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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 12:50 PM

'Secret and unaccountable': Where some immigrant teens are being taken by ICE

Source: CNN

'Secret and unaccountable': Where some immigrant teens are being taken by ICE

By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN
Updated 1012 GMT (1812 HKT) October 24, 2019

(CNN) ó Angelina Godoy started digging for answers more than a year ago.

The human rights researcher had heard that ICE agents occasionally swept up migrant kids and locked them up in juvenile detention facilities, but she had no idea why.

One of the places ICE supposedly housed these young people, Godoy learned, was a few hours from her home in Seattle. She searched online for information about the detentions, but couldn't find anything that explained what was going on. She then filed a series of public records requests with officials at the juvenile detention center closest to her, hoping they could shed light on what ICE was doing and why these minors were being held in places run more like jails than the shelters most migrant children end up in when they are detained. She had specifically requested detailed detainee files, with names and personal information redacted, and the facility was ready to share them with her.

But what happened next stunned her: ICE blocked the facility from sharing the records and the federal government even went to court to keep the information secret.

Unbeknownst to Godoy, she had stumbled upon an obscure pocket of the immigration system, where little is known, and little is divulged.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/24/us/ice-kids-detention-invs/index.html

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Reply 'Secret and unaccountable': Where some immigrant teens are being taken by ICE (Original post)
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:04 PM

1. Who has any words left

Not me

If ICE picks you up, youíre gone

They do what they want, when they want

The anxiety of waiting to bust all their doors in is unbearable

We must take 2020, if for no other reason than to save these babies, children, teens, moms, dads, brothers and cousins

Itís fucking unbearable

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:05 PM

2. I bet my house that some of those kids are being trafficked by ICE agents.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:58 PM

5. +1

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:22 PM

3. Without transparency...

and accountability, this is very chilling. We pay the tab for ICE and should have the right to know what is being done as a matter of fact.

This is not a top secret affair with a need for nondisclosure unless there is something we are not supposed to know and that, then, begs the question: what is the purpose of withholding that information?

This reminds me of something very tragic in history and something is wrong. It is one thing to detain undocumented immigrants and their children, (and I do not support the scapegoating here) but it is quite another thing to persecute and detain people by way of a hidden agenda that serves tRump's interests.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:32 PM

4. K & R....for visibility.....

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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 01:59 PM

6. K&R

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