who are brought here are told is that this is not a detention center. - Even though they are not allowed to leave. Don't know when they will be freed. And get 2 phone calls to family a week. Those calls can't be longer than 10 minutes."Read more from Twitter
What happens when you forcibly separate children from their parents? Click through on this thread to read the answers.
"Something different today. Please RT. Is there a story in your family about a time when a child and parent were forcibly separated? Maybe it was one year ago. Maybe it was 200. Or 300. Maybe it was in the United States. Maybe it was in Poland. Or Rwanda. Please share your story."Read more from Twitter
"Take a look inside a San Diego facility where 63 immigrant minors are being held in limbo after crossing into the U.S., only getting two ten minute phone calls a week to family members. via @NBCNightlyNews https://t.co/NOLlM8EoXG"Read more from Twitter
One pediatrician says the staff at a shelter facility told her that federal regulations prevented them from touching or holding a crying child to soothe her. The shelter says there's no such rule.Read more from NPR.org
DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In Six Weeks https://t.co/GiGsrScfAI— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) June 16, 2018
Another story you'll want to read by a journalist whose own past painfully surfaces as he covers this story. Click on the birdie to view on Twitter.
when i was four, i was taken away from my father during an intense custody battle and placed in a group home for several years by an idiot judge. we went to parks and zoos, too, and then i’d cry myself to sleep most nights. the trauma left me bent for years. this is child abuse. https://t.co/3rsFfkIptX— dell cameron (@dellcam) June 16, 2018
Family separation as a right-to-life issue: “One bishop...reportedly suggested “canonical penalties” — which could refer to withholding the sacrament of Communion — for Catholics involved in implementing the Trump policies.” From WP’s @mboorstein? https://t.co/9BObscab7E— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) June 15, 2018
"Trump administration officials held a conference call to defend family separation at border & demand apology for @JoeNBC calling practice Nazi-like. None was willing to be quoted by name. https://t.co/ClnuCRUqga"Read more from Twitter
"Other governments have separated mothers and children"Read more from Twitter