Inside a Border Internment Camp for Migrant Kids

Above: Video provided by authorities, not the media.

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff toured Casa Padre, a former Walmart that houses nearly 1,500 migrant children in Brownsville. It’s got an inspirational mural of Donald Trump. Since it was established in March 2017, Casa Padre has been cited for 17 child welfare infractions by Texas inspectors. This is one of 26 shelters in Texas, Arizona and California, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin and Florida, holding a total of 14,000 immigrant children and youths, run by an outfit called Southwest Key.


“Child abuse is now part of America’s official immigration policy,” Michael Paarlberg, The Guardian

“Conservative Religious Leaders Are Denouncing Trump Immigration Policies,” Laurie Goodstein, New York Times

“Trump and Sessions have created prisons for Spanish-speaking children,” Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

“No, Jeff Sessions, Separating Kids From Their Parents Isn’t ‘Biblical,'” Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine

“U.S. to house migrant children in tents outside El Paso as government takes more into custody,” Nick Miroff, Washington Post

“Sarah Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump’s separation of families at border,” Ben Jacobs, The Guardian

“Catholic bishops issue scathing statement on Trump’s family separation policy,” CBS News

“‘You’re a parent’: Reporter presses Sarah Huckabee Sanders on immigration,” Erik Wemple, Washington Post

“GOP lawmakers decry family separations as White House defends policy,” Matthew Daly, Kevin Freking, and Jill Colvin’, Associated Press

“Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families,” Julie Zaumer and Keith McMillan, Washington Post



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