Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | January 21, 2019

January 21,2019: “Child Jail”- The Tornillo, Texas Detention Facility As Seen By Protesting Granny Lynn Silver, Who Talks To Host Brenda Starr

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The Trump administration has separated thousands more migrant kids at the border than it previously acknowledged, and the separations began months before the policy was announced, according to a Federal Audit released mid-January 2019.

“More children over a longer period of time” were separated at the border than commonly known, an investigator with the Department of Health and Human Services said. “How many more children were separated is unknown, by us and HHS” because of failures to track families as they were being separated, she said.

Activist Lynn Silver , who lives in Texas, shares her tale of the Rise and Fall of the Tent City for Migrant Children in Tornillo, Texas. The detention center became a symbol of the largest incarceration for children not being charged with a crime. Their crime would be to seek asylum in the United States.

Along with other Protesting Grannies, Lynn witnessed first hand the zero-tolerance policy adopted in May 2018 and held vigil with others as they watched children, law enforcement officers and politicians come and go. Her accounts are on her FaceBook page. She shares her stories on TTEOW.

To listen to and/or download this program, click the following link: tteow brenda starr and lynn silver- tornillo activism

Activist LYNN SILVER in front of the Tornillo Detention Center in Texas

 

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All photos credit:Lynn Silver

 

 

 

 

 

 

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