Sunday, January 19, 2020
From Common Dreams:
The U.S. held a record 69,550 migrant children in detention facilities in 2019, a report from The Associated Press and PBS Frontline found, leading to major psychological and physiscal harm and lasting trauma.
"No other country held as many immigrant children in detention over the past year as the United States—69,550," said AP tech reporter Frank Bajak in a tweet promoting his colleagues' work. "The physical and emotional scars are profound."
The story lays out in excrutiating detail the emotional pain of victims of President Donald Trump's child separation policy, focusing on, among others, a Honduran father whose three-year-old daughter can no longer look at him or connect with him after being separated at the U.S. border and abused in foster care.
"I think about this trauma staying with her too, because the trauma has remained with me and still hasn't faded," the father told AP.