World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 23 Mar, 2021 05:00 am

Leaked photographs expose dismal conditions in child immigration detention center

Leaked photographs expose dismal conditions in child immigration detention center
The Biden administration has tried to block press coverage of the conditions in which child migrants are being held at the US-Mexico border.

The pictures were published as the Biden administration continues to block access to US Border Patrol detention facilities housing children detained by immigration officers.Many people attempting to cross the border have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning the Biden administration’s detention of migrants will only contribute to its spread.The conditions at the facility are a political embarrassment for the Biden administration, which has sought to cover up the worsening conditions of refugee camps.Although the Biden administration ended one particularly egregious practice, separating parents and children and detaining them in separate facilities, it is keeping families “united” by expelling them back across the border, denying their rights to file asylum claims once they reach US soil.

” Mayorkas attempted to justify the detention of unaccompanied minors by saying the Biden administration was concerned for their safety.Psaki told reporters the Biden administration paid for 17,118 radio ads in Spanish, Portuguese and six indigenous languages to discourage migrants from Central America and Brazil.

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