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Brief:Businesses have made Millions off Trump’s Child Separation Policy. Contracts Signed through 2022

posted Sep 14, 2018, 5:22 AM by Rahni Jere Sumler   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 5:23 AM ]
Reposted from First Amendment at Daily Kos 

Follow the money.

Private companies have already made millions managing Trump’s child prisons.

The contracts were awarded in September of 2017, so that tells me the Trump administration already had its plan in place to steal children from their parents and put them in cages. 

San Diego and Tiujana

Border USA Mexico

Contrasts between one country and another the quality of public administration. A small fence separates densely-populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol's San Diego Sector in 2007. A secondary fence has been erected over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean since then. 
By Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde (http://www.ngb.army.mil) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
This is not a law. It’s the policy of the Trump administration to separate and throw children in cages. Trump could end *his policy* right now. Since we now know money is involved, it most probably won’t end.

The contracts to manage these jails for children are signed through 2022!

And there’s all the proof you need, that this was a planned long-term policy of this administration to separate and jail children.

Donald Trump and his cohorts don’t believe in human rights and are pure evil. From Yahoo News' White House correspondent:


President Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.

The government has released few photos of the shelters where the children are being detained and at times declined to allow media and even elected officials access to the facilities. Amid this secrecy, many of the businesses participating in the program have remained behind the scenes without being identified.

However, by reviewing publicly available contracts data, Yahoo News was able to identify five companies that are participating in the operation of the shelters, including two companies that have not previously been tied to the program. And in response to inquiries, one of the companies said it would cease participation in a program that required it to “maintain readiness” to transport young migrants to government facilities.

Sources State that Shelters are Planned to Operate through 2022

The data reviewed by Yahoo News was posted on the site GovTribe.com, which provides “real-time federal contract marketing data.” This information gives a glimpse of the recent growth of the government’s shelter system for young migrants and some of the companies who have lucrative contracts to participate in the program.

Contract vehicles are one of the mechanisms the U.S. government uses to award contracts to vendors. The data reviewed by Yahoo News was for a contract vehicle called “Shelter Care for Unaccompanied Children 2022.” This included 10 different contracts for up to approximately $92 million that were awarded to five different vendors starting in September 2017. The contracts include plans to operate the shelters through September 2022.

Take Action: Contact your Member of Congress

Check out ContactingCongress.org to find your Senators and Representatives. Give them a call, send them an email, send a letter in the post, or contact them on social media. 

Urge them to:
  • Demand that President Trump, DHS Secretary Nielsen, and Attorney General Sessions end all family separation as well as detention. Remind them to do this through through social media, letters, appropriations, and in Congressional hearings
  • Support efforts to defund family separation in appropriations and decrease funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices within the Department of Justice
  • Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor the following legislation:
    • S. 3036 – Keep Families Together Act
    • H.R. 2572 – Protect Family Values at the Border Act
    • H.R. 5950 & S.2937 – The HELP Separated Children Act
    • H.R. 2043 & S. 2468 – Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018
    • H.R. 6193 – The Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act
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