ASSOCIATED PRESS Lawyers from the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services say the Trump administration is violating a legal agreement not to detain immigrant children for more than 20 days. Children as young as 5 are being illegally detained for up to 60 days in a Texas family detention center, according to a complaint filed by immigration advocates on Wednesday. Family detention is “a cruel and unnecessary practice that needs to end,” says Andrea Meza, the associate director of family detention services at RAICES. “There’s so much evidence that it’s bad for children.”She says the Karnes family detention center, which is unlicensed and holds men and boys, is not fit for children. “It’s very much like a prison they put some paint on and hung up some cute kids’ posters in,” she says.
Source: Huffington Post March 14, 2019 18:45 UTC