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You are reading page 45 of The Caravan. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Wonderful little story in today's NY Times about the grift that has forced the resignation of the founder of a so-called charity that has profited enormously from migrant children.

The founder paid himself $1.5 million, and his wife $500,000 and who knows what the daughter was making.

Nice little family business.

Top Officials Resign From Southwest Key, Shelter Provider For Migrant Children

Seems like a number of people, businesses and so-called charities, have a lot invested in the incarceration of migrants.

Hmm.

 

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6 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

It’s a tragedy that this contractor was put in place by, and didn’t have better oversight by the Obama administration.

Keep deflecting.

It is the tactic to use, when you have nothing else.

We understand.

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8 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

It’s a tragedy that this contractor was put in place by, and didn’t have better oversight by the Obama administration.

Do you seriously think this is the only business to profit from the incarceration of immigrants?

Think again.

 

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3 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

It’s a tragedy that this contractor was put in place by, and didn’t have better oversight by the Obama administration.

Juan Sanchez founded the charity in 1987. Probably he did need better government oversight between 2012 and now.  In 2012 his salary was high for a non-profit charity to pay at $279,000.00 and his wife as VP was paid $500,000.00. But in 2018 he was paid $1.5 million.  

The first evidence of financial cheating was in 2005. Child abuse reports and complaints seem to be only in recent years. 

I think it good that he recently stepped down. Now I hope Southwest Key is watched and investigated carefully.

https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2019-03-11/southwest-key-ceo-juan-sanchez-steps-down/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/02/us/southwest-key-migrant-children.html?module=inline

https://theslot.jezebel.com/meet-the-man-getting-rich-off-detaining-migrant-childre-1830819166

https://www.propublica.org/article/immigrant-youth-shelters-sexual-abuse-fights-missing-children

It is not a priority for me, but if someone knows when he began getting government contracts I would be curious to find out.

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4 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Do you seriously think this is the only business to profit from the incarceration of immigrants?

Think again.

 

No, there are others.  

However, I wasn't very informed on this topic until I read herring's post, and then I read a few other articles.

Beofre that, I was only going by the propagandists who frequently post here.  Going by that, it would seem to be that Trump was responsible for these camps and the abuse that has been reported within them.  A few here have used the facts that these camps exists to demonize Trump, republicans, and anyone who might aree with them on anything by saying that they don't care about the welfare of children.

Now I see that these camps and whatever problems they have existed long before Trump.  The one convicted sex abuser I'm aware of was actually employed at one of these camps in 2016, also before Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/the-shame-of-americas-family-detention-camps.html

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2 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Now I see that these camps and whatever problems they have existed long before Trump.  The one convicted sex abuser I'm aware of was actually employed at one of these camps in 2016, also before Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/the-shame-of-americas-family-detention-camps.html

From your link. Read about the cramped facilities where children and parents were neglected. slept with lights on, and abused. It has gone on for decades. What do you think could be a solution? Should the be deported without a hearing so they can suffer outside the United States? Many have done that an died young too after deportation.

I do NOT think blaming Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama does any good. Blaming President Trump will not do any good. I think we need new statutes and regulations AND oversight so child abusers and others don't get away with harming people who came here to stay alive. 

Is there a solution?

I wish Catholic Charities could run all the shelters. 

Please read this short timeline: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/06/27/immigrant-children-family-separation-border-timeline/734014002/ 

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...   Since the economic collapse of 2008, the number of undocumented immigrants coming from Mexico has plunged, while a surge of violence in Central America has brought a wave of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. According to recent statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, the number of refugees fleeing Central America has doubled in the past year alone — with more than 61,000 “family units” crossing the U.S. border, as well as 51,000 unaccompanied children. For the first time, more people are coming to the United States from those countries than from Mexico, and they are coming not just for opportunity but for survival...

 ...   Under the terms of a 1997 settlement in the case of Flores v. Meese, children who enter the country without their parents must be granted a “general policy favoring release” to the custody of relatives or a foster program. When there is cause to detain a child, he or she must be housed in the least restrictive environment possible, kept away from unrelated adults and provided access to medical care, exercise and adequate education...

...   Even so, in 2005, the administration of George W. Bush decided to deny the Flores protections to refugee children traveling with their parents. Instead of a “general policy favoring release,” the administration began to incarcerate hundreds of those families for months at a time. To house them, officials opened the T. Don Hutto Family Detention Center near Austin, Tex. Within a year, the administration faced a lawsuit over the facility’s conditions. Legal filings describe young children forced to wear prison jumpsuits, to live in dormitory housing, to use toilets exposed to public view and to sleep with the lights on, even while being denied access to appropriate schooling. In a pretrial hearing, a federal judge in Texas blasted the administration for denying these children the protections of the Flores settlement...

  ...   In 2009, the Obama administration reversed course, abolishing family detention at Hutto and leaving only a small facility in Pennsylvania to house refugee families in exceptional circumstances. For all other refugee families, the administration returned to a policy of release to await trial. Studies have shown that nearly all detainees who are released from custody with some form of monitoring will appear for their court date. But when the number of refugees from Central America spiked last summer, the administration abruptly announced plans to resume family detention. From the beginning, officials were clear that the purpose of the new facility in Artesia was not so much to review asylum petitions as to process deportation orders...

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/the-shame-of-americas-family-detention-camps.html 

 

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

No, there are others.  

However, I wasn't very informed on this topic until I read herring's post, and then I read a few other articles.

Beofre that, I was only going by the propagandists who frequently post here.  Going by that, it would seem to be that Trump was responsible for these camps and the abuse that has been reported within them.  A few here have used the facts that these camps exists to demonize Trump, republicans, and anyone who might aree with them on anything by saying that they don't care about the welfare of children.

Now I see that these camps and whatever problems they have existed long before Trump.  The one convicted sex abuser I'm aware of was actually employed at one of these camps in 2016, also before Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/magazine/the-shame-of-americas-family-detention-camps.html

What a shame you are so defensive about Trump.

I posted about the charity.

My post had nothing to do with Trump.

It had to do with a so-called charity, profiting enormously from migrant incarceration.

But, because you feel the need to constantly be hyper-alert for any perceived insult of Trump, you didn't understand my post.

 

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1 hour ago, herring_RN said:

Juan Sanchez founded the charity in 1987. Probably he did need better government oversight between 2012 and now.  In 2012 his salary was high for a non-profit charity to pay at $279,000.00 and his wife as VP was paid $500,000.00. But in 2018 he was paid $1.5 million.  

The first evidence of financial cheating was in 2005. Child abuse reports and complaints seem to be only in recent years. 

I think it good that he recently stepped down. Now I hope Southwest Key is watched and investigated carefully.

https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2019-03-11/southwest-key-ceo-juan-sanchez-steps-down/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/02/us/southwest-key-migrant-children.html?module=inline

https://theslot.jezebel.com/meet-the-man-getting-rich-off-detaining-migrant-childre-1830819166

https://www.propublica.org/article/immigrant-youth-shelters-sexual-abuse-fights-missing-children

It is not a priority for me, but if someone knows when he began getting government contracts I would be curious to find out.

I think this is a perfect example of what can go wrong, when charities and private businesses take over what should be a government function.

We have witnessed the same thing with private prisons.

But in this case, it was the care of children.

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