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Should HHS Increase the Capacity of Tent Camps for Migrant Children?

by Axios | Updated on 9.12.18

Countable asks: Do you support increasing the number of immigration detention camps for children? Hit Take Action and tell your reps. (Via AXIOS)


The department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday it will triple the size of an immigration detention camp outside El Paso to accommodate up to 3,800 migrant children, reports the Dallas Morning News.

The details: Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for HHS, said the expansion is in response to the growing number of new arrivals at the border, not the administration’s family separation policy that ended in June after amid widespread rebuke. Wolfe said that the Tornillo site will stay open through the end of the year.

-Khorri Atkinson

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  • Christine
    09/12/2018
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    Stop incarcerating children and families! These are human rights violations! Pass tough, sensible, humane immigration laws.

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  • Ellen
    Voted No
    09/12/2018
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    The detention of migrant children is immoral, inhumane, and unconstitutional. Congress must take strong action immediately to stop this ongoing trauma to these children. They come to the U.S. for a better life - it's the least we can do to provide that for them.

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  • NOTTODAYDONNIE
    Voted Yes
    09/12/2018
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    The current conditions are atrocious! Treat these human beings right.

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  • jayar
    Voted Maybe
    09/13/2018
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    I'm all for reuniting children with their parents. Just make it is in the country they came from.

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  • Cstuart71
    09/12/2018
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    I am horrified that anyone thinks it is okay to detain children in this manner. I don’t care whether it is a tent or a cell, it is entirely wrong, and I am truly disturbed our country is endorsing such cruel behavior. End this now!

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  • Emily
    Voted No
    09/13/2018
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    There should be NO children in detention camps. PERIOD!

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  • Bud
    Voted Maybe
    09/13/2018
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    Im not sure what to think about this issue what is your view ?

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  • Richard
    Voted Yes
    09/14/2018
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    Yes. Children must be kept out of jails. If parents break the law, they must be incarcerated until they are sent home. Catch and release is bad policy and needs to end. Give the II's back their kids and send them back.

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  • Karen
    09/12/2018
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    Reunite the kids with their parents. What is WRONG that the Trump people have no compassion whatsoever for refugees. All I hear is yapping about how much immigrants cost America, but then they are okay with spending money to incarcerate children. Makes absolutely no sense.

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  • Jerrey
    09/12/2018
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    How about increasing the number of all staff needed to adjudicate each person’s or family’s request for asylum instead of creating what amounts to concentration camps! Furthermore with the continued influx why not try discussions with Mexico to address a common problem instead of the adversarial approaches by the current administration.

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  • David
    09/13/2018
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    Stop locking up children!

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  • Willow66
    Voted No
    09/12/2018
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    Stop stealing the children. If ICE is deporting the adults, the children sons go back with them. If the country is to dangerous to send the children back to, it's to dangerous to send the adults back to, start the asylum process in those situations, and keep the families together. This is not rocket science. Just apply a little common sense.

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  • Dillon.Benson
    09/13/2018
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    I can't believe I live in a country that one day will be in history, AGAIN, for creating detention camps for "unwanted" people in our "free" country.

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  • John
    09/13/2018
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    Reunite families and release them with ankle monitors until their asylum hearing. Instead, put 45 and his regime in detention camps until their trials.

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  • Linda
    09/13/2018
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    Do not allow expansion of determent camps for children or adults. This is despicable policy that is just like Nazi Germany. This is inhuman and destroying families and psychologically damaging children. This is child abuse. Quite protecting this administrations horrific policies that have put a black mark on our country. You are supposed to check and balance the executive branch. The majority of the country want you to do just that. Please bring back country over party.

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  • Robert
    Voted No
    09/13/2018
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    No more $ for this awful program

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  • Baron
    09/12/2018
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    No I don’t agree with increasing the amount of holding tents for migrant children. What are we doing? Taking lessons from Putin?

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  • Daviann
    Voted No
    09/13/2018
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    This human rights violations need to stop, not grow larger with these tent cities.

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  • Kim
    09/12/2018
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    No don’t you think you are making enough money on these people God does not like you hurting His children may he have mercy on your souls

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  • Jan
    Voted No
    09/12/2018
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    End this nightmare now!

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  • Sherry
    Voted No
    09/12/2018
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    We need to get these children out of any form of detention and back with their families.

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  • Steve
    Voted No
    09/13/2018
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    Stop detention. Jail the GOP

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  • JamieD
    09/13/2018
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    This is disgusting. After the massive, bipartisan response from citizens nationwide who said they are opposed to the detainment of children, the government chooses to ignore its own and actually triple down on its threat to jail children in the middle of a desert. We are done with you. I hope everyone votes in November! That’s the best way to stop this.

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