World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 02 Apr, 2021 06:00 am

Thousands of migrant children remain detained in overflowing detention camps along southern US border

Thousands of migrant children remain detained in overflowing detention camps along southern US border
Children are being kept in eight “pods” consisting of 500 children each, crowded into cages lined with see-through plastic sheets at a Department of Homeland Security facility in Donna, Texas.

The conditions, which have been exposed by a recent visit by reporters sanctioned by the Biden administration, can only be described as a crime against humanity.The horrific images emerging from the camps set up along the US-Mexico border come following the Biden administration’s preparations for the escalation of deportations, utilizing “Title 42” rules to claim concern for public health to push immigrants back south of the border.” The first pictures from inside the camps during the Biden administration were leaked on March 22 following a visit by Texas Representative Henry Cuellar to the Donna camp.Only recently did the Biden administration allow reporters into one of the camps following growing public anger over its mistreatment and massive detention of immigrants.

In February alone nearly 100,000 immigrants were detained, with 70,000 of those being deported by the Biden administration citing health concerns over COVID-19.It was only recently reactivated by the Biden administration following the rise in detentions at the border.

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