The locations of young girls and toddlers, who are being detained and separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border, are not being disclosed by either U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The latter has been tasked with running several detention centers around the country, however, many of the detention facilities are being operated by private prison contractors known for providing substandard services to inmates.
Several media operations have reported that while they have been given closely-supervised tours of detention centers housing boys, they have not been allowed to tour any facilities where girls and toddlers have been sent. This has given rise to a question throughout the country—”where are the girls and babies?”
The question has taken on added meaning in a country whose president has a rap sheet that strongly suggests he and others sexually abused children. The incidents allegedly involving Trump include the rapes of 12- and 13-year old girls at convicted child sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in 1994 and other children at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida and at Trump Tower in New York and a Trump estate in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 12-year old was abducted at the age of 11 from Waterbury, Connecticut, where Trump has real estate interests.
Several members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including Democratic Senators Tim Kaine, Chris Van Hollen, and Jeff Merkley, as well as Texas Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke, who is campaigning to unseat the pro-child abduction Ted Cruz this year, stated that ICE refused to let them speak to the detained children at the McAllen, Texas, facility, called “Ursula” by ICE, but referred to as “La Perrera” or “dog kennel” in Spanish. Children are being kept in cages inside the warehouse facility. In one case, 20 children were being held in a single cage. The choice of the name “Ursula” for the facility is suspicious. In the novel and movie, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” about life in Nazi-occupied Poland, Ursula is the name of a young Jewish girl repeatedly raped by Nazi soldiers in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Another detention center, the Casa Padre ICE facility in Tornillo, Texas, is located inside a former Walmart. “Tornillo” is the Spanish word for “screw,” something that is likely not lost on sadists like Trump, Cruz, and other Republicans. Representative Joe Kennedy was refused entry to a tent city for children recently erected in Tornillo.
ICE and Health and Human Services are clearly hiding something. The fact that the locations of young girls and infants are not being disclosed indicates there are secrets that the Trump administration wants to be kept that way. As ICE and DHHS were refusing to allow elected representatives of the people and members of the media to see where girls and infants are being held, word came that an off-duty Bexar County sheriff’s deputy, 47-year old Jose Nunez was arrested on a felony sexual assault charge involving a 4-year old immigrant girl detained, along with her mother, by Nunez. The incident involving the 4-year old girl took place during the evening of June 16 in San Antonio. Nunez, a ten-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, may have a history of committing other sexual acts with the children of undocumented immigrants, according to authorities.
There is an unsettling feeling in Texas, California, Florida, and other states where federal child detention centers are located that there may be more individuals like Nunez preying on children separated from their parents.
What Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Trump adviser Stephen Miller—a Jew who espouses Nazi causes and can rightly be called a kapo, a Jew who helped Nazis guard fellow Jews interned in concentration camps—are doing to children and their parents constitutes nothing less than physical and mental abuse. The American Psychological Association issued a statement declaring that separating children from their parents, who are fleeing from repressive countries to seek political asylum, “is not only needless and cruel, it threatens the mental and physical health of both the children and their caregivers.” In some cases, children are being detained in tent cities located in places like El Paso, where daytime temperatures exceed 100 degrees.
In other detention facilities, licensed social workers are not permitted to console crying toddlers. The Border Patrol chief in charge of the Rio Grande Valley sector, Manuel Padilla, Jr., who fancies himself as a “get-tough on immigrants” version of convicted former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is justifying the policy of separating children from their parents. He is also boasting that under Trump’s and Sessions’s “zero tolerance” policy, family separations will likely double in the next few weeks, resulting in trauma for more children and their mothers and fathers.
There is little question that Trump, Kelly, Miller, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are using the interned children as hostages so that Trump can move his draconian immigration bills, which include funding for his wall with Mexico, through Congress.
The Nazis abducted some 400,000 children from occupied Poland, Russia, France, and other countries. These children were later “Germanized,” used for medical experiments, or murdered. Poland saw the most children taken from their parents. The blond-haired Polish children were prime candidates for being made into Germans through a forced adoption program in Germany.
Today, it is refugee children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, hell-holes created by the imposition of narco syndicate-infested regimes and security forces by the United States, who are being victimized by the Trump administration. Kapos like Stephen Miller are directing this cruel punishment of children and their mothers and fathers. One father, an asylum seeker from Honduras, has already committed suicide in a Texas detention center after being separated from his young son.
Republican supporters of Trump in Congress appear to be uninformed and confused by Trump’s actions at the border. The office of Representative Dennis Ross (R-FL) said the retiring congressman did not know anything about the Senate Democratic-sponsored Keep Families Together Act bill (S 3036) intended to stop separations of families seeking asylum from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. House Speaker Paul Ryan is blocking any attempt to introduce a House version of S 3036.
Visit a new resistance website—vonstauffenberg.org—for more information on Trump’s Nazi-like policies.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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