Leftists agitating for “immigrant rights” claim that the department of immigration mistreats the kids of illegals. But after looking at how these advocates treat the kids they have been “helping,” it becomes clear that it is the advocates who are criminally mistreating immigrant kids.
Naturally, it is a story that the liberal media is totally ignoring.
Monica Showalter of AmericanThinker didn’t miss it, though.
Apparently the Los Angeles Times exposed a scandal, Showalter wrote. But there is a problem with “The foul, inhuman conditions of a vaunted L.A. child migrant center called Casa Libre led by a top open borders advocate billed as a ‘champion of immigrant rights.'”
“And so much for the open borders lobby actually caring about “the most vulnerable” migrant children,” Showalter wrote.
The story the Times uncovered is that this place, led by one of that lobby’s top leaders, was a broken-down hellhole for migrant kids with zero food (a Venezuelan-style socialist diet), cockroaches, bedbugs, a flooded basement, a leaking roof, no heat, a record of locking kids out, bedroom windows that were just holes without glass, rooms with no light bulbs, rooms with kicked out walls, crumbling ceilings, accusations of failed supervision that meant only three of the kids went to school at one point, and at other times kids were dumped into the streets when school was not in session.
Then there were the drug dealers that operated inside this “shelter.”
There were a lot of violations, some 143 cited, with 93 of those labeled as posing “an immediate risk to the health, safety or personal rights of residents.” The Times has a database of all of them for viewing here. Anyone who complained or tried to fix things got fired and branded a ‘disgruntled’ employee, the Times reported. And apparently, the people in charge were told again and again about what a hellhole it all was — sometimes the migrant kids themselves pleading for food — and they did nothing.
The place should have been shut down, but it wasn’t. The center was left operating by city officials. Likely both because the city is on the side of the activists (and could not care less about the kids) and they probably also want to avoid being cast as siding with ICE. In other words, the agenda is more important than the kids.
Looks like the liberal media wants to avoid this story like the plague, too.
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