Diaper Duty

“For a while, the child wore dress shoes, but later he was in just socks as he waited to see the judge. He was silent and calm for most of the hearing, though he cried hysterically afterward for the few seconds that a worker handed him to another person while she gathered his diaper bag.” The latest on the border separation fiasco. When a 1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family.

+ “Her case shows that the retreat from zero tolerance could be as messy and painful as the launch, as she and other immigrant families seek to be reunited with their children, while pursuing separate claims for asylum.” ProPublica: The 6-Year-Old Heard on Border Facility Audiotape Is Still Separated From Her Mother. (Think about this for a second. This is the tape that broke this whole story wide open. And even that family hasn’t been reunited.)

+ Buzzfeed: Pregnant women in immigration detention under the Trump administration say they have been denied medical care, shackled around the stomach, and abused.

+ Last week, Reveal reported that a defense contractor detained migrant kids in vacant Phoenix office building. This week, there are already officials calling for the closure of the facility. (As it turns out, news is not fake, but imperative.)

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