Obama Administration Expands Detention of Mothers and Children to deter Asylum Seekers

Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson flew to Dilley, Texas to proudly announce the opening of the 2,400 bed detention facility for women and children in Dilley, Texas.  The Obama Administration continues to use detention of women and children seeking asylum from Central American countries to send a discourage others from seeking protection in the United States.  “Standing on a barren dirt roadway lined with cabins in a fenced-in compound, Mr. Johnson delivered a blunt message to migrants without legal papers considering a trip to the United States. ‘It will now be more likely that you will be detained and sent back,’ he said.”  Read the New York Times article here:  Detention Center Presented as Deterrent to Border Crossings

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